The Singularity, The New Age Movement, & Scientific Exponential Evolution.

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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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The Singularity, The New Age Movement & Scientific Exponential Evolution.








The New Age movement is a Western spiritual movement that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Its central precepts have been described as "drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology, holistic health, parapsychology, consciousness research and quantum physics".
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The Singularity is the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence.
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I've heard this a lot within the last year or so. The "singularity" is approaching, we are becoming one. What the...?! Does the New Age movement refer to this as purely metaphysical, or technological or both?


I only heard the "Cabal" term used only recently, people only really said "elites" or the "illuminati" when referring to this same thing. My interpretation of the term "cabal" anyways..

Some New Age stuff I find a bit mumbo jumbo-ish, some of it sounds quite awesome but I'm now more confused.



I have some ideas, some my own, some googled. I'm sure the difference is easy to spot



  • The singularity could be a supreme being or aliens, coming back for reunification of humanity


  • A place in space or time where physics do not apply (is this theoretical physics?)

  • Some sort of AI that we develop ourselves, perhaps predicted by web bot

  • The God, The Creator or The Energy which created us returning (if you believe in that sort of thing, I'm saying I guess its possible)

  • An intelligence we create ourselves that doesn't take over, but integrates us as part of a type of machine, organic species universal hive type mind, (whoa what?)


  • Something to do with a black hole, according to theory, the density is infinite (because a finite mass is compressed to a zero volume). Hence it is a singularity.

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    Questions and Discussion



    I've read people seem to speak of it as they know what it is. There is a gravitational singularity which still cannot be proven but current astrophysics indicate it to be true because we cannot fly into black holes yet?

    Is it accepted in the scientific community that humanity will become a "singularity" through our own technical achievements and progression of exponential scientific evolution?

    I don't expect a 2 + 2= 4 type answer because its merely speculation and theory some of my postulations. Or does the term "singularity" have a broad meaning and is interpreted differently by different people as with most things?

    Just like "singularity" will be the state, fact, or condition of being singular... So it can be many things but what are the "New Agers" referring to when they speak of it?

    I've very open minded and I'm not derogating when I say "New Agers" but I think people will know what I mean when I say it. I'm really trying to not step on any toes
    But it seems pseudo scientific when its spoken of, especially amongst the ATS community. If I'm being tricky there's no need to be hostile, just nudge me in the right direction if you know.

    Do some of you think humanity will evolve to something like a singular consciousness or something? An interesting but confusing topic I would like to discuss with some open minded people. So feel free to contribute anything you think is relevant.

    Thanks


    UPDATE: An interesting thing I just read


    The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today—the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.
    Fascinating...
    edit on 19-2-2013 by yoursteppingonmytoes because: (no reason given)




  • posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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    Yeah, I just finished reading "the UFO singularity" by Micah Hanks, a couple days ago. A very good book! Lots of really mind blowing stuff. The best parts are about "Time Travel", as in we are visiting ourselves from the distant future.

    The future is not defined of course, because we (now) don't know how far in the future we discover time travel.

    But, the way its talked about in the book makes sense.



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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    Hard Copy or an E-Book?

    Interested in checking it out. Cheers



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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    Hard copy mate. Its a damn good read late at night when not being bothered. Much speculation in them pages. You'll like it.



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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    Cheers mate! Will check it out



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:38 AM
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    If you do get it and read it, let me know what you think. Oh! and check out his web page ( I forgot to give that to you) gralienreport.com...



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:40 AM
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    I'm not a new ager. I don'tsubscribe to such labels . I am a seeker of the self and a questioner of reality.

    I think it is likely that we are all one. I believe individuality and separation of you against them is a case of mistaken identity. I think death is nothing more than the death of your current identity and a re association with your true identity- the unified whole.

    Life is not what I do, it is what the universe does.



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:59 AM
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    You lucky dude you (or woman
    ) that right there what you said, would give you a "4-f disqualification" in this time-line.



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 02:35 AM
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    a seeker of the self and a questioner of reality


    You just labeled yourself


    Very brief contribution and extremely metaphysical. You have no opinion on the scientific aspect of singularities?



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 04:48 AM
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    Originally posted by yoursteppingonmytoes
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    a seeker of the self and a questioner of reality


    You just labeled yourself


    Very brief contribution and extremely metaphysical. You have no opinion on the scientific aspect of singularities?


    I said I don't subscribe to such labels as, "new ager" which are viewed negatively by most skeptics. Sorry for the confusion.

    Brief contribution because I am a on cell phone.

    You asked for an opinion on the new age aspect and that's what I offered. If that's not what you were looking for in the OP, you should have been more clear. Actually I do have a scientific opinion on the matter, but I think I'll save it for a less critical op.



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:10 AM
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    That's fine but I believe you weren't as clear.

    FACT. What you said was metaphysical.

    FACT. I simply asked if you had a scientific opinion. If you don't want to share that's fine.

    If being critical to you is stating facts than ok I was.. And you'll miss out on the opportunity to share not me.

    No need to sulk.



    posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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    there are two competing types of singularities that are being discussed in 'new age' circles.

    #1 ... a metaphysical plane of exsistence where everyone will be able to read each others thoughts. most likely this would be done in a different 'dimension', something similar to the astral plane. (i have had a glimpse of it -it's fu
    n awesome!)
    it would be reached if humanity ,enmass, follows a path of 'enlightenment'.

    #2 ... a technologicaly integrated type of exsistence where humans will have their conciouness combined by mechanical (supercomputers) means, staying in this 'third dimension'.

    competing 'aliens' are said to be 'helping' us along on both of these fronts.
    their intentions, ultimately, are not known.

    the possibility that the earth may 'split in two', with some people acsending to #1, and the rest remaining for #2 (
    ) is also theorized.

    i have a good link i could provide that reviews this pretty good, but for now i'll just hang back and see how the discussion goes.
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    posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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    This thread fell flat on its head but I thought I'd finally reply to this tinhattribunal, my apologies for not replying sooner I left ATS in March and only recently started using it again. Sorry



    tinhattribunal
    there are two competing types of singularities that are being discussed in 'new age' circles.

    #1 ... a metaphysical plane of exsistence where everyone will be able to read each others thoughts. most likely this would be done in a different 'dimension', something similar to the astral plane. (i have had a glimpse of it -it's fu
    n awesome!)
    it would be reached if humanity ,enmass, follows a path of 'enlightenment'.


    I found this interesting especially where you said we can read every body's thoughts. I'm reminded of the Akashic records when I read this.


    What are the Akashic Records?
    The Akashic Records are an energetic imprint of every thought, action, emotion, and experience that has ever occurred in time and space. The Akashic Records can also be understood as the imprint of all experiences of all lifetime in all realities. They are an etheric, holographic repository of information for human consciousness for the past, present and potentials for the future.


    This is where Edgar Cayce allegedly received his above-human ability to diagnose sickness and make prophecies which were described as very accurate.

    The Akashic records is a etheric holographic repository (another dimension?) with all thoughts, actions, emotions and consciousness which has striking similarities to your description of the first singularity.



    #2 ... a technologicaly integrated type of exsistence where humans will have their conciouness combined by mechanical (supercomputers) means, staying in this 'third dimension'.


    The second singularity described here had Ray Kurzweil's name pop into mind.


    Ray Kurzweil is easily the most popular singularitarian. He embraced Vernor Vinge’s term and brought it into the mainstream. Yet Ray’s definition is not entirely consistent with Vinge’s original. In his seminal book The Singularity Is Near Kurzweil defines the technological singularity as:

    “… a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian nor dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to our lifes, from our business models to the cycle of human life, including death itself.”



    Below is where you've lost me.


    competing 'aliens' are said to be 'helping' us along on both of these fronts.
    their intentions, ultimately, are not known.

    the possibility that the earth may 'split in two', with some people acsending to #1, and the rest remaining for #2 (
    ) is also theorized.

    i have a good link i could provide that reviews this pretty good, but for now i'll just hang back and see how the discussion goes.


    I'm particularly keen to hear of these 'aliens' further but understand if you lost interest ages ago.
    Its bad form if I didn't at some point reply.






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