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commented on Jan. 12, 2011
We are in a state of transition and I suggest that this transition will lead to great futures, when we begin to acknowledge and to support the development of some of our own skills and abilities, which wise teachers have been telling us about for thousands of years.
In the last half of the twentieth century, the world started a transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, from the age when people in big companies and big governments dominated our economic and social life, to the age when people used information systems to create rewards and fulfillment for themselves beyond their wildest dreams. The year 2008, the year the world economies collapsed, will likely be recorded in history as the year the Industrial Age ended, the year that big governments throughout the world became technically bankrupt – owing more money than they will ever be able to repay. Big companies and big governments are currently in denial, pretending that everything is picking up again, even as jobs and savings decrease and personal debt loads increase. And they may continue to be in denial until their fantasy economic bubble bursts.
It is time for New Beginnings, and it looks like it’s up to people like you and me to create them. At the moment, developments in Information Technology seem to be pointing the way to our future societies. Our Information Systems facilitate world-wide marketing, research, banking, medical diagnosis, and professional advice. They offer opportunity for us to become informed beyond the limitations of educational institutions, and to contract out our skills and abilities beyond the limited opportunities available from one employer. We have unprecedented opportunity and autonomy, independent from the bureaucratic authorities of big companies and big governments. AND … our Information Systems are totally dependent on our Information Technology, a technology which is apparently extremely vulnerable to damage and destruction by natural events.
In 2008, the National Research Council of the National Academies published a report “on the Societal and Economic Impacts of Severe Space Weather Events.” Solar storms are created when the Sun erupts, sending charged particles racing outward. Widespread radio disruption was reported from solar storms in 1921, 1960 and 2005, and there were interruptions of the electrical grid and damage to satellites in 1958, 1989, 1994, 2000, and 2003. NASA has warned that solar storms predicted for 2012 could cause widespread disruption of the planet’s information systems and infrastructure. The report states that a solar storm similar to the one experienced in 1921 would likely cause disruption of the transportation, communication, banking and finance systems and government services; the breakdown of the distribution of potable water owing to pump failure; and the loss of perishable foods and medications because of lack of refrigeration. The more dependent we become on computers and electronics, the more catastrophic will be the impact of a major solar storm.
The electronic information technologies can’t begin to compare with the inborn information handling capabilities of humans. It’s like trying to compare a bicycle as a mode of transportation with the Bugatti Veyron automobile (list price $1.7 million). My research and the experiences of myself and thousands of others have shown that living entities today have the abilities to access, to share and to process essentially infinite quantities of information of all kinds, regardless of distance. Animals and plants and thousands of humans have been using these infinitely interactive information systems for their benefit from day one. Now that more humans have become familiar and competent with electronic information systems, it is a relatively simple step for them to acknowledge and to develop their own, inborn systems for information exchanges and influences. All that is required is awareness:
Awareness of the information exchanges which are unceasingly taking place between yourself and others. Just pause now and then and review the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing and assess how many of them may not have been your own creation.
Awareness of the influence which these exchanges exert on your own information processes, and of the influence which you exert on the information processes of others. Acknowledge the times when people come around to your way of thinking.
Awareness of the pleasure you experience in operating in harmony with the thoughts, feelings and intentions of others, such as in the audience of a good movie, or a good play, or a good concert.
In order to use them, you don’t have to know how these exchanges and processes work. Any more than you have to know how your desire to have a drink translates into the thousands of electro-chemical impulses required to get the right muscles to contract and expand so you can sip a drink.
There are available many theories and opinions (sometimes called explanations) about the “how, why and what” of our natural talents, based on theistic, supernatural, spiritualistic, biocentric and scientific beliefs. Pick one that works for you, or invent one of your own. Frankly, I don’t think that humans will ever ‘know’ how these talents work, because relationships between everything in the universe are always changing, 200 billion times a second, I have read.
Please work on developing your natural, inborn skills and talents, and helping others. If the forecasts of the National Research Council come to pass, we will need your skills to survive and to thrive.