The idea of mortality haunts the humankind like nothing else. Human beings repress their anxiety about dying, by creating complex escape routes that infuse lives with some kind of eternal meaning. Thinking we will live forever in the kingdom of God. In other words, the strong belief that heaven and hell are for real.  If you’re a moral person you will rub up against the sacred and you will be absolved of all earthly mortality and decay (Death).

Dissent of Mortality

There are sophisticated ways in which our cognitive mind has conceived this prophecy of undying. The mode through which we will attain immortality, but at the end of the day everyone dies. That’s a universal fact. For the first time in history through the prospect of technologically enabled eternity, we’ve come close to experience it, finally!

Dissent of Mortality

We’re in the age of biology now, in the age of genetics, we’re the age of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) gene editing. Our genes are our little software programs. We are made of code. We’re alphabetic all the way down, as we increasingly learn to master the language of biology, to decipher the language of life, to make biology a programmable medium.

Dissent of Mortality CRISPR Gene Editting

We will be able to revert to transform our genetic programming, to program our body away from diseases, away from aging! We’re living in the age of big data.

From biology and from this data we will find patterns and gain insights to mastery over the matrix of Biology. This means we will finally take over the evolutionary process. We will be able to engender divinity for ourselves. We must never forget we are cosmic revolutionaries to advance the natural order that kills everyone, right?

Dylan Thomas says,

“Do not go quietly into that good night,

rage rage rage against the dying of the light”

And we’ve done it gloriously in the past. We’ve raged against the darkness with our poetry, with our artistry and we will finally do it with our technology. We will witness evolution, and will never disappear.

Dissent of Mortality

This is our destiny, this is our birthright, this is the purpose of sentience to trump entropy. The greatest organization, the greatest melodies yet to be written, the greatest songs yet to be sung, we will sing the songs that orchestrate the universe. We will be gods!

Dissent of Mortality

This is our chance to internalize ourselves. Outcomes are unbound. Adapt!