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...I find insight often times more truthful then information alone. Thanks for the recap of that, in an earlier post that is long buried in this thread I put a link where you can read MOD for free online.
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.
Any book concerned with networking must begin with this fact.
There is no such thing as obtaining information (from consulting a file, for instance) without obtaining a measure of control over the objects or persons that the file describes; hence the fascination exerted by the Internet for advertising firms and marketing tycoons.
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.
reply to post by corsair00
if you want to bring your Christian perspective to bear on what's happening,
I'd give you a "touche" were it more than a mere scratch.
With you, dear braniac, I get frustrated with your many critiques minus much in the way of anything empirical, while showing much reticence to actually state where you are coming from. I beg you; state your philosophy simply, clearly, and then feel free to wax as philosophically critical--and arcanely--as though wouldst, mi lady.
With Bybyots--I love him too--but blaming everything on temporal lobe epilepsy while refusing to address "consciousness," and vacillating on whether Persinger is a sham, or a scientific stalwart, is equally a "Doh!"
My remarks were a premeditated challenge…and a counter-reply was anticipated. I didn't think Bybyots would bail that easily, however. I've actually given his proffering a lot of consideration, but the "materialism" keeps sticking in my craw when all is said and done. I'm not through considering it, but until we deal with consciousness, it's a bird flying into a clear--but substantial--window
Hypocrite? I may play coy for a bit, but I always state my bottom line. Thou?
If it scratched I apologise, I must have over-extended the parry, you were meant only to feel a prick to emphasise your behaving like one.
...What is happening is the birth of a new spiritual archetype, and although the process is more or less organic and out of everyone's control, there are enormously powerful occult forces that might be trying to manipulate it towards a darker outcome...
But at first, the world will need something dramatic to bring us all together...