The Trailer of “Call of Duty : Black Ops III” Portrays a Heavily Transhumanist Future
The trailer of the video game Call of Duty : Black Ops III depicts a future where the merging of humans and robots profoundly alters social order as well as the worlds of sports, medicine and warfare. Is this another case of predictive programming?
Call of Duty is an insanely popular video game franchise that sold well over 100 millions copies in the past ten years. The promotional material surrounding the latest installment of the series, entitled Black Ops III, places the game in a futuristic context where transhumanism is widespread and somewhat out of control. Here’s the trailer.
As you can see, this trailer is less about Call of Duty than it is about the future of transhumanism. It is about the creation of a “hybrid” breed of humans, their integration in various fields of human activity, the change of legislation to protect their rights, the creation of a new luxury market selling transhumanist enhancements to the rich and, of course, the creation of weaponized robot-humans to be used by the military.