I was just doing a casual view of the governor candidates for here in Florida, clicked on Michael E. Arth’s Wikipedia page, and to my own amazement I happened across this:
UNICE is an acronym for Universal Network of Intelligent Conscious Entities, a term coined by artist and futurist Michael E. Arth in the 1990s to describe a new form of intelligent life that he and many others theorize will soon emerge on Earth from a hive-like interaction of computers, humans, and future forms of the Internet. Arth believes that a local form of UNICE will envelope Earth and then, unbounded by biological substrate, will propagate outward into the wider universe. If there is an existing, self-aware Cosmic Internet beyond this planet, our local UNICE could eventually join up with and merge with the greater UNICE. The acronym EUNICE is sometimes used to differentiate Earth’s Universal Network of Intelligent Conscious Entities from a truly universal UNICE.
Thus, the term UNICE refers to what will probably happen on Earth and what will or perhaps has already happened throughout the universe or multiverse. UNICE is what will result from accelerating technological change that appears to be leading to a computational or technological singularity. The term Singularity, usually capitalized to differentiate it from a black hole or mathematical singularity, has been described by Ray Kurzweil as “technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history”. Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns, a description and prediction about this accelerating pace of technological change, is a further elaboration of Moore’s law.
He wrote that, and more. To no surprise, I didn’t notice “UNICE” mentioned over at his campaign site.
Looking through his art section over at his personal website, I couldn’t help but notice this image:
That sure does seem to echo the official image of classical Eugenics:
If you’re not familiar with Eugenics, it should be well worth your time to read up on this largely unknown history. Eugenics is the forebear of modern day Transhumanism, which is in effect what Michael E. Arth is calling for in his UNICE website. This video by TransAlchemy is a great example of this area of discussion:
Another noteworthy piece of art from E. Arth’s site is this:
The unfinished pyramid is an ancient occult / masonic symbolism. I first started pointing out the parallels between occultism and transhumanism back in early 2005, and used the unfinished pyramid as a key example. Here are some quotes I gathered for this back in early 2006:
“This – the evolution of man into superman – was always the purpose of the ancient Mysteries, and the real purpose of modern Masonry is not the social and charitable purposes to which so much attention is paid, but the expediting of the spiritual evolution of those who aspire to perfect their own nature and transform it into a more god-like quality. And this is a definite science, a royal art, which it is possible for each of us to put into practice; whilst to join the Craft for any other purpose than to study and pursue this science is to misunderstand its meaning.” -WL Wilmhurst, The Meaning of Masonry, page47
“The triangle also represents the capstone of the unfinished pyramid and reminds the Mason of the immortality of the soul and that in eternity he will complete the capstone of his earthly labors according to the designs on the trestle-board of the Supreme Architect of the Universe. The unfinished pyramid cannot fail to remind him of the unfinished condition of the Temple when tragedy struck down its Masters architect.” -James Davis Carter, Masonry in US History – Background, History and Influence to 1846, The Committee on Masonic Education and Service for the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F.and A. M., Waco, 1955, Ch. 4.
Here’s another off the web:
The unfinished Pyramid can be regarded as a symbol of our unfinished evolution. http://atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com/index.php/topic,19497.15.html
Of course this is the image on the back of our money:
What originally got me thinking of all this back in those days was the symbolism I noticed in a massive 482 page policy document put out by the Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation, titled “Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance“. This document was product of a (George W. Bush) White House sponsored conference that involved virtually every department of government & military, that even had Newt Gingrich as the main event keynote speaker.
And some more unfinished pyramid quotes:
“The Great Seal is the signature of this exalted body [a secret body existing in Europe] – unseen and for the most part unknown – and the unfinished pyramid upon its reverse side is a trestle board setting forth the task to the accomplishment of which the United States Government was dedicated from the day of its inception.” – Manley P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
“It is likely that it was, in fact, inspired by the Masons. And Benjamin Franklin, who spearheaded the design of the Great Seal, was a Mason. So Roosevelt, who lifted the Great Seal’s image from obscurity when he placed it on the back of the $1 bill in 1935.” www.businessweek.com…
“The unfinished pyramid is generally taken as refering to the country as a work-in-progress, overseen by God.” www.biblewheel.com…
“The Great Seal is the signature of this exalted body – unseen and for the most part unknown – and the unfinished pyramid upon its reverse side is a trestleboard setting forth symbolically the task to the accomplishment of which the United States Government was dedicated from the day of its inception.” www.masoncode.com…
“On the reverse of our nation’s Great Seal is an unfinished pyramid to represent human society itself, imperfect and incomplete. Above floats the symbol of the esoteric orders, the radiant triangle with its all-seeing eye. … There is only one possible origin for these symbols, and that is the secret societies which came to this country 150 years before the Revolutionary War. … There can be no question that the great seal was directly inspired by these orders of the human Quest, and that it set forth the purpose for this nation. …” — Manly P. Hall 33rd Degree, The Secret Destiny of America, pp. 175 and 181.
Many New Age followers refer to the union of Earth and nature as Gaia. Further, many speak of the Gaiamind, the Earth mind collective oneness, a sort of one world religion collective Earth consciousness. And then we have MICHAEL E. ARTH, calling for just that via technology.