In the News (Reuters): “Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup released footage on Friday appearing to show a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology.
“The 3-minute video by Neuralink shows Pager, a male macaque with chips embedded on each side of its brain, playing ‘Mind Pong’. Although he was trained to move a joystick, it is now unplugged. He controls the paddle simply by thinking about moving his hand up or down.
“‘First @Neuralink product will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs,’ Musk tweeted on Thursday.
“‘Later versions will be able to shunt signals from Neuralinks in brain to Neuralinks in body motor/sensory neuron clusters, thus enabling, for example, paraplegics to walk again. The device is implanted flush with skull & charges wirelessly, so you look & feel totally normal.'”
People have already learned to perform all kinds of organ transplants. And now, suddenly, we are getting into the thought. Maybe after all, it will be possible to somehow infiltrate, get closer to the “I” of a person in order to stop wars and hatred?
My Response: No. That is not going to happen.
Comment: Well, look at how much suffering there is in the world.
My Response: That is how it should be. Suffering corrects.
Question: So, it will not be possible to go beyond such physical changes?
Answer: No. Only if the person decides that he should correct himself.
Question: Where does this decision come from? Can it be somehow implanted in a person?
Answer: From basic common sense, when one looks at himself and says, “I am made of a desire that is purely a desire to enjoy, and I have to decide whether I can realize it or whether I need some kind of counteraction to it.”
Question: But why?
Answer: He is one person. But there is another person and a third and a fourth, and so on, who do not want things the way this first one does.
Question: So in order to enjoy something, he must subjugate them?
Answer: Of course.
Question: And they do not want to be subjugated! How can he enjoy then?
Answer: He cannot. It means he has to destroy them.
Question: You outlined this sequence just now. Then the person comes to realize that others do not want to go along with what he wants, so now he needs to use weapons, machine guns, right?
Answer: Whatever he has at his disposal.
Comment: Exactly. Just what people are hoarding more and more nowadays.
My Response: Yes.
Question: At what point will he hit a dead end and say: “I cannot go on like this!”?
Answer: When suffering teaches him that the suffering is greater than the pleasure.
Question: At what point does this happen?
Answer: Let’s say his children come to him and say: “We want you to do things differently, otherwise we want nothing to do with you.”
This poses a problem. We need to transition this to another plane where he realizes that he cannot continue to live in his intentions, actions, in enjoying only for his own sake, that he is really losing in this.
Question: So, you are saying that it is when those who are closest to him, his children, will tell him: “This makes us feel very bad,” right?
Answer: When he will feel that he is really losing, and more than from any egoistic gain.
Question: That is, he gains something egoistically, and at that very moment he loses much more than he gains, right? His children, loved ones, relatives, and so on. Everyone turns away from him.
Question: This is a good example. But how can a person feel in this way? He hurts mostly strangers.
Answer: If his children tell him: “If you hurt someone, then know that in this measure we will reject you, turn away from you. You will be left all alone, and no one will want anything to do with you.”
Comment: So at some point, a person who lives egoistically suddenly realizes that every egoistic action he makes yields an even greater loss. Something very close and dear to him will be lost to him more and more and more. Life passes by.
My Response: Yes. We need to get to something that is very dear to him in life.
Comment: That every drop of his egoistic pleasure for himself kills someone very dear to him.
My response: Yes.
Question: What conclusion can we draw from this?
Answer: The conclusion is very simple. We need to educate the younger generation and they will force their fathers and parents to change. There is no other way.
Comment: So, these young people, children and grandchildren, will come to their parents and say: “The way you live, you are killing us. We will not be there for you.”
My Response: Yes. If you want to create a world for us to live in, then we feel that you are destroying this world.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/22/21