I’m transhuman. I’m going to become digital – BBC

I just want you to know… ..I wuv you, Mummy and Daddy. I know you do, sweetheart. And I’m going to ask you
to take the filter off. Will you do that for me? I think… ..I’ve been uncomfortable… ..a very long time. We know. Sh, sh. I’ve been thinking, ever
since I was born, that… ..I don’t belong in this body. Oh, my God. It’s all right. It’s really OK,
darling. I’ve been reading up on it and… ..I think I’m trans. Oh, sweetheart. Aw. Oh, it’s all right, darling.
I swear. It really is. Ah, look at us, we’re fine.
We’re completely fine, aren’t we? Mm-hm. And I know we might be a bit slow
and a bit old and… ..this is going to be
confusing for us and we’ll make a mess of it
sometimes, but… ..we love you. Hm? We love you. We absolutely love you. We always will. I mean, we don’t need to rush. We’ve got lots of time to… ..talk about this. And, you know, if it turns out
that we’ve got a… ..a lovely son instead of a lovely
daughter then, well, we’ll be happy. Hm. No, I’m not transsexual. Oh. Is that not the word now? But you said trans. What do we call you, then? I’m not transsexual, I’m transhuman. Oh, OK. I’m sorry,
they keep changing the words. I don’t know the difference. I don’t want to change sex. No, sure. We say gender now,
don’t we? I’m sorry. I said I’m not comfortable
with my body, so I want to get rid of it. This thing, all the arms and legs and
every single bit of it. I don’t want to be flesh. I’m really sorry, but I’m going
to escape this thing and become digital. What do you mean? They say one day soon,
they’ll have clinics in Switzerland, where you can go and
you’ll sign a form and they’ll take your brain
and download it into the cloud. And your body? Recycled… ..into the Earth. So, you want to kill yourself? I want to live forever
as information, because that’s what
transhumans are, Mum. Not male or female… ..better. Where I’m going there’s no life
or death, there’s only data. I will be data.

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  1. If Humans ever reach this point, then… I'd agree. They're better off as data. Data we can delete. `> _ >;;

  2. Utter Sh!te, do we really have to pay for this utter crap? Little wonder the TV is never on in our house.

  3. Imagine the humiliation you'd feel if you were a trans child who had to sit through this scene with their parents. This sends the absolute wrong message.

  4. I just caught this on goggle box, is this a full length show? What's it called? I love stuff that is controversial.

  5. Whatever this is the BBC will love it and we will have one on the Match of the Day pundit panel or presenting Countryfile.
    We can all celebrate it too.
    No it's not mental illness it's a real thing!
    I myself identify as a femail chocolate labrador called Cherry these days.Its my human right!!

  6. This is possible the best story line , and the actual event to be screened I have ever seen .
    This message is frightening and real .
    Insightful and brilliant , well done to all…

  7. Lots of people spend their days on smartphone or pc for more than 12 hours, they almost become trans-human

  8. Valuable for the portrayal of how some fully grown adults today are both treated like and behaving as infants. Why do you suppose this is "a thing" ?

  9. Everyone is taking this so seriously like it's a real thing or that it's offensive??? People are asking why the BBC have created a comedy scene about transgenderism??? When that's not what is happening here??? Why is everyone so confused? It's just part of a show, and also this scene is partly comedy, but mostly a reflection of how most parents react to their LGBT children. You can see how scared the girl is to tell her parents, and the comedy comes from them being totally accepting of transgender (because they understand it) but they freak out over transhuman (because it's new and confusing). Actually watch the show, especially if you're British because it's more relatable to a brit audience, it's quite brilliant and harrowing due to its realism. Give it a try!

  10. To be fair, data has it's upsides. Like you don't have to shit after you eat. Or scream in pain to reproduce. Fundamental improvements on the human condition, those.

  11. The acting is great,the music is awesome, But the show managed to cram just about every SJW 's wet dream into one show.. No subtlety here BBC just ram it down our throats..

  12. Revelation 13: Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrency-Blockchain, The foolish wisdom (Sophia) of King Salman and his number: Why humanity should not embrace the foolish wisdom of Artificial intelligence and global currencies.


    Artificial Intelligence: "He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die"

    – Revelation 13:15

    Cryptocurrency-Blockchain: "And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name"

    – Revelation 13:17

    Sophia (Greek: σοφία sophía "wisdom") :

    "Here is wisdom" – Revelation 13:18

    King Salman's number: "Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six" – Revelation 13:18

    King Salman's gold: "Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold" – 1 Kings 10:14

    Lifeless statues: "Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon" – Daniel 3:1

    Don't bow down to Artificial intelligence: "Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?" – Daniel 3:14

    AI is not the answer: "What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols, ‘Wake up and save us!’ To speechless stone images you say, ‘Rise up and teach us!’ Can an idol tell you what to do? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside" – Habakkuk 2:19


  13. Amazing first two episodes, absolute masterpieces.

    Every episode after sadly got less and less profound and the show ended on a flat note.

    Nowhere in television have I seen a show that had so much potential yet so much potential lost so quickly. What a shame, it could have been one of the best sci-fi programmes ever made.

  14. Once they can make a computer that has the same speed as the human brain the first consciousness will be uploaded an AI is born.

  15. It isn't about necessarily presenting one side of the transhumanism issue as positive, it's about promulgating the idea of transhumanism to the youth. Then, later on they can showcase all the positives of it once they already have it established as a cultural Zeitgeist. A fake Zeitgeist promoted by the media establishment. Stop watching TV, folks.

  16. That's all great but most of the information you have in your brain comes from other sources. You may have unique Idea's, but a computer program could never formulate your thought process for all the years you would have been alive.

  17. Jokes on you, as soon as Consciousness Transfer is feasible I will trascend biology and augment myself beyond imagination.

  18. Está es una de las mejores escenas de la serie Years and Years de HBO, un futuro distópico más real y cercano de lo que quisiéramos.

  19. This will indeed be a reality in the distant future. Researchers including Randal Koene of carboncopies, Ken Hayworth of the Brain Preservation Foundation, and Robert McIntyre of Nectome are actively developing methods to preserve the human brain in a process called chemostasis (chemical stasis) which essentially fixes the microscopic structure of the brain in a plastic resin. They believe they can accomplish this within decades.

    The brains would then be stored in a secure location for however many decades or centuries necessary until they can be scanned and the patterns reinstantiated on superior substrates.

    Until chemostasis is available, cryostasis (cryogenic stasis) as offered by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation and the Cryonics Institute (along with a few smaller organizations) is an option.

    Immortality and postbiological life are physically possible and are inevitable as long as science continues to advance, and while they may be centuries away, biostasis (which refers to both cryostasis and chemostasis) offers people today a chance (although far from a guarantee) of seeing that era for themselves.

  20. 我也覺得這個很好看非常值得推薦。“Years and years #未來歲月,年又過年,大眾喜怒哀樂年年。” by 用自己的方式看電影 – 棟 https://link.medium.com/JrfNStBitY

  21. Aw, they clipped at one of the best parts, the parents strongly object which shows how humanity's issues cycle over again and again. There was a good SMBC comic taking this to the extreme https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2009-12-11

  22. the game Soma touched on this, when your uploaded, that's a copy. That's a new you, The you inside the flesh, that's still there, You exist in two places. You could literally have a conversation with yourself. So, which you is the Prime you, which you continues to exist, both have the same rights. really interesting.

  23. When mental illness becomes popular and normal ……Our past generations would be glad they aren't alive to see what we have become

  24. I feel like this has a lot of anti-trans undertones. Changing your body will not help you, you need to change the way you think in order to effectively make you happy.

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