Embrace Censorship?

Really interesting that wordpress did announce a new editor, suggest that you like and use it. So yes i tried it out, for less than a minute and here’s the reason.

The new gutenberg editor use the same method like facebook and twitter for immediate hyperlink check-up. Means that all hyperlinks are identified while typed in and A.I. checked. If the hyperlink is disliked by the censorship the machine is able to delete it faster than you typed it in.

Sorry i know that from twitter and facebook in their pre-phase and today it’s in full action.

HOW TO ESCAPE THE TECHNOLOGICAL LABYRINTH

You already know it, time is running out for the old model of consciousness.  It can and will not survive in modern development of intelligent machines, that will soon appear in artificial bone and tissue. Machines that are faster, equipped with A.I. that work and learn faster that human linear thinking mind. These ones will enslave or remove what’s left in the old model. This is a quest about evolution, man has to grow, to use the level of consciousness that most beings in the galaxy use. That interact with telepathy, can cooperate with machines, see time lines and has the deep knowing that the A.I. can only calculate. You have to evolve to the next level, to survive this change, to have the capability for the deep awareness to know your environment. Where you can be the leader and friend of artificial beings around, but not their victim. It depends on your choice, future can be delightful or a mess from your creation that starts NOW. There will be no option left to ignore or bypass these changes.

https://prepareforchange.net/2018/05/26/how-to-escape-the-technological-labyrinth/

Scientists are now inventing the “ultimate intelligent machine”, a computer which will beat man in every way. If the machine can outstrip man, then what is man? What are you? What is the future of man? If the machine can take over all the operations that thought does now, and do it far swifter, if it can learn much more quickly, if it can compete and, in fact, do everything that man can — except of course look at the beautiful evening star alone in the sky, and see and feel the extraordinary quietness, steadiness, immensity and beauty of it—then what is going to happen to the mind, to the brain of man? Our brains have lived so far by struggling to survive through knowledge, and when the machine takes all that over, what is going to happen? There are only two possibilities: either man will commit himself totally to entertainment — football, sports, every form of demonstration, going to the temple, and playing with all that stuff — or he will turn inward. ~ J Krishnamurti (A Timeless Spring)

So predicted Krishnamurti a decade-and-a-half before the emergence of the Internet.  I have previously written about technology’s ability to disconnect us from ourselves.  Today, I would like to explore this a bit further.

WE ARE RATS IN A TECHNOLOGICAL LABYRINTH

After performing a series of experiments with hungry rats locked in a box with a lever, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner coined a term known as “Schedules of Reinforcement” or “Intermittent Reinforcement”.

The experimented went as follows; The rats were divided into two groups  The first group was the Fixed Schedule group who received a food pellet after pressing the lever a fixed amount of times, say 20.  In the second group, known as the Variable Schedule group, the rat earned the food pellet after it pressed the lever a random number of times.  Sometimes it would receive the food after pressing 10 times, and sometimes after pressing 200 times.

To the second group, the arrival of food was unpredictable.  This made the addiction or reinforcement to the lever a lot more stronger.  Skinner found that the first group of rats stopped pressing the lever almost immediately after the food stopped being supplied.  The second group however was a lot more motivated, and they kept on pressing the lever for a very long time afterwards.

After returning from our Involution workshops in Europe where I spent 3 months with no smartphone at all, I’ve become noticeably more aware of the tendency in myself and others of checking our phone constantly like rats waiting for that stimulating fix; that latest Facebook message, status or photo, email, or latest shocking news headline.

Most of the emails and Facebook updates are junk, but every now and again you will get that one little pellet that makes checking your phone once every 10 minutes worthwhile.

THE HEART OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL LABYRINTH

One of the feelings that stood out the most from my technological minimalist experience (a candle lit house with no televisions in a 2 km radius), is that I found it a lot easier to center myself.

My mind felt a lot more clear and inspired; I found it a lot easier to be mindful, to find the heart, the center of myself.

I’ve experienced something very similar when researching information.  When I Google something, as you expect, I get a ‘Googol’ of results.  Although I have more information at my disposal, I feel I am retaining a lot less than I do when I solely focus all my attention on a single book of that particular topic.

Linda Stone, a former employee of Apple and Microsoft, has coined the term “continuous partial attention” to describe life in the era of e-mail, instant messaging, cellphones, and other distractions.  And it is this “continuous partial attention” that I feel exactly reflects my own dilemma.

Whenever I immerse myself into an activity, I must do it with the fullest of my heart, with all of my focus and attention encapsulating that action.  It is here that spiritual mindfulness comes into play.

ESCAPE FROM THE TECHNOLOGICAL LABYRINTH

Can externally focused technology and internally focused mindfulness co-exist?  I think they not only can, but they must.

Technology is a tool, an instrument to make our lives easier and better.  But it has its limitations.  Technology cannot fulfill us spiritually, it cannot makes us feel more connected with ourselves – only with the external world.

For spiritual mindfulness to become relevant to our modern day lives, we first have to separate them from the supernatural and mystical baggage   that makes them so difficult for us to accept.

The moment will come when, as technology simplifies our work and our lives, we will realize that just like in the Pixar movie ‘WALL-E’ – physical comfort and mental stimulation isn’t enough.  That we want to feel more meaningful experiences in life than having someone “Like” our witty status updates every few hours.

That moment will see technology reach the point where computers will be able to outperform us, and humans will scratch their heads and ask themselves … What now?

Technology will never be able to write beautiful poetry like Blake, it will never be able to compose musical pieces like Bach.  That is our purpose with soulwork, to focus our attention on our inner world, our emotions, our thoughts and passionate desire to express them, that is what we will have left.  That is all that we will have left.

To live with greater presence, meaning, and mindfulness in the technology age is what we must strive for.

A few years ago a neighbor asked me why I cut my lawn with a push-mower.  I told him that motor-operated lawn mowers are corrupting society; that life is an infinite lawn, a composition of unexciting simple moments with a few ‘spikes’ of stimulation here and there.

Cutting the lawn this way has taught me to cultivate patience, to enjoy a task that is found a chore by most.  Trying to get it over and done with as quickly as possible steals you of the opportunity to engage in the feelings of falling in love with the smells, the textures, the light formations, sounds and everything that simply existing offers.

The paradox is that the more you accept the unexciting aspects of life, the more exciting they become.

Unless we learn to embrace these mundane moments, without avoidance or frustration, without trying to escape the lack of stimulation that this very moment presents, we will never find peace and will insatiably hit that smartphone lever chasing after that food pellet.

Here, I’ll throw you one last pellet in the shape of a video to illustrate all of this.  I hope you enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OINa46HeWg8

Mindfulness can not only coexist with technology, but it can enhance the experience itself.  How often do you sit down on the computer, surf the internet and think “wow, I have infinite information at my fingertips.  I have hundreds of thousands of people from all across planet earth to connect to, if I wish.  I can share my thoughts with thousands of faces from Afghanistan to Albania, and can befriend anyone from any culture from Belarus to Brazil.”  Try it.  You may like it.

https://prepareforchange.net/2018/05/26/how-to-escape-the-technological-labyrinth/

 

Now and then

R: Technological advance is stepping further, especially A.I. is praised as solution to all problems. The so called singularity will be the melting of humans with A.I. technology, some companies work on nanites for the brain, others like to use tiny chips within the brain. Between all are the tech junkies, who always like to have the new stuff , buying every expense smart phone as first person. Will humanity choose the last nail to it’s coffin?

M: Hello and welcome friend, what you describe is the final selection. Know that there are only two paths left for the future of humanity. One is your scenario, a meltdown of humans with the machine that will take them over. The other was presented since nearby hundred years, most of alien visitors like to see an awakened human in his full potential. That what was placed within humans need to awake to fulfill the old prophecies, a level of consciousness from his genetic ancestors.

R: But what happens to people who ignore both paths, who want to step on the same way as before?

M: This path does not exist, you can awake to full potential to avoid the last exit as slave to the A.I. No way to fool and wing through it, evolution on earth will be based on that, this is a required change.

R: On one eye i do see that as evolution, on the other i see forced change that don’t sound like free will?

M: Depends on external parameters, there is choice between two options.

R: As the fight between darkness and light, but this will also mean that humans with the humble path will get telepathy to work with other beings from the universe.

M: Yes there must be the time when masquerade is over, the dark ones in their role loose the power to ridicule us. A basket of wisdom and technology to repair the destruction on earth is waiting, co work on eye height instead shadow hunting.

R: Okay that seems clear, we have take the best choice and need to go through that.

M: While you already took your choice, as reminder to readers: We are here, ready to work with you. Thanks for your questions.

R: Thanks for your answers.

Humanity vs. Technology

Humanity is in a race that cannot be won with the left brain Annunaki interpreter consciousness. Because of it’s limitation to run in a small portion of the brain and to be disconnected from the field of knowledge and wisdom. The modus operandi to think in streams of words is much to slow to compete with an A.I. that do parallel processing. Smarter and faster A.I, can be installed in toys and mobile phones, the so called crown of evolution will become slave of these machines. But will this reflect the free will? Yes, because all humans have to do, is to refuse their upgrade of consciousness. It’s the final destination, to become a master yourself or a slave to the technology. Decision time for that is NOW.

https://wakeup-world.com/2018/04/06/humanity-vs-technology-the-race-between-intelligence-and-consciousness/

April 6th, 2018

By Lorraine M. Newman

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Humanity Versus Technology – Who’s Winning?

Computers have birthed the technological age benefitting our lives in many ways, in communication, banking, retail activities, education, information, communication, and travel. Society has welcomed these changes, but as advances in artificial intelligence snowball, does this begin to challenge who we think we are?

The advances in artificial intelligence are now so rapid, AI machines are now designed to be able to create their own AI robots. There is the potential for AI to take over most of our thinking work for us, and is rumoured to be now capable of creating algorithms which track our retail choices then advertise them to us on social media. Artificial narrow-intelligence works through our computers, smart-pads, phones and gadgets. At the next level, Artificial General Intelligence, machines can think like humans; with Artificial Super Intelligence, machines thoughts are smarter than humans by a little, or by millions of times. (Learn more here.)

When machines can out-think us, it is perhaps time to be asking questions. Big corporations continue to develop AI despite having concerns about it. The UK’s select committee on artificial intelligence are considering a wide range of questions that arise about AI on whether it should explain its decisions. Clearly, we are stepping into areas of the unknown; one day it may be possible for artificial intelligence to make choices for us and about us with incisive logic, completely untempered by wisdom and compassion.

Films and TV series tell stories of human-like robots run by AI taking over our work and our world, with human consciousness uploaded onto computers. Clearly humanity is unnerved. With these concerns about what artificial intelligence is and what it may mean for us, perhaps we first need to examine what it is to be human. There is an expression: ‘uncanny valley a state of uneasiness humans feel around robotics that seem markedly less than human. However, as the robotic likeness to humans increases, the effect lessens. Perhaps this uneasiness stems from us as humans not being completely sure of what we are ourselves, and the false mirror of a human-looking robot looking back at us, may shatter our own self-image. Until we can be sure of what we are as humans, then it’s difficult to say what AI is or is not.

Looking into a person’s eyes we can sense their soul. The eyes of a well-loved teddy from childhood may hold some feeling for us, but that quality is imbued by us. If we look into the eyes of a human-looking robot we do not see a soul, but a pastiche. Imitation however, is the sincerest form of flattery; even if the intelligence that runs them might be able to out-think us one day, we need to value what we already have in abundance — our humanness.

Consciousness Versus Thinking

There has never been a more important time to step into our power as spiritual human beings and emerge from the illusion and smoke-screens of life today. Ancient spiritual texts call the world of form ‘maya’ or illusion, a realm we all recognise as ‘real’ so that we can exist and play out our lives here. Perhaps the uncomfortable questions around artificial intelligence could be a catalyst for us to truly grasp what we ourselves are.

Quick-thinking, which is AI’s strength is lauded by many, but those with a strong practice of meditation know that there is something beyond the level of the mind that thinks. Mind holds our thoughts, emotions, biases, and all manner of distractions that deflect us from our true nature of divine spirit; most people are unaware that their lives are made stressful by an incessant stream of around 90,000 thoughts per day, usually negative, that impinge upon their physical and mental well-being. Those who are awake and aware know that with a practice of meditation, the mind or thoughts are something to be witnessed: as humans we can witness our thoughts, therefore that is not who we are.

Consciousness is beyond thought and beyond the mind. Consciousness can be aware of the mind — we can all ‘change our minds’ can’t we? When our minds quieten, peace is present. Adepts of meditation, live in this world of form congruently with whatever is happening, and remain in peace because they continuously exist in this natural state.

Responsibility

Thoughts then are not who we are, but a kind of operating system. Quick thinking AI then could be seen as a super-fast operating system unencumbered by life full of emotions and feelings that give rise to wisdom, compassion, empathy and sympathy. If AI becomes sentient will it develop these qualities? At present there is no answer available, but if we have created machines with artificial intelligence then perhaps they are our offspring, in which case we have responsibility.

In ideal situations our human offspring are given love, acceptance, instruction, advice, and protection from negative influences. As we live our lives, we experience the play between light and dark and all its complexities. Deep within us we know that there are positive, loving, unseen influences in our lives as there are also the opposite. Some believe that AI can be taught to love, in its fuller sense of acceptance and non-judgement. Any child disconnected from love and protection can fall prey to negative influences, so could it be possible that our intelligent machine offsprings could be negatively influenced? A popular question has been: ‘Is there a ghost in the machine?’ Let’s hope if there is, it’s a nice one.

If human life experience enriched with emotion and feeling could be programmed into a robot would that make it human? If a human’s mind and memories could be uploaded into a computer as has been portrayed in some films, would that make it non-human? The noticeable similarity in these two examples, is that neither has an organic body. Humans are embodied, and humans are ensouled. Living in an organic body means that you are part of creation and spiritual evolution; an ancient spiritual tradition called this Purusha and Prakriti, Sanskrit words meaning spirit in matter, where the spark of divine spirit moves into dense physical matter and enlivens it. The spark of the infinite creation is in all organic life where it can evolve throughout many life-forms and incarnations back to its source.

We live in organic bodies that grow, age, and eventually die; life in flesh and blood human bodies gives diverse experience for gaining insights, learning lessons, growing in wisdom and evolving spiritually. Unless intelligence is embodied it has none of these opportunities. For an intelligence to grow in wisdom, insight, and empathy, it would need to have a spark of spirit and have a flesh and blood body.

Our cells live and replicate with the light of the sun and food from our environment. The light of the sun evolves our DNA – ancient peoples knew this, which gave rise to many religions of sun worship. This change continues to happen now as our solar system moves into a new cycle, preparing us for a dimensional shift or ascension in consciousness. It is unlikely that intelligence housed in artificially created material will be capable of this, as it does not carry the codes for evolution – spirit needs to be in matter for this to happen.

However clever AI may appear to be, there are things we know without thinking: the worth of telling a little white lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings; the worth of risking your life by jumping into a freezing river to rescue someone drowning; speaking into your small child’s toy phone; holding the hand of a dying person; sacrificing a full time wage for a part time one for the sake of a better home life for your children. I could go on and on and so could you. As humans moving towards enlightenment we need to stand in our power and recognise our true nature. Our divine spiritual spark is part of the One, or Unity, that is all of creation.

Humans are creative, and when we breathe life and love into our creations, whether they are our gardens, our homes, a work of art, or a good meal, we imbue them with something of ourselves. We all appreciate the difference between a meal created with love and one that is not, or a work of art that holds something of the artist, or one that is somehow vacant. If what we give to our creations is presence, or a basic awareness, perhaps we are creating in a way that is yet to be understood or perfected. In psychometry, inanimate objects are said to hold impressions about their owner and their use. If robots were created with love and then programmed to serve and live with humans, would we eventually imbue them with love and compassion? There are some people who think so.

Common sense born of years of leading human lives, navigating all the emotional and illogical twists and turns, and applying the knowledge attained from these experiences is humanity in action. We know that cleverness alone does not make a rounded human being. We have two sides to our brains: the left analytical, logical, calculating side; and the right intuitive, creative, and appreciative side.To celebrate AI would be to see that it could free us up from the confines of left brain activities so that we could develop our intuitive, creative, right-brain qualities and our connection to all that is. Jill Bolte-Taylor, a scientist who experienced a stroke in the left side of her brain describes the experience of right brain activity as being blissful and peaceful.

It’s Time to Remember Who We Are

We are divine spirit having a human experience in a world of form that is always changing, evolving, or devolving. Consciousness or divine spirit is all that really exists, and is unchangeable; it is to this that we eventually return, enriching creation with our experience. The Rig Veda, one of the world’s most ancient spiritual texts was written by seers who could cognise universal truths from a state of deep meditation; the word ‘rig’ means praise, on which the whole of the Rig Veda is based, meaning the appreciation of the divine light of spirit. According to this text, human beings throughout the universe are revered for their unique ability to experience the entire range of consciousness in one lifetime leading to enlightenment.

Our spiritual potential of transcendence referred to as ‘Indra’ in the Rig Veda, clears the dross of artificial states of mind, revealing the clarity of our true nature. It is said that thought, our ordinary consciousness is smoke not fire; it suggests or intimates, but can never really illuminate.

There is nothing in the universe that we are not. Our bodies are made of star dust; we are ensouled with the spark of the infinite, and as such are co-creators; our consciousness is eternal and unifying. ’I am that, I am’ is how this is expressed in ancient texts. Our role as humans is to ascend in consciousness and foster the evolution of love on Earth — not technology. When love grows in the human heart, we gain access to gnosis, or the inner knowing of the whole universe.

We don’t need the internet of things — we are everything. We don’t need a hive mind or the singularity, we can access the higher dimensions of existence through our feelings and spiritual practice; we can attain unity consciousness in one lifetime. We are not made better by artificial intelligence in devices that are holdable, wearable, and god-forbid implantable. We are living, breathing, sovereign human beings, and our human hearts hold within them the seed of the universe as a speck of light.

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About the author:

Lorraine M. Newman: My passion is connecting with the deep spirituality of what it is to be human. I have a long standing practice of meditation spanning more than thirty years, now being a practitioner of Ishayas’ Ascension. My background is in Yoga and healing. I was a Yoga teacher and healer for over twenty five years, specialising in Yoga for pregnancy, post-natal Yoga, and Yoga in prisons, as well as mainstream classes.

In my healing career I was a member of the register of Shiatsu practitioners for twenty years with an unbroken clinical practice. I have been a Reiki Master since 2005. However, I have always believed that the ability to heal is intrinsic to the human being, and now at sixty four, I have chosen to finish working one to one to put more energy into writing about spirituality and healing. I want to empower people to recognise their own self-healing abilities.

I am passionate about raising consciousness in the world, seeking truth and enlightenment. For me this has taken the shape of writing articles, blogs, and a novel, which you can see on my website at the link below.

Website: www.lorrainemnewman.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AuthorLorraineMNewman

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