Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Questioning the Nature of Reality

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The other day I saw a stimulating documentary called “Quantum Communication“.  In this film, producer David Sereda brings together many researchers and scientists to describe the phenomenon of communicating via the quantum field. While a lot of what came up seemed like pseudo-science and hogwash, some of it was very interesting.

My favorite part was near the beginning when PhD Bruce Lipton said “Every human being is equally powerful in there creative ability to shape the planet.” To me, this was a beautiful sentiment that resonates the kind of empowerment more and more of us will come to embrace over the coming years.

Another interesting part dealt with the research done by Dean Radin who would show test subjects different pictures and monitor their reactions. If the image was pleasant and comforting or scary and threatening, the subjects would respond in various ways.But what the tests also showed was how the subjects would actually begin to react appropriately prior to the image being displayed, anticipating what the image was going to be. It would be interesting to see how replicable these tests are in similar experiments.

Radin’s experiments are a bit of a microcosm of Princeton’s Global Consciousness Project, which found correlations between major global events and shifts in supposedly random number generation. For example, the 9/11 attacks in New York resulted in a statistically significant shift in the number generation, adding support to their theory of a global consciousness beginning to emerge.

This kind of research can be so easily dismissed as nonsense because it opposes our typical world view. But just because the vast majority of us don’t believe it or understand it, doesn’t mean these researchers aren’t on to something.

There was a time when most people thought the earth was flat and resided at the center of the universe. Only because of daring individuals willing to challenge conventional wisdom were we able to form a clearer picture of the nature of reality.

One day we might scientifically prove that there is an ultimate unifying consciousness permeating throughout the entire universe. If we do, much to the dismay of today’s scientific majority and the skeptics, we’ll see how those who espouse such beliefs were right all along.

World Peace is Coming – It’s Flash Mob Rule, Baby

Friday, March 12th, 2010

One of the key factors to making world peace a reality will be our newfound powers of communication and community building.  We are uniting like never before, and the implications will be profound.

For one, we are gaining new means of dialogue, and dialogue is an integral step in the peacebuilding process.  Just getting people to talk is often the first step in conflict resolution.

Dialogue can also rehumanize an enemy.  Often, warring parties will dehumanize their foes, painting them as evil, irrational death dealers, but dialogue can make these misconceptions evaporate, and it is that much harder to kill someone who we come to see as a fellow human being.

Our new communication tools are also letting us spread important information that our mainstream media rarely, if ever, discusses.  Issues like the Military Industrial Complex, the Distrubtion of Wealth, or how our world has been consistently improving for centuries are all empowering forms of knowledge.

And, thanks to our growing powers of community, we will become more and more able to do something about it.  Facebook has exploded in size in just a few years.  Fast forward a few more years, and we will have groups large enough to rival corporations and governments in terms of power and influence.

Combine the size and might of our ever expanding groups with the speed of Twitter and instant messaging, and boom… we have some truly revolutionary power in our hands.

Look at what today’s flash mobs can do for a glimpse into the power we are unleashing.  A few hundred people, united at the same time and place for the same reason can really shake things up.  Now imagine instead of just 100, we had 100,000 people acting in unison.

Global Flash Mobs… mobilizing to action, in real time, all with shared goals, could truly shift the power back into the hands of the people.  We will be able to harness this power to make our world everything we want it to be… egalitarian, progressive and peaceful.