Imagine yourself standing at the middle of the room. There are big mirrors instead of the right and left walls. Let us suppose that the left wall is the Past and the right wall is the Future. Now look at the Future and you will see yourself in the Past then in the Future and in the Past again and so on, infinite progression. Now look at the left wall and you will see almost the same picture only with a different starting point.
Black dots – people that follow the rules of the cube and move along the lines. (I wanted to make them more in sync with each other, but lost patience in doing so 😉
Red dots – people that don’t follow the rules of the cube and move independantly outside the system.
click on the image to view animation:
Both have their own function: the black ones – to maintain the system, the red ones – to test and hack it.
approx. ratio: 1 red dot for 9 black dots.
p.s. All the black dots love watching parades and be part of any sync movements. All the red dots are mavericks and independent thinkers.
Susan’s Blackmore’s fascinating talk about memes and temes (techno memes). She explains how memes work and survive (self replicating information) and after watching it i thought that this principle is similar to the way consciousness expands… i wrote about it a while ago in Big Bang Theory of Consciousness
So it seems like memes are replicators of consciousness. I will go along with that. 😉
http://www.ted.com Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology — and invents ways to keep itself alive
here’s my big bang theory of consciousness on a cosmic scale:
Levels of consciousness:
5. beyond human
It works roughly like this: from very basic – it expands and becomes more complex – unill it implodes (becomes literally all one) … and explodes…
On a phisical level, simple nodes of consciousness tend to multiply thus creating more complexity and expand in a curved shape around the centre of origin (gravity of energy prevents it from fdrifting away)… thus creating a more densed layer… so it keeps multiplying and filling the space around itself untill eventually the outer layer becomes so dense that it locks the system into a solid shell (like an egg shell). When this happens the proccess of radical transformation takes place inside the “egg”…. the birth of something completely new. (I believe we have reached that stage of evolution already!)
Further, as the creative proccess of mutational multiplication is never ending (and ever accelerating), the space inside the egg becomes more and more densed (implosion proccess)… untill it becomes one solid matter – all one! Now it becomes so heavy and densed that eventually the pressure becomes too big and the egg cracks. But the pressure of course is so big that it doen’t just crack – it explodes! (just like the big bang)… sending all its bits and peaces (of consciousness) all around the cosmos…. untill these flying bits get lumped with other bits of consciousness (from different galaxies)… thus beginning to form a new system… and the proccess (forming a new egg) repeats itself!
Furtermore, the new egg will start from basic level 1 again, but it will be of course beyond human level node… thus creating even more complex systems of consciousness (far and far beyond our imagination now!). And this is how I visually imagine a magnificent proccess of never ending evolution: from explosion to implosion.
here’s a drawing that illustrustrates formation of new conscious nodes after explosion:
love his vision!
I believe that in the future there will be less useless things produced, also companies that design short-life products, i.e. 1 time use razors or pens or napkins, etc – they will subside and eventually dissapear simply because these are contrary to sustainability. Lasting value is the future ethics of production and design.
Also there will be less cheap products on the market too and I guess that China (the leader on this market) will face the dilemma of re-inventing it’s business philosophy.
When? Shortly after 2012, perhaps ;).