Yesterday, Serious Wonder received a private link to (what can only be described as) a narrative soundscape from a source signed “Phuture Doom”. It’s title: “Phuturism: The Book of Nightfall”
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Phuturism’s seemingly sole progenitor, Phuture Doom has been disseminating future consciousness through intensive audiovisual works since the inception of 2013. Yet, no one knows whom they are or much about Phuture Doom beyond what can be pieced together through their sporadic transmissions. From mindmaps to planted mp3s, codes, and use of symbology, their rise has been an enigmatic rush.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B003QP4BJM” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rhh9M43sL._SL160_.jpg” width=”105″]The Book of Nightfall, they claim, is the first scripture of Phuturism, an ideology that “merges occult ritual and transhumanism.” Surveying human affairs from antiquity to the distant future, it’s an “infrastructure of clashing system functions.” Phuture Doom weaves techno-progressive thinkers including Gregory Stock, William S. Bainbridge, Ray Kurzweil, Robert Metcalfe, Kevin Kelly, William B. Hurlbut, Dean Kamen, Peter Diamandis, Hugo de Garis, and Chuck Missler in this declaration of days to come and “prophesies the integration of man and machine, the advent of a new humankind.”
My first impression of the video and the information was a feeling of intellectual and emotional conflict. It presents some dark questions for humanity. It felt like being on an Ayahuasca journey. I’m well aware of the dangers we face in the future. I also know that if we continue to talk about these techno-philosophical issues we may be able to create a more balanced future. Transhumanism, robotics, and digital evolution will not stop progressing. The Book of Nightfall presents one possible outcome of our future. I would use it as a guideline. A mirror.
What are your thoughts on the video?