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    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...

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    What will happen when for the first time in ages different human species will inhabit the earth at the same time? The day may be upon us when people...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    As described by Terence McKenna in Ordinary Language, Visible Language and Virtual Reality:

    The starships of the future that will explore the high frontier of the unknown will be syntactical. The engineers of the future will be poets.

    This is what virtual reality holds out to us—the possibility of walking in to the constructs of the imagination. In a way culture is that. I mean our cities, bridges, highways, airliners and art galleries are condensations out of the imagination, but at tremendous cost because we must make them out of matter. Once we can make them out of light, out of electrons, then we won't build skyscrapers a hundred and twenty stories high, we'll build them as high as we want.

    Roof height will no longer be a factor ruled by cost effectiveness and gravity, it will be a parameter ruled by the imagination as well all other parameters and then we will discover what man truly is—when we are able to erect, stabilize, share and explore our dreams in a kind of virtual hyperspace that, carefully analyzed, is seen to be linguistic.
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    7 minutes of Mckenna improv. Required listening!'s not outer space, it's not some kind of managed Orwellian collectivist paradise, it's something more profound than that. We are perhaps going to download ourselves into a gold ytterbium cube that we will super-cool and bury a thousand feet beneath Copernicus and there all walk on the virtual beaches barefoot and alive
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    Terence Mckenna on how reality is a novelty making machine and what happens when a bicycle meets a sowing machine on an operating table. In his opinion, Novelty is produced, preserved and built upon, versus Science's theory that it sprang forth from a point of matter smaller than a proton in a single instant."

    From the mothernode: Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was a writer, philosopher and ethnobotanist. He was most notable for his many speculations on the use of psychedelic, plant-based hallucinogens, and other subjects ranging from Shamanism to the origins of the human species to Novelty theory - which claims time to be a fractal wave of increasing novelty that culminates dramatically in 2012. More...
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    Terence McKenna: "If you were an extra-terrestrial in a starship in orbit around this planet, what you would see looking down is a gene swarm. The species that seem to us to be animal forms extremely stable in time, are actually highly permeable membranes over millennia and tens of millennia, with genes crossing over, moving around, and being basically obedient to the expression of some kind of teleological form."

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