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posted : 2005.Dec.09 @ 12.57am
Here is what a quick googling turns up on 2012 : Many links.

NASA on the Transit of Venus
Transits of Venus across the disk of the Sun are among the rarest of planetary alignments. Indeed, only six such events have occurred since the invention of the telescope (1631, 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874 and 1882). The next two transits of Venus will occur on 2004 June 08 and 2012 June 06.

Why is there so much talk about the "end of the Mayan calendar" and what does it mean?..

...the Mayans tracked cycles within cycles within cycles of time. Their calendar acted as a harmonic calibrator, linking and coordinating the earthly, lunar, solar and galactic seasons in an aesthetically simple and elegant manner.

Why did the ancient Mayan or pre-Maya choose December 21st, 2012 A.D., as the end of their Long Count calendar? Why might [this day] represent some kind of astronomical anomaly?

The Mayans say that by 2012:
• we will have gone beyond technology as we know it.
• we will have gone beyond time and money.
• we will have entered the fifth dimension after passing through the fourth dimension
• Planet Earth and the Solar System will come into galactic synchronization with the rest of the Universe.
• Our DNA will be "upgraded" (or reprogrammed) from the center of our galaxy. (Hunab Ku)

Now our consciousness that sheds light into the world (due for alignment) is invariably tied to our bodies. Our bodies composed of trillions of cells is the integrated vessel for projecting awareness into this realm.

Now how is it that your right big toe feels connected to your left index finger? Through a nervous system of hundreds of billions of neurons communicating with each other through an electrochemical process.

If you cut open your right big toe and it's bleeding everywhere- local neurons will send shock waves of pain throughout the nervous system and white blood cells hanging out in your left index finger will run to the scene.

Any neuron can communicate with any other neuron in the body through the nervous system, and they all send messages to each other many times per second, and 'you' are the consciousness arising from this interaction. Because of this interaction your consciousness can command alignment of the entire body.

Our world is composed of billions of such beings in communication with each other.

So what happens when there is a huge earthquake in Asia and millions of people are effected? The world is aware and pours hundreds of millions of dollars to heal the problem. Only very recently is this even possible that our global communication is tight enough that enough people even know about, let alone feel compassion for their fellows on the other side of the planet.

Hundreds of millions of people are connected with each other every day over the internet- reading the same news and necessarily communicating over the same networks in an increasingly harmonious dance.

Now the systems in place now are a little crude, but look at the pattern...

As a direct result of this communication, our daily actions are becoming increasingly synchronous. Many cells are traveling all over the planet and meeting people they already were familiar with through this network. A beautiful global dance is coming into alignment.

You can get off a plane thousands of miles from home
and rightly expect another person you've never met to pick you up at a specific time.

You can be in daily contact with a community of people from all over the world.

You can check in with any of your friends and know where they are, what their plans are and align accordingly.

Together we are beginning to act as one body, and the flow is just getting warmed up...
what will happen once it's come into full swing?

posted : 2005.Dec.12 @ 12.33pm
nice one phong.

this is exactly what i've been writing about lately. dimi3 has a topic going on his blog on tribe.

i was just saying that i really feel 2012 as this deepening of what we already know individually as pods into a really extra deep collective knowing of the great gaia pod. in other words, all our mind twisting hyper spacial journeys into realms beyond and self-transforming dmt mechanic-elvish nations are paying off, slowly but surely, as we each keep planting seeds in the collective consciousness, and as the collective exponentially increases its sentitivity to these evolved levels of light consciousness around deep time, universal oneness and all the rest of it. so yes, we are already twenty twleving it, but you can always learn the same thing in a deeper way through your initimate sharings with others experiencing the same truth. time ship gaia is coming into an all systems up phase.

we are in for a wiiild ride Wink

posted : 2005.Dec.21 @ 10.39am
We are definately in for a wild ride.

I can't stop thinking about, or reading up on, or talking with others about the Maya. Since I was blessed with the insight to research these amazing people, I can't remove them from my head.

Phong definately put everything into a context which could be understood by the masses.


posted : 2006.Feb.15 @ 6.58am

>> Sander Olson Interviews Ray Kurzweil

"Nonbiological intelligence is multiplying by over 1,000 per decade. Once we can achieve the software of intelligence, which we will achieve through reverse-engineering the human brain, non-biological intelligence will soar past biological intelligence. By the 2040s, nonbiological intelligence will be a billion times more powerful than the 10^26 computations per second that all biological humanity represents."

posted : 2006.Mar.22 @ 3.16am

>> Quantum computation in brain microtubules?

"The workings of the human mind have been historically described as metaphors of contemporary information technology. In ancient Greece memory was like a "seal ring in wax" and in the 19th century the mind was seen as a telegraph switching circuit. In this century the classical computer has been the dominant metaphor for the brain's activities. If quantum computation becomes a technological reality, consciousness may inevitably be seen as some form of quantum computation. Indeed enigmatic features of consciousness have already led to proposals for quantum computation in the brain.

Conventional explanations portray consciousness as an emergent property of classical computer-like activities in the brain's neural networks (e.g. functionalism, reductionism, physicalism, materialism, computationalism-Churchland, 1986; Dennett, 1991; Churchland and Sejnowski, 1992). The current leading candidate for a computer-like "neural correlate" of consciousness involves neuronal circuits oscillating synchronously in thalamus and cerebral cortex. Higher frequency oscillations (collectively known as "coherent 40 Hz") are suggested to mediate temporal binding of conscious experience (e.g. Singer et al 1990; Crick and Koch, 1990; Joliot et al, 1994; Gray, 1998). The proposals vary, for example as to whether coherence originates in thalamus or resonates in cortical networks, but "thalamo-cortical 40 Hz" stands as a prevalent view of the neural-level substrate for consciousness.

But how do neural firings lead to thoughts and feelings? Conventional ("functionalist") approaches fall short on the mind's enigmatic features. These include: 1) the nature of subjective experience, or qualia, our "inner life" (e.g. Nagel, 1974; Chalmers, 1996) 2) "binding" of spatially distributed brain activities into unitary objects in vision and a coherent sense of "self," 3) transition from pre-conscious processing to consciousness, 4) non-computability (Penrose, 1989; 1994; 1997), and 5) free will.

Functionalist approaches generally assume that conscious experience appears as a novel property at a critical level of computational complexity. On the surface this would seem to deal with issues 1 and 3, however a conscious threshold has neither been identified nor predicted, and there are no apparent differences in electrophysiological activities between non-conscious and conscious activity. Regarding the nature of experience (why we are not unfeeling "zombies") functionalism offers no testable predictions. Problem 2) of 'binding' in vision and self is often attributed by functionalists to temporal correlation (e.g. coherent 40 Hz), but it is unclear why temporal correlation per se should bind experience without an explanation of experience. As functionalism is based on deterministic computation, it is also unable to account for Penrose's proposed non­computability (4), or free will (5). Something may be missing.

To address these issues..."

posted : 2006.Mar.22 @ 4.16am
Godlike Machines
Artificial brain designer and theoretical physicist Prof. Hugo de Garis raised the issue of whether humanity should build godlike intelligent machines. Because of technological advances, he foresees a time in this century when artificial intelligence can be developed at the atomic level, and an object the size of an apple could surpass human brain capacity to the trillionth power.

At this point, he believes humanity will break into two groups. The Cosmists, who want to build these massively intelligent machines, and the Terrans who are against it. A third, smaller faction, he labeled as the Cyborgists, who want to merge with the artificial intelligence. Prof. de Garis believes the conflict between the Cosmists and the Terrans will be so extreme that wars could be fought over the issue.

The machines he called "artilects," may become so massively intelligent, said de Garis, that they would regard humanity, in the same way we look at insects, and they could be so powerful as to create their own universes. He boiled it down to the question: Do we build gods or do we build our potential exterminators? In an on-the-spot Fast Blast poll that was conducted, 56% sided with the Terrans, and 44% with the Cosmists.

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posted : 2006.Apr.03 @ 2.02pm
If you want an artistically brilliant version of the AI story, and what (may) happen, go watch The Animatrix.

posted : 2006.Apr.03 @ 7.21pm

"I have fantasies of the future where I see- and don’t ask me how we get there- a world of many many fewer people, and people live basically as people lived 25 thousand years ago, basically naked. Except that everybody has a little thread like Brahmans have in India, a little thread that goes around your shoulder and around your waste, and you could get mabe a couple of thousand small beads on this thread. Well each one is essentially a menu, an interface into a piece of software which is hidden in hyperspace, and by just moving this thread around and touching these beads you navigate into mental dimensions.

I can image that the person of the future would look like a rainforest primitive but when they close their eyes there would be menus hanging in space, and they select and navigate and move through these things.

We are the generation of people who actually will take the reigns of the human dream in a way that it’s never been taken before."

- Terrence McKenna
History Ends in Green, Pt.06


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