Saturday, March 27, 2010

Transhumanism Themed Renaissance Alchemical Symbolism in Gaming

Nearing the apex of a current console cycle, imagery of humans fused with technology continue to increase. The industry that will greatly benefit from computer and human interfaces promotes the reflections of it's own path.

Just like movies video games will begin to introduce concepts of human and machine mergers to the general public, and while these themes are not new to gaming very few games seem to embrace transhumanism like Deus ex 3 does.

The Name of the Title says it all "Deus ex 3 Human Revolution" The game explores a world of augmented and non-augmented humans with highly complex social structures.

While the game itself plays on lots of futurist memes, it would take a great deal of time to skim through every morsel of information offered in this cyberpunk action RpG game trilogy. For now we will explore some of the symbolism from the latest incarnation of the game.


Deus Ex 3 first trailer









Did you see the "Human revolution?" If not, click the link below and we shall take a closer look at the inspiration behind this digital alchemy.









At 37 seconds your mind was becoming "enlightened" with the knowledge of an upcoming "Human Evolution" followed by an encrypted text that solves itself to read

"Who we are is but a stepping stone of what we can be become"




















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Notice that you are being guided into this cyber punk world through the use of alchemical and Renaissance imagery. While this provides depth, giving the story more substance, it also provides an ancient foundation for a "high tech" structure. The building of something "better" is clearly hinted at with this declaration:
"Who we are is but a stepping stone of what we can be become"

Read that back to yourself, and ask if it makes sense? Yes? Read it carefully " Who" we are is but a stepping stone of what we can become" See it now?

Why would you change the who for what unless you are going from a human to non human entity? More of this symbolism is evident in the latest trailer.





While much of the symbolism of this clip has already been explored in previous posts it's fascinating to see the same memes come through as "bright" as they do in this game. It clearly shows that transhumanism has had a heavy influence, but let's not speculate their motives lets
instead listen to them say it themselves:










In this clip, the art designer made it appear that using the Daedalus story was a genius creation of their own, it is actually a meme that has shown itself before in transhumanist culture. In the following clip Nick Bostrom, philosopher at Oxford, gives us a back story regarding the use of sun symbolism in transhumanism:


Of course his own use of this symbolism is bias due to his own desire to reach beyond the sun into a realm where enlightened men wander. This realm is where the idea of the posthuman was created. Is that truly what this symbolism is trying to tell us?

We have covered this Alchemical sun symbolism in association with the cybernetic transformation of humanity. Here is a recap:




This may seem strange if you are just tuning in, but for those of us that see all of history as an interconnected process we are witnessing a grand Alchemical Change. Change we will quickly come to see, after all the last stage of the Great Alchemical change is the citrinitas (yellowness); the solar dawn or awakening. ;-)

If you wish to dive in deeper read the birth of the celestial man

Transhumanism Themed Renaissance Alchemical Symbolism in Gaming

Nearing the apex of a current console cycle, imagery of humans fused with technology continue to increase. The industry that will greatly benefit from computer and human interfaces promotes the reflections of it's own path.

Just like movies video games will begin to introduce concepts of human and machine mergers to the general public, and while these themes are not new to gaming very few games seem to embrace transhumanism like Deus ex 3 does.

The Name of the Title says it all "Deus ex 3 Human Revolution" The game explores a world of augmented and non-augmented humans with highly complex social structures.

While the game itself plays on lots of futurist memes, it would take a great deal of time to skim through every morsel of information offered in this cyberpunk action RpG game trilogy. For now we will explore some of the symbolism from the latest incarnation of the game.


Deus Ex 3 first trailer









Did you see the "Human revolution?" If not, click the link below and we shall take a closer look at the inspiration behind this digital alchemy.









At 37 seconds your mind was becoming "enlightened" with the knowledge of an upcoming "Human Evolution" followed by an encrypted text that solves itself to read

"Who we are is but a stepping stone of what we can be become"




















............................................................................................................
............................................................................................................
...........................................................................................................
..................................................................... .................
Notice that you are being guided into this cyber punk world through the use of alchemical and Renaissance imagery. While this provides depth, giving the story more substance, it also provides an ancient foundation for a "high tech" structure. The building of something "better" is clearly hinted at with this declaration:
"Who we are is but a stepping stone of what we can be become"

Read that back to yourself, and ask if it makes sense? Yes? Read it carefully " Who" we are is but a stepping stone of what we can become" See it now?

Why would you change the who for what unless you are going from a human to non human entity? More of this symbolism is evident in the latest trailer.





While much of the symbolism of this clip has already been explored in previous posts it's fascinating to see the same memes come through as "bright" as they do in this game. It clearly shows that transhumanism has had a heavy influence, but let's not speculate their motives lets
instead listen to them say it themselves:










In this clip, the art designer made it appear that using the Daedalus story was a genius creation of their own, it is actually a meme that has shown itself before in transhumanist culture. In the following clip Nick Bostrom, philosopher at Oxford, gives us a back story regarding the use of sun symbolism in transhumanism:


Of course his own use of this symbolism is bias due to his own desire to reach beyond the sun into a realm where enlightened men wander. This realm is where the idea of the posthuman was created. Is that truly what this symbolism is trying to tell us?

We have covered this Alchemical sun symbolism in association with the cybernetic transformation of humanity. Here is a recap:




This may seem strange if you are just tuning in, but for those of us that see all of history as an interconnected process we are witnessing a grand Alchemical Change. Change we will quickly come to see, after all the last stage of the Great Alchemical change is the citrinitas (yellowness); the solar dawn or awakening. ;-)

If you wish to dive in deeper read the birth of the celestial man

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