In ‘Bold,’ the Flow GenomeProject is about maximal human potential doing. Mostly athletic so far?
I’m talking creativity also—not especially ‘logic,’ but artistic, ideas, fleshing them out as in ERH’s Revolutions.
NowI have certain types of ideas when I’m being balanced, energy-wise, in Cranio-Sacral Therapy. These follow Caroline Myss’ ‘Anatomy of the Spirit’ categories: feet => baptism, gut => maturity, etc.
But when I am talking about these appropriately related things, if a ‘still point’ is induced, my stream of articulation/thought changes direction.
I can’t yet ‘feel’ these, but my doctor can. We’re trying to pavlov this by having doctor tell me when it happens.
In our meme-environment/culture the best analogy may be a computer reboot for a ‘still point’. It’s when whatever flow of cranio-sacral fluid from the brain is restarted. Compare that to the stream or articulation/consciousness being redirecdted/changed. (Yes, I’m reaching here—I need to do more research).
Doc’s ministrations have helped me be balanced, and pains go away, arms become able to reach above the shoulder, etc.
Can this compare to the ideas that are in my mind as I awaken? They are formed, ready to be written down?
This gets us to Dr. Bledsoe, who has written that it seems he is thinking of a6 things at a time, and after he speaks, people say, ‘I didn’t understand that, but it was very interesting,’ for instance?
I will pursue these avenues: 1—More CST research, 2—More self-consciousness during a CST session, 3—Facebook CST groups, ask question, etc. 4—Submit to Flow Genome Project, 5—Dr. Bledsoe, 6—Can more ‘still points’ be induced during a person’s daily activities? On 6-, I carry a small notebook and write down, write into my brain by this writing down, thoughts as I go through physical and/or repetitive daily activity. Sometimes I give myself a problem to solve, a subject area to think about during the day (example: Peak Brain Activity and CST). 7—Can certain physical positions, facial expressions help better thinking, creativity. ‘One Cause, One Cure,’ re: chiropractic mentioned that certain bodily functions (hormone release, etc.?) happened with certain facial expressions.
Goal: Better artistic articulation, enfleshment, per ERH’s articulation below in a Dartmouth lecture.
ever in your life had a bright idea, or a new instinct, or a
new change of heart,
Sir, make this the cornerstone of your understanding
of the universe and you
will understand that the universe begins with creation. And
it ends in incarnation, because that's the experience of every potent and creative
man in the world.
But you look outside and try to deduce by your little brain,
not by your experience of your heart how the world begins, and how it should be
run. You'll never
solve it, gentlemen. You'll remain a selfish, inarticulate
animal. If the spirit moves
you, you will see how simple
things are, gentlemen. Love begins, and hope
keeps you going, and faith. And in the end, your grandchildren
will bless you.
Note: After reading some about machine intelligence, I believe that this creativity is a key to what I should be doing. Can machines do this creative leaping? Can they bridge (pontiff=> ‘bridge builder,’ thus priest: ERH) Compare this from Diamandis re: Kurzweil predictions, and read ‘Darknet,’ about scientifictionally such things as decentralized autonomous corporations—the author, Mather, has references to such things happening NOW.
Diamandis re: Kurzwei (email received October 11, A. D. 2015)l:
“I consider Ray Kurzweil a very close friend and a very smart person.
Ray is a brilliant technologist, futurist, and director of engineering at Google focused on AI and language processing.
He has also made more correct (and documented) technology predictions about the future than anyone:
As reported, "of the 147 predictions that Kurzweil has made since the 1990's, fully 115 of them have turned out to be correct, and another 12 have turned out to be "essentially correct" (off by a year or two), giving his predictions a stunning 86% accuracy rate."
Two weeks ago, Ray and I held an hour-long webinar with my Abundance 360 CEOs about predicting the future.
During our session, there was one of Ray's specific prediction that really blew my mind.
"In the 2030s," said Ray, "we are going to send nano-robots into the brain (via capillaries) that will provide full immersion virtual reality from within the nervous system and will connect our neocortex to the cloud. Just like how we can wirelessly expand the power of our smartphones 10,000-fold in the cloud today, we'll be able to expand our neocortex in the cloud."
Let's digest that for a moment.
2030 is only 15 years away…
Directly plugging your brain into the internet? Upgrading your intelligence and memory capacity by orders of magnitude?
This is a blog about the staggering (and fun) implications of that future.
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The implications of a connected neocortex are quite literally unfathomable. As such, any list I can come up with will pale in comparison to reality… But here are a few thoughts to get the ball rolling.
This will deliver a new level of human intimacy, where you can truly know what your lover, friend or child is feeling. Intimacy far beyond what we experience today by mere human conversation. Forget email, texting, phone calls, and so on – you'll be able to send your thoughts to someone simply by thinking them.
Google on the Brain
You'll have the ability to "know" anything you desire, at the moment you want to know it. You'll have access to the world's information at the tip of your neurons. You'll be able to calculate complex math equations in seconds. You'll be able to navigate the streets of any cities, intuitively. You'll be able to hop into a fighter jet and fly it perfectly. You'll be able to speak and translate any language effortlessly.
Just imagine that you're in a bind and you need to solve a problem (quickly). In this future world, you'll be able to scale up the computational power of your brain on demand, 10x or 1,000x… in much the same way that algorithms today can spool up 1,000 processor cores on Amazon Web Servers.
Living in the Virtual World
If our brains can truly connect at high bandwidth, you will be able to bypass our current sensory organs (eyes, ears, touch) to the point where brain's perception of reality can be driven completely by a gaming engine – a virtual world. Likewise, the connections would exist in the motor cortex of your brain as well. When you move your limbs, imagine a corresponding set of virtual limbs (your avatar) moving perfectly in the virtual world. This is about creation of The Matrix x 1,000.
Extended Immune System
In my webinar discussion with Ray, he outlined how we already have intelligent biological devices, the size of blood cells, that kill disease. They are called T-cells. They can recognize an enemy and attack it, but they don't work on cancer, retroviruses, et cetera. In the future, nanorobots will be able to communicate wirelessly, download software when new pathogens arrives, and attack cancer, cancer stem cells, bacteria, viruses, and all the disease agents. They can also work on metabolic diseases like diabetes. They could also maintain healthy levels of everything you need in the blood, including nutrients, and basically repair and eventually replace damaged organs.
Remember the scene in The Matrix where Trinity needs to learn how to fly a helicopter, and Tank downloads a program teaching her how to do it? We'll be able to do this. Need to perform emergency surgery? Just download the ER doctor program. Need to learn a new language? Download it. Want to cook the perfect meal? Download the chef module. In fact, you probably won't even need to download it (which takes up memory), you'll probably just "stream" expertise from the cloud.
Expanded and Searchable Memories
We'll be able to remember everything that ever happened to us (because we'll store our memories in the cloud), and we'll be able to search that memory database for useful information. When our memories will become searchable, we'll also be able to make them contextual by cross-referencing our calendars, GPS coordinates, health data, stock market, current news, weather conditions, and anything else that might be relevant to that particular moment in time.
A Higher-Order Existence
Ray talks about how a connected neocortex will bring humanity to a higher order of existence and complexity – expanding our palate for emotion, art, humor, creativity, expression, and uniqueness. He says, "We're going to be funnier. We're going to be sexier. We're going to be better at expressing loving sentiment. We're going to add more levels to the hierarchy of brain modules and create deeper levels of expression. People will be able to very deeply explore some particular type of music in far greater degree than we can today. It'll lead to far greater individuality, not less."
While this future may sound fanciful to many, let's remember that exponential technologies are initially deceptive, before they become disruptive.
And today, there are many labs around the world working on molecular machinery, CRISPR/Cas9 systems that allow us to edit our own genome, and brain-computer interfaces (through cortical implants and the field of optogenetics).
So what if these fields of technological progress double every 18 months? In 15 years (2015 - 2030), we will have a 1,000-fold improvement over today. What does a future one thousand times better look like? Perhaps it's what Ray describes…
If this future becomes reality, connected humans are going to change everything…
We need to discuss the implications in order to make the right decisions now so that we are prepared for the future.
This is the sort of conversation we explore at my 250-person executive mastermind group called Abundance 360.
The program is highly selective and currently full. If you'd like to be considered for the waitlist, we are looking for a few last CEOs and entrepreneurs who want to change the world. We imagine a few spots will open up over the next few months. You can apply here.
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Note: The work done so far with such things as applying the 5-point Revolutionary sequence to getting the benefits of the Revolutions of the West out to the planed, planetary service, may/will be found when the time is ripe, re: ‘Selah’ in 1864 theological journal that Google digitalized and James Jordan found. Thesis: ‘Selah’ is an acronym in Hebrew for ‘go back to the beginning and use it as a refrain.
This is the most important thing I can do at which I would be most difficult to replace. My calling, per Gary North.
Revolutions planet-wide? I have a plan. People look at their phones instead of talking with others. We'd turn this liability into an asset, which Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, key man in founding of Peace Corps, Harvard/Dartmouth, etc, said was the mark of the era. An app for all those smart phones. It would help spread the benefits of the Revolutions of the West to the whole planet, through interactivity. Here is a summary of a summary of the Revolutions. Each person would be helped to find what's important to them, and then they'd be helped through the 5 phases of Revolution, all helping each and each helping all. More later, if interested. http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/2013/03/revolutions-of-west-gardner-summarizes.html