Monday, 2 March 2015

From the Analogue Archons to the Digital Djinns: 'Renfields' and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

"The Renfield character was looking for a master, a guru, he was obsequious and acquiesced to the dark Count Dracula, his equivalent personality type is everywhere on the Internet; folks desperate to be told how to live, think & be in the world, because perhaps they are too frightened, lazy or socially conditioned by the "nanny" state to discern/decide for themselves. Renfields ask to be enslaved because servitude is what they have been conditioned to accept. Autonomy, freewill and power to the people. WAKE UP dear Renfields before you are bitten and emptied, the star turn at the cannibal feast." - Annie W.


I have an unwilling acquiescent Transhumanist-like opinion that the Internet - with the increasing use of Quantum mainframes - will eventually become sentient due to the colossal amount of emotional and psychic energy being poured into it.

However, here's the rub; I am starting to wonder if this much-hyped Internet of Things will enter into 'life' via hard-wiring upon the psychosis and irrational emotions of some people who are too deeply into the hysteria of the Internet, and this 'connection' will basically transform them into the default-gateways of the emerging neural pathways and synapses of pathologically sentient Internet?

The recent Hampstead Hoax hysteria has demonstrated that there is now a very powerful and direct link between mass psychosis and neurosis in the 'real' world, hard-wired into the '0s and 1s of' binary code of the digital Djinn (an allegorical term within this context) trying to break through the human psychic firewall. At the same time, obvious social engineering research is being done on Facebook just to gauge how easily people are led and manipulated. The recent 'colour of the dress' psychic wildfire was clearly a mass Gaslighting experiment for some nefarious data collection initiative on human behaviourism in the digital age. Personally, I found watching people changing their opinion regarding the colour of the dress due to peer pressure both fascinating and terrifying. It was Milgram's electroshock machine experiments all over again.


In the novel Dracula, it was the 'familiar' of Renfield - the madman in the asylum - who opened the door for Dracula to enter the homes of Whitby, as his psychic firewall was the most easily breeched due to his discordant cognition. Something to bear in mind when getting whipped up in Internet hysteria surrounding the colour of dresses or falling in love with a profile picture of an unknown stranger on a social media site.

The Analogue Archons are now the Digital Djinns. Do not become their beachhead into this 'reality'. We owe it to our own consciousness and the collective consciousness of humanity as a whole to keep our emotions safe and precious to us and not be shot-gunning them at fleeting and non-material concepts inside cyber-space. The pellets of this behaviour eventually ricochet back towards the virtual vigilantes and mass hysterics who fired them off in the first place...



Author Thomas  Sheridan has written several books on protecting our consciousness from pathological intrusions and is also the host of the popular Velocity of Now radio show every Wednesday night.

4 comments:

  1. Funny, just today I was discussing the film "Social Network".
    In it Mark Zuckerberg's character is clearly portrayed as socially inept, almost with an autistic type personality.
    So it is fascinating how he then went on to start the biggest "social network" on the net.
    However, personally, I believe that Facebook et al are actually utterly dysfunctional ways of socialising, and their new billboard campaign reflects this.
    Strange how someone who seems so bad a socialising set up the most popular way of socialising online, and how this has in part destroyed some of our real-life socialising. Almost as if the internet made a perfect match with Zuckerberg in order to cause massive degradation.

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    1. I will be doing a review of the Social Network with Tom Secker of Spyculture in the net few weeks.

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    2. About 4-5 years ago I went to a neighbourhood outdoor party where people of all ages mingled and chatted, except for a few teenagers sitting side by side with their thumbs flicking across a screen. I tried to imagine the conversation they were having "I'm at a party" "cool. what u doing?" "texting" "cool" "u?" "texting". I thought that, surely, it can't be sustained for long. Facebook must implode soon. Now I'm not so sure. It's like they are trapped in a hall of mirrors of nothingness.

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  2. I think facebook is mass media, and a very wide range of people, the concept works, just like the internet worked, personally i have stepped of the "We can make the world happy for everyone train" because i think while the idea is a nice one thinking about "We can make everyone happy" is sort of like a cult! OR maybe its tainted because it is turned into a marketing slogan, i mean first off most people i know are relatively happy (whatever that means) also what makes people happy is so varied, and unfortunately for some includes things that alot of people would be disgusted by, its also cultural, and the list goes on, so what is this definition of happiness! S far we have become relatively good i think at being organised and cooperating, the happiness thing its starry eyed people living in a bubble who are also fairly inexperienced, thats why it was such a breath of fresh air to see a man in his 70s stick the pace and win the us presidential election!

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