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 ;).
In a video below a guy describes the effects of smoking salvia divinorum and explains his visions of the spiritual world.
After watching this video came this thought: Maybe it’s not a bad idea afterall to legalize some drugs in the name of peace? Maybe we need a law that forces politicians to smoke a pipe of Sacred Salvia or Blue Water Lilly every day before they go to work? Imagine how peacefull the world woud be.
This spring I am leaving Berlin and moving to Auroville , India. This is a place where one can be free of moral and social conventions that promotes alternative lifestyles, creativity and spirituality based on the principles of New Consciousness.
Below is a piece of agenda information from a weekly Aurovillian news bulletin (Feb. 2007 issue) that I found quite interesting.
CIRHU – Centre for International Research in Human Unity
Within the framework of their activities, a large number of Aurovilians do original work and research which aspires to a
high level of consciousness. We wish to create a living Aurovilian record for Auroville’s research and make it available to
Auroville and the world at large.
The purpose is to develop an informational database which documents the work and research activities, describes their
histories, the problematic and challenges encountered, and indicates their current situation. This living record will be a
platform accessible inside Auroville and throughout the world in order to give visibility to what Auroville has realized.
All areas of the lives of Aurovilians will be represented: architecture, construction, education, social and educational
initiatives, agriculture and forestry, green work, water treatment, energy preservation, craftsmanship, languages, music
and artistic expressions, food and nutrition, health and healing, new economy, yoga of life, human and spiritual unity,
With this living record, CIRHU will also become a platform which connects the “experimental laboratory” that is Auroville
to all those in the world who are moving in a same direction, a platform of expression and exchange endowed with total
freedom and spirituality.
We ask for your collaboration in making available the fruits of your labour during the two initial steps of this work:
1. Participate in developing a list of the past and current work and research at Auroville as you know them;
2. Work with us in the process of recording the work and research that you have accomplished over time.
Thank you very much for your participation.
One of the many other remarkable concepts of Auroville is its master plan, laid out in form of a galaxy – a galaxy in which several ‘arms’ seem to unwind from a central region. In interviews with Auroville Today in 1988 and in 1992, Roger Anger explained how this plan came into existence.