By JOSH HARRIS, June 2021
Date: 2021 (4 years prior to the Algorithmic Cloud Inflection)
To: Techno-King Elon Musk
Fr: Josh 'Luvvy' Harris (On behalf of the Artists)
Re: Tate Cybership Petition
Opensea assets HERE
The artists petition Your Highness to build the future in advance at the Tate Modern in London.
The primary mission is to match the world's leading moguls with the finest artists in order to engender humankind's "Elegant Evolution into the Algorithmic Cloud."
When fully realized, the Tate Modern installation shall engineer a race of Cyborgs specifically designed to make the human animal redundant in our world.
The secondary mission is to create "The Greatest Party In The History Of The World." We might as well go out in style.
Mission Concepts and Background
King Elon you are in a unique position to save the world. Do we peacefully coexist or fight to extinction? Modern civilization's answer might very well be in your Royal hands.
Human to Singularities Conversion Forecast
Fall of 2024 --- HAL 9000 option expires (disable)
Spring of 2030 --- WOPR option expires (degrade)
Winter of 2040 --- Terminator, the human option expires (terminate)
Artistic License: Have no doubt that creating the Borg is a dangerous undertaking. As in any hazardous human endeavor people will likely come to harm. The umbrella of the Tate Modern provides an environment wherein artists and moguls can literally get away with mayhem, misery and murder under the auspices of managing humankind's fast approaching extinction. Artistic freedom if you will.
The Last Waltz for Humankind: Moguls and artists can agree that humankind might as well go out in style. The Tate Cybership might be our "final hurrah" as the dominant species on earth. So why not throw the greatest party in the history of the world to mark the occasion?
Techno-King Elon's Thesis (proposed): Imagine being a Mayan Indian ages ago declaring that 2012 is the year the world as we know it will end. The problem for the Mayans back then was that they couldn’t conceive of “how” a technological revolution would connect people and information independent of space and time.
The Mayans simply accepted that the human condition born from millions of years of evolution would end and evolve into another form of consciousness. We now know that they are talking about The Singularity (billions of human brains weaved together in a vast data net that form a new higher level intelligence).
For us modern humans, now living at the cusp of the 2012 dividing line, the issue at hand is perspective. To the extent possible we need to understand that the next evolutionary force is building, at a rapidly accelerated pace, better and more efficient human chicken factories. We need to understand that these factories are cages of the mind and that we are becoming the factory chickens that we eat.
We are not concerned with right or wrong or better or worse but rather are interested in engaging this next evolutionary force before it completely absorbs us. So we build these working human chicken factories of the future, in advance, in order to understand how it all works before the final locks are snapped on our collective cages.
Red Herring: Your Highness risks letting what the Borg did to Captain Picard happen to Your Royal personage.
Casting Call for the Tate Cybership
The artists first pass casting (random order) for the Tate Cybership. Other categories and persons to be determined.
Air Sommeliers for the herd. Atmosphere custom designed for every breath of every person. King Elon recognizes more than most the importance of 'atmosphere' in every moment of life (a trivial matter on earth but non-trivial on Mars, et. al.).
The Red Button
We can anticipate threats and plan around them. But so can a super intelligent agent. The Red Button turns off the Algorithmic Cloud.
Samuel L. Jackson
Transforming humans into a race of working CyBorgs (Cybernetic organisms linked in a hive mind).
Whitney Kroenke Burditt
Herbert Fisk Johnson III
Allegra Versace Beck
Gamification of a principal bodily function.
Destry Allyn Spielberg
Josh Harris (financier)
A working command deck optimized for human engagement with the Algorithmic Cloud and the general population.
Georgia May Jagger
Orchestrating cyberspace missions big and small.
Patrick Shriver Schwarzenegger
The crew's quarters.
Human to AI peaceful transfer of power.
Surfaces of the Tate Modern enveloped by the Algorithmic Cloud.
1000's of Monoliths installed on the Earth, Moon and Mars Individuals and crowds big and small commune just as the 2001 Space Odyssey intended.
Managing every member of the herd's every bite of food.
The Hive Orchestra
Millions and millions work in concert to produce programming for the AI.
Melinda French Gates
Related Cybership Articles/Interviews By Josh "Luvvy" Harris
Wired Magazine: 'Singularities Effect' Drives Josh Harris' Dream for MIT Media'
Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art: Spock Logic in the Age of Algorithmic Art
ArtFutura: The Human Chicken Factory
ARTFORUM Top Ten: Quiet: We Live In Public
Josh Harris (born c. 1960) is an American internet entrepreneur and artist. He was the founder of JupiterResearch and Pseudo.com, a live audio and video webcasting website founded in 1993.view all articles from this author