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"One builds illusion upon illusion, stone upon stone, until the brick structures become the prison of the glorifying fanatic."
 
2 in 1 is Yellow
The worst thing about Spirit is that it doesn’t hold Matter
and the worst thing about Matter is that it can not inspire the Spirit to love
her in an appropriate way. Through this planet, they are both sacrificing
themselves to reach a better understanding. ...
The worst thing about Spirit is that it doesn’t hold Matter and the worst thing about Matter is that it can not inspire the Spirit to love her in an appropriate way. Through this planet, they are both sacrificing themselves t...
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Each Heart a Rose

1 in 2 the blue

"Humming in the summer, willing in the winter, Life buds briefly in all seasons ... "
 
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There is a time for everyone when one is so totally destitute of unity
one can no longer see or feel any existing support. There is nothing to pull
yourself up on, neither matter nor spirit can provide you any relief, nothing
more than an inner emptiness fi...
There is a time for everyone when one is so totally destitute of unity one can no longer see or feel any existing support. There is nothing to pull yourself up on, neither matter nor spirit can provide you any relief, nothing...
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Each Heart a Rose

Worries M?

"But of course they are not walls, rather fears and incapacities, enforced restrictions and personal inclinations scraped together from experience."
 
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Lessons in love, not short and sweet but lifelong. We love it sweet
though, but sour and salt also play their part in that same delicate taste.
Everyone has something to say about it, all are graduated in Love, even the
smallest child can in all earnestness...
Lessons in love, not short and sweet but lifelong. We love it sweet though, but sour and salt also play their part in that same delicate taste. Everyone has something to say about it, all are graduated in Love, even the small...
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Automation 

Inevitably the destruction of jobs, income, and a secured standard of living, or, the possibility of something better?

Automation, a nightmare for many, fearing for their jobs, their income, and a good life for their family and children, is inevitable. This documentary shows in detail the already existing evolution within each sector of employment. And we humans, we will become redundant in many areas.

But there is hope. There will remain an area in which we will not become redundant. An area of creativity, inventiveness, social organisation, etc. And strangely enough, this seems to be an area in which we are capable and willing, to work for free. That is also the reason we see numerous people already, who, out of their own free will and inner motivation, are willing to use their leisure time to contribute to the creation of a better world.

There is only one thing standing in our way: the monetary system.

Within the monetary system, the result of automation will inevitably be: 
Automation = less jobs = less income = less food, starvation

Without the monetary system, this could become:
Automation =  more free time =  more creativity, more inventiveness = new possibilities and opportunities =  a better life for everybody

Can it be that hard to make a choice?
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Singularity

Before i could share this post, i had to check that "singularity" thing again, because each time i hear the word, it seems i'm confused again about what it is all about. But isn't that just what it is all about? 

http://io9.com/5534848/what-is-the-singularity-and-will-you-live-to-see-it

"So when will the singularity really happen? It depends on your perspective. But it always seems like it's just a few decades off."
 
March 1st; The Future Today

Happy Future Day! Without a doubt the most useful and relevant holiday of the year! Today's the absolute best day to talk about tomorrow. Share the love for human ingenuity and the days ahead by discussing both the problems and promises of eons to come. You can always go with the crowd favorite; The New Rules of Robot/Human Society | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios , guaranteed success!  You might also opt for something more exotic like genetic engineering, room temperature superconductors, superlenses, quantum computing or maybe programmable matter? Too speculative for you? Why not stick to the known future or the one we'll get if we stay our current course or do nothing?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_near_future
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_the_Earth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risks_to_civilization,_humans,_and_planet_Earth

Perhaps you are more interested in the human side of things and want to talk about the evolution of mind and society? Will the world's population be culturally richer or poorer by 2050? Is income inequality likely to rise or decrease over the next 100 years? How old is the average person likely to get by 2250? Is China's idea of building a green wall going to halt the march of deserts globally? How will changes in climate impact ecology and cities? What about Energy? Water? Food? Politics? Is the internet's tendency to destroy lines on ancient maps likely to cause societal change that 'll sweep across our planet like wildfire? The future is built on ideas but unfortunately good ideas are in short supply. In general we seem to be much better at predicting doom and gloom. I say the future is going to be better than today. At least it will be if we all work to make it so. 

"The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things that now lie hidden. A single life time, even though entirely devoted to research, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject. . . . And so this knowledge will be unfolded through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we we did not know things that are so plain to them. . . . Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced. Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate . . . . Nature does not reveal her mysteries once and for all."
— Seneca, Natural Questions Book 7, c. first century

"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on." — Richard Feynman, The Value of Science, 1955

http://longnow.org/ #futureday  


Singularity - The Lisps

I’ll live to see a million things that men were never meant to see 
my senses and my faculties i'll augment with machinery
auditory, optical, touch and taste, olfactory
converted into data streams and floating bits of binary
every piece of food you taste and every thought you cogitate
every sound that you can hear and sight you see for years and years
all stored up so conveniently on peta-bytes of memory
so you can always reference them in case you forget anything

Singularity, I don’t know

now once all that experience can fit into an easy grid
the existence is no longer something mentally projected
the wires that you have inside are very easily realized
through artificial imaging you duplicate 10 at a time
your consciousness can be enjoyed by anyone forever more
and you live in whatever state that you or anyone creates
you could be a Giant Squirrel, a statue or a talking cat
the Goodyear blimp, an etch a sketch, an octopus or a brain in a vat
you keep all the memories and feelings that you ever want
and now you can commence your life as an uploaded extropian

Singularity, I don’t know

my mother is so horrified by this post-human fantasy
she says we’d lose that special thing that makes us human beings be
but I don’t know I’m not so sure if humans are so good and pure
perhaps we’d be much better off if we took these violent bodies off

once everyone is in the cloud we’ll move beyond this earthly ground
expanding into outer space as an informational signal race
matter in the solar system converts into computing mass
and the sun becomes a central orb of a brain that grows into the vast
expanse of space and emptiness for light years and light centuries
it replicates exponentially like a Russian doll in a cosmic dream
Once every spot of the universe is filled up it will promptly burst
eradicating finally the experiment that we grew from earth
as it explodes the brain will breathe into the dark impossibly
and anti-matter all around will collapse the universe back down
and right away what you would see if you were a fly in the vacancy
is all the light and color in the universe is collapsing

and Time would stop

and from a tiny pinhole point a massive bang erupts into space
and trillions of new particles fly away at a photonic pace
and once again the clock would start to tick and tock and tick and tock
and Years would pass, billions or more before the tiny proteins locked
and once again in the boiling seas of a miniscule blue anomaly
a planet floating helplessly around a tiny ball so fiery
an unextraordinary corner of the universe would cradle it
the flicker of intelligence that led us here and brought us this…

Singularity, I don’t know
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"To be more responsive, creative, empowered within our lives. But not power over, but conscious creation with. This is what's gonna change our lives in the wider world right now."

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A fun group activity showing us how easy it all could be.
 
The key to hapiness.
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"The scales of Love are in a continuous movement, some are lifted up, others are loaded down ... But when you lapse into the illusion that Libra is material, you will fall."
 
Yah!
When
time is accelerated, we don’t mean that time will go faster for you, on the
contrary, for you, time will slow down. While you remain behind in a space of
time, you will be enviously watching the others racing on, cause for them, time
will time will kee...
When time is accelerated, we don’t mean that time will go faster for you, on the contrary, for you, time will slow down. While you remain behind in a space of time, you will be enviously watching the others racing on, cause f...
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Each Heart a Rose

Reverence

"Honestly, we have come a long way, and the whole world should know, happiness is nearer at hand than one realises, so for the love of peace, let us fully understand each other and figure out why countries tear themselves apart into frontiers."
 
Reverence
So what is it, that’s unwanted? Ah, so many things we can put the blame
on, the main thing however is the manner in which unity eludes us, we all have
to admit, time and time again, that we are inexperience d in togetherness. Love wishes neither
to be impos...
So what is it, that’s unwanted? Ah, so many things we can put the blame on, the main thing however is the manner in which unity eludes us, we all have to admit, time and time again, that we are inexperienced in togetherness. ...
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For a time being

"... Somehow not one of us is properly informed about the course of things and we are all together outrunning our existence in a forgotten dream of a firmament that spoke to our imagination, but never really said anything ..."
 
For a time being
An unbearable
wideness in thinking, e ach
point a pulling force, form realises its shape. Distances are graded to ensure
the possibility to proceed in a more unambiguous way. The plan of one man,
three children and seven descendants in twelve keys, seven mo...
An unbearable wideness in thinking, each point a pulling force, form realises its shape. Distances are graded to ensure the possibility to proceed in a more unambiguous way. The plan of one man, three children and seven desce...
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"Not much longer shall we have time for reading lessons of the past. An inexorable present calls us to the defense of a great future." - Henry Luce
Introduction

When i heard Karen Armstrong say (in her TED speech: The Charter for Compassion): “Humans, as a species, have an amazing tendency to mess up beautiful things”, i thought: “Yes, she is right.”

With every new step we take in life, two possibilities (and very often realities) seem to show up: we can either use it for the greater good of mankind or we can use it to destroy. And whether there is just a thin line between these two or a vast amount of space, we always seem to find a way to cross it. But why? Why, if each one of us only desires to be loved, to be happy, to feel surrounded by soul mates, to feel connected, how come the world looks like this?

I try to live my daily life out of love for people, not out of hatred, disgust, envy, proud, ... I believe that each men in himself is good. And if his actions turn out to be the opposite, it is probably only because of pain, weakness, fear, ignorance, confusion, etc. But the big world i see all around me, does not show me that same picture.

The news and politics have never really been able to catch my attention. Always the same misery anyway. And if there maybe was one politician with the best of intentions or with better visions, he would probably just as well be drawn into that seemingly inevitable vortex of power and greed. So i thought there was not really anything that could be done in the end.

I did not see any further than that which already was, and is.

Therefore i am very grateful to two people that have, through the internet, connected me with new existing ideas and visions about the future for mankind. One of them is my nephew, who is surprising me more and more with the depth of his thoughts and his (for an adult) amazing capacity of wonder. The other one is someone i only vaguely knew from some drunken bar nights, and of whom i had no idea whatsoever that he was in any way concerned with the bigger picture. And it does not even matter what these ideas i encountered were. What does matter is, that i have read about things that go through the borders of the existing social and economical structures of today.

When it's about the past, many of us agree, that a lot of things only came about because of crazy dreamers. Now, we are grateful for the struggles they surpassed. Now, we are grateful for the courage they had facing adversity and oppositon. But in that same now, it seems to be so much more difficult, to accept the new “crazy dreamers”.

Yes, but that's not realistic.

Yes, but they will never allow that.

Yes, but that will be abused.

Yes, but ....

I do not want to be a “yes, but”-person anymore. I want to become part of that community of people that believes it will be possible for mankind to shape its very own future in the long run.

Then again, i have never been an activist. I really do not have the proper economical feeling, organisational talents, nor the necessary scientifical background, in order to help shape this future in a concrete way. So if this is all i am not, what am i then?

Well, i have always been a lover of wise and hopeful words that can be a gentle guide to the heart, mind and soul in their aspirations to learn to work together, regardless of where they came from. 

And there are two things i would like to emphasize here:

The first one is: "regardless of where they came from”. Because, though i can call myself a searching soul, i have never been able to really go all the way in one direction. I suppose you could call that curiosity and wide interests, but you could just as well call it inconstancy or lack of discipline. The result of this being though, that I have been interested in people who sometimes came from very different directions, and therefore have great respect for all the different roads of my fellow searching souls.

And the second one is: "in their aspirations". Perfection is not the final finish of an intention. It is reached every time we make an effort. "And remember, we all stumble, every one of us. This is why it is good to go hand in hand." - E. K. Brough

So when i finally got internet in my own little private home, i was thinking about what i wanted to share of all this and how. But then quite quickly i decided to drop the idea completely. My computerscreen was already so filled up with words from everywhere and everybody, that i felt naive, almost childish, thinking i might have something to say or share. Or at least, that's what i was afraid of that some people might think.

But the more i read, and the more i learned about what was already bubbling all over the world, the more i started to feel embedded in something bigger, in something real. And this feeling made me not care any more about what some other people might think. 

So yes, i will sign up for one of the tasks that also needs to be done (together with already many others): i will help to spread the believe in dreams again.

Music, words, interesting video's ... buddhism, native american wisdom, lighthearted new age stuff or famous thinkers from the past, ... small local initiaves, big global world visions, ... whatever i already have in my backpocket, find through others or stumble upon by accident for the very first time, ... as long as it carries the love and respect for life, courage and the seed of the believe in dreams, it is worth sharing, I think.

Because, even though there is a chance that we might fuck up,

WE SHOULD NEVER, EVER, DENY OURSELVES

THE POSSIBILITY OF TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT!

Life to all of you!

Christel

12 april 2012

"Through darkness, turmoil and doubt they walk on; when all hope seems lost and the night never ends, their gazes remain fixed on the phantom dawn ... Their boots tread on the ashes of the old world and the foundations of the future they will bring." (quote from one of the reactions on the song here below)

Future World Music – Dream Chasers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysusZfArPoI

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