posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 06:38 AM
a reply to: operation mindcrime
I closed out ATS and attempted to get back into bed for some shut-eye because it wasn't 6am yet here in Texas. But to no avail. It comes to mind
with wide-eyed acknowledgement that these videos, and this man's abilities are the way information is changing us. He may have developed his talent
entirely on his own devoid of knowledge of anyone else attaining such feats. Or he may have been enthralled by a video of pearl divers that hold
their breath for several minutes. Regardless of how he attained his desire and ability, this information of exceptional human performance is being
broadcast to millions that may access it intentionally or serendipitously. Basically, the word is getting out.
More commonly, we see such incredible human abilities in sports. Fair to say, it began--if we need a definite starting point--with the famous Harlem
Globetrotters and their trick shots from decades ago. Today, Youtube can call up for you hundreds of trick shots from backyard and schoolyard
hotshots that make the HGs seem like pikers. True, many of them non-professionals may have attempted their shot dozens of times before they got the
one to post, but the point is, the deed was accomplished and communicated to others far outside of the local witnesses. The key element in all of
these exceptional performance displays is that they widely spread the "word" that such things can be done. And others will attempt to improve on
I suspect this inflation of information transference into actual events can be proven by equating the spread of the internet with increased feats of
record breaking in any sport you would care to investigate. Obviously, this spread of information and "doing" does not stop with sports. Any human
endeavor can be and is being taught, learned, repeated, copied and improved upon by others that catch that particular desire be it quilting, delving
into obscure ancient histories or learning to cast fishing flies. Most of these increased talents go unrecorded or recognized outside of the
The power of the internet to spread any information exceeds any thoughts--legitimate or not--about the possibility of "The Hundredth Monkey"
concept being the way that humans will evolve. While it may be a factor, the flow of information by electronic means from one to another without
direct contact from the one to the other will be the way the human animal hones its abilities to adapt, change and improve itself as it struggles
along the path.