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What do these curves mean, then? Simply that human development is not going to slow down under the effects of the ordinary constraints of the environment, not after it has followed a smoothly-growing curve for three million years. What we can see for the next generation (our children, not our grandchildren) is a major discontinuity that may express itself in political and population changes, in space emigration, or perhaps through change in belief systems and human social behavior. Even if they do not involve the ultimate horrors of a nuclear war, these changes will be like nothing ever experienced before, and the computer is right in the middle of the process: even after considering all of the other accelerating patterns we have reviewed, the acceleration of computer technology sticks out in an obscene way. It suggests that humanity may be able to build the next level of intelligent beings long before Nature is able to evolve it.
During the 70s and 80s, ALINTEL had constructed high-tech secure vaults near all major metropolitan areas working under cover of the Continuity of Government program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
In the 1990s I tried to create sort of an official thing like the ranch in Utah [Skinwalker Ranch]. This was of course before the events at the ranch. I tried to create a hot spot of information where I was hoping to sort of attract the phenomenon to be able to record it better. And it didn't give the results I was hoping for. It's not something you can just decide to engage with - at least I haven't found a way to do it. But it's worth continuing to try because there seems to be a form of consciousness behind it that is extremely subtle, has a great sense of humor, is completely ruthless - I mean I know from reading your book and actually being there what happened at Skinwalker Ranch.
Fifty years is ample time in which to change a world and its people almost beyond recognition. All that is required for the task are a sound knowledge of social engineering, a clear sight of the intended goal—and power.
These things the Overlords possessed. Though their goal was hidden, their knowledge was obvious—and so was their power.
That power took many forms, few of them realized by the peoples whose destinies the Overlords now ruled. The might enshrined in their great ships had been clear enough for every eye to see. But behind that display of sleeping force were other and much subtler weapons.
“All political problems,” Karellen had once told Stormgren, “can be solved by the correct application of power.”
“That requires about as much power as a small radio transmitter—and rather similar skills to operate. For it’s the application of the power, not its amount, that matters. How long do you think Hitler’s career as dictator of Germany would have lasted, if wherever he went a voice was talking quietly in his ear? Or if a steady musical note, loud enough to drown all other sounds and to prevent sleep, filled his brain night and day? Nothing brutal, you appreciate. Yet, in the final analysis, just as irresistible as a tritium bomb.”
originally posted by: corsair00
[In 2006, there was a genuine UFO sighting at the Chicago O'Hare airport which made international news headlines.]
June 29, 1952; O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois.
5:45-6:30 p.m. (CDT).
3 USAF air policemen, 83rd Air Base Sq, Air Police Detachment, S/Sgt. Lopez, A/1c Weber, and A/3c Korkowski, saw a bright silver, smooth surfaced, flat oval 30 ft object at about 500 to1,000 ft height about 2-3 miles away reflecting sunlight surrounded by a blue circle of haze for the first 20-25 mins, hovering, appeared between radio towers for stations WGN and WBBN 7 miles away to the WSW at about 2° elevation and to the left and S of the setting sun, then move very fast to the right and left, and up and down relative to the radio towers, moving almost instantaneously and much faster than any jet fighter. Object rocked on its longitudinal axis, appeared oval when oriented vertically, thin and difficult to see when horizontal.
Object receded at high speed then disappeared like shutting off a light. No trail, no noise. Independently witnessed by Chicago firemen several miles away.
I am a Technologist corrupted by people contact.
I used to think Science had the solution
To communications between Humans.
One day I received a computerized letter beginning with:
Dear Dr. Mr.
I had lost my identity but I was still getting mail.
Is this my future?
Is it yours?
The world of which I serve as one architect
Threatens to be lonely and grave
It will be a misshapen universe
Where Science will be swamped by its own artifacts:
"They want well-trained Humans."
History is being made at the speed of light
Inside today's computers
Shaping our collective destiny.
No records are kept.
I am trying to save some of that experience
To ask where it may lead.
This book is a compendium
Of missing memory frames:
Forbidden facts of our Solid State
Erased by the Master Programmers.
We are corrupt technologists briefly recalling
The insights of Yesteryear.
When we discard these passing memories
The machine will rule without a thought
For the greed and the hope that made it all happen.
Prince, in the depths of Future
Lie the automata of your visions
Poised on the threshold of enchantment.
They sing a murky, entrancing song
To inform our questing brains:
No longer computers, not quite flesh and nerves,
Oversexed and oversold
They wait while we rush blindly.
I salute them in the brief instant
Before pushing the START button
On the console of your dreams"
Jacques Vallee - Palo Alto, May 1982
You're right, and I honestly believe that all of these threads point to the evolution of human consciousness and transformation. My intuition tells me that human consciousness may merge with computer technology and/or Artificial Intelligence in the future.
originally posted by: corsair00
a reply to: Aliensun
You're right, and I honestly believe that all of these threads point to the evolution of human consciousness and transformation. My intuition tells me that human consciousness may merge with computer technology and/or Artificial Intelligence in the future. I do not believe we can physically travel in space. But consciousness is faster than the speed of light. Mind is the Final Frontier!
As particular circuits in our brain strengthen through the repetition of a physical or mental activity, they begin to transform that activity into a habit. The paradox of neuroplasticity, observes Doidge, is that, for all the mental flexibility it grants us, it can end up locking us into “rigid behaviors.” The chemically triggered synapses that link our neurons program us, in effect, to want to keep exercising the circuits they’ve formed. Once we’ve wired new circuitry in our brain, Doidge writes, “we long to keep it activated.” That’s the way the brain fine-tunes its operations. Routine activities are carried out ever more quickly and efficiently, while unused circuits are pruned away.
Plastic does not mean elastic, in other words. Our neural loops don’t snap back to their former state the way a rubber band does; they hold onto their changed state. And nothing says the new state has to be a desirable one. Bad habits can be ingrained in our neurons as easily as good ones.
So what is Theosophy? It is that the "animus" of the soul is the spirit. The spirit, the soul and the body matter container - those three major players - are each of us. But the most important part is the animus of the soul which is the spirit, which can be tied directly into a divine field where there would be no entropy. Alpha to the Omega, it would always be a steady state. It would only be the matter world where there would be the violence, the chaos, death, birth, cycles - entropy.