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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".
The Singularity is the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence.
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.
Originally posted by yoursteppingonmytoes
reply to post by smithjustinb
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?
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 fun awesome!)
it would be reached if humanity ,enmass, follows a path of 'enlightenment'.
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.
#2 ... a technologicaly integrated type of exsistence where humans will have their conciouness combined by mechanical (supercomputers) means, staying in this 'third dimension'.
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.”
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.