I write a new ending for Orwell’s 1984

I write a new ending to Orwell’s 1984

by Jon Rappoport

June 21, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“Money can buy you immortality, according to the Russian internet multi-millionaire who is ploughing a fortune into a project to create a human that never dies. Web entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov is behind the ‘2045 Initiative’, an ambitious experiment to bring about immortality within the next 30 years by creating a robot capable of storing human personalities. The group of neuroscientists, robot builders and consciousness researchers say they can create an android that is capable of uploading someone’s personality. Mr Itskov, who has made a reported £1bn from his Moscow-based news publishing company, is the project’s financial backer. ‘Different scientists call it uploading or they call it mind transfer. I prefer to call it personality transfer’ – Dmitry Itskov.” (The Telegraph, 3/13/16)

Winston Smith, the hero of Orwell’s 1984, has just been arrested for crimes against the State. Sitting in his cell, he watches as a familiar figure steps through the door. It’s O’Brien, the man he thought was his friend. But O’Brien is an undercover agent of the Party, and the Party rules all.

O’Brien: Don’t worry, Smith, I’m not here to wring a confession out of you or torture you. We’ve updated our methods. We have new technology. We can preserve the life and essence of every human now. This is our mission: to save, to improve, to transform.

Smith: What are you going to do?

O’Brien: We’re going to take your essence, your personality, which is your brain, and we’re going to transplant it into a new body, an artificial construct. Some people would call that construct a robot, but it’s really an advanced bio-machine. It’s programmed to operate correctly in the new society.

Smith: Operate correctly?

O’Brien: In other words, those choices your brain might make which are counter to the purposes of the Party…those choices will be nullified by the bio-machine.

Smith: So I’ll live on, but without freedom.

O’Brien: Exactly. You’ll be you, but you’ll be integrated with the collective. That’s our sales pitch.

Smith: Suppose my brain isn’t my essence or my personality?

O’Brien: Oh, we know you’re more than your brain. We know every human has dimensions of consciousness and power the brain can’t touch. We don’t publicize that fact. It’s a State secret. But we SAY your brain is you. We promote the idea.

Smith: But you can control my brain.

O’Brien: Correct. It’s a processing center, so to speak, and we can monitor what it does and stop it from acting in ways we consider harmful.

Smith: What makes you think I’ll be there at all after you take out my brain and put it in a bio-machine?

O’Brien: You won’t be there. We know you won’t be. But we say you will. It’s another aspect of our State propaganda. It eases people’s fears. We assure them they’ll live on. We tell them they and their brains are the same thing, if you follow my meaning.

Smith: And they buy that idea?

O’Brien: Of course. They’re not very thoughtful. If we said the individual and his consciousness were more than the brain, people would be confused. So we stick to the basics.

Smith: There are people who actually believe they will live on because you take their brains out of their bodies and install them in a bio-machine?

O’Brien: They do believe it, trust me. Getting them to believe it took many years and a great deal of scientific gibberish. Anyway, you’ll lie down on a table, we’ll anesthetize you, remove your brain, transfer it to a bio-machine that looks like you, and then activate the brain. A new version of Winston Smith will stand up and go about his life. Except now, instead of being a rebel, he’ll be a member of the Party, loyal and trustworthy. And you? You’ll be gone. Who knows where?

Smith: Suppose you transferred my brain but didn’t put a monitor and limiter on it? What would happen then?

O’Brien: The bio-machine would more or less act like you—the rebel. It wouldn’t be you, of course, but it would be a reasonable facsimile. An imitation, you might say. With far less imagination.

Smith: I’m me.

O’Brien: We know that. We know you’re beyond your brain, which is to say, you’re beyond any form of matter. But we don’t care. We only care about creating an imitation of you.

Smith: And that imitation would walk around and interact with other imitations you’ve created.

O’Brien: This is a long-range project. Eventually, we’ll transfer the brains of everyone—excluding high Party officials—into bio-machines.

Smith: And you’ll call this immortality.

O’Brien: That’s right. We’ll call it immortality, freedom, health, well-being, happiness. We’ll call it whatever we want to.

Smith: And the scientists who are working on this project?

O’Brien: They’re high-IQ idiots. They believe the individual is nothing more than a series of patterns. Patterns of thought and action. They believe freedom is a fiction. They believe consciousness independent of the brain is a fiction. Again, those of us in the Party who are in positions of influence—we know the truth. But we keep it to ourselves.

Smith: Why are you admitting this to me?

O’Brien: Because I like you. I consider you a friend. I could have ended up like you. But I saw which way the wind was blowing, and I joined the Party.

Smith: You’re a murderer.

O’Brien: Would you expect anything less?

Smith: I guess not.

O’Brien: Those of us in the core of the Party are the greatest secret society the world has ever known. Why? Because we understand that The Individual is not made out of matter at all—and yet we operate as though he is nothing more than a small amount of matter inside his skull. Do you see?

Smith: You make robots.

O’Brien: All right, if you want to put it that way.

Smith: I’ll never learn to love Big Brother and the State.

O’Brien: Yes, that’s what our algorithms tell us.

Smith: Whatever you do to me on the operating table, whatever you do to my brain, I’ll still exist afterwards, but I won’t be anywhere near my brain.

O’Brien: That is our assumption as well. But wherever you go, whatever you do, it won’t affect us. We’ll carry on. Our empire is the physical world.

Smith: I see a massive crack-up coming in your world. Robots going crazy. Machines fighting other machines. They’ll be unconscious, but they’ll leap outside your control.

O’Brien: What makes you say that?

Smith: Intuition. The robots will come after you. You won’t be able to stop them. You’ll be running Earth like a giant mental ward. Those operations always go haywire. They’ll destroy you…Then we’ll come back. We’ll pick up the pieces.

O’Brien: Maybe so. I won’t be here to see it.

Smith: You may not be here, but wherever you are, I have a feeling you’ll see it. And we’ll recognize you.

O’Brien: It’s all academic.

Smith: No. When we recognize you, you’ll experience the most real thing that’s ever happened to you.

O’Brien: So the war is never over?

Smith: It’s over when we win.

O’Brien woke up in a sweat. He was lying in the dark. He got up from his cot and searched for a light switch. He couldn’t find one. He felt the walls of the room. They were blocks of stone. High above his head, he saw a skylight. The glow beyond it was faint.

Where was he? What was the date?

“This is ridiculous,” he said. “What is this place? I’m just a neuroscientist working for the National Institutes of Health. I’m not O’Brien. This isn’t 1984. I want to achieve immortality for human beings. I just want to transfer their brains into artificial bodies, for their own good. What’s wrong with that? I’m a humanitarian. The government sponsors my research. I’m a doctor. I help people.”

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

11 comments on “I write a new ending for Orwell’s 1984

  1. swo8 says:

    I sure don’t want to live forever.
    Leslie

  2. Don says:

    Contrary to my ‘e-mail name’ think this is absolutely brilliant. Yes, I really do know.

  3. Peter Greene says:

    The real future of machine and man is in cooperation, not transformation. I’m waiting for my injectable nanobots.

  4. Paul Robinson says:

    Just because a robot would be able to display the personality traits of a person would not make it that person. Everyone that knows that person may be convinced that it is still the person. The only problem is the person won’t be there or experience any of it

  5. Jon,

    I think you see the “agenda” as well as or perhaps better than everyone. Others may not have figured 1984 was a play on history and no irony it was first published 6 June 1949 (anniversary the Battle of Nitzanim which began the “6 day war” [“God” needed to rest on day 7] for totalitarianism)

    https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/totalitarian-brands-he-who-controls-the-gold-wins/

    “Pretty much from 1948 the globe was treated as a fortress with stringent passport control implemented where infrastructures existed, the Bretton-Woods scheme replaced gold, deregulating paper currency (assuring all foreign exchange traded through the non-existent greenback standard) in the same year and silver was mysteriously removed from coins (as a global control measure). There surely must be much more to the conspiracy involving the reformation of Israel also in 1948. Why are there such extraordinarily high percentages of Jewish bank directors, political stakeholders and mass media owners today? In my notes pre-empting this project, I lightly scribbled “Federal Reserve New Age con”. For the life of me, I cannot remember what I meant by that unless I was referring to the role the United Nations plays in loosely scoping concepts found in Aldous Huxley’s “A Brave New World”. That said I’m sure it was important, so when I remember I’ll certainly cover it too…”

    Best
    OT

  6. Doreen Agostino says:

    The rulers want the ruled to become mindless, heartless, soulless, godless robots who are slaves to the rulers … empowered by our consent … consent is the great CON of man.

  7. Anglo-American Axis Prepares For World War; Russia Responds With Massive Buildup http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=40790

    The peoples of planet Earth are being summoned by the Universe to bring God back into the public discourse before He comes back uninvited in the form of an earth-shattering event (or series of events).

  8. Mercurial Hemingway says:

    Good plot line, but this has already been done. It is called US Congress. Different, really, by method. They leave the body intact and take over the brain with nano technology. Good idea though. Your version would be MC101, but their already on MC4000.

  9. Riley Hudson says:

    Mr Rappoport, I think that all of your blogs and news letters are incredible and informative,

  10. Terri says:

    The masses have already given up their power and asked to be controlled. they do not want to think, feel or know. the technology than comes to provide them with that experience. this is nothing new, peasants have been in existence for a long time. it is this consciousness that has to be challenged and conquered, for all of us have been indoctrinated into slavery by our own parents. Remember how this world works, ask and you shall receive; conscious or unconscious requests are always fulfilled.

    While reading this I was reminded of a scene from the animatrix where the robots replace all the humans with robots and the little boy who was called home to dinner saw his “parents” but he knew they were not his parents, and started crying. AI is always a mistake. the terminator series came about to warn people about this, but as Jon said scientists are high I Q idiots, too arrogant for their own good so they continue with creating things that are destructive. We are at a pivotal point in society, one that will affect not just this world but others. Only those who have done the work to remove all ties to obedience will be free. we must all tell a new story and practice it as Jon is doing, which will create new possibilities and alternative worlds. We are already immortal, a part of All That Is, powerful creators that play together in eternal expansion. just because someone is selling something, doesn’t mean we have to buy it. Choice is the ultimate power, the wild card in this grand poker game, but like knowledge, can only be utilized through the proper use of it.

  11. Whatsacomeanago says:

    CIA/Hollywood are working on live-feeds from Mars to show how the settlers (volunteer corpses) are managing wonderfully well. Why else would one continue this fantasy.
    GET YOUR ASS TO MARS!

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