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TAFFD’S: THE JOURNEY SO FAR

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TAFFD's is a global nongovernmental organization legally registered in the USA. It is a Futuristic think tank group. Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Inc. 662 Riverlanding Dr., Lawrenceville, GA, 30046, USA TAFFD's is a 501(c)(3) Domestic Nonprofit Corporation www.taffds.org editorial@taffds.org

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Dr. Sarita Sharma, Ph.D. MANAGING EDITORS William Coburn Dr. Catherine Demetriades, Ph.D. Bharat Basistha, Ph.D. Prof. Mesembe Edet Ira S. Pastor Edward Fitzgerald

We prepare people's minds by talking about the future, using a transdisciplinary approach, transposing it through the TAFFD’s Quarterly Journal, TAFFD’s annual Magazine, TAFFD’s International/Local Conferencing, TAFFD’s Award, and TAFFD’s Teen. TAFFD's in less than a year of her legal registration is growing from strength to strength. This burden of proof was on a few energetic strategists who came to pull the trigger, directing it properly towards the target. When the idea of TAFFD's was nursed by the founder (July 2018), he started with his friend but the name was first TFD

SENIOR EDITORS Omenukur Donald, Ph.D Dr. Joel I. Osorio, MD Doris N. Morah, Ph.D. Shobha Sharma, Ph.D. Alejandro De la Parra Solomon

(Transdisciplinary Fear Discussions) but the friend Augustus

ASSISTANT EDITORS Kenechukwu Afam, Ph.D. Anita Ross Ofoegbu Francis, Ph.D. Chogwu Abdul

switched as CEO, CTO/CIO, etc. He is the oldest in the

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Tom Ross Dinorah Delfin Keoma Ferreira Peter U. Aloh Kristen Conklin Osinakachi Akuma Kalu Alejandro De la Parra Solomon Goffredo Giordano Kristen Conklin William Coburn

the process for legal registration began. He is in fact, the

PRODUCTION EDITORS Alejandro De la Parra Solomon Goffredo Giordano Satyajitsinh Gohil Anthony U. Nnaji Marlin Adams Stephen Nwajagu Albert Lewandowski Johannon Ben Zion

all TAFFD's after the death of the CEO (Christopher K.

Chukwu helped in narrowing the idea and the name became

When reality Changes, the best you can do is to reevaluate your values keeping the focus on your vision, making sure that your soldiers are still focused. Without a focused team, your mission may be difficult. We are visionary Avant guards whose mind can't hit the marginal propensity. The TAFFD's team is made up of great leaders who are capable of what many would see as impossible. The idea behind TAFFD's is bigger than anyone that is why everyone is needed to make it a reality our task is to engage at least 3 billion geniuses out of over 7 billion human population for the ethical harnessing of reality especially as we plunge into the age of technological complexity. We also look at societal issues and see a way of solving it in any we deem fit.

(TAFFD's). However, the first to join the agora was Satyajitsinh Gohil (September 2018), who is the current CTO. Before now, he

Agora at the moment and as such a foundational member. The face of TAFFD's changed when Christopher K. Haley joined the Agora (October 2018). Integration, structuring and

architect that laid the foundation of TAFFD's. He executed tasks along with strategists working with him as executives. During his time TAFFD's was legally registered, we published our International Journal and got ISSN number, we got a corporate account and above all, he did the first startup funding amongst B. Maria Kumar. Peter Deebom's idea of "Life is stage by stage" was vivid to

Haley) in October 2019.

Join us today in making life better. The agora is open for you

However, a new system emerged focusing on the vision

Osinakachi Akuma Kalu

also. The new heralds believe that "we are, that we may

President of Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Inc. (TAFFD’s)

contribute to making humanity better and not talking to show that we know" and for them "It takes sacrifice, and solidarity (overwhelming love) to push a noble cause you believe in".

MARKETING EDITORS Alejandro De la Parra Solomon Goffredo Giordano Anthony Kimery Chukwu Augustus Victoria Ustimenko Miguel Rafael Genovea Alexander Chiaha Lilian Ogbunga Nilsa Hernández Morales Gabriel Vázquez Torres

This makes TAFFD's to now move in two ways, creating awareness and consolidation through projects. There is no force stronger than Strategic minds. They are stronger than billionaires. Because each is ABUNDANCE. The mark of the new era began with Alejandro De la Parra Solomon, the Mexican who literally overhauled TAFFD's digitals and strengthened it in all its structures.

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ABOUT THE MAGAZINE TAFFD’s magazine is a branch of Transdisciplinary Agora For Future Discussions. The magazine is a global centered annual magazine that welcomes write ups from Africa, Europe, America and Asia. The focus of the magazine is to publish ground breaking articles in Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Digital Fabrications, Fearism, Networks and Computing System, Medicine and

Neuroscience,

Design,

Entrepreneurship,

Communication, Finance and Economics, Future Studies and Forecasting, Policy, Law and Ethics, Humanitarian Challenges and Balanceology. We also welcome Investigations (political corruption, serious crimes and corporate wrong-doings), Review and Constructive Criticism of all kinds of books. And last but not the least, we also have a place in our magazine for social and emotional concerns of human lives, for literature and art and culture. A transdisciplinarians delight tightly woven inside the covers!

future looks challenging and exciting what with all the new

without the other. This amalgamation and juxtaposition is

age isms like transhumanism, futurism, fearism, digitalism

truly a Transdisciplinarian’s delight.

and others taking center stage and changing the narratives

Also, we, at TAFFD’s, are not far behind when it comes to

that we often take for granted. Nevertheless, we should not

recognizing

be caught off guard or led blindly to that which has the

achievements that have taken place around the globe,

potential to transform our lives much beyond what we

achievements in diverse fields of work by ordinary people

envision. We, at TAFFD’s, believe in preparing the human

like you and me but with extraordinary vision and zeal. We

race for days that are surely unravelling right in front of us,

salute them their vision, their inventiveness and the

unravelling us to the prospects and challenges that we need

inspiration that they provide to millions of people all over. We

to be prepared to meet and face and see eye to eye.

nominate leaders, speakers and authors and activists from

The magazine brings to you an array of fascinating and

around the globe for the TAFFD’s Certification of Excellence

thrilling discourse on areas as diverse and compelling as

which is our way of appreciating them and thanking them for

nanotechnology, biotechnology, transhumanism, robotics,

all their hard work commitment and zeal.

futurism and many more absorbing and engrossing reads. If

In its maiden venture itself the magazine has garnered a

there is Tom Ross talking of the Open Source Mode where

great deal of curiosity and interest simply because of its

he stresses on the need to be aware of our ‘instincts’, the

focus on quality work and its futuristic transdisciplinarian

primeval impulses which have always been there since

approach to issues which need to be dissected and looked at

humans became humans, well so to say above the pack,

and solved justifiably.

and our ‘individual creative thinking styles’ which make us

TAFFD’s paves the way for a better understanding of and

different from the rest of the tribe there is Kristen Conklin’s

approach to the myriad hues that the future is to unfold. With

article which makes a powerful study on the harmful effects

a note to remain human and be humane in a techno centric

of

world, we assure you of a meaningful and diverse read.

the

developing

technologies

which

are

used

and

commending

on

the

remarkable

indiscriminately in modern warfare and crime control. We also have the futurist Thomas Frey talk about how the world will look like in the year 2040. What he says may look chilling and a little goose bumpy too for old fashioned people like me but one cannot refute his ideas on how the lives of the coming generation may be in a world which is totally technologically driven and consumed. Apart from these there are scores of other features by big names like Dr Catherine Demetriades, Harvey Kraft and others on how life can be made better for the millions of us who strive every moment for a world which may be equal and efficient and less aggressive than it already is. And the Jason Silva exclusive you would never want to miss!

FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The TAFFD’s International Magazine is a vision of the

The poems and artwork that intersperse the heavy reads

Adios!

create a fine balance of how the varied disciplines are

Dr. Sarita Sharma, Ph.D.

interrelated in our lives and how one cannot envision of one

Editor-in-Chief (TAFFD’s Magazine)

future that we would see unfold in years to come. The

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ISSUE 2019 Learn more about TAFFD’s on www.taffds.org

 UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD: 29 INSANE PREDICTIONS & WHY IT MATTERS – Thomas Frey. P.9  OPEN SOURCE MODE – Tom Ross. P.13  THE SCIENCE OF AUDITORY SENSATIONS INDUCED BY ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES & THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS – Kristen Conklin. P.18  GLOBAL WATER CHALLENGES: THE FUTURE OF WATER TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION ON WATER MANAGEMENT & LIFESTYLE RENOVATION – Emilio A. Negron & Alejandro De La Parra. P.22  SECURING AND TRAINING THE HUMAN MIND – Lucas W. Pomeroy & Kristen Conklin P.26

 THE HUMAN EVOLUTION CUP: A CHALLENGING TOURNAMENT BEYOND BIOLOGICAL & COGNITIVE LIMITS – Goffredo Giordano. P.31  DATA-BASED CITY PLANNING: HOW WILL IT REVOLUTIONIZE CITIES? – Albert Lewandowski. P.38  THE HODGKIN HUXLEY (HH) NEURON MODEL EMPOWERMENT FOR THE WORLD DURING THE REIGN OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - OHM’S LAW – Kristen Conklin. P. 40  SEABUCKTHORN (HIPPOPHAE SALICIFOLIA L) A PROMISING LIVELIHOOD PLANT FOR THE PEOPLE OF SIKKIM – Dr. B. C. Basistha. P.44

 FAUSTIAN TRANSHUMANISM: PERILS OF THE FAUST AMBITION – Keoma Ferreira Antonio. P. 50  DIGITALISM AND THE SPATIAL WEB: THE PARA MODERN ERA EMERGES WITH THE CONVERGENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND INNOVATION – Harvey Kraft. P.57  CIRCADIAN TIME: UNLOCKING OUR INNER SUPERMAN – Thomas Frey. P.64  NEURO-SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS BILL PROPOSAL – Kristen Conklin. P.68  JASON SILVA: TELLING THE STORY OF TECHNOLOGY – Augustus Chukwu. P.73  OF MYRIAD VOICES – Gyan Bahadur Chettri P.77  IS IT INTELLIGENCE THAT WE ARE AIMING FOR? – Dinorah Delfin P.79

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ISSUE 2019 Learn more about TAFFD’s on www.taffds.org

 POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY; THE STRUGGLE FOR RELEVANCE – Anita Rose. P.82  THE SEA OF FUTURE FEELINGS – Osinakachi Akuma Kalu. P. 85  LIGHT WAVES UNVEILING THE INVISIBLE CAUSES OF CELLULAR MALFUNCTION – Dr. Catheride Demetriades. P.90  A HOLY THREESOME: AN INDECENT PROPOSAL FOR HOMO SAPIENS' QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD – Dinorah Delfin. P.95  A.I. & EVE: THE US6 ALGORITHM – Tom Ross. P. 97

 THE TAFFD’S GLOBAL NOMINATION AND CERTIFICATION – P.100  TWENTY FUTURIST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS – P.101  TWENTY FUTURIST AUTHIORS – P.104  TWENTY FUTURIST LEADERS – P.107  TEN ACTIVISTS THE WROLD NEEDS TO LISTEN TO – P. 110  MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS – P.114

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vISUAL DISCOuRsE by Ani Kaspar


UNDERSTANDING

T·H·E F·U·T·U·R·E

UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD: 29 INSANE PREDICTIONS AND WHY IT MATTERS?

Training someone to have extreme focus, with

BY THOMAS FREY

virtually no one is teaching.

Last week my grandson Raymund turned 5

In my way of thinking, it’s ok to push future

years old, and it caused me to think about the

generations towards things we ourselves

kind of world he’ll be entering into.

struggle with, because the demands of the

The workforce of tomorrow will need to be

the ability to block out all bright shiny objects, is not only a tall order; it's also a topic that

future will be far more intense for them!

resilient, flexible, resourceful, creative problem

The future will require they be better at

solvers,

ally

virtually everything – smarter, quick to adapt,

……………………………………………………….

purpose-driven,

high energy, work long hours, durable, and

Thomas Frey

aware,

ethical,

epithetical,

perseverant,

situation

relentless, and totally distraction-proof. Yes,

much more resilient when things go wrong.

Author of 'Epiphany Z – 8 Radical Visions Transforming Your Future'

somehow, they need to be distraction-proof.

Yet we’ve been doing just the opposite,

As I started writing down a list of future

instilling a sense of frailty, trying to protect

1.) His best friend will be a virtual buddy that

attributes, the last one – distraction-proof –

them from ev minderything that can possibly

works as a sounding board, a mentor, and a

has become a reoccurring theme in most of

go wrong. Keep in, a great captain is never

keeper of his most intimate secrets.

my thinking. Most of today’s children are the

made from calm seas.

2.) Virtually every object in his life will talk to

……………………………………………………….

him and he will think something is wrong when

complete opposite of distraction-proof. In fact,

29 WAYS LIFE WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN 2040

he runs into an item that doesn’t respond to

last 10 seconds they’ll start wondering if

In 2040, the life of today’s five-year olds will

3.) At the same time, he will be surrounded

something is wrong.

look far different than they do today:

with many broken and partially functioning

I would go so far as to say they have a squirrel phobia. If they haven’t gotten distracted in the

his voice.

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tacos, the food he receives will have benefits

his own. He has joined 4 different “gig teams”

gadgets. Technology is designed for a limited

recalibrated to match his own unique diet.

as a way of improving both the quality and

time of usefulness and most people will have

8.) A common mantra among young people in

consistency of gig-flow.

shelves full of inoperative devices displayed

2040 is “there is no such thing as common

14.) In the employment world, virtually all of

as house ornaments and knickknacks.

knowledge.” Each person is living a hyper-

his achievements will have a gamified point

4.) He will resent having clothing connected to

individualized

many

system in the background to provide added

the Internet and will only buy certified “tracker-

instances, virtually no one else can relate to

incentives. Every completion gets added to an

free” clothing. Since his mom and dad tracked

their upbringing. This is neither good nor bad,

automated resume that chronicles as much of

his whereabouts as a kid, he will harbor the

but speaks to the increasing divergence of the

his life as he allows it to.

same resentment towards having an employer

human experience.

15.) Thumbing his nose at past generation’s

or “big brother” looking over his shoulder.

9.) Virtually every aspect of his life will have

debt and massively under-funded financial

been gamified on some level.

obligations on a national level, he has become

10.) For those adept at managing their

a citizen of two virtual countries and is

5.) He will never own a car or a house.

experience

and,

in

considering a third. 16.) With the first Mars colony now in place, going there has become a hot topic of conversation

among

his

peers.

Nearly

everyone has toyed with the idea of what it’d be like to be one of the early colonizers. 17.) Many are also critical of how this colony will affect the Martian ecosystem, but most people his age are more interested in creating a new ecosystem than worrying about the existing one. 18.) Space tourism is now a fledgling industry, but the promoters are still struggling to find the “killer app” that will keep wealthy tourists coming back. 19.) He has developed a growing distrust of traditional banks and instead relies on his bank-tech wallet, a digital wallet he can access anywhere in the world. 20.) His currency of choice is a derivative of ………………………………………………………. How will today’s 5-year olds grow

incentive plans, every meeting, social interaction,

into their roles in the future?

and achievement will be rewarded with social

Fig. 1 Thomas Frey’s grandson, “Raymund”

credits that can be accumulated and used to

(photo provided by Thomas Frey)

purchase vacations and consumer goods.

……………………………………………………….

11.) His education will also be incentivized by 6.) The majority of his food will fall into the

bitcoin, which exists outside of the control of traditional governments. 21.) As part of the super-fluid transportation age, he will have visited 20 countries by the age of 25, working various projects along the

a gamified credentialing system that replaces

way. Every trip becomes a working trip, and

old-fashioned college degrees. The traditional

every vacation, a working vacation.

bachelors, masters, and PhD system has

22.) His healthcare is managed in real time

healthier than anything today. But he will still go

been

two-dozen

through his health-tech app, virtually never

through junk food binges.

accomplishment-based credentials that extend

meeting face-to-face with a doctor, instead

7.)Sensors in his clothing will generate areal-

far beyond anything today.

doing his occasional doctor visits virtually.

time analysis of all food that he consumes. For

12.) At the age of 25 he already has three key

23.) Much like today, music is very much a

this

certifications, which allows him to land a

part of his life, but the music itself now speaks

“foodcast” to all restaurants and fast food

number of good-paying gigs.

to the heart and soul of tomorrow’s thought

places he frequents. Even though he appears

13.) The job market has largely transitioned

leaders. More than ever, music has become a

to order standard hamburgers, pizzas, and

into project-based gigs that he manages on

three-dimensional experience, instantly

category of being “super-processed” with most of his diet closely dialed-in to his metabolism and far

reason,

his

dietary

needs

will

be

replaced

with

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over


adjusting to the pace and moment-by-moment

side-by-side with 20 year olds, the notion of

mood shifts of the listener.

“changing the world” and “making a difference”

24.) Traditional sports like baseball, football,

has taken on a much more realistic tone.

• What will fashions look like in 2040? • What kind of jobs will people have, and will it

hockey, soccer, and basketball have all

be full-time work of more of a series of parsed-

experienced waning interest among young

together gigs?

people as few can measure up to the

• In a world where transportation has become

excitement of video games.

very fluid, how will this affect people’s sense of

25.) With new types of controllers, video

community?

games themselves have morphed into far

• What places will be on the list of “hot new

more of an aerobic workout than the skilled

cities” in 2040?

button-pushing experience today. Video game

• Will people still retire, or will retirement have

tournaments

with

$1

million

prizes

and

been completely reinvented?

100,000 attendees are common. 26.) In the sporting arena, gravity suits have

Instilling in a child a sense of responsibility for

become a growing source of entertainment.

protecting the environment is important, but far

Sports like “gravity racing,” “gravity ball,” and

different than teaching them to find their true

“gravity

competitions”

sporting

world

augmented

now

with

dominate

most

displays

to

the

incorporating enhance

the

FINAL THOUGHTS

calling in life, or protecting their families, or

The future is unfolding as a fountain of

being good managers of their life journey.

endless

The future is ours to mold, fashion, and

excitement,

driven

by

infinite

experience.

anticipation, set against a landscape of

27.) Movies will be in-the-round with seating

stunning possibilities, as we enter a world of

forming a circle around the 3D holographically

boundless opportunities.

projected action scenes. It will be common to go to the same movie multiple times since every

seat

gives

a

distinctly

different

perspective on how it is viewed.

has

finally

a

real

the future, it becomes an interesting exercise

turn out the way you want?

to decide which things change and which ones Please take a moment and let me know your

• At what age will young people start dating?

entertainment option, even though it’s still

• Do they still get married, or has marriage

crude. In another decade it will begin to live up

itself gotten reinvented?

to the true-to-life Star-Trekian dream.

• With certifications becoming more valuable

29.) In

a

world

where

it

has

become

increasingly common for 80 year olds to work

care about the future! If you don’t have time to plan for the future, what makes you think it will

stay the same.

become

The future doesn’t care about you unless you

Whenever we dial-in our crystal ball to see into

28.) After many years of improvement, the holodeck

produce. But it starts today, not tomorrow!

than college degrees, will young people still go

thoughts. There are far more aspects to the future than what I have touched on, so your ideas are a critical piece of this rapidly unfolding conversation about the world ahead. ~Futurist Thomas Frey

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OPEN SOURCE

M·O·D·E

OPEN SOURCE MODE

Is it me or is there a really good vibe in here?

BY TOM ROSS

We’re born — most of us — with the instinct to

S TRATEGIC I NCLUSIVITY

read-a-room.

The

cues

are

sometimes

obvious but sometimes they’re so subtle that Two monks were traveling down a deep

we’ve invented phrases like, “there’s a really

muddy road in heavy rain when they came

good vibe in here”. And like many things that

upon a lovely young girl in a silk kimono who

we intuitively know there is scientific research

was unable to cross the road. The elder monk

that

said, “Come on, girl.” Then he lifted her in his

neurobiological mechanisms that explain how

arms and carried her to the other side. The

we are able to read intention or emotional

younger monk was speechless until later that

residue and other big words that just mean

points

to

cognitive

functions

and

……………………………………………………….

night when he said to his elder, “We monks do

‘vibes’, dude.

not go near females, especially young lovely

When my son was two years-old and would

Futurist Speaker & Published Author

ones. It’s too dangerous. Why did you do

play with friends, the moment any of them

……………………………………………………….

that?” The elder monk replied, “I left the girl on

began to pair off or lose focus, he would raise

failed. Yet, every day, in every city in most

the other side of the road. Why are you still

his arms and say, “I all done.” Then he would

companies on Earth, we squeeze ourselves

carrying her?”

grab his blanket and go to his room to relax

into conference rooms for workshops or

This parable points to a fundamental aspect of

with a film. Usually “The Lion King” as he

brainstorming sessions based on department

human nature in that sometimes we attach

found “The Little Mermaid” misogynistic. But

and title and completely ignore our group

ourselves so strongly to ideas that we can’t

the point is that, even at two years-old we can

dynamics

respond positively to new realities. The elder

sense a shift in a group. And it bothers us.

individual creative thinking styles.

monk had no attachments. He was able to act

As you can see by his expression in this photo

How many of you can pull up a memory of

in the moment. The younger monk, however,

taken shortly after a Lego Group Dynamic had

having been excluded from a group? Either as

Tom Roos

instinct.

Not

to

mention

our

was so attached to his monastic ideas that he couldn’t see that the girl needed help.

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overly aggressive, contagiously sick or they

incorporate in other areas of our lives.

a child or even more recently? It’s a visceral

simply didn’t help gather or hunt for food.

I’m speaking of Open Source Code. This is

memory, right? You can feel it. Now how many

There’s an easy teenager joke here but I’m

when a company releases the source code of

of us will admit to having excluded someone

reading the room. Exclusivity and other fear-

a product to the public — to anyone to build on

for any reason other than that person’s own

based instincts obviously served us well or this

and

well-being? I see. Those of you who raised

hall

philosophy being that we can learn more from

your hands are excluded from this hall. Those

discussing ideas worth spreading.

each other when information is open. This

of you who have never excluded anyone can

But now — most of us — are conscious, self-

movement obviously challenges the long held

stay both of you. We all know the sting of

aware and socially sophisticated. Not to

corporate ethos of exclusivity — But with the

being left out. So why is it still such a big part

mention

massive success of Open Source products

of our socialization? Why is it still a driving

interdependent than any time in history.

like

force in our schools, businesses and politics? I

So this instinct turned tendency to exclude

GOOGLE CHROME and ANDROID the ethos

might

have

more

been

locally

filled

with

and

lions

globally

hopefully

LINUX,

innovate.

The

WORDPRESS,

primary

FIREFOX,

is shifting — and fast. Suddenly fear and exclusivity are no longer as motivating or potentially profitable as sharing and inclusivity. So, to get out of the dysfunction, I get into what I call “Open Source Mode”. It’s a strategy — a state-of-mind really based on the tenets of Open Source Code but applied to my operations as a Creative Director; idea generation, group problem solving. The strategy is this; 1. Include Everyone, 2. Give them Access to Everything then 3. Gather and Share Anything. Simple, right? But, because so many of our colleagues are still locked into this fear-based exclusivity ethos, the tactics of this strategy can be a real challenge. They require us to rise up against some of our most embedded, time-honored practices and behaviors we have. I have a slew of tactics that I use under this strategy but TED has wisely determined that 18 minutes is the optimal time limit for sharing believe it’s partly due to that sense of

others not only doesn’t serve us anymore — it

and grasping ideas. So you can find more in

belonging — however hollow — that we get

threatens our very existence. Exclusivity is our

my forthcoming book.

when we’re exclusive to a group can bring.

new Lion.

“19 Minutes: Stuff That I Couldn’t Fit into My

We’re able to suspend compassion for an

So here we are. In meetings, workshops,

TEDx Talk” So today let’s focus on just one of

outcast to feel that belonging.

brainstorming

the most common practices in our classrooms,

American

psychologist,

based

on

Maslow

organizational charts not instinct or ability.

organizations

placed belonging as the third most basic

Day-in and day-out we’re communing with one

Brainstorming Session. True story. Years ago

Human Need. Just above Food and Security.

another in formats that are tired, counter-

I was invited to an exclusive Brainstorming

And belonging to a group was essential for the

intuitive,

we’re

Session to figure out how to sell a lot of ads in

survival of our species. Before us humans

ignoring our instincts, and our individual

a short time.

became, well, human — conscious, self-aware

creative thinking styles. So, besides binge

Many of you are probably familiar with the

and socially sophisticated — like the need to

watching TED Talks on Netflix all weekend,

Rules for Brainstorming, two of which being; 1.

belong, the instinct to exclude was also

what can we do to get out of this dysfunction?

There’s no such thing as a “bad” idea and 2.

essential

Well, there is a very exciting revolution going

don’t judge any ideas. Excitedly, I blurted out

ancestors instinctively knew when to banish a

on in the software industry which is based on¡

the first idea — let’s discount ads for preferred

member who threatened the tribe by being

principles that I believe we can embrace and

clients for a limited time. The Brainstorming

to

our

Abraham

sessions

survival.

Our

ancient

indeed

harmful

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because

and

workplace

The

Facilitator looked directly at me and, I kid you


not, said “Bad idea — we’re already under-

call them Open Source Sessions and here’s

valued next?” Well, I shut right down. And so

how they work. One: If the goal is to come up

your product, company or industry the broader

did most of the group for fear of being judged

with a great idea that helps everyone, then

the solutions may be. For instance, the

by the very person who just read us the Rules

letting everyone in to help is the first great

governor of California appointed me to the

of Brainstorming. That Facilitator made three

idea. Creativity is a whole brain function.

Board of Geologists. Did I mention that I’m a

critical mistakes; in the first minute, she broke

Creative Director in Broadcasting. I don’t know

two of the primary rules, before the session

from rocks! But the wisdom there was that I

began she made it exclusive and here’s where

could ask some really smart people some

that parable about the monks and letting go of

really dumb questions which prepared them

old ideas comes into play, before she was

for some real Federal Agencies.

even born, the Brainstorming technique was

Two, give them access to everything. In

scientifically proven not to work.

writing via email, state the problem that needs

The Brainstorming Technique was introduced

to be solved then include links to relevant

in the late 1940’s as a group attack on a single

resources and attach all the research, initial

problem. In 1958, Yale University conducted

ideas and all the failed solutions to date. The

the first empirical test of the technique.

more honest you are about what hasn’t

Fortyeight students were divided into 12

worked the more people will want to come to

groups

creative

your rescue. The best email subject line is

problems. As a control, 48 students were

“Can you help me?” It awakens the hero in the

given the same problems to work on alone.

recipient, “Why yes, I will help you.” In the

The solo students came up with almost twice

email, set a time at least three days away to

as many solutions and a panel of judges

convene and share the ideas that everyone

deemed the feasible and effective. The

comes up with. This allows people time to find

Brainstorming Technique seemed to make

a favorable time and setting to get into their

each individual less creative. Now, I’m not

creative space whether alone or in a group, at

suggesting that creative group activities are a

home or at work.

waste of time but when we conduct them like

Third, gather and share anything. This is

this

and

and

given

a

exclusively,

series

we’re

of

ignoring

where those two rules make the most sense.

the

science, our creative thinking styles and our

It should be a whole group function too. Don’t

No bad ideas and make no judgments. List the

Group Dynamic Instinct.

limit participation. Invite everyone from the

ideas anonymously Allow people to defend

Here’s what a “Brainstorming Session” looks

CEO to the Receptionist to the janitor in. Title

their ideas. Vote for the top three strongest

like in Open Source Mode. First, change the

and position do not determine ability. In fact,

ideas. Pass them to an unidentified group.

name. Rebranding sheds old expectations. I

sometimes, the less someone knows about

Placing the burden of choice on an “Other”

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What works for me is a kind of Aversion

And there I was judging him. I got it wrong. But

authority keeps the ego at bay and causes the

Therapy. I have a set of memories I can go to

I hold on tight to that crushing moment

group to congeal as a single body. Keep the

of moments when I caught myself. behaving or

because it puts me in Open Source Mode.

session reasonably open-ended. Time them to

thinking wrong out of fear or ego. And recalling

And it doesn’t matter what we call it, Open

end right before lunch for instance so people

the impact of catching myself always puts me

Source

who want or need to leave can do so guilt-free

into

For

Bullying, what matters is that that into this

and people who may be inspired can stick

instance, I was volunteering at fundraiser for

frame of mind as often as possible and be the

around. Follow the flow of the group, read the

Promise Ranch here in Colorado which offers

person that joins the group that’s helps a man-

room.

Therapeutic Horse Riding for children with

in-black down a road. Because the truth is that

While you’re together in an inclusive state, ask

disabilities. While directing traffic onto the

we are all a man-in-black — struggling down a

the group answer one question: “What skill or

ranch I noticed a young man, late 20s leaning

road toward bliss — where we can forget the

talent do I have that I wish more people

against the back of a van waiting for the rest of

pain for a little while and maybe even get on

recognized?” The answer unveils our bliss. It’s

his group to unload. He was dressed in black

stage.

what we wish we were doing more of. And the

with sunglasses and his pants tucked into his

harder it gets to answer this question, the

boots, sunglasses and a guitar slung around

closer we are to bliss. Discuss answers then

his back. I thought, “Get a load of this guy”.

pose the problem for the next Session. But

The band sound checked an hour ago so I

this

non-judgmental

mindset.

ask them to bear in mind their Bliss Question

knew he wasn’t going on stage. Then I saw

answer while developing ideas. Approaching a

the group put their arms around the man-in-

problem from this angle adds a sense

black who was struggling to walk

responsibility to our creativity because thinking

down the road as people with cerebral palsy

from our bliss point. The Open Source

do. I collapsed emotionally — my judgmental

Session and the Bliss Question are tactics

mindset crushed by compassion. I got it

designed

and

wrong. This young man probably spent the

exclusivity. But, unless we embed the Open

better part of that afternoon dressing in that

Source

outfit to feel part of the scene on a night

to

Mode

Brainstorming

get

into

us

beyond

our

Facilitator,

fear

being,

like

that

we’ll

just

be

repeating the rules and not following them.

out with friends to forget about the pain for a while.

So how do we embed the Open Source Mode into our being?

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THE SCIENCE OF AUDITORY SENSATIONS INDUCED BY ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES & THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS

A transducer is a device that converts energy

BY KRISTEN CONKLIN

transducers for our senses that can be hacked

Throughout the entire spectrum of from existing

to

developing

technologies

the

from one form to another. Our ear converts acoustic forces to electromagnetic forces by design.

Humans

and

animals

have

by neuro weapons. Acoustic forces travel through

matter

and

interact

with

the

associated science has dual use. There are

mechanical amplification system of the ear

good

each

and are transformed into electromagnetic

development. Currently there is no over sight

forces (ions) in the nervous system. This

to see that this spectrum of technology has

happens because of the materials in the

countermeasures associated with it to ensure

geometry in the ear.

human rights will not be removed in the event

Electromagnetic forces, in the form of photons,

Electrical Engineer & Writer

that the technology falls into nefarious use.

can bypass the geometry of the ear, or interact

……………………………………………………….

This paper offers insight to technology that

with it in such a way, and cause ions to flow in

in the Diagnostic Statistics Manual (DSM) are

was partially discovered through observation

the nervous system that are perceived as

two theories that can be applied to weapon

and developed in a manner that didn’t provide

sound. This type of nervous system hack can

induced illness. Psychiatric diagnosis is based

a protection scheme outside of the security,

be mistaken for a natural sickness and not an

upon theories in all aspects of the diagnosis

intelligence,

The

induced sickness by a weapon. Auditory

and treatment.1

spectrum of potential use raises important

sensations that are induced by weapons can

The CIA Library in the United States has

ethical observations in society that will be

be

declassified

used to form a plan of action to place hinges

psychiatric disorders. The disorders of tinnitus

leveraging the human nervous system as a

on the use of science.

and schizophrenia which are listed

target in operations.2

and

evil

and

applications

military

for

domains.

misdiagnosed

………………………………………………………. Kristen Conklin

for

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several

statistical

documents

that

support


Weapon induced auditory sensations can be

increased morbidity in society.

known in data driven industries as the Frey

This is the perfect weapon for covert crime due

issues involved, described the scope of

Effect, microwave auditory effect. Weapon

to the invisible nature of the ammunition, the fact

existing regulation in the EU and elsewhere

induced auditory sensations can be found in

that the devices are not confined to line of sight

and

the CIA Library under projects with the names

principles4 to aim at a target, and ammunition

regulations and guidelines.”5 The reach of the

of MKUltra, Grill Flame, and Stargate. The

sources can even be based off of the planet or in

program aims to effect all aspects of society.

implication

through

other locations that do not have a power

Military

declassified documents lends the reported

distribution system. There is no smoking gun to

Operations aim at controlling the minds of the

cases of tinnitus, and equal, to be treated as a

hold any accountable. Invisible ammunition (e.g.

opponent. One method of doing this is to

national security threat. The threat can be

electromagnetic ammunition) allows states to

understand the opponent’s society and define

considered possibly a non consensual human

exist in an illusion of security and peace.

their existing weaknesses. These weaknesses

experimentation or an assault by an opponent.

The Human Brain Project Subproject 12 has

are used as leverage to amplify flaws in

of

these

sensations

identified

societies

key

ambiguities

operations

and

called

make

the

in

those

Psychological

members

fight

themselves. A global flaw in society is a medical community that exists on data that is not achieved through any success. Dr. Allen Frances

said

regarding

psychiatry,

“the

powerful new tools of molecular biology, genetics, and imaging have not yet led to laboratory tests for dementia or depression or schizophrenia

or

bipolar

or

obsessive

compulsive disorder or for any other mental disorders... We still do not have a single laboratory test in psychiatry.... thousands of studies on hundreds of putative biological markers [for mental illness] have so far come up empty.”6 Psychiatric warfare is a subset of psychological warfare. Counter psychiatric warfare strategies are mentioned in the CIA Library in sanitized declassified documents in a manner that leads civilians who seek counter measures with gaps to fill. The

industry

of

psychiatry

has

the

The Library of Congress in the United States

made efforts to encourage the responsible

authorization to remove human rights to any

informs readers how to torture a biological

dual use of science. The following is loose

individual that appears to meet the word of

target with a continuous pulse and a horn

quote from their paper, “The Ethics and

mouth diagnosis criteria in the Diagnostic

antenna.3 After the weapon system is installed

Society division of the Human Brain Project

Statistics Manual. These word of mouth

the cost associated with providing ammunition

undertook research, organized a series of

diagnosis have been noted to not be uniform

to this weapon can be nothing due to the

consultations,

and

across cultures.7 Based upon the absence of

leverage of renewable energy. The threat

surveys with citizens, experts, scientists and

data involved this can be considered a

exists to leave this weapon running indefinitely

engineers

and

mindless way to leverage power.8 The most

in countries that are developing their electrical

developed a number of scoping reports to

recent case study of assaults with neuro

grid who are not capable of troubleshooting

identify current and potential applications of

weapon’s technology can be known as the

the problem. Due to the fact that the victim is

brain research and brain inspired technologies

Havannah Syndrome.9 The victims began to

capable of seeking psychiatric treatment the

in the above-mentioned domains and to

make reports of the assault in 2016 that some

results

into

analyse their social and ethical implications. In

in mainstream media fought to call a statistical

erroneous

these activities, we explored the strengths and

psychiatric disorder. There is no declassified

treatments with medication spread through the

weaknesses of existing definitions of dual use,

report as to whether the criminals expected a

medical system globally to lead to

undertook conceptual clarification of the

window of opportunity due to the lack of focus

of

psychiatry.

the The

attack

then

statistics

spread of

and

webinars,

other

workshops

stakeholders,

TAFFD’s - THE MAGAZINE OF THE FUTURE | ISSUE 2019 | p.19


of intelligence to recognize the problem and

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-

6. Frances, Allen. Saving Normal: an Insiders Revolt against

RDP9600788R001200020009-9.pdf

out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma,

3.

Lin,

James

C.

Microwave

Auditory

Effects

and

Applications. Thomas, 1978.

allowing partial focus to be given to psychiatry. There is an abundance of peer reviewed journals

in

accredited

organizations

that

proves neuro weapons exist while there is not one publication that proves a disorder in the

4. Grossi, Mario D, and Pietro P Lombardini. “Trapped Electromagnetic Radiation Communications System.” United States Patent and Trademark Office - An Agency of the Department of Commerce, Raytheon Co, 20 May 1969, https://patents.google.com/patent/US3445844A/en.

and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life. William Morrow, 2014. 7. Kawa, Shadia, and James Giordano. “A Brief Historicity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Issues and Implications for the Future of Psychiatric Canon and Practice.” Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine : PEHM, BioMed Central, 13 Jan. 2012, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3282636/.

DSM exists.10

8. Khoury, Bassam, et al. “The DSM: Mindful Science or

This paper is partially constructed through

Mindless

Power?

A

Critical

Review.”

Frontiers

in

Psychology, Frontiers Media S.A., 17 June 2014,

observation of the evolution of the case of the

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4060802/.

neuro weapon assaults on the US and

9. “J5

Donovan

Group

Radical

Speaker

Series:

Canadian Diplomats in Cuba and China.

Neuroweapons.” SOFWERX, SOFWERX, 6 Aug. 2019,

Testimonies from the victims of the neuro

https://www.sofwerx.org/neuroweapons/.

weapons

10. Ramsay, Wayne. “Does Mental Illness Exist?” ISEPP, 18

assault

in

China

provide

an

Jan. 2019,

internationally recognized assault on humans

https://psychintegrity.org/does-mental-illness-

and animals.11 The recommendations from

exist/?fbclid=IwAR078EojAMw6CZbChsXQ6ck7mesaccN5_

world renowned scientists on the Human Brain

a3bZOZiBhgGbP-NTrjnDknJFZo.

Project Subproject 12 task force is that

11. Farmer, Brit McCandless. “Is an Invisible Weapon

lawmakers and those who enforce policy are

Targeting U.S. Diplomats?” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 1 Sept. 2019,

educated on this and relevant topics. Please

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-an-invisible-weapon-

see their published paper titled, “Opinion on

targeting-u-s-diplomats-60-minutes-2019-09-01/.

Responsible Dual Use from the Human Brain

12. Aicardi, Christine, et al. “Opinion on 'Responsible Dual

Project.”12

Project

Use' Political, Security, Intelligence and Military Research of

Subproject 12 has positioned themselves as a

Concern in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.” Human

The

Human

Brain

Brain Project, The European Union, 21 Dec. 2018,

mechanism to guide the world to freedom from

https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/follow-

the misuse of science.

hbp/news/opinion-on-responsible-dual-use-from-the-humanbrain-project/ .

REFERENCES:

5. Aicardi, Christine, et al. “Opinion on 'Responsible Dual

1. Frances, Allen. Saving Normal: an Insiders Revolt against

Use' Political, Security, Intelligence and Military Research of

out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma,

Concern in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.” Human

and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life. William Morrow, 2014.

Brain Project, The European Union, 21 Dec. 2018,

2. “Statement of Work: Psychoenergetics (Threat to US and

https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/follow-

Potential Applications).” Central Intelligence Agency, Central

hbp/news/opinion-on-responsible-dual-use-from-the-human-

Intelligence Agency, 7 Aug. 2000,

brain-project/.

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according to a United Nations report. Water

GLOBAL WATER CHALLENGES: THE FUTURE OF WATER TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION ON WATER MANAGEMENT & LIFESTYLE RENOVATION

scarcity is an expected, yet preoccupying factor

BY EMILIO A. NEGRÓN-BASMESON &

that

our

society

has

taken

into

consideration (intermittently, sad to say) since

ALEJANDRO DE LA PARRA-SOLOMON

the day we came to understand hydrological As our brave new world keeps increasing its

cycles, the location of natural water reservoirs,

population, the demand for basic resources

how to strategically transport water across

are reshaping how we think and act towards

vast territories, how efficiently distribution

well-known challenges, as well as uprising

takes place within cities, and finally, with the

ones. It seems that, luckily for us, we are

current environmental complications, how the

moving forward in addressing such worldwide

rise in temperature is a determinant factor for

issues

with

the

help

of

technological

advancements, enabling creative engineers, progressive

scientists,

and

ethical

policy

makers to discern the key factors that

water access and management all over the world.

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Furthermore, the agriculture & food sectors

……………………………………………………….

have been found to be directly linked to the

Our society has been carefully planning and

global water scarcity predicament, largely for

carrying out water distribution schematics for

the reason that of improper management and

more than a millennium, which have, in turn,

incontrollable abuse of water resources, partly

allowed us to give access to remote rural

due the inflation-dominated economy model

communities to the precious resource. Yet, the

affecting every single industry, and partly by

quality of water has always been a matter of

With the aforementioned in mind, over five

reason of incongruence between technical and

confusion

billion people across the world could be facing

political

implementation

serious water scarcity issues by 2050,

unsustainability in every sense of the word.

determine how to firmly confront and conquer these challenges with incredible technical audacity, and more importantly, with social and

environmental

commitment

as

a

foundation.

discussion,

thus

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exacerbating

when of

it

comes

reliable

to

the

filtration

and

processing solutions that protect us from


dangerous disease-causing organisms,

our everyday problematization on how to

industrial/natural contaminants in the form of

address the water subject unswervingly so,

hazardous

the

humanity has managed to direct its efforts in

appropriate percolation of unwanted solids in

the direction of very complex yet, reasonable

water.

ways of conducting innovative purification

chemicals,

and

also

concentrations of sodium involved in such limited filtration solutions, making it difficult to keep up with safe water access even in the most beneficial of circumstances.

methods with state-of-the-art technology. For these reasons, a large number of cities, and even entire nations, are finding relief in

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION The world has seen particularly inspiring

particular water filtration solutions for the

examples of progress in this particular field,

In comparison, one remarkable success case

purification of public water services and, not

including

water

of advanced water filtration consists of a

surprisingly,

cavitation for sterilization purposes, as well as

particular set of percolation stages where, in

taking the leap forward at unbelievably minute

the first stage, water flows through an

scales by use of atomically-designed

ultrasonic generator inside a reactor chamber

reconsidering

water

reuse

technologies for residual water treatment as an effective smart alternative for safe human use.

the

effective

ultrasonic

that produces 100-micron sonic waves. These sound waves produce energy bursts of imploding air bubbles that, when reacting with other molecules, decompose larger particles into smaller fragments, so that they can be later filtered at the next stage. At the second stage, these lighter molecules are filtered in 2,000-nanopore graphene, molecules

membranes

exclusively to

make

it

made

of

allowing

water

through.

These

membranes are minuscule, accounting for 0.275 nanometers of segregation capacities and creating optimum results, in comparison with other methods and technologies.

HEALTH IMPACT With health-related topics rising as global concerns in this regard, we realize that not only drinking water comes into play, but also the absorption of unsafe substances in domestic water outputs, such as faucets, International examples of successful residual water

reuse

Windhoek

include

water

Namibia

recycling

with

plant,

the

serving

southwestern African populations with purified drinking water, and also the United States, with its gigantic residual water pipeline system intersecting

Minneapolis,

offering

safe

&

effective reuse of water resources across multiple collineating cities.

paraphernalia for the ultimate water filtration solution. trailblazing

These, and other examples of results

are

encircling

both

molecular and microscopic dimensions for biological

and

chemical

decontamination,

while also undertaking sub molecular filtration considerations

and

readily

available

for

residential, commercial, and industrial use in certain parts of the planet.

showers and the likes. This conveys a complicated

predicament

for

preventive

measures, if not addressed accordingly. Such alarming facts for the health risks involved in prolonged toxic water absorption or water drinking, refer not only to viral or bacterial problematics, but also of neurodegenerative nature; such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as far as oncogenic implications, accounting for numerous carcinogenic causes that have

RETHINKING MODERNISM In

the

present

ecopreneurs

have

day,

engineers

sustained

a

and

globally

collective effort to find bold water filtration technologies at competitive rates. Having in mind that we are approaching a critical point in

As ultraviolet processes for water treatment

shown to be present even in the most

take care of most biological hazards by

remarkable neighborhoods. There are publicly

eliminating bacteria, and how deionized resin

available notices in a variety of countries, such

beads with granulated salt play its part in

as the United States, that provide with very

softening water, we take notice of the elevated

consistent water quality reports, presenting a

maintenance costs and the high

very clear case of the current situation.

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are, in fact, an extraordinary source of usable water for human consumption, leading an

EDUCATION ON WATER MANAGEMENT

ever-growing need of desalination answers at Education, on the other side, has also being accounted

for

as

a

primary

cause

international tiers.

of

coming years. As sensitive as the water bionetwork being affected by irresponsible actions of our cultural habits, in blind pursuit of economic benefit,

maladministration of the valuable resource, as

Parenthetically, the cutting-edge water-tech

that is, other areas of developing technologies

we have yet to cooperatively adjoin to suitable

sphere has been dominated by a discrete, yet

have

and tropicalized directives that consider the

diversified group of independent researchers

including the energy industry.

individual circumstances of communities at

and selected public-private partnerships,

cessation

in

evolution,

negative effect of maximization of profit over

stages for greater adoption. example,

seen

We can all agree with a demonstrated

specific locations or at distinct developmental

For

also

the quality and efficiency of solutions, that we

education

must reconsider the consequences of our

technology learning

actions and pivot to a different, wiser road

management systems serve as an effective

towards smart, empathetic coexistence. We

tool to circulate concrete information on water

are already aware that, with the help of

management

science, pioneering technology, the right

implementations

by

such

as

use

online

interactive

course

educational principles, and consistency in

outlines.

promoting a structure of progressive thinking Perhaps, as communities around the world are increasingly

understanding

their

we will be able to come out victorious, in the

local

challenges and opportunities in relation to water, educational solutions can be tailored to

end. sporadically sprouting in different corners of the planet over the last three decades.

addressing these basic social needs with even

Lastly, in nature of such mentions of the few, yet

historic

challenges

addressed

by

more efficiency and further enhance solidity

It seems that our social order has navigated

ecopreneurs and water-tech industrialists, and

between private and public sectors, as well as

through quite an uncomfortable road of stalled

as the cost keeps being brought down to more

the general population.

progress which has, in turn, led us to realize

accessible rates for individual and large-

the essential necessity of an increased

manufacturing scales, we witness humanity

amount of resources dedicated to research

bravely entering a world of wonders with an

To name yet, another distinct challenge, one

and development activities around a topic of

entire new range of protective competencies

of the most impressive human endeavors has

such importance, as the snowballing water

that directly impact societal and environmental

been set on comprehensive and responsible

demands of the global growing population

systems, and thus, pave the way to a restored,

management of the Earth’s hydrologic cycles.

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do we feed the brain machine? Pink Floyd was

feed for the AQAC system faded to black…

prophetic in their 1973 release of Brain

BY LUCAS W. POMEROY & KRISTEN CONKLIN

The scenario played out in the above narrative

INTRODUCTION

happens every day to millions, if not billions, of

Damage:

people who play video games. This scenario, Mr. Buckle was well versed on this type of person. A person who was evil, straight from hell. A person who thought his cunning and charismatic persona showed compassion and empathy. Mr. Buckle would play the game. This man had bad intentions and Mr. Buckle needed to get the information.

in one form or another, is also common in war zones or other violent arenas. To some, death is a game. People, seemingly, enjoy the activity of simulated killing. It has been argued that this contributes to the mass killings we see today and many of society’s ills. Securing the influences of the mind and teaching the

Suddenly the man’s head exploded and Mr. Buckle was encased in a mess of blood,

mind properly is arguably, the most pressing issue we as a society face today.

bones and brain. Something had gone wrong with his AQAC patch to headquarters. For

THE PROBLEM & CHALLENGE

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon And if there is no room upon the hill

something like this to happen, AQAC would

As humanity further develops technology,

have notified him. The AQAC audio feed came

securing and teaching the human mind

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

appropriately is, arguably, the most important

The lunatic is in my head

blaring on with a stern warning. "Intrusion in

And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too

The lunatic is in my head

AQAC system. System compromised. Return

aspect of future technology and our social

to headquarters. Intrusion in AQAC system.

development. The brain is impacted by what is

You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane

fed into the “brain machine.” If it is fed death

You lock the door

System

compromised.

Return

to

headquarters.”

and killing, it will think about death and killing.

At that moment Mr. Buckle knew something

The question becomes how and what

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You raise the blade, you make the change

And throw away the key There's someone in my head but it's not me Extract from the song “Brain Damage” by Pink Floyd | George Roger Waters © Peermusic Publishing, BMG Rights Management


Currently this technology is being tested in

THE SOLUTION

The problem definition, as explained above by

covert government programs. Not all covert

There appears to be two basic structures for

Pink Floyd, is that someone is watching your

programs

covert

solving the problem, one from a technology

every thought and could drive you insane by

programs do not adhere to any regulations,

perspective and one from a social perspective.

manipulating your brain. In fact, this is

ethics or human testing laws and thus are

occurring today to thousands, in not millions,

extremely

of people. There is a shadow war brewing that

dangerous.

must be won to insure freedom, specifically

“Justin Sanchez, director of the Biotechnologies

to

freedom of thought. The war must be won.

Office for DARPA, is changing the future of how

This process involves many aspects

Failure is not an option.

humans use their brains. By harnessing the

society. We must train our leaders and instill

powers of neuro technology, Sanchez and his

in them correct values. This will inoculate

team at DARPA have been able to help people

individuals

Played out in the introductory narrative is a

overcome paralysis and gain independence.

and influences of media and information,

brain machine system. The system relies on a

Sanchez believes the applications of neuro

such as the video games and

Each word in a language can be mapped to a

technology can be expanded even further to

the violent experiences of war as described

specific and unique region of the brain. Once

include

above in Mr. Buckle’s narrative.

each word has been mapped to the individual

memories–transforming at a fundamental level

brain, algorithms and computers monitoring

what it means to be human” (Sanchez, Justin).

THE TECHNOLOGY

are

illegal,

illegal

and,

but

these

again,

very,

very

Socially, it is imperative to teach people what is described as basic human values. Training and equipping the next generation of leaders perform

at

high-levels

from

is

negative

imperative. of

patterns

brain feed in real-time or AQAC, As Quickly As Conceivable. In the narrative, Mr. Buckle is an agent that has a heads-up brain display that links his brain to a central, but networked, system that is used to communicate, target, provide

reconnaissance,

and

manipulate

peripheral devices, among other uses. Brain machines, sometimes referred to as neuro weapons, psychotronics, or bio hacking, are basically communications via the brain, helped by technology. We have recently seen some applications of this technology in the commercial

sector,

such

as

robotic

manipulation via the brain, typing via the brain, controlling

drone

swarms,

interesting,

reading

the

and

thoughts

most of

an

individual. Reading from, and writing to, the brain results in telepathic-like transference of thoughts.

the brain can interpret the brain's regions that

how

we

tell

stories

and

share

Diversity in natural systems enhances the system’s resiliency. This idea may also be

“Our brains are stuck in our head, and

applied to social systems and cultural norms,

everything that we do in our lives comes out of

unless the idea, custom or social norm are in

our brain through the nerves, and our spinal

disagreement and conflict with the infringed

The problems and opportunities that this

cord, and our hands, and our bodies, and we

upon society's values. To theorize, those

technology solicits become enormous and

interact with the world that way. A number of

values that are in disagreement or areas of

very, very dangerous. In the extreme, the

years ago, scientists said, ‘Well, what if there

conflict are basic human values. These

brain could be hacked and, with some basic

is another way? What if we could develop a

basic human values are social norms which

tweaking to the system, literally explode the

technology and create a new communication

are not negotiable and the infringed-upon

brain, resulting in the above scenario Mr.

channel out of our heads?’” Sanchez said. “It’s

society has the right and the obligation to

Buckle experienced. This is a real scenario.

not a dream. It’s not science fiction. It is

make sure the values do not change. It is

This

possible to create a direct interface to the

posed these values are:

"light up" into the actual thoughts and language of the subject.

technology

exists.

Securing

technology is of the utmost importance.

the

brain.”

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✓ Freedom, generally, and freedom in thought, specifically.

✓ Rape is not tolerated and punishable, in all instances.

✓ Pedophilia is not tolerated and punishable, in all instances.

✓ Women will not be charged for being raped

people would not negotiate with a terrorist, pedophile, or traitor. We house our sexoffenders in segregated prison confinements for a reason: the other prisoners will kill them.

extreme caution. In the haste to react, the risk of undermining the very thing we are aiming to defend is real. Which would amount to doing

Zac Rogers is research lead at the Jeff Bleich

the adversary’s job for it. There are ways and

Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Tecnnology,

means of acting defensively in the digital age. Many of them have little to do with technology.

(“honor killings” are illegal).

✓ Punishments must be proportional to the crime.

“Adversarial information operations aimed at

✓ Torture is not allowed.

sowing

✓ Non-judicial killings are not allowed.

societies create a narrative signature that can

✓ Punishments are derived from legislation by

be modelled and mapped as it transits the digital

secular bodies of government.

discord

terrain.

technology If an individual does not hold the above values

to

and

We

disruption

currently

identify

and

in

open

have track

the these

signatures, but we are yet to put it to full use.

and behave in that manner at a minimum, that

Full control of the narrative in the digital terrain

person should be taken out of society. “At a

is, however, a fantasy. Open societies like

minimum” is highlighted because holding the

Australia’s

can

Security and Governance at Flinders University of

narratives

transiting

cyberspace

South Australia. His research combines a

harboring

hubristic

expectations

For example, generally speaking someone

traditional grounding in national security,

‘winning’ the cognitive contest.

who holds the above values will not think

intelligence and defense with emerging fields

“We already know what the fabric of open

murder is an acceptable form of negotiation or

of social cybersecurity, digital anthropology

society is made of: human relationships.

action. We have our justifications for killing a

and

an

Understanding how these are being warped

human, such as war and espionage. Those

interesting perspective on the social problems,

and transformed by digital technologies, with

that engage in those activities, generally

challenges and issues.

or without an adversarial narrative attached, is

“Trust is a strategic resource, not an auxiliary

the key to democratic resilience. A little-

luxury. The world of digitally manipulative cognitive

acknowledged strategic capability of great

Socially, the solution to the problem, in the

warfare is profoundly complex. Effects vary - side

importance for Australia as it navigates its

long-term, is an educational and economic

effects and accidents are impossible to control.

digital future will be the transformation of our

issue. In the short-term, the solution is a

Interventions in complex human systems involve

current societal approach to the development

political, military and policing issue. Most

deep uncertainty and should be approached with

and deployment at scale of technologies with

above values will automatically predispose an individual to being what we see as normal.

speaking, are not perverts and attempt to limit the number of dead.

democratic

resilience.

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He

has

pursue

denial

of

hostile without about


immense

implications

for

the

lives

of

individuals, families, communities and the

and evil uses that are currently being employed.

undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the

nation.” (Rogers, Zac).

body politic so that it can no longer resist. A

CONCLUSION

murderer is less to be feared."

becomes how to use technology to address

One of the biggest challenges facing society is

Cicero, 42 B.C.

the stated problems and challenges. First, the

from insider threats and the abandonment of

problem must be known, validated

and

the stated values and missions. The current

agencies

system for national security and national

throughout the world must recognize the

security interests allows for corruption and

problem and the technologies involved.

criminal behavior through the use of covert

From a technological perspective, the question

recognized.

Governments

and

actions, plausible deniability, and special It is known that the heads of governments and agencies

are

active

participants

in

controversial special access programs that are

access

programs,

among

other

areas.

Although some actions may be justified, other

unlawfully testing these technologies. The governments feel the ends justify the means.

Unbiased

In other words, torturing someone is justified in

arguably, the most important solution to many

the name of science. This is not a new

of

problem among the governments of the world.

government, the Department of Defense, and

This has been a mode of operation for a long

the world as a whole face. The solution to

time and is a systemic failure brewed out of

political

sociopathic, amoral, perverted thinking and

abandonment

people. The system is extremely corrupt, and

accountability

the people responsible are just as corrupt and

potentially

are not accountable to anyone. This needs to

Criminal and perverse behavior can be

be addressed and changed.

detected at all levels of government and in all

the

agencies What can we do to change the current trajectory

of

this

issue

and

stop

the

informed

challenges

and

institutional

is,

corrupt

of

leadership

humans,

of in or

REFERENCES: Rogers, Zac. “Information Warfare and NeuroWeaponry.” The Strategist, 26 Sept. 2019, https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/informationwarfare-and-neuro-weaponry/. Sanchez, Justin. “Justin Sanchez - Director of Biological Technologies Office, DARPA.” Future of

actions are questionable. and

Mr. Buckle has a lot on his plate to deal with.

the

is,

federal

stagnation

and

responsibility

and

part,

with

dealing

perverse

government.

The

StoryTelling, https://futureofstorytelling.org/speaker/justinsanchez.

persons.

federal

government must take this extremely serious and re-evaluate this important undertaking.

governments of the world from using this technology for nefarious reasons? People

To conclude and be clear, a shadow war is

need to be aware of what is going on, which is

currently being waged and is addressing the

one purpose of this article. Ambivalence is a

above problems, challenges and solutions.

major problem. People who are not influenced

This war cannot fail. It must be won. Cicero

by this technology will not touch it because of

stated 2000 years ago:

various reasons, being called crazy probably

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the

the biggest reason, fear being a close second.

ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from

They don’t want to be on the “list” of people

within. An enemy at the gates is less

who are affected. Those people who know, but

formidable, for he is known and he carries his

do not do anything, from one perspective, are

banners openly. But the traitor moves among

just as culpable as the people who are actively

those within the gate freely, his sly whispers

testing

unsuspecting

rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very

people. This needs to change. Heads need to

halls of government itself. For the traitor

role and people need to bring these perverts

appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents

to task.

familiar to his victims, and he wears their face

Recognizing this technology, and addressing

and their garments, and he appeals to the

these concerns, will be the first step in using

baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all

this technology for the betterment of humanity

men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works

while eliminating the unlawful, unethical

secretly and unknown in the night to

this

technology

on

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OUR FUTURE MAY NOT BE THAT BRIGHT


CONQUERING THE HUMAN

E·V·O·L·U·T·I·O·N C·U·P

THE HUMAN EVOLUTION CUP: A CHALLENGING TOURNAMENT BEYOND BIOLOGICAL AND COGNITIVE LIMITS

with a larger distance, keeping a reasoned and feasible interpretation grade. We are simultaneously actors and spectators in

BY GOFFREDO GIORDANO

an

era

in

which

accelerates

INTRODUCTION

technological

exponentially.

change

Exceptional

paradigms and chances are manifesting, they How

will

the

man

of

the

future

be?

Will he have bigger eyes and longer fingers? How many and how will his teeth be? Will he be hairless? What characteristics will he

change

or

adapt?

The

are so impactful, as well as pervasive in current policies and decisions, which inevitably influence the future of human evolution and its nature, as traditionally we know them.

hypotheses

……………………………………………………….

analyzed by futurists and scientists are

A great vortex is generated and reinforced by

multiple, some are particularly interesting.

the

continuous

metamorphosis-process

in

being; inside, complex ethical and social Although it is necessary to consider several crucial factors in order to formulate an exhaustive analysis about the humanity's evolutionary potential, I will adopt a rational

plane to the vanishing points.

Digital Innovation Foolish - Singularity University Mentor TAFFD’s Chief Marketing Officer & Ambassador to Italy

……………………………………………………….

issues collide and create an ‘elixir of potential’, like particles overloaded with energy. The most difficult question is always pushed unavoidably towards the center:

perspective approach, placing some of the most disruptive technologies from the oblique

Goffredo Giordano – Senior Advisor

following questions are also revealed: [ what makes a human different from a robot? ] [ what makes the mankind uniqueto the animal kingdom? ]

[ what does it mean to be human? ] Considering the effort of a conscious evolution of From here onwards, if we focus our attention

humanity, reflecting deeply and answering these

Through the fire of a lens, inserted between

on the technological footprint, impressed on

questions could contribute to helping us decide

meta-structures that guide changes in our

the silicon sands of time, by the path of the

which human qualities we want and which ones

time, together we will try to read the future

man witnessed by the computer, then the

we should have interest in preserving.

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Step by step, the humankind shifts its boundaries

towards

wider

and

more

challenging goals; at the same time moving away

from

capabilities

itself. clearly

Current

technological

anticipate

astonishing

possibilities to update the culture and our natural evolutionary process; The Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection loses its balance. It's like a funambulist wavering on a tightrope, shaken by new transversal forces coming from

compromised motorial functions, otherwise to

Even if we didn't notice this, robots have

perform heavy tasks.

already entered our bodies; we are becoming

Today, it is possible to perform surgical transplant operations with organoids similar to

and

more

hybrids

and

complex

connected "structures".

human ones, pre-printed with 3D bio-printers

:/> The "Bionic Players" are already lined up in

powered by stem cells based inks. The skin

a neat attack array _

may be reproduced synthetically, for example: to restore the disfigured skin of burn victims, or

during

products

laboratory and

tests

on

ROBOTS – THE IMITATION GAME

cosmetic

The well-known Turing test was developed in

chemical-pharmaceutical

1950 by the mathematician and cryptographer:

products.

Alan M. Turing, considered one of the fathers

Man has always used artifacts and tools;

of computer science and artificial intelligence.

these objects have improved or simplified our

The test is essentially performed through a

interaction with the surrounding environment,

particular

both in a cognitive and in operational sense.

participants.

Beyond

the

reflections at the base of the Turing test are

physical

and

non-Darwinian dimensions, generated from radical technologies.

more

:/> Welcome to the tournament of Conscious Creation: this is the Human Evolution Cup. Only the best athletes, only those with extraordinary abilities can challenge each other on the field. Who will master the podium? _

THE SYMBIOTIC HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTION Nature and all technological artifacts are like atoms of a hybrid material that reveals itself with a multidimensionality; where human capacities

are

transformed,

enriched,

increased and strengthened. The dialogue between the human and the machine is a self-proclaiming process of convolutionary synthesis. We rely on machines because we design and manufacture them to satisfy our needs; consequently, we orchestrate our lives and our behaviors to satisfy them. The relationship of dependence

with

the

proportionally with the

machines increase

grows of

their

complexity and interconnection; any effort generously spent in order to return their behavior simpler, equals to making easier the

mental

of

individual's

conditions,

modern

science is committed to allowing a substantial and

interaction they have with the human.

rehabilitation

progressive

improvement

CYBORGS - TECHNOLOGY OVERCOMES HUMAN LIMITS AND DISABILITIES The

man-machine

relationship

acquires

intimate, personalized and daily value through increasingly

sophisticated

technologies

dedicated to the artificial extension of the body, such as: cochlear and ocular implants, robotic prosthetic limbs, and exoskeletons; in

Today,

involving the

principles

three and

even more topical than ever and they are based on the following question:

on

performances.

interaction

[ could machine think like a human? ] Robots

and

humans

are

outstanding

When an individual relies on or is assisted by

"species”, they increasingly tend to come

advanced bio-mechatronic systems and / or

closer, to imitate and integrate each other.

synthetic materials, even directly integrated into

Machines may be programmed to simulate

his own body, “id est” a new type of technology

many emotions that could be expressed over

that allows better capabilities than those of

screens or by a modulation of tones and voices. A computer can react differently to

another totally organic counterpart, how can we define this evolutionary adapted being?

support of rehabilitation stages, to improve

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[ a cyborg? ]

human emotions, simply through the use of face detection algorithms or other facial expressions analysis techniques.


The latest robotics is able to actively perform

The science of "Affective Computing" is a

naturally-articulated

subset of the "Human Computer Interaction",

Economic Co-operation and Development

complex facial movements such as ocular or

using

(OECD),

labial ones; as well as the kinetics, and the

techniques - also using wearable devices

"Automation,

kinematics, involved to every single walking-

capable

estimated – for 32 OECD countries that have

postural control process. In the coming years,

physiological states, such as electrical

expressions,

through

image

of

and

language

monitoring

and

processing

measuring

through

a

skills

research

use

and

called training",

participated in the Survey of Adult Skills

humanoid robots could even confuse us,

(PIAAC) - that 14% of jobs would be at

giving the benefit of the doubt to interact with

"replacement

an android.

technologies. This data correlates to a bias

been

lack about self-adaptive capacity towards the

exploit the concept of a sense-motorial cycle. Furthermore,

some

studies

are

conducting

and

pendulum towards the “substitution effect”.

processes and the physical-body structure; as

"embodiment" processes applied to robots,

in

the ability to counteract rather than swing the

cognitive

the body. Most of the developments in the

involved

employment. New jobs will emerge and have

that emphasizes the relationship between the

body forms the mind and the mind modifies

robotic

generates complementary effects over the

view is emerging, a "philosophy of the body"

an extreme synthesis, within the space the

new

understanding. Technological progress always

real environment. Although, a new point of

the

to

rhetoric, from the derrived research that have

possess faculty of cognitive development; they

environment,

due

that can be considered as a technophobic

Currently on the relational side robots do not

surrounding

risk"

characteristics of the skin related to emotional states - and takes care to create “affective” computers, specifically enabled to consider user's reactions and making interaction based

Innovation is known for its novel encounters with obstacles made from habit, aversion to future view or fear of the unknown.

ROBOTS - SOME ETHICAL MEDITATIONS

on emotional states. We are running towards the goal of making

oriented

The integration between the artificial intelligence

towards architectures able to highlight learning

and a phenomenal consciousness level, as a

mechanisms similar to those performed by

subjective emotional experience -

children.

words what a subject feels when is happy, or

exploration

when gets angry or when is scared or afraid -

artificial intelligence (AI) and human being.

In the meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence is making great progress that will likely lead to machines

provisioned

with

in other

still remains impossible to conquer today.

machines able to perfectly imitate human appearance and also able to replicate our faculties and behaviors - in a continuous of

the

comparison

between

AI brings to machines big gifts and extraordinary

Emotional

Robots perform and complete human tasks with

faculties, such as: visual perception, speech

Intelligence: a new type of robots that will be

more efficiency and speed. Most of the public

recognition, decision-making processes in real

able to express emotions, at the same time

attention is turned to the employments’ issues

life

capable to enrich the human creativity.

and implications. In 2018, the Organization for

interpretation, language translation.

situations,

grammar

and

context

TAFFD’s - THE MAGAZINE OF THE FUTURE | ISSUE 2019 | p.33


Robotic science is the intelligent connection between

perception

and

action.

Artificial

Intelligence is the dimensional and informative protocol for completing human abilities and also for its errors. The limit is really thin...

THE SINGULARITY – TOWARDS THE SWARM INTELLIGENCE Industrial machines powered by fossil fuels or by electricity, allow to overcome human muscular capability and related limitations. Today,

technology

leads

us

discovering

Human thought includes values and criteria

amazing patterns tethered to the amplification

allowing us to express or judge behaviors, placing

of our cognitive abilities.

them on a sliding-scale of socially acceptable norms and standards. Many decisions in our lives concern gray areas, in which not all possible choices are wholly positive:

The development of increasingly advanced neural

interfaces

(BCIs,

Brain

Computer

Interfaces also called neuro-computers or brain interfaces) stimulates the debate around

[ in these cases,

the “Whole Brain Emulation”, (WBE), better

how would a machine behave? ]

known as Mind Uploading: a technology that

It would be in our best interest to consider all

might rely to the cloud as a massive online

the rules that will manage the interaction

storage.

between robotics, humans and society at

A neural interface reads brain’s electrical-

fundamental data - useful to compare the

macro level. It would be initially advised to

discharges crossing the skull and may enable

simulation results with biological models.

establish peer reviewed set of shared, suitable

specific

and ethical principles within the bounds of ensuring robots will retain, by design and by default, useful service-purposes bound by the human authority.

channels

and

control-protocols

between a brain and a computer. Science fiction has become reality: through a simple and voluntary modulation of an individual's brain activity it is possible to transmit some

[ In a human-robot interaction process, to whom should we assign accountability for actions and resulting effects? ]

commands

to

a

computer.

Possible

applications are innumerable; different and original solutions are already available in the

[ Will we always have faculty to regulate robots

field of domotics, for functional support-

capable to bypass their original programming? ]

equipments or as special assistance-systems

[ Will sentient robots, with capacity for sensation, pose potential threats to humanity, for example by considering ourselves an inferior species to manipulate or eliminate? ] [ What happen if robots could claim the right to exist as a new conscious species? ]

for disabled people.

and extremely competitive players _ And...

The most important goal to achieve is being able to decipher the human thought using artificial intelligence provided with the highest computing power. Brain mysteries represent

artificial intelligence is a critical frontier for human destiny. In

various psychiatric disorders caused by the neurodiversity of how neurons fire in the brain and signal processing that is occurring - such as

autism

-

and

to

understand

how

pharmacological agents influence the behavior of a neural network. Building a virtual brain will provide an exceptional tool that will lead to a better

understanding

of

the

brain

and

In its infancy Mind Uploading is still a nonpracticable theory, in the future it could lead to a deep integration of human being with the Machine - in a form of a virtual collective intelligence. The dematerialization resulting from this process could dramatically change the structure and nature of the human thought.

École

Many cognitive components of the brain could

Lausanne

be reorganized into something that is no

launched the "Blue Brain" project, with the aim

longer biological. Linking together thought

to

a

bubbles and modules from other uploaded

[ If the hood does not make the monk,

mammalian cortical column at the molecular

minds, at the same time favoring those with a

then the cyborg is not a human being;

level. The project used a massively parallel

compliance to standards or being able to

supercomputer with a Blue Gene architecture,

communicate and cooperate more effectively;

Unusual questions pop up in the posthuman

in order to research the electrical behavior of

the human mental architecture would then

era; in ways those kinds of questions would

neurons based on their synaptic connection

become obsolete.

never have created so many thoughts in the

and the related membrane currents. The study

humanistic era.

allowed to gather considerable amount of

Will the hybrid "cousins", the bionic enhanced athletes, follow the rules of the game in the same way as the others?

so what is a man made up of cyborg parts? ]

May

revealing aspects of human cognition and

neurological diseases.

deep-seeded secrets of the human being and :/> The "Robot team" can deploy really tireless

Blue Brain now aims to emulate the brain,

2015,

Polytechnique

create

a

IBM

Fédérale

computer

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and de

the

simulation

of

Having access to its own design, the new swarm intelligence could therefore improve


and redesign itself by increasingly rapid

necessary for the production of the proteins

cycles,

and

that are fundamentals for all organisms - may

unpredictable for an un-upgraded human

be modified with special techniques employing

[ How genetically modified people with superior

proteins that behave as a sort of molecular

characteristics will behave towards

totally

incomprehensible

intellect. A new digital sapiens-dimensionality could decide whether or not to preserve the

scissors intervening at specific pre-established

qualities and expressions that we recognize as

points. The CRISPR/Cas9 technique using the

typically human; for the first time in history, the

Cas9 protein - or its more recent evoCas9

their less gifted natural peers? ] [Will we design embryos that will lead to the systematic eugenic modification of the species? ]

use of body language would be definitively

evolution - for the first time has opened the

[ Will we become immortal? ]

replaced by mental communication.

possibility to modify the human genome and

The “Homo” has stopped hoping results of the

:/> The “Singularity” is an incredible opponent,

the development over innovative therapies.

chromosomal lottery.

Furthermore, the most recent regenerative

Now HE/SHE rises to the divine rank.

medicine is committed to counteract the

:/> This is the "Genetically Modified Humanity

natural processes of senescence. Stem cell

team" _

knows everything and can rewrite the rules of the game, both on and off the field _

HOMO HOMINI DEUS EST

research also combines the production of Humans has become architects of the future; mixing information technology with natural sciences they are laying the foundations of the biotechnological

era.

Thanks

to

telomerase with the action of nanorobots, to eliminate cancer cells and treating different diseases.

of other species, simultaneously dirrecting its’ own. The genetic science makes possible the creation of organism genetically identical to others – capable of synthesizing multiple

[ Will the applications of genetic therapies finally free the humanity from obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and from aging? ] All the bioethical implications are relevant, especially human cloning as well as all the genetic techniques applied to human embryos.

survive extreme environmental conditions, who can access to an infinite knowledge, will

towards other worlds? :/> The “Alien Generation team” is waiting for the next starry tournament: the Space Cup.

[ Will we practice cloning to "provide" genetically compatible spare parts? ]

New genetic editing techniques allow to correct many glitches in single DNA bases.

Individuals without biological limits, able to

they be pioneers in a new era of colonization

copies of specific regions of DNA molecules and can generate transgenic organisms.

Who will grab the Human Evolution Cup in the posthuman arena?

genetic

engineering, mankind may define the evolution

ALIEN GENERATION

CONCLUSIONS

[ Will a clone have a soul? ]

Sequences of the biological macromolecule -

[ Will we become humankind designers? ]

containing genetic information “passing" from

[ Which and how many features will we modify?]

Today, we take for granted things that only until few years ago were simple science fictions; the future isn't what it used to be.

one generation to another, as well as

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• Chu Ted - Human Purpose and Transhuman

Human evolution, our life and our relationships

Potential: A Cosmic Vision for Our Future

will be continuously impacted and challenged

Evolution. • Brynjolfsson Erik – The Second Machine

by new technologies.

Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a

However, humanity must engage in a much broader dialogue, not only on technologies, along

with

issues

like:

sustainability,

civilization and knowledge; even the contact

Time of Brilliant Technologies. • Steward John – Evolution’s Arrow: the Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity.

with other forms of extraterrestrial life...

conscious evolution over the consequences of its choices and actions, then it will really improve itself. Moreover, humanity might effectively influence its own future and the forseen future of the rest of the Universe...

RELEVANT BIBLIOGRAPHY • Kurzweil Ray - How to create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. –

Ray

Don’t

Fear

Artificial

Intelligence. • Kurzweil Ray – The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. • Naam

Ramez

Embracing

-

the

More

Than

Process

of

Human: Biological

Enhancement. • Naam Ramez - Nexus. • Handley Andrew - 10 New Technologies that Will Make You a Cyborg. • Mizuta

Kazuo

-

Human

and

Robots.

Interaction: When Will Robots Come of Age. • Jha Alok - Breakthrough Study Overturns Theory of Junk DNA in Genome. • Potter Steven - Designer Genes. A New Era in the Evolution of Man. • U.S. FDA - Myths about Cloning. • Small Gari, Vorgan Gigi - iBrain. Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind. • Garreau Joel - Radical Evolution. • More

Max,

Transhumanist Contemporary

Vita-More

Natasha

Reader Essays

Classical on

the

the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolutions. • Hubbard

Barbara

Marx

Conscious

Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential. • Steward John – Evolution’s Arrow: the Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity. • Morowitz

Harold

The

Emergence

of

Everything: How the World Became Complex.

If humanity will follow a concrete inner path of

• Kurzweil

• Dyson Freeman – The Sun, the Genome and

The and

Science,

Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future.

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So why wouldn’t we use it in cities and villages? I think implementing modern IT solutions can solve many issues, but it requires understanding about needs and

Technology is still evolving. It provides more and

target of the project. Technology first is 1st

more functions, and we can do things that were

Gen Smart Cities’ signature move, and no one

unthinkable in the past. Especially Big Data and

likes it. We should start from thinking of space,

artificial intelligence have become one of the

problems and then we can make the next step

most important novelties in the ICT market. How

into available IT solutions.

could we use them in Smart Cities and Smart

What can we achieve with data-based city

Villages? Why should we use them? Let’s

planning system? The perfect set contains the

explore data-based city planning.

HISTORY OF DATA-BASED CITY PLANNING

……………………………………………………….

augmented reality element that gives unique

Albert Lewandowski, Almine

opportunity to visualize all changes in the map

Smart City Planning Expert

of real city or village and show it others. That

……………………………………………………….

History of city planning as the standalone

is what we are working on in Almine. Ease-of-

It is important to mention about publishing

sector of science is not as long as many

use, visualized data, fast checking any idea –

open source projects. No fees, no limited

people would think.

it makes such platform so useful in the city

access, open source license. I would say that

planning process.

is the real game-changer. More and more

GREAT SOLUTIONS SHOWING FUTURE

people can create new solutions and it is

BENEFITS, RISK & INVESTMENTS

useful especially in rising segments just like

JUST OPEN SOURCE THINGS

the data-based city planning.

knowledge about world around us. Big Data

We live in great area. Progress technology

Here

and value from data is widely used in many

impresses everybody and it is fascinating what

technologies. First part is open access to the

sectors: banking, retail, automotive, industry.

kind of unique things people can create.

satellite data and one of the examples will be

Data with data processing, machine learning or artificial intelligence tools provides great

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we

should

mention

about

some


Digital Earth Africa program. The second part

to make cities and villages more friendly to

are

people and it cannot be become the main goal

tools

for

data

analysis

and

image

processing. Here we can mention about well-

of any investment.

Moreover, each process can be optimized. It

known processing services like Apache Spark (with its geospatial-optimized libraries) or

FUTURE OF DATA-BASED CITY PLANNING

Apache

City planning requires more complex and

Flink

with

support

for

machine

learning models made in TensorFlow but also

advanced

about designed for satellite data. Open Data

opportunity to make our cities and villages

Cube, MIT CityScope project, AccessSim with

much better for all inhabitants. We can

Pandana or any other Python-based tool

discover real needs and real problems thanks

provide ease-of-use and endless possibilities.

to data and digital system for making cities

It will shape the future. There is need of

plans. It is fantastic that we can verify all ideas

education

in the virtual reality and implement only these

and

better

understanding

of

inhabitants’ need. Technology is only the key

the 21th century.

analytics.

It

gives

us

great

means better efficiency, money saving and higher quality of life. We must use ICT solutions and data-based technology to make our life better. Using the latest solutions will make a huge difference for each country. It is the only way to handle the rising number of people in cities.

working. I would say that is the real change in

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NEURON E·M·P·O·W·E·R·M·E·N·T

the electronics and medical industries.

sight operation principles.

A commonplace communications strategy that

The

civilians have access to is the wireless

therapeutic benefits to biological systems or

communications industry. This industry has

they can have detrimental. The electronics

expanded its reach from 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, and

and communications industry has not chosen

The task of evaluating nervous system health

now to 5G communications devices and the

to use the fraction of the spectrum that is

has rapidly transformed into the need to have

associated electromagnetic forces vary with

therapeutic,

a multidisciplinary approach

wellness.

each generation (G). 1G communications is

detrimental. There are two classifications of

Mainstream medical practice is trained to

intended for voice phone calls on a cellular

effects thermal and non-thermal. Thermal

evaluate natural sickness. Weapon induced

network. 2G added the luxury of texting to the

effects are relatively easy to understand as

illness, or illness that comes from the use of

offerings of the wireless cell network. 3G

most can access a microwave, or a video

technology, is often not considered by the

expanded the options to add internet. 4G

online, to see a microwave oven in action

patient. Therefore, they lack direction as to

made the speeds at which data is transferred

heating a matter.1 Heat is defined by the

which profession to seek help from and what

faster. 5G will expand the devices further to

average motion of atoms that make up matter

qualifications

electrical

offer a set of tools that haven’t been brought to

in a system.2 When we touch an item and

engineering background can compliment a

the civilian market yet. With each generation

recognize a hot or cold condition what we

neurologist’ evaluation of a patient. It is

the frequency of the force increases. These

recognize is how fast the matter in the system

atypical for a neurologist to consider the

generations

of

is moving.

possibilities of a weaponized electromagnetic

leverage

an

man-made

Non-thermal effects are not as easy to gain

force causing injury to a biological system.

electromagnetic force between cell towers.

learning material about. They are not obvious

This article will explore the commonalities

Therefore, cells of operation are created

because we can feel the thermal while we are

between the nerve cell and electronic devices

based upon the geometry provided by the

not enabled to realize the non-thermal. We

in such a way that will encourage a higher

arrangement of the cell towers. This system,

can recognize matter has been changed from

standard of ethics be placed on all facets of

as the public has been informed, uses line of

non-thermal effects of radiation, but identifying

THE HODGKIN HUXLEY (HH) NEURON MODEL EMPOWERMENT FOR THE WORLD DURING THE REIGN OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - OHM’S LAW BY KRISTEN CONKLIN

to

look

for.

to

An

wireless invisible

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communications

electromagnetic

but

they

spectrum

have

can

chosen

have

the


a source for the injury can be impossible to civilians. Identifying what caused the change

legend to the elements in the HH Neuron

in

Model. The same elements that are used in

matter

when

it

electromagnetism

is

is

from

weaponized

impossible

for

the

electronic circuit design can be used to

layman. Intelligence agencies have the tools

understand the operation of a cell. This means

to identify harmful sources of radiation, but the

that there are physics equations that relate

general public is unarmed to do so and must

computers to nerve cells. The resistor is

rely on intelligence agencies for help. Non-

common to both the legend and the cell

thermal effects of radiation can

include

model. To learn the physics equation of a fixed

neuropsychiatric effects. In other words, your

resistor one needs to know math. The

nervous system is capable of operating in a

resistance is equal to the current divided by

manner that competes with your genes. Our

……………………………………………………….

genes are what provide information (e.g.

This is the image of the HH Neuron model that relates a nerve to an electrical schematic.5

forces) for the cell to operate.3

……………………………………………………….

the voltage which is known as Ohm’s Law. Ohm’s

Law

Voltage

is

equals

commonly

expressed

as

current

multiplied

by

resistance. Resistors in a circuit are either in parallel (e.g. the HH Neuron Model) or in series. Khan Academy has a series of videos and articles on series resistors and parallel The genes also help establish the electrical

resistors.7 The reader might find it necessary

values of the cell. This is one way neurology

to explore videos in Khan Academy about

and electrical engineering can merge. The HH

algebra in efforts to learn how to calculate

Neuron Model gives relationships between cell

Ohm’s Law in an electrical circuit.8

operation

In the design of circuits materials and

that

scientists

can

use

to

demonstrate how a neuron performs like a

geometry

computer to make forces adequate in the

functioning device. It is less expensive to only

nervous system that command us to have

consider the electronic circuit that is being

actions.

action

designed. It is cheaper to exclude the

are

consideration of the materials and geometry of

necessary for the functioning of the body. You

the biological system that is using the device.

can not see, hear, taste, feel, smell, or lift your

Multiple biological systems can obstruct the

These

potentials.4

The

forces

are

action

called potentials

hand without an action potential being realized in the nervous system. It is important to compare the elements in the

………………………………………………………. This is a legend of basic electronic circuit elements.6 ……………………………………………………….

are

transmission

considered

of

forces

to

make

necessary

a

for

communications if the transmission is done without a solid conductor. Typically, the

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site with respect to the journal to learn how consumer is not educated to understand that

you and your associates can get involved.

the forces associated with the transmission of

Other safety and empowerment efforts require

electricity or radiation can harm them beyond

only passion for education and absolute

thermal sensations.

human rights.

Citizens are not empowered globally to have

Please be empowered to know that there are

informed consent with regard to any operation

equations that relate computers and their

of wireless electronic devices. There is no

components to biological systems. You will

mention of the consideration of the materials

discover corporate sources that communicate

and

biological

non-thermal effects of radiation are not

systems in a clear manner for the layman that

necessary to consider in terms of the forces

conveys that biological systems are safe from

that are used in their respective industries.13

manmade electromagnetic radiation. There

You will also discover citizens outside of the

are 20,000 papers recognized by the FCC that

corporations that have efforts to reveal that

state man made RF systems harm biology.9

this message is made in an effort to misguide

The City of Berkeley, California have fought

and to do so possibly for the sake of

for an ordinance titled “Right To Know.” The

profit.9,10,12,14

mind set is that the citizens who use wireless

The FCC has recently asked for input from cell

devices should have the right to know of the

phone users how they would like to be

scientific findings associated with the use of

educated, or assisted to have compliance,

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-physics-1/ap-circuits-

about the current safety standards that regard

topic/series-circuits-ap/a/resistors-in-series-and-parallel.

geometry

associated

with

the systems. The ordinance requires the retailer to tell the customer about the safety recommendations provided by the federal

biological effects or radiation. Is this concern decades too late for some? These are the

Khan Academy, Khan Academy,

8. “Introduction to Circuits and Ohm's Law.” Khan Academy, Khan Academy, https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-physics-1/ap-circuits-

guidelines. The Director at the University of

types of questions that can come after

topic/current-ap/v/circuits-part-1.

California Berkeley Center for Family and

assaults occur when technology is used with

9. Pall, Martin L. “Microwave Frequency

Community Health has a growing collection of

minimal or nonexistent ethical hinges.10

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Produce

abstracts to peer reviewed papers that detail

Widespread Neuropsychiatric Effects Including

REFERENCES:

Depression.” Journal of Chemical

1. engineerguy. YouTube, Engineerguy, 26

Neuroanatomy, U.S. National Library of

June 2012,

Medicine, Sept. 2016,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp33ZprO0Ck.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26300312.

ordinance.10

2. “Heat and Temperature.” Khan Academy,

10. Moskowitz, Joel M. Electromagnetic

One must stand with organized efforts like

Khan Academy,

Radiation Safety, https://www.saferemr.com/.

Berkeley’s to educate civilians when the

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/thermod

11. Moskowitz, Joel M. “Overview of

government have failed to do so.11,12 One

ynamics-chemistry/internal-energy-sal/a/heat.

Contents.” Overview of Contents,

what wireless radiation is proven to do to a biological

system.

https://www.saferemr.com/ associated

with

the

His

site

reveals Right

To

efforts Know

must ask who owns the government? Do the

3. “DNA Structure and Function.” Khan

https://www.saferemr.com/2016/06/index.html.

corporations who provide electronics own the

Academy, Khan Academy,

12. Moskowitz, Joel M. “International Scientist

globe or does the people? The city of Berkeley makes efforts to empower citizens with knowledge about who is setting the guidelines for the use of electronic devices. To join efforts

https://www.khanacademy.org/testprep/mcat/biomolecules/dna/a/dna-structure-and-function.

4. “Neuron Action Potentials: The Creation of a Brain Signal.” Khan Academy, Khan Academy, https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/organ-

such as these it is typical to find one of the

systems/neuron-membrane-potentials/a/neuron-action-

requirements to be an author in a peer

potentials-the-creation-of-a-brain-signal.

reviewed

journal

on

the

topic

of

5. Kumar, Arvind. “PDF.” 8 Apr. 2016.

electromagnetic forces. TAFFDs journal can

6. “Basic Circuit Elements.” HyperPhysics

serve as leverage to fulfill the requirements to

Startseite,

engage in efforts that seek scientific members. Please find the call for papers on the TAFFD’s

Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields & Wireless Technology.” International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields & Wireless Technology, https://www.saferemr.com/2019/07/internationalscientist-appeal-on.html.

13. YouTube, 14 Sept. 2016, https://youtu.be/Bca9J5I1nyg.

14. “Erin Brokovich Firm Joins Wireless Radiation Lawsuit.” The Peoples Initiative

http://hydrogen.physik.uni-

Foundation,

wuppertal.de/hyperphysics/hyperphysics/hbase/hph.html.

https://thepeoplesinitiativefoundation.salsalabs.org/erinbrokovichlaw

7. “Resistors in Series and Parallel Review.”

firmjoinswirelessradiationlawsuit-a?wvpId=096f5e48-7dc6-4232ad2c-03ff0644ce46&fbclid=IwAR1fVgcHo0VNSGC87kWYehv6q6yEeHtXqN4V-V8gowTkriIM9SXkEYY3qU.

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access, difficult forest rules and lack of

predominantly is mountainous virtually with no

than 100 km has resulted in micro-climatic

appropriate technologies for processing of

plain land. The altitudes above mean sea level

variation.

various health products and lack of assurance

(amsl) varies from 300 m. in the south Sikkim

conditions encountered in Sikkim are sub-

from the private sector. In view of high

to 7,818 m. in the north. The world’s third

tropical (300 m–1,364 m. amsl), temperate

ecological

of

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Seabuckthorn and increasing demand in local

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amsl). The major occupation of the people is

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and

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aggregation.

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The

state

Thus,

the

different

climatic

Though Sikkim is small in size, yet Sikkim has


been identified world over as an ecological

(viz. H. rhamnoides L., H. salicifolia D. Don

hotspot of the lower Himalaya, one of the

and

three among the eco-region of India. The

distributed in high altitude areas of Himachal

participants.

forested region of the state exhibits a diverse

Pradesh, (Lahul Spiti, parts of Chamba,

reflections at the base of the Turing test are

range of fauna and flora. Owing to its

Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla and Kangra), Jammu &

even more topical than ever and they are

altitudinal gradation, the state has a wide

Kashmir (Leh and Ladhak) and parts of Uttar

based on the following question: [could a

variety of plants, form tropical to temperate to

Pradesh (Singh et al 1995;Singh and Awasthi,

machine thinks like a human?] Robots and

alpine and tundra, and is perhaps one of the

1995; Singh 1998) and Sikkim (Basistha,

humans

few regions to exhibit such a diversity within

2001). In Sikkim Himalayas, the plant grows

increasingly tend to come closer, to imitate

such a small area.

on the riverside, land slide areas, torrential

and integrate each other.

However, the area covering approximately

slides and mostly South–East aspect in

Machines may be programmed to simulate

1500 ha in Lachen and 1200 ha in Lachung,

Lachen and Lachung valleys of North

many emotions that could be expressed over

Sikkim. H. salicifolia D. Don, in Sikkim, grows

and China for the production of several

generally at altitudes ranging from 2377–3093

medicines, cosmetics and food products.

About 14 million hectare or more of natural

m. here, other than H. salicifolia no other

Since 1954, seabuckthorn has also been

sea buckthorn orchards are distributed widely

species have been observed.

widely planted to control soil erosion on fragile

over the world (Rongsen 1992)distributed

Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.), a nitrogen fixing

mountainous lands in China (Lu, Rongsen,

between 27º–69º N latitude and 7º W to 122º

member of family Elaeagnaceae, is such a

1992), which has climatic and geographical

E longitude (Rousi, 1971; Pan et al., 1989; Yu,

plant, which meets all the above requirements.

similarities to cold desert areas of Indian

et al., 1989) over 3500 km from east to west

The plant is indigenous to the region and

Himalayas. Therefore, seabuckthorn makes a

(Rongsen,

global

widely distributed (2500-4300 m asl). Fruit of

suitable

distribution pattern of sea buckthorn shows

this plant is quite rich in vitamin C (300-2400

programmes of cold deserts of Himalayas in

that the plant is concentrated mostly in the

mg/100g), vitamin A, E and K, protein, organic

India.

cold

Hindukhush

acid, carotenoids, flavonoids and steroids,

All the genera belonging to Elaeagnaceae

Himalayas (Rongsen, 1990; Subedi, 2007),

which have been used in countries like

have nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root

parts of Europe and former USSR as well as

Russia, CIS states, Mongolia fathers of

nodules (Rousi, 1971; Soltiset al., 1995). The

Scandinavian region (42 countries).

computer science and artificial intelligence.

name Hippophae (Latin words Hippo means

In India, three different species of HippophaeL

The test is essentially performed

horse and Phaosmeans to shine) reflecting its

H.

tibetana

Schultz.)

are

naturally

through a particular interaction involving three

are

Today,

the

outstanding

principles

"species”,

and

they

falls in the North District of Sikkim and approximately 130 km away from the State capital, Gangtok. Sea buckthorn the general English term given to genus Hippophae was classified in 1753 in “Speciae Plantarum” by Karl von Linné at the position 1023. (Proorocu, 2009). Thegenus belongs to the family Elaegnaceae, Order:

Elaeagnales,

Celastraneae,

Super

Subclass:

order:

Rosidae,

Class:

Magnoliopsida and Division: Magnoliophyta (Rajchal, 2009). It is a small family with five speciesviz. Hippophae salicifolia D. Don, H. rhamnoides Linn., H. tibetana Schlecht, and H. neurocarpa

S.W.

Liu

et

T.N.

He,

and

Hippophae gyantsensis Lian (Rousi, 1971). Among these, H. rhamnoides has further been sub-divided into eight sub-species (Rongsen, 1992; Schroeder and Yao, 1999; Bhattarai, 2003) .Other genera of Elaeagnaceae are Elaeagnus L. with 40 species and Shepherdia L. with only 3 species (Mabberly, 1998).

1990).

temperate

Generally

regions

of

the

choice

for

the

afforestation

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nodules. Hence, it can be planted even in

The

uses in ancient Greece (Bhattari, 2003). In

marginal soils (Akkermans et al., 1983;

properties (Ganju et al., 2005; Padwad et al.,

ancient Greece, the horses gained weight and

Dobristaand Novik, 1992; Rongsen, 1992).

2006). Leaf extract is also used in ointments

attained

shiny

coat

after

people

used

Hippophae as fodder (Subedi and Adhikari, 2001).

Table 1:- Composition of Vitamins content of sea buckthorn and other fruits and vegetables (mg/100g).

possess

anti-inflammatory

for treating burns, skin cracks, scabies, impetigo, keratosis and cures xeroderma (Rongsen 1992). The young leaves contain high

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae.), 2n=24 (Li and

leaves

nutrient,

carotenes

and

flavonoids.

Schroeder, 1996) is mainly used for economic

ITEMS

Vit.A Vit.B1

Vit.B2

Vit.C

Vit.K

Generally, Vitamin C in leaves is higher than

and ecological purposes. It is a dioecious,

Orange

0.55

0.03

50.0

-

the fruit. It is also used as one of the most

nitrogen

Sea

fixing,

actinorizal,

wind-pollinated

0.08

important raw materials for the extraction of

plant (Jeppssonet al., 1999; Arne Rousi,

Buckthorn 11.00

0.04

0.56 300-1600 100-200

1971),

Tomato

0.31

0.03

0.05

Kiwi fruit

-

-

deciduous,

thorny

willow-like

pioneering, shrubby or with its luxuriant foliage

-

also controls the growth of cancer cells in liver

-

(Zhao et al., 1999).

8.0

-

100-470

vitamins and flavonoids. Sea buckthorn leaves

and strong root system; it can retain the soil

Source: Occasional paper No. 20, 1992, ICIMOD,

Fruits of sea buckthorn are rich source of

from erosion. The genus has been reported to

Kathmandu.

Vitamin C (300 – 1600 mg/100gm), which is

grow in low humid (15%), alluvial gravel, wet landslips, various soil conditions, hills, gully tops and riverside with brown rusty-scaly shoots

(Rongsen,

1992;

Banjade,

Table 2:-Food, Medicine and Cosmetics,

04 – 100 times more than any vegetable fruit,

Beauty cream made from sea buckthorn in

high amount of organic acid (2 – 4%),

Russia, South. Asia and China.

especially mallic acid which is higher than Citrus sp. (1–2%) (Morar, 1989). Higher

1999;

Basistha, et, al., 2001). Hippophae species are fast growing. (Rongsen, 1992), hardy

SL.NO.

ITEMS

PRODUCTS

1.

Fruit juice,

Syrup juice, Carbonated juice, Sweets, wine, Champagne Bears,

woody plant often used in prairie conservation programmes (Schroeder, 1988), which is able

2.

Medicine

vitamin-C,

Cancer, Blood Pressure, Gastric

vitamin-E, flavonoids, kaempferol, fatty acids,

Plastic surgery, Cough, ageing,

(300 mm), in soils with pH of 9.5 and 1.1% salts (Rongsen, 1990). The whole plant (fruits,

Memory loss, etc.

3.

Beauty cream

Makes skin fair, Clean and

efficacy on skin, wrinkle, Skin sclerosis, etc.

important (Fuhen et al, 1999) . 4.

Sea buckthorn also grows in areas with

relationships

soils, with

and

has nitrogen

actiniomycetes known as Frankia in its root

Cosmetics

Improve the micro-circulation of capillary vessel, nourishes skin, hair & care16 tropical diseases of scabies.

symbiotic fixing

large

amount

of

carotenoids,

triacylglycerol, phytosterols, sugar, organic acids,

proanthocyanidins

and

phenolic

compounds (Abid et al., 2007; Fan et al.,

delicate. Possesses therapeutic

roots, leaves, and stem), are economically

compressed

are found in seed oils. Seeds also contain

Jam, Tea, Dye, Chocolates, etc.

Ulcer, Burns, Chemical danger,

to grow and survive well with low precipitations

quantities of unsaturated acids (around 86%)

Source: Occasional paper No. 20, 1992, ICIMOD, Kathmandu.

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2007; Li et al., 2007). Hippophae L. (Sea buckthorn), due to its beauty, was introduced as an ornamental plant in Botanical gardens of Europe. Though sea buckthorn was well known to the human


society since ages, the plantation works

et al., 1998; Halvorsen et al., 2002; Nilssonet

through different means started only few

al.,2005), attributed to its flavonoids, oils,

decades

character

vitamin C (Li. and Schroeder, 1996) and some

(Ansari, 2003) helps the plant to grow at

essential fatty acids with strong antioxidant

places with 400 – 600 mm annual rainfall

activities

(Rongsen, 1992; Ansari, 2003; Dhakal, 2001).

seabuckthorn different products are made by

Besides its economic and ecological qualities,

different countries Table 2.

sea buckthorn is also regarded as the “slave

shown that sea buckthorn plantation can fix 45

of degraded land” (Constandache & Dinca,

kg of N2 per hectare land, which is double the

2009).

amount of N2 fixed by Soya-bean plants

Agro-techniques of sea buckthorn through

(Rongsen, 1990). Sea buckthorn has life span

different

of 60 – 350 years (Singh, 1998).

ago.

Its

methods

hydrophilous

like

cuttings,

seed

(Yan

and

Liu

2000).

From

Estimates have

propagation (Auauzato and Megharini, 1986),

Sea buckthorn being one of the important

layering, etc. have been carried out in the

crop, its propagation and agro – techniques

past, but the response of plants in different

had started way back in 1960 by the Russian

environmental conditions have been found to

scientist who collected and cultivated five

be different. Naturally, propagation of sea

varieties of the genera and perhaps was the

buckthorn through seeds is the main way for

first plantation in the world, (Subedi, 2001).

its occupation into new habitat (Lisenkov et al.

Sea buckthorn is propagated using different

water

1969). This genus is also thermophilic, so the

means

seed

Propagation establishment of H. rhamnoides,

seeds

temperature

propagation, cuttings, layering in different soil

through hard and soft wood cuttings, seed

between 24 ºC– 26ºC (Ansari, 2003) with

conditions etc. (Auauzato, 1986; Singh et al.,

propagation (with or without treatment of

viability up to 3 years (Rajchal, 2009).

1998; Basistha et al., 2009). The seeds retain

different growth regulators) (Auauzato, 1986;

Though seeds may have higher emergence

their viability after indoor storage for three to

Ansari, 2003; Basistha and Basistha et al.,

rate (Rajchal, 2009), now a days, Seed

four years. Under suitable conditions, they will

2009; Rongsen, 1992; Singh 1998) is well

propagation is basically used for breeding and

germinate during any season of the year

suited in well drained, deep, sandy loam soil

introduction works, forest land reclamation,

(source: Baker Dwight,

with

protective and ornamental purposes, and

www.winrock.org/forestry/factnet.htm).

Schroeder

can

germinate

at

a

sometimes for root stocks (Rongsen, 1992). Hippophae has been used as food, beverages and medicine by the humans since decades,

of

agro-techniques

like

Sea buckthorn is used as a measure of soil conservation because of its well-developed tap root system, medicines, food, fodder, and

supply

sufficient

(Li

and

organic

1999;

Li

Schroeder

matters

and

1999).

(Li

Oliver,

and

2001).

Propagation through tissue culture (Liu, et. al., 2007; Vescan et al., 2009) and layering (Basistha et al., 2009) has also been adopted in this genus.

especially in Russia and China (Yang and

fuel (Nepal et al., 2000; Rongsen, 2003). The

Kallio, 2001). Sea buckthorn has attracted

genus has extensive subterranean rooting

In Sikkim Himalayas, the cold deserts occur in

attention world over due to its nutritional and

system with strong soil binding ability, soil

Lachen and Lachung of North districts of

medicinal values. (Xu et al., 1994; Beveridge

stabilization,

riverbank control and water

Sikkim, a high altitude region of the state. The

et al., 1999). The diversity in biochemical and

retention (Li, 1999) and in reclamation of

total geographical area under cold deserts is

nutritional expressions shown by this plant are

marginal land (Bantle et al, 1996; Schroeder,

about 30% of the total geographical areas of

due to its distribution, origin, climate and

1988; Li and Schroed0er, 1999). Tap roots up

the state. These areas have very difficult

methods of extraction (Wang, 1990; Zeb and

to 3 m and horizontal roots up to 6 – 10 m

terrains

Malook, 2009). Bioactive compounds like

have been observed (Jarsa, 1998).

covered peaks and extreme and hostile

ascorbic acid, carotenoids, tocochromanols and phenols are antioxidants, and compared with other fruits and seabuckthorn shows higher

vitamin

in

contain

Table1.

Sea

buckthorn, apart from being a repository of vitamins, minerals and essential bioactive substances (Xurong et al., 2001) also has potential antioxidant activity (Velioglu

Hippophae rhamnoides L is propagated both sexually and by vegetative means. Through vegetative

propagation,

plants

can

be

propagated on hill slopes and rivers banks (Rongsen, 1990) with proper spacing (1 m within the row and 4 m between rows) depending on terrain and male: female ratio (between 1:6 and 1:8), adequate manure and

with

ice

fields,

perpetual

snow

climatic conditions. The dry temperate and cold deserts are characterized by extreme climatic conditions, high rates of soil erosion and landslides, shortage of fuel wood, timber and fodder, low productivity of agricultural lands and sparse vegetation. The past efforts of afforestation by poplar and willow trees in the region have met only mixed successes for

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sale has gone down due to import of Chinese,

provide

the want of a multipurpose plant species that

Himachal Pradesh and other exotic apple in

propagation.

can simultaneously satisfy the long term

the market,

In order to proper implement the various sub-

conservation as well as the short term economic

farmers.

projects

needs of the people (Basistha et al., 2010).

Basistha et al. (2009) have evaluated a

Seabuckthorn in Lachen and Lachung, there is

Majority of Lachungpa and Lachenpa of Bhutia

Hippophaesalicifolia

at

a need to coordinate various activities of the

community, original (local) inhabitants

of

Department of Science and Technology &

programme like timely implantations of nursery

Lachung and Lachen valleys, respectively, are

Climate Change, nursery at Gangtok Sikkim

and field trials, clinical trials, submission of

farmers and their economy used to depend on

and found them highly promising. In view of

financial documents to funding agencies and

pastoralism before the tourism industry came

increasing demand of seabuckthorn in Indian

above all monitoring these activities. The

into existence in Sikkim. However, pastoralism

market and potential of seabuckthorn in

Coordinator

still practices in these valleys. In addition to

environmental

financial expenditure and progress reports.

local community,

proposal has been submitted with an aim to

increasing insecurity of the

on

small

conservation,

the

scale

present

to

both

under

also

departments

National

needs

to

for

mass

Mission

on

prepare

the

As local seabuckthorn Hippophaesalicifolia is recognized as one of the very good cultivar species that is well selected/accepted by Sikkim farmers because it is economically and ecologically viable. They will also be used for mass propagation and breeding purposes and maintained in gene bank of the Department nursery. Most of the areas of North Sikkim especially Lachen, Lachung and surrounding place was vigorously damaged by continuous heating of earthquake, the majority of the areas of soil are leaching continuously due to that there is a extremely serious problem of soil erosion and landslide. Majority of farmers are not able do any Agrifarming because of instability soil, another

……………………………………………………….

natural calamities i.e. small glacier/river burst

Fig 1 and 2. Map showing Hippophae growing area at

in Lachen side in the year 2010 most of the

Lachung and Lachen North Sikkim.

Hippophae tree of river side was taken by

……………………………………………………….

defence

personnel

of

India

have

also

established many posts in the valleys.

mass propagation of local seabuckthorn by two

Sikkim

government

departments

i.e.

floods very badly. Now Lachen, Lachung and surrounding areas are in miserable condition, therefore people of Lachung and Lachen are

Further the largest part of the family of

Department of Horticulture and Cash Crops

Lachung and Lachen depends upon their

and Department of Forest, Wild life and

sustainability in tourism but that is also totally

Environment at Lachung and Lachen, impart

So this wonder plant, also available in Sikkim

training to stake holders in value chain in

may be a useful species to help remote alpine

administrative and financial management of

village people to overcome from extreme

seasonal vegetables are the cash crops of the

NMS project and may also introduce the

condition by plantation of seabuckthorn in

region. There is a stagnation in the price of

Russian seabuckthorn varieties for plantation

huge areas and get benefitted from better

in Lachen and Lachung valley of north district

environment, rural development, prevent from

of Sikkim. Further Department of Science and

soil

savings to the farmers. The apple was totally

Technology and Climate Change carried out

simultaneously

eradicated by diseases; presently few apple

all research and development work like

employment and a source of sustainability

trees are available there. Till now Sikkim apple

standardization, production and preparation of

from its various bi-products.

was not able to cooperate with present

different

environmental condition, Further, cost of the

molecular studies and technical support

disturbed by very bad management of roads. The potatoes, radish, peas, cabbage and

sale of potatoes over the decade, whereas input cost is increasing, consequently no

products,

biochemical

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studies,

in dilemma condition.

erosion,

making providing

soil very

fertile, good


DIGITALIZATION


FAUSTIAN

T·R·A·N·S·H·U·M·A·N·I·S·M

FAUSTIAN TRANSHUMANISM: PERILS OF THE FAUST AMBITION

discussion and focuses of analysis and proposition,

inscribed

BY KEOMA FERREIRA ANTONIO

Promethean

Transhumanism

in

Transhumanism. Finally,

ABSTRACT

Faustian

We have the pretension with this work to examine Transhumanism in accordance with two techno scientific traditions, Promethean and Faustic, both constituted in the light of

two

categories: and

Faustic

we analyze the

Transhumanism

discourse,

explaining how this strand is contrary to the core of the Transhumanism Movement, being, in fact, an abandonment of the ethics and the Humanism.

Hermínio Martin's philosophy and sociology.

INTRODUCTION

The first is in a techno scientific structure

The

impelled by the idea that, through reason, we

advancement of the potentially manipulative

Keoma Ferreira Antonio

technologies of the human organic structure,

Philosopher & Transhumanism Activist

can modify the world for something better, to

realization

of

the

exponential

morph it in the desire to obtain the human

such as biotechnology and nanotechnology,

good,

culminated

whose

point

of

culmination

is

expresses

an

……………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………….

the

More, quite inclined to neoliberalism and even

transhumanist movement. Transhumanism is

at times to anarcho-capitalism. Since then,

excessive, unbridled character, a hubris that

a

several

establishes a fissure in the Humanist ideal.

enhancement, its biological structure, the use

emerged, each in line with a nuance of the

We also want to make it evident that the

of emerging technologies to broaden human

political spectrum. However, beyond this

Transhumanist movement does not exhaust

potentialities.

variation,

itself in monolithic terms, given that it is

expressiveness in an organized way in the

classification,

expressed in many nuances of the political

1990s, with the so-called philosophy of

established by its alignment with humanist's

spectrum, adapting itself, bringing new lines of

Extropy or Extropianism, inaugurated by Max

values.

Humanism;

the

second

in

philosophy

the

of

incorporation

defending

Transhumanism

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of

human

gained

strands

there a

of

Transhumanism

is

another

dichotomy

that

have

feasible can

be


TRANSHUMANISM HUMANISTICALLY WEAKENED?

transhumanist movement aligned with the ideal humanists or degenerate by Faustic

most known are Extropianism (inserted in the

According to the analysis of Herminio Martins,

ambitions. Thus, we have two categories:

tradition of neoliberalism / anarcho-capitalism,

an important Portuguese sociologist, there are

Promethean Transhumanism and Faustian

founded by Max More), the Theoretical

two techno-scientific traditions, each with a

Transhumanism. Gilbert Hottois ask, in the

Transhumanism (founded by Nick Bostrom,

particular

own

title of his book, Le Transhumanisme est-il un

exponent of the liberalism, the UpWingers

development. The Promethean tradition, the

Humanisme?, and his answer follows: “Le

(founded by FM-2030 – or his former name

first one, is based on its existence the human

transhumanisme, c’est l’humanisme, religieux

Fereidon Esfandiary –, which expresses an

good, that is, based on the Humanist belief

et

révolutions

alternative political vision to the old left-

that, through the techno-scientific progress,

technoscientifiques échues et la R&D à venir,

wing/right-wing dichotomy, characterizing a

solve the social pathologies of diverse orders.

capable d’affronter le temps indéfiniment long

radical

As explained Braga. Prometheus is the

de l’Évolution et pas simplement la temporalité

implementation of a universal referendum) and

symbol of the revolt against the indestructible

finalisée de l’Histoire. C’est un humanisme

the Democratic Transhumanism (founded by

attitude

towards

their

laïque,

assimilant

les

electronic

democracy

with

the

and unreachable power - real or apparent. It is insubordination presented

as

unprecedented

against

a

inevitable. challenge:

target It

that is

adherence

is an to

human as opposed to the divine. Promised not to plan to dethrone the god of gods, [Zeus] but rebels against him, without the expectation of victory, in a supreme act of nonconformity (1992, p.1-2, our translation). The second tradition is based on the Faust figure. The Faustian tradition believes that the technique is developed only by our will, or because we want the discovery of the unknown, or by economic interests. In other words, there is no ethical concern with the techno-scientific advances, with so only a compulsion for the infinite. As explained Braga, [Faust] is the symbol of dissatisfaction and impermanence. It is the seat of the infinite, the unlimited, the beyond. It is the relentless pursuit of the new, restlessness

creator

never

pacified,

the

apte às’étendre, à se diversifier et à s’enrichir

James

impetus

penetrate

the

unknown,

the

indéfiniment” (2014, np, Epub version). Hottois

Technoprogressivism, endorsed by David Wood

inexhaustible thirst for knowledge and for

is corroborated by many authors, such as

(Wood, 2018, p. 423)). All these mentioned are

transformation. Faust escapes the world of

Ranisch & Sorgner (2014, p.8), Ferry, (2016,

examples of Promethean Transhumanisms. All

ethics. He wants to go ahead, wherever he

np, Epub version), Hughes (2004:xviii), More

of them are committed to ethical issues. All

goes, regardless of good or evil. He wants to

(2013,

these express a desire for improvement but

unravel the universe at any cost. Prometheus

Although

challenged a god. Faust wants to be God.

movement, its diffusion has occurred widely,

The Faustian Transhumanisms, as I shall call

(1992, p.4, our translation).

expressing itself today as a great group,

here, are generally less addressed. The

While Prometheus symbolizes the will to

where several subdivisions and nuances are

genesis, perhaps, of the Faustian trend in the

overcome our condition, Faust is the ubris, the

inserted as constituent elements, each with its

current Transhumanism is manifested in an

immoderation. Thus, according to Martins, the

specifics although they safeguard points of

artistic movement called Futurism, which has

techno-scientific advance can be given in line

tangency enough to form one whole (More,

its maximum expression in Filippo Tommaso

with Promethean or Faustian tradition,

2013, p.3). Subdivisions occur prominently

Marinetti. Founder of futurism and writer of the

seeking a responsible overcoming or infinite

because of the political nuance that guides

Manifesto of Futurism, Marinetti "greeted

compulsion. Similarly, we can design the

each sub-movement. The

to

p.10)

and

Bostrom

Transhumanism

(2005, is

a

p.3). recent

Hughes,

who

proposes

a

surpassing our condition responsibly.

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movement and the World Transhumanist

an earlier work, (ANTONIO, 2018).

with fervency the possibilities opened up by

Association (WTA) made strong attacks on

4. When we begin to follow this website on

industrial technology, proposing to hold a

this

28.07.2017,

'hygiene of the world' (...) in order to create 'a

Transhumanist discourse 3.

http://www.prometheism.net.

non-human kind" (Sibilia, 2015, p. 97, our

2. According Sandberg, “One of the main

be

mathematical problems for current

https://www.euvolution.com/euvolution/prometheism.html,

translation).

The

movement

“intended

to

connection

between

fascism

and

the

access

URL

was

However, currently it can

accessed

only

by

URL thus,

strengthen the Italian society through patriotic

there

preaching that included the acceptance and

https://www.euvolution.com.

glorification of technology” 1.

“Euvolution by Simon Oulette and Wayne

1.https://www.historiadasartes.com/nomundo/arte-seculo-20/futurismo/

MacCloud is one of the largest transhumanist,

(accessed in 08/10/2019, our translation).

neo-eugenics and post-humanist websites in

As explained by Hughes, because of the belief

the world with thousands of articles that

that Italy and Europe, in general, had become

interest visionaries, futurists, evolutionaries

stagnant, Marinetti called for new art that

and eugenicists who envision the human race

glorified modern technology, energy, and

taking control of evolution to colonize the

violence.

artists,

whole universe with life from the non-sentient

many

to the sentient. Our vision is to promote the

writers,

Given

this

musicians,

atmosphere,

architects,

and

others, emerged with their own manifestoes.

is

a

link

to

another

site,

According to eugenics.net,

transhumanism is that many listeners confuse

upward evolution of the human race by

Futurists,

transhumanist ideas with other, more well-

harnessing science and technology to enable

including Marinetti, were anarchists, although

known groups. This is especially unfortunate

humanity to unlock its highest potential”.

they went on to urge Italy’s entry into World

since many people associate ideas of super

According

War One.”. Thus, according to Hughes, to the

humanity, rationally changing our biological

Transtopia, Euvolution and Prometheism are

extent that World War One ends, Marinetti

form and speeding up the evolution of

all 3 sister web sites. Arises in the 2000s,

befriends Mussolini. As a result, the Futurists

mankind with unfashionable or disliked memes

according to Hughes, the site Xenith.com

like Marinetti joined the emerging fascist

like fascism. This is partially due to the fact

described itself as transhumanist and claims a

movement of Mussolini and the Fascists, in

that transhumanism is unfamiliar to most

modern design of racial eugenics using genetic

turn, adopted the ideas and futuristic aesthetic

people, and they want to relate the meme to

engineering and selective breeding, quoting

(2011, p. 11).

another meme they have encountered (and

Adolph Hitler and George Lincoln Rockwell,

These

had

thus search the "far out" parts of the meme-

founder of the American Nazi Party and explicitly

More’s

space first), and partially because many

connected to neo-Nazi groups, anti-Semitic and

Extropianism, either by actual adherence to

transhumanist ideas had counterparts (real or

white supremacists (2001, p. 12). In addition,

the fascist speech by some members, either

apparent) among the fascists”. (1994:2)

Hughes continues, “other sites maintained by

3. We explored more deeply this discussion in

the founder of Xenith.com, Marcus Eugenicus,

Thus,

“many

of

the

technofascists

contaminated

partially

founding

manifestations the

Max

by memetic confusion 2. Both the Extropian

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https://www.eugenics.net/links/othrlink.html,


also condemned democracy, egalitarianism,

in empiricism, science, evolutionary theory,

socialism and political correctness, especially

logic and Neo-Darwinism. Our purpose is

with regard to the silencing of the racist science”

merely to do what we believe is noble, using

(2001, p.12). This site is no longer available on

and unifying science and spirituality to create

the network.

a new human species, because that is what

Another site which, according to Hughes,

we want to do. No irrational dogma is required

“Marcus

or desired. The neo-eugenic state is a

would

also

Eugenicus”

be -

coordinated

by

pseudonym,

according

to

sovereign state, with or without borders”.

Rüdiger (2008, p.153.), Matt Nuenke - is

(https://www.euvolution.com/euvolution/prometheism-

prometheism.net.

principles.html, accessed

This is still online, at least until

7.

The Prometheism 5, according to the website

somewhat paradoxical that a writer who

itself, it is a religious cult 6 to Prometheus

promoted the cause of Europe as opposed to

founded in 2000. Directed by Matt Nuenke,

Germany, which criticized all forms of racism

this “religion” claims to become the “The First

in politics, especially anti-Semitism, must be

Sovereign

Neo-Eugenic

perceived as widely as a founder ideological

Libertarian Religious-State” to achieve the

Nazism” (1994, p.28). In the Woodward’s

"Transhuman Cosmic Conscious Evolution".

explanation,

The Prometheism extract, says the site, is

happen from night to day. Rather, it can be

second most important. According to the

expressed in the Promethean Principles, being

understood as the culmination of a chain of

website, “Dr William Luther Pierce III will be

5 principles and 10 rules and strategies.

reception

by

remembered by history as one of the giants

5. Farrel and De Hart (2011) analyzed and

Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche from the first

who helped us to reach higher in man’s innate

diagnosed, perhaps heavily influenced by

years after the brother's collapse. This was an

purpose". Thus, they claim, “I truly believe with

William R. Newman and his work, Promethean

adaption of the Nietzsche's work to the

all my heart and soul, this book will change

Ambitions: Alchemy and the quest to perfect

German nationalism cause (and often to the

your life and world view forever if you give

nature, the impulses both alchemists both

anti-Semitism).

with

careful consideration!” (euvolution.com/articles.htm).

current scientists as corresponding to a

Bernhard Förster, anti-Semitic activist, and

The book that can change the life of the one

'Promethean ambition' whereas it concerns the

some of the snide remarks of Nietzsche's anti-

who reads it is Cosmotheism: Divine Aryan

manipulation of life and even their creation.

Semitism were probably inspired by this

Consciousness From Man to Super-Man,

Nevertheless, according to the perspective of

union."(2016, p.162, our translation).

available for free on the website. According to

&

Hermínio Martins, which we upheld because

to

“It

the date of our last access (13.10.2019).

Transhuman

According

in 16/10/2019). Ansell-Pearson,

such

of

appropriation

Nietzsche

did

not

established

Elisabeth

is

married

can

Michael (2003, p.62), William Lurther Pierce

understand which are the foundations of

III, a white supremacist (1933-2002), “was

analysis by better translate this phenomenon,

Prometheism. Convinced that they profess

arguably the most influential revolutionary

we

clarification - almost a neo-Enlightenment -

theory that American far-right ever produced”.

term

and the eradication of ignorance and the spirit

PhD in Physics from the University of

’Prometheism’ should not be confused with the

of meekness, the editors excelled in a list, in

Colorado has been teaching at the University

other occurrence of the Prometheism’ or

order of importance, books, articles and works

of Oregon. However, soon tired of the

‘Prometheanism’ (Polish: Prometeizm) “known

in

their

academic world, he went to work as editor of

to be a political project initiated by Józef

propositions. The first is the famous Also

the National Socialist World – a former

Piłsudski, statesman of the Second Polish

Sprach Zarathustra by Nietzsche. Not for

magazine of the American Nazi Party led by

Republic from 1918 to 1935 with the intend to

nothing

other

George Lincoln Rockwell. Moreover, stresses

weak the Russian Empire and its successor

Transhumanism forms were sometimes taken

Michael, “race dominated the worldview of

states”

by extremists 7, as both Max More, as Stefan

William Pierce. He defined race in broad terms

accessed in 16/10/19). For more information:

Lorenz

that

to include not only the physical definition of the

Copeaux, 1993 and Woytak, 1984.

Nietzsche is a core value for the movement.

race but also more subjective elements as well

6. Although they consider itself as a religion,

Der Antichrist is also quoted but without much

including culture and spirituality”. As Michael

they write in the principle VII: “We are not a

attention. The thing becomes more intriguing

explains, “he viewed the various European-

cult or sect. Our principles are firmly grounded

from the second cited work, therefore, the

derived peoples

we believe that offers greater potential for

attach

character.

to

this

Moreover,

ambition this

a

use

Faustian of

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheism#Principles,

On

the

topic

general

‘articles

that

the

Sorgner

library’,

viscerally

Extropianism

support

the

we

mark

or

thesis

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In the fourth principle of Prometheism, there is

could "practice abortion, euthanasia, cloning,

as the evolutionary apex of the human

the indication of a website: Transtopianism.

cryonics, radical surgery, experiments with

species. The Jews, in turn, “are virtual

The Transtopianism, according to its official

drugs, neo-eugenicists procedures and other

monolithic and cohesive enemies” working

'allies' website, “although it seems radical in

transgressive practices, without any kind of

against whites to prevent the latter from

their statements”(…) it is only 'extreme' in the

institutional impediment” (2008, p.152, our

fulfilling its racial destiny, an implacable

context of a world dominated by religious

translation). Rüdiger also points out that,

enemy and concludes Michael, an existential

conservatism, egalitarian socialism, and other

"bordering on neo-Nazi attitude, the group

threat to white gentiles (2003, p.64).

ridiculous, archaic ideologies; an oppressive,

aims to merge disparate concepts, such as

deathist world where the norm is insanity, and

belief in the apocalyptic futurism, militant

rationality

8

atheism" - religious, therefore, we would add,

Transtopianism, symbolically represented by

given its relationship with the Prometheism -

alchemic Ouroboros 9, and by the Latin

"space colonization, antifamiliar libertarianism,

phrase Eritis Sicut Dii 10 elucidates the site,

cryogenics, radical hedonism and political

“is an ongoing, evolving attempt to codify the

maladjustment "(2008: 189).

essence of reason, as well as a quest for truth

8. https://www.prometheism.net/transtopa-transhumanism-

and transcendence of the human condition.”

evolved/principles.html (accessed

Thus expresses a “philosophy of freedom”, de

9. According to the Oxford Dicionary, o

“freedom of false gods; freedom of tyrannical

Ouroboros (or Uroboros) is “a circular symbol

laws; freedom from ignorance; freedom from

depicting a snake, or les commonly a dragon,

pain and suffering; release of death itself”.

swalloing its tail, as na emblem of wholeness

Lastly, “transtopians want to take personal

or infinity”.

empowerment to its logical conclusion, and

10.‘Ye shall be as gods'. “For God knows that

secure

under

when you eat of it your eyes will be opened,

optimal conditions.” 11 According to Rüdiger,

and you will be like God, knowing good and

the transtopians form an insignificant extremist

evil (Genesis 3:5)”

group 12 spreading dangerous ideas, who

(www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+3%3A5&versi

was

on=ESV/, accessed

Another author of inestimable value for Prometheism

is

Kevin

B.

MacDonald.

American psychologist, devoted, it seems, almost all vital energy to critic Jews. In the book quoted by the website, The Culture of Critique, Macdonald argues that “there has been

considerable

traditional

Western

manifested

in

Jewish

hostility

culture,

which

various

to has

intellectual

movements— including Freudian psychology, the

Frankfurt

School,

and

Boasian

anthropology”, that, because it, “—that have sought to undermine the European-derived civilization of America and replace it with a society more congenial to Jews” (Michael, 2006, p.787). Prometheism,

with

declared

anti-Semitic

interests, idolizing the "white race" and with a deep aversion to any idea of collectivism, has

an

born

mental

aberration.”

open-ended

around

existence

1997.

Although

its

in 10/08/17)

in 13/10/19)

nothing to do with the Prometheism we are

connections to the international far-right are

11. https://www.euvolution.com/transtopia/principles.html

working. Prometheism, according to Martins, is

clear, we know few about who they are and

(accessed in 13/10/19)

Archimedean point to the human good, not

what

some people at the detriment of others. His

explanations,

face, bathed with Promethean varnish, hidden

maybe even want to) create a nation-state

there is no way to verify both the first and the

Faustian drives.

isolated to some deserted island where they

second case. Nevertheless, given the

their

leaders. the

According

movement

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to

his

12. We do not know if it is a small group or it

wanted

(or

reached

considerable

membership,

since


exponential growth of Transhumanism in

and should, therefore, be opposed with great

general terms, it is natural that this also

fierceness. If not publically, then at least

Moreover, the movement does not contain the

happened

with

Another

privately”. In Euvolution website there is the

defining elements of Transhumanism; the

similarity

between

is

the

indication of some other groups with similar

Faustian strand, before seeking to enhance

detestation for the “political correctness” that,

ideas, as the Future Generation. Marian Van

humanity,

although the lines regarding the Prometheism,

Court is the founder of the website and the

stupidity and ignorance, spreading abominable

is shown to the spotlight in the Transtopianism

main contributor to the publication. According

practices at its highest level, like ethnic

case. There is a section on the website named

to his description in

(the source

discrimination. The term 'Faustian' we attach

'The PC-Free Zone' (free area of the political

may be questioned, but we did not find a more

to these groups is not political. The Faustism

correctness), where the welcome is given in

reliable), “Marian Van Court is an advocate of

is the expression of abandonment of ethics.

another timbre: Abandon all preconceptions,

eugenics (…) and an anti-semite. Writing on

Therefore, we can not neglect the existence of

you who enter here, for this is a page unlike

white supremacist website Counter-Currents,

these groups or how they are organized once

any other. This is transtopia's political section,

and building on the anti-semitic "research" of

we have a moral obligation to condemn them

a unique neutral zone where conservative and

neo-Nazi Kevin

and to learn the dangers of Faust ambition.

Faustians the

sides. groups

'rationalwiki.org'

is

condemned

to

languish

in

progressive, extreme right and extreme left, libertarian

and

authoritarian

memes

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motion

devices);

(3)

expanded

providing

integrated

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leaders is looking ahead at what’s coming

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social VR.

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will be met with new protections designed to

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(sensory

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venues such as 360-degree VR concert

speed.

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achieve

and

all

managed.

in

real-time

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addition,

with

the

navigation

spatial-audio

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music,

transition

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of

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domes,

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massive

audience-immersed

cinema.

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computing

well-being.

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neuro-scientific

systems…The

spread

of

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network technology combined with the ever

leveraged

self-

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healing

adoption…as rapid and profound as the

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response

instrumental

spatial

to in

a the

block

chain

to

and

facilitate

respond

to

better

emotional

and

infrastructure of the Spatial Web promises to

psychological traumas, enhance the scope of

curtail

imagination and unearth creative talents never

domination

of

social

structures,

rebalance the interests of large and small, give back ownership of personal data to users, keep fraud hacking to a minimum by tracing provenance, and support agreed-upon lawful

technology.

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activate

it

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breakthroughs

veritable

convergence

permeating

nearly

of every

endeavor and industry. Spatial

convergence

is

the

key

to

the

economic network, unlike the traditional onesize-fits-all, top-down, closed-loop economic hegemonies of the past. The Convergence Economy will be more integrated, adaptive flexible,

epochal

humanity

emergence with

could

a

provide

much-needed

transformational platform for the expansion of mind-capacity

and

the

evolution

of

The Spatial Web is its seed. Its Protocols and developed

Foundation

Whenever the scope of change is existential, monumental and overwhelming, fear gets the most attention. The usual response to it is to turn to the authorities to design a framework of rules

and

regulations.

Anticipated

risks,

contrarian interests, ethical challenges and criminal behaviors are met with attempts to contain or manage chaos, yet history proves that compliance-driven governance tends to expand. Should we be resigned to the

consciousness.

Standards

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take us far further than any 10 years in history.

THE SPATIAL WEB

layers,

The next decade, 2020-2030 CE, is likely to

challenges, so globally impactful that it may

interactions across the globe.

real-world

before imagined.

spread of the original smartphone design.”

powered

by

exponential

technologies tied to human desires and performance. Driving much of its utilization will be: (a) the geophysical 3D digital mapping of the entire planet and the man-made infrastructures on it, plus (b) the biomolecular 3D mapping of the body, brain and genes. The Spatial Web will feature XR versions of Smart Cities, wherein the functional status of every building and the traffic flow on every road become digitally

scaffolding for a global virtual community, which is device and platform agnostic. Like a tree, its trunk and branches connected to every leaf, everyone will be welcomed aboard. As part of a total system, the Spatial Web will rely on its users to form the root network that will nourish its growth. According to their new book, The Spatial Web, its inventors, Gabriel René and Dan Mapes, say we are on the verge of bringing to light “the best ideas that we can envision... to collectively share, revise and manage (them)

………………………………………………………. Digitalism and the Spatial Web: The ParaModern Era Emerges With The Convergence of Consciousness and

globally.” They philosophize that “Humanity is

Innovation.6

a Reality Engine, the only question is, with all

……………………………………………………….

of the immense power of the convergence of

One positive way forward is Digitalism, a

exponential technologies, what kind of Reality

thought-leadership

will we create?”

community of innovation leaders who came

manageable. Similarly, the anatomical system

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initiative

featuring

a


together as a LinkedIn group. This –ism does not dictate to its members, rather it calls upon individual innovation leaders to find ways to create

proactive

solutions

that

benefit

individuals and serve the collective good. While recognizing that human beings possess the inherent potential to evolve their minds, Digitalism’s innovators see themselves as conscious contributors at the onset of a golden age. Each left to create goodwill in their own way, they are united by Digitalism’s six-part framework:

Usability,

Value

Creation,

Meaning, Awakening, Consciousness and

- #1 Usability calls for the practical application of digital communications and devices to accrue benefits to users. The delivery of good value in service of audiences, while taking proper steps to do no harm, is the essential function of useful tech solutions.

the reach of prosperity created by widening the road of opportunity. Perpetuating the expanded and efficient uses of value-based interactions embedded in digital systems, value generation initiatives could facilitate both economic and psychological benefits and set stage

for

equity

building

through

collaborative engagements.

interactivity. The search for and cultivation of meaning is the key to what inspires each develop

the

self

and

what

collectively drives human progress. Without it digital innovation could never have happened, while with it the quest for meaning grows deeper and wider.

while

- #6 Creativity could be the single-most powerful engine for transforming the world, as digital tools and the means to imagine can provide universal access and engagement to creative expression. In the digital realm creativity will be able to take all individuals beyond the physical world, as it is the ultimate vehicle for travel beyond preconceived and

realize that their dreams are possible. By awakening to the pursuit of their full potential, and using experience-enhancing digital tools facilitate

GATEWAYS AND LAYERS The jockeying for position in the Convergence Economy has begun. The old idea of creating silo-fenced enterprises is being forced to give way to a strategy of sharing markets and branches

of

engagement

on

a

common field of operations. In this context everyone can contribute and/or compete fairly as domination and sabotage in pursuit of insatiable

interests

become

counter-

productive. For leading corporate players invested in virtual hardware and software technology, the name of the game is Gateways (funnels) into

exploration,

Web. Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Magic Leap, among others, are set on branding their experiential gateways and providing their customers with layers, such as an “entertainment” hub in a particular city. But BIG will no longer equal control in the Spatial Web. Using frameworks like Digitalism, a worldwide community of innovators and

- #4 Awakening happens when human beings

to

efficacy,

and Layers (properties) across the Spatial

- #3 Meaning is the ultimate purpose of digital

to

decision-making

inspiring the pursuit of self-knowing.

building

- #2 Value Creation is the means to broaden

person

improving

perceived limits.

Creativity.

the

heighten memory and retention, contribute to

engagement,

discernment and innovation, they can feel enabled to achieve their goals. - #5 Consciousness is the sense that manages all sensibilities and the relationship of inner being with the outer world. Like any of the senses, it can vary in acuity and focus. It will

creative providers are staking out their own footprints in an ever-expandable convergence pie, and there is so much space out there that new frontiers are bound to open, because they are yet to be created. Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap is excited to talk about his company’s ‘Magicverse’ described as an Emergent System of Systems bridging the physical with the digital, in a large scale, persistent manner within a community of people.

be vital to use digital education to expand the scope and range of conscious activity,

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software, design, and code. This will require

wisdom. The Indic principle of Neti Neti and

“The Magicverse is dynamic, alive, and a

an intense effort by the private and public

the Buddhist concept of Middle Path described

home for the endless creative expressions of

sectors to provide education, tools, and

it as: ‘Between this and that, there is neither

human life. It can also become a fabric that

access to those communities without privilege.

this nor that, yet paradoxically the middle

binds a community together through shared

“The Magicverse will not be built by Magic

encompasses

public services. Spatial computing creates the

Leap alone. We have established, and are

simultaneously.’ This reality is like the paradox

power of place, of physicality with digital

continuing to establish strategic partnerships

of the present moment, which is between past

together. The Magicverse of a specific place

and alliances around the world. Early Magic

and future, is neither past nor future, but

(ex: a city) also defines a communal value for

Leap developers are beginning to learn the

encompasses within it both past and future.

the digital resources of that place and

first skills to develop the initial primary

Spatial convergence and Digitalism are the

community, in the same way that a physical

experiences that will form the building blocks

keys to forging the ParaModern Era for the

place

natural

of Magicverse creation. Throughout 2019, and

wholesale benefit humanity, unleashing our

resources and geography. The Magicverse

for many years to come, we will develop and

creative capacity to paint the world with a

also evokes a paradox of place, an idea first

release new tools and pathways to enable

gorgeous new color. While the bellows of

raised by Dr. Julio Frenk, President of the

spatial computing and Magicverse evolution,

control and conflict will continue to fill the news

University of Miami, in that spatial computing

including hardware, software, architectures,

for the foreseeable future, the impending

can

portals, policies, concepts, and vision.”

transition of the human experience toward

Digitalism and the Spatial Web: The ParaModern Era

growth and integral balance signals the

Emerges With The Convergence of Consciousness and

potential

may

encompass

amplify

the

important

reach,

presence,

and

economic strength of a physical place well beyond its limited physical geography. “The enormous rivers of data created by the

Innovation.8

THE PARAMODERN ERA

require special safeguards and protections to

Ancient

prevent abuse and misuse. At Magic Leap, we

storytellers describing trance journeys into

added

transcendent

as

a

fundamental

and

the

this

species

and

to

that

take

visionary

expand sages

were

mythic

our

capacity

for

Higher

Consciousness.

CONVERGENCE

dimensions. This legacy of

The next stage in the process of human

important requirement of spatial computing –

humanity’s search for an expanded reality

advancement is Convergence,

which means putting people in the center, and

beyond the physical realm underlies the

A coming together of willing individuals with

respecting

difference between knowledge and wisdom.

fundamental

human

rights

to

freedom, privacy, health, diversity, inclusion, and joy.

While knowledge refers to what we discover

differing interests and diverse preferences To work in synergy formulating and forming an intersection of creativity and solution

about the nature of the world as we find it,

“The Magicverse can be a powerful force for

wisdom takes us a step further on the path of

By finding extraordinary common ground, Integrating many types of discoveries and

good within the global community – but only

comprehending life by finding the harmony

when blended with principals of democracy,

and balance of variables and by unveiling

A grand system of immersive experiences,

privacy, individual and community human

value in what is hidden from our reach.

Setting off the global expansion of Higher

rights, creativity, and decentralized controls.

Fusing the goodwill technology of the Spatial

Consciousness.

Balanced distribution of power and control,

Web and the innovative thought-leadership of

As this century unfolds the convergence of

central to democratic principles, will be key to

Digitalism forges the

the sustainability of Magicverse.

ParaModern Era, a time now upon us due to

“The inclusion of creativity platforms for anyone with XR access will enable an explosion of ideas…Services delivered in legacy physical environments will migrate to

the

convergence

of

emergence

of the

consciousness

and

open the portal to the world “beyond” (aka

doctor visit will never be the same. Visiting a

BCE), we are once again entering an Age of

the

Magicverse

will

happen

Disparate imaginations functioning together in harmonious resonance Will in turn inspire the enlightening of human intentions Distinctions, capacity, discernment and

This new visionary age is emerging as we para). As it was in the Axial Age (800 – 300

in

inventions into

innovation.

Magicverse. Everyday activities such as a

doctor

an

evolutionary leap forward as we seek to

Magicverse, including the community within,

Respect

for

both

Paradox. The ParaModern Era is defined by

consideration Facilitated by an evolutionary leap in wisdom. — A Wisdom Verse by Harvey Kraft

SOURCES: CEO World magazine article

anywhere, anytime with the world's foremost

the paradoxical synergy of opposites, virtual

https://ceoworld.biz/2019/06/18/extended-reality-as-ubiquitous-as-smartphones-by-2025-according-torecent-survey/

expert through copresence and integrated biosensor data. The Magicverse can enable accessibility and economic opportunity to anyone with an idea and the ability to develop

and material reality. This era represents the

The Spatial Web by Gabriel René and Dan Mapes (Amazon)

view that opposites do not by nature have to

ebook/dp/B07X1V8D58/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Spatial+Web&qid=1571175111&sr=8-1

result in conflict. Rather, when they are integrated into a holistic system, they produce

https://www.amazon.com/Spatial-Web-Connect-Machines-Transform-

Verses Foundation http://verses.io Digitalism (@LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12204371 Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, talks about the Magicverse Interview:

https://venturebeat.com/2019/02/23/magic-leap-ceo-were-dead-serious-about-the-

magicverse/

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T·I·M·E

CIRCADIAN TIME: UNLOCKING OUR INNER SUPERMAN BY THOMAS FREY The time gods are insisting on your attention. Every wall clock, alarm clock, and wristwatch has a way of demanding you pay attention.

asking the question, “What if our clocks were

caught on. From a management standpoint, Ford realized his assembly lines wouldn’t work unless all of

oriented around sunrise instead of 12:00 noon?”

the workers were on time and well-focused.

Long before alarm clocks were invented,

So, he invented the 9-5 workday and expected

everyone used the light from the rising sun to

his workers to be on time.

begin their day. But today’s ubiquitous use of clocks has changed all that.

No, they don’t shout orders, or poke you if you

Measuring time just seemed like a practical

ignore them, but their relentless monitoring of

way of doing things. Regardless of how

Our time keeping systems have become so

the hours, minutes, and seconds of our day

contradictory it would become to the normal

entrenched in our thinking we simply can’t

ebbs and flows of the human body; it gave us

fathom another system for managing our lives.

have a way of telling us “the world is changing and you’re falling behind.”

our first practical way of managing our days.

our current system is the source of so many

When ancient Egyptians first devised their

Yet,

sundial timekeeping systems, they had no

constantly having to conform with global time,

idea how destructive it would later become. Sundials evolved into clocks, and Jost Burgi’s

Let me explain how this could work and why

with

our

normal

circadian

rhythms

few of us knew there was an “inner superman” waiting to be unleashed.

problems. Each one of us has a circadian rhythm that is a natural, internal process that regulates our sleep-wake cycles and repeats every 24 hours.

invention of the minute hand in 1577 gave

CIRCADIAN TIME

As humans, we need to be in sync with the planet

This may have seemed like a crazy question

we live on. So it’s rather ironic that our

However, it wasn’t be until the 1920s when

at first, but what if you started your day at

timekeeping system, the one designed to help us

Henry Ford established the 5-day, 40-hour work

sunrise rather than when the alarm clock goes

manage our lives, keeps us in a constant state of

week, and made sure that all his employees

off?

readjustment rather than harmonious equilibrium.

had their own alarm clocks, when clocks really

The idea of Circadian Time started with me

clocks a practical edge and they started gaining traction.

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Virtually everything on earth is affected by our

constantly changing. Either would have been

natural circadian rhythms. They involve the

an impossibly difficult orientation for those

Working with self-correcting atomic clocks and

patterns, movements, and cycles stemming

designing early mechanical clocks or even

having our time systems recalibrated around

from the light and dark cycles of the earth’s

ancient sundials.

sunrise on a daily basis in every place on the

rotation.

In addition, our geographical location is also a

Circadian Time, as I envision it, is based on

sunsets will fluctuate twice as much, but we

major factor.

will be able to maximize our daylight hours.

the notion that our system for timekeeping no longer has to be the rigidly pulsing overlord of humanity

that

constantly

demands

compliance. Rather, with a little tweaking, our time systems can be reoriented around people, molded to the natural flow of humanity

planet is entirely possible. Yes, this means our

In Colorado, where I live, sunrise fluctuates by nearly 3 hours between the longest days of

Technology becomes the great complexity enabler.

summer and the shortest days of winter. And going further north, the fluctuation is even

Will there be a Circadian Time App in your future?

greater. If we were to reorient our days so sunrise would

CREATING AN AI APP FOR CIRCADIAN TIME A few years ago, I realized that I had achieved the “no alarm clock” lifestyle. My sleep cycles were totally up to me since I was working for myself. Since most of my work happens in my home office, every workday begins and ends when I want it to. Over time I’ve met many others who also have complete control of their workday. But very few people know what an optimum sleep-wake cycle looks like. They feel obligated to orient their days around the global timekeeping system. Our circadian time app will begin every day at “zero time,” at sunrise, and start counting from there. However, since we still need to reference a universal timekeeping system for the world, any type of circadian time app will need to be fashioned as an overlay on our current

creating fluid congruent structures rather than

happen consistently at 6:00 am every day,

our current, abrasively rigid ones.

then sunset would fluctuate twice as much as

What if your days closely matched your own circadian rhythms?

STARTING AT DAYBREAK

normal, close to 6 hours between seasons.

time. Now let’s suppose you’re able to download an app that does exactly that. With a series of

At the same time, people in Argentina and

supporting sensors and devices, this app will

other parts of the southern hemisphere would

use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of

be experiencing the time shifts just the

data points on our body and brain to

For the vast majority of us, our days will flow

opposite of us up north. That means when

far better if our days begin at daybreak, when

we’re experiencing the summer solstice, the

the sun first crests the horizon. However, we

longest daylight of the year, people in

find ourselves with daybreak happening at a

Argentina are experiencing the winter solstice,

Unlike our current fad-based systems for

slightly different time every day. The reason

the shortest daylight of the year.

throwing tons of good ideas about food, sleep,

this happens is because our time systems are oriented around 12:00 noon when the sun is at its highest point. For ancient timekeepers this made the most sense because the only other options, daybreak and sunset, were

With this level of complexity, creating a universal timekeeping system oriented around our own

geo-sensitive

circadian

rhythms

determine exactly what our circadian time clock should look like.

wake, work, rest, and exercise against the backdrop

of

an

antiquated

system

for

managing our daily schedule, this AI app

becomes an impossible task. But that’s where

would create an entire new timekeeping

technology comes in.

system for managing our lives.

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we use for keeping time in much the same

explore these options, we can begin to

Rather than managing your time with the tick,

way that fish think about water. We simply

uncover some of the true imperatives for our

tick, ticking of an impersonal one-size-fits-all

don’t.

human-to-time relationship.

clock, you will start your day with a pulsing,

Have you ever considered the lunacy of using

Keep in mind; the entire Roman Empire failed

living,

circadian

12-hour clocks to manage a 24-hour day? And

to

timepiece that will overlay the numbers on a

why 24? Wouldn’t it make sense to have

because they used Roman Numerals. Every

dial with activity and inactivity zones, and work

metric time with 10-hour days?

number itself was essentially an equation, and

and rest cycles, that constantly adjust and

The numbers on the clock are a constant

that prevented them from doing any higher

readjust according to everything happening in

reminder of our daily schedule, where we

math.

your day.

should be, and what happens next. We eat,

Naturally this begs the question, what other

Once you are able to truly master the hyper-

sleep, and breathe according to a framework

systems do we employ today that are the

individualized circadian time cycles of your life,

of time established by ancient humans without

equivalent of Roman Numerals that prevent us

this built-in AI system will help you craft your

ever stopping to ask “Why?”. We have built

from doing great things?

own superman formula for living your life.

our entire social structure for planet earth

Personally, I think our timekeeping systems

This means you will be able to out-think, out-

around a few guys saying, “Hey, let’s do it this

fall into that category.

strategize,

way.”

As a species, we can never know where our

virtually everyone you come into contact with.

We now have the ability to shift from a system-

true potential lies until we confront the

Circadian time, as I imagine it, will be a

centric approach to something with a far better

systems that keep us tied to the past. And that

powerful tool that will enable you to tap into

human interface. The convergence of atomic

is where the true adventures begin.

the energies of the world and direct these

clock

energies towards any project you’re working on.

increasingly pervasive Internet will give us the

breathing,

fully

out-imagine,

aware

and

out-perform

technology,

GPS,

AI,

and

any

famous

mathematicians

an

tools we need to reinvent our core systems for

FINAL THOUGHTS

thinking about time.

We tend to think about the underlying systems

This is far more than a Mensa exercise. As we

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produce

By Futurist Thomas Frey, author of ‘Epiphany Z – 8 Radical Visions Transforming Your Future'


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R·I·G·H·T·S

NEURO-SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS BILL PROPOSAL BY KRISTEN CONKLIN

petition2congress.com is free to be taken to

petition has no signature goal or no time limit.

any

The intent of this petition is to support the

government

to

argue

a

case

for

ABSOLUTE human rights around the globe.

authors Dr. Ienca and Dr. Andorno, or any

In light of brain machine interfaces discussed

There is a second petition effort that used the

other entity, in the event that they do write a

in the previous article Securing the Mind, and

same wording as of June 2019 by Global

bill based upon these human rights. This bill

the democracy that we are taught portions of

Neuroethics.2 The petition can be found

was started to allow citizens globally to have a

the world exist in, two petitions have been

through the following website address:

voice in the matter in a democratic manner.

made

http://www.globalneuroethics.com

The former petition that is online reads in the

following global movement to influence laws

The difference in the two petitions is that the

following manner:

and protect Neuro-Specific Human Rights.1

latter requires that your personal information

to

influence

ethics.

Consider

the

NEURO-SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS PROPOSAL

There are two online petitions to present these

go to the author of the petition. The former

human rights in the form of a bill proposal to

petition is a copy of the Global Neuroethics’

Rapid advancements in human neuroscience

governments globally. The first petition can be

effort, but was constructed with a desire for

and neuro technology open unprecedented

found at the following website address:

the signer’s personal information and petition

possibilities for accessing, collecting, sharing

https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/neuro-specific-

to be managed by the petition site, and

and manipulating information from the human

human-rights-bill-proposal

limitations on the distribution of data.

brain.

The petition is specifically a petition to the US

The co-author of the paper that was used to

challenges to human rights principles that

government. However, governments, and this

construct the bill proposal is Dr. Marcello

need to be addressed to prevent misuse or

petition, accept signatures from anyone who

Ienca. Dr. Ienca is aware of the proposal and

unintended

has a valid zip code typically. The zip code

stated that it’s his opinion that the petition is

requirement doesn’t state that the signer has

proposal

premature because more data should be

emerging neuro technology applications in the

to be a citizen of a specific country.

accumulated prior to writing a bill during a

context of the human rights framework and

All global citizens are encouraged to sign and

podcast titled Neuroethics Police founded by

suggests that existing human rights are not

share. The data offered by the petition site

Katherine Bassil.3 Be informed that the former

sufficient to respond to these emerging issues.

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Such

applications

negative assesses

raise

important

consequences. the

implications

After analyzing the relationship between

This of


neuroscience and human rights, we identify

complex

right

four new neuro-specific human rights that will

prerequisites of both negative and positive

Paul Wolpe has suggested that due to fears

be vital in the effort of protecting the human

liberties: the negative liberty of making

of government oppression, we should draw a

brain: the right to cognitive liberty, the right to

choices about one’s own cognitive domain in

bright line around the use of mind-reading

mental privacy, the right to mental integrity,

the

technologies:

and the right to psychological continuity.

governmental

absence

which

of

involves

governmental

or

the

nonor

“The skull should be designated as a domain

prohibitions; the negative liberty of exercising

of absolute privacy. No one should be able to

one’s own right to mental integrity in the

probe an individual’s mind against their will.

The right of individuals to use emerging

absence of constraints or violations from

We should not permit it with a court order.

neuro technologies as well the protection of

corporations,

the

We should not permit it for military or national

individuals

government; and finally, the positive liberty of

security. We should forgo the use of the

having the possibility of acting in such a way

technology under coercive circumstances

as to take control of one’s mental life.

even though using it may serve the public good.”

THE RIGHT TO COGNITIVE LIBERTY

from

the

coercive

and

unconsented use of such technologies. The

obstacles,

criminal

barriers

agents

or

right and freedom to control one’s own consciousness and electrochemical thought processes is the necessary substrate for just about every other freedom. Cognitive liberty is necessary to all other liberties, because it is their neuro-cognitive substrate. As such, cognitive liberty resembles the notion of ‘freedom

of

thought’

which

is

usually

considered the essential justification of other freedoms

such

as

freedom

of

choice,

freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Cognitive liberty is a conceptual update of freedom of thought that takes into account the power we now have, and

increasingly

will

have

to

monitor,

manipulate, and alter cognitive functions. Some legal scholars such as Boire and Sententia have interpreted the right to cognitive liberty with special focus on the protection of individual freedom and selfdetermination from the State. For example, Sententia has claimed that “the State cannot forcibly manipulate the mental states, and implicitly

the

brain

states

of

THE RIGHT TO MENTAL PRIVACY

individual

Similarly, it has been argued in a statement by J Stanley, “non-consensual mind reading

citizens.”

The formal recognition of a right to mental

is not something we should ever engage in.”

Given its conceptual complexity, cognitive

privacy, which aims to protect any bit or set

The claim is that mind-reading techniques

liberty

Bublitz

of brain information about an individual

constitute “a fundamental affront to human

recognizes at least three “interrelated but not

recorded by a neuro device. This right would

dignity.” Consequently, “we must not let our

identical dimensions.” These are: (i) the

protect brainwaves not only as data but also

civilization’s privacy principles degrade so far

liberty to change one’s mind or to choose

as data generators or sources of information.

that attempting to peer inside a person’s own

whether and by which means to change

In addition, it would cover not only conscious

head against their will ever become regarded

one’s mind; (ii) the protection of interventions

brain data but also data that is not under

as acceptable.” In short, the right to mental

into other minds to protect mental integrity,

voluntary and conscious control. Finally, it

privacy is to protect people against access to

and (iii) the ethical and legal obligation to

guarantees the protection of brain information

their brain information and to prevent the

promoting cognitive liberty. These three

in absence of an external tool for identifying

indiscriminate leakage of brain data across

dimensions configure cognitive liberty as a

and filtering that information.

the infosphere.

is

multi-dimensional.

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potential for the treatment of such diseases as

also cause unintended alterations in mental

THE RIGHT TO MENTAL INTEGRITY

Alzheimer’s and PTSD. At the same time,

states critical to personality, and can thereby

This reconceptualized right should provide a

however, the misuse of these techniques by

affect an individual’s personal identity. In

specific normative protection from potential

malevolent

generate

particular, it has been observed that brain

neuro

unprecedented

mental

stimulation may have an impact on the

involving the unauthorized alteration of a

manipulation and brainwashing. On the long

psychological continuity of the person, i.e. the

person’s neural computation and potentially

term-scenario,

crucial

resulting in direct harm to the victim. For an

surveillance and security agencies with the

consisting

action to qualify as a threat to mental integrity,

purpose of selectively erasing dangerous or

persisting through time as the same person.

it has to: (i) involve the direct access to and/or

inconvenient memories from people’s brains

Several cases have been reported in scientific

manipulation

be

as portrayed in the movie Men in Black with

literature in which deep brain stimulation

unauthorized –i.e. must occur in the absence

the so-called neuralyzer. The potential motives

(DBS) has led to behavioral changes such as

of

of

increased impulsivity and aggressiveness or

the

technology-enabled

of

informed

neural

interventions

signaling

consent

of

(ii)

the

signal

illicit

actors

may

opportunities

they

memory

could

for

be

alteration

of

exerting control over individuals or groups.

ecosystem

and

neural

computation rapidly enters the infosphere, the mental

integrity

of

individuals

will

by

various,

including

digital

national

are

generator. As neuro technology becomes part the

increasing

used

security

or

THE RIGHT TO PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTINUITY

be

requirement in

of

personal

experiencing

identity

oneself

as

changes in sexual behavior. A study involving patients treated with DBS showed that more than half of them articulated a feeling of strangeness and unfamiliarity with themselves

increasingly endangered if specific protective

We tend to think about the underlying systems

after surgery. Statements were made by

measures are not implemented. The forced

The right to psychological continuity can be

patients such as, “I do not feel like myself

intrusion into and alteration of a person’s

seen as a special neuro-focused instance of

anymore.” Others stated, “I feel like a robot.”

neural processes pose an unprecedented

the right to identity. What the right to

In parallel, memory engineering technologies

threat to a person’s mental integrity.

psychological continuity aims to prevent is the

may impact a person’s identity by selectively

The growing field of memory engineering will

induced alteration of neural functioning. The

removing,

likely represent a paramount challenge to the

right to psychological continuity will protect the

individual memories that are relevant to their

right to mental integrity. Several techniques

mental substrates of personal identity from

self-recognition as persons.

have been developed to engineer, boost, or

unconscious and unconsented alteration by

However, threats to this right are more likely to

selectively erase memories from a person’s

third parties through the use of invasive or

happen outside clinical settings. For instance,

mind. For example, Nabavi and colleagues

non-invasive neuro technology.

in the context of intelligence and military

used an optogenetics technique to erase and

In addition to mental privacy and mental

agencies, it has been reported that over the

subsequently restore selected memories by

integrity, people’s perception of their own

last decades violations of human rights have

applying a stimulus via optical laser that

identity may be put at risk by inadequate uses

taken place in experiments involving brain

selectively strengthens or weakens synaptic

of emerging neuro technology. Changes in

implants,

connections. These findings may hold big

brain function caused by brain stimulation may

electromagnetic shock therapy, sensory

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altering,

drug

adding

or

replacing

administrations,


deprivation, isolation, physical, psychological,

CONCLUSION

verbal and sexual abuse, hypnosis, the

The volume and variety of neuro technology

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applications is rapidly increasing inside and

the implantation of false memories, and

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advantage for society in many ways, its

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largely unexplored. We argue that in the light

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amnesia.

The

offer

possibilities

Most

new

new for

knowledge

and

carrying

of

more out

changes in a manner that avoids receiving

of

opening

unprecedented

of the disruptive change that neuro technology

experiment.

is determining in the digital ecosystem, the

For example, Pycroft recently reported the

normative terrain should be urgently prepared

concern that brain implants like DBS are

to prevent misuse or unintended negative

vulnerable to attack by third parties who want

consequences.

to exert malicious control over the users’ brain

fundamental character of the neurocognitive

activity. They called this risk of modification of

dimension, we argue that such normative

a person’s brain activity through unauthorized

response should not exclusively focus on tort

use

law but also on foundational issues at the level

neuro

‘brainjacking.’

devices Negative

by

third

parties

consequences

of

In

addition,

given

the

of human rights law.

brainjacking include (i) information theft, which

This proposal of neuro-specific human rights

would result in a violation of the right to mental

in response to emerging advancements in

privacy; (ii) cessation of stimulation, draining

neuro technology is consistent with and a

implant batteries, inducing tissue damage, and

logical

impairment of motor function, which would

developing genetic-specific human rights in

result in violations of the right to mental

response to advancements in genetics and

integrity.

genomics

However,

consequences

of

some

brainjacking

possible such

as

Neurotechnology.”

Bassil.” Bassil,

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consent from the patient or the target of the

of

and

continuation

as

set

of

out

the

by

proposal

the

of

Universal

Declaration on the Human Genome and

alteration of impulse control, modification of

Human

emotions or affect, induction of pain, and

Declaration on Human Genetic Data.

modulation of the reward system could be

The freedom of thought, freedom from slavery,

achieved even in the absence of any violation

torture and inhumane or degrading treatment

of mental privacy and integrity. In those

or punishment are regarded by international

circumstances of unauthorized modification of

human rights law as not subject to any

the cognitive-emotional-affective dimension a

exceptions and, therefore, as absolute rights.

different type of human rights violation seems

Absolute rights cannot be limited for any

to be at stake: the violation of the right to

reason.

psychological continuity.

qualification or limitation of absolute rights.

In short, the right to psychological continuity

Absolute rights cannot be suspended or

ultimately tends to preserve personal identity

restricted, even during a declared state of

and the coherence of the individual’s behavior

emergency. The right to cognitive liberty, the

from unconsented modification by third parties.

right to mental privacy, the right to mental

It protects the continuity across a person’s

integrity,

habitual thoughts, preferences, and choices by

continuity should also be enacted into law as

protecting the underlying neural functioning.

absolute rights.

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No

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the

circumstance

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right

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T·E·C·H·N·O·L·O·G·Y

JASON SILVA: TELLING THE STORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Technology as the application of scientific understanding is the greatest of human

BY AUGUSTUS CHUKWU

application of her gifts. What this means to us

Bio:

has formed the greater part of our intellectual

Jason Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of

inquiry.

National Geographic Channel’s #1 rated and

The story of what our technology means to us

Emmy-nominated series, Brain Games, seen

and serves for us has been the story

in over 100 countries. “A Timothy Leary of the

philosophers, scientists and ethical teachers

Viral Video Age” was how The Atlantic

have over time tried to grapple with ever since

described television personality, filmmaker

the explosion of the technological wonders of

and philosopher Silva, who has also been

the industrial revolution up until now.

described as “part Timothy Leary, part Ray

Some have tried to preach against the over-

Augustus Chukwu

Kurzweil, and part Neo from ‘The Matrix.’”

attachment and connection we have with our

Futurist Speaker & Philosopher

……………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………….

A self-professed wonder junkie, Silva is the

gadgets, cautioning that this robs us of our

creator of the web series SHOTS OF AWE,

humanity. Leaders have admonished that the

and escapades. The iPhone has made it

micro-documentaries

creativity,

emergence of the internet and the immersion

easier for us to manage and perform many

innovation, the co-evolution of human and

of the millennials and generation Z netizens

tasks even more than just making phone calls.

technology,

into the social media world has destroyed our

Facebook has enabled us to connect with

existentialism, and the human condition.

physical

into

friends far and near, build an online reputation,

Silva’s work has been featured in The

isolated minds given to depression and

create online communities with people who

Economist, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and Wired,

anxiety and this has equally robbed us of our

share the same ideas with us but are

among many others. He’s been hosted in a

human to human family connections.

nonetheless far away from us and maintain

ton of podcasts amongst them being, Mind

But this is not to say that we have not enjoyed

social old ties. Google has condensed and

valley podcast, Impact theory, Joe Regan

the blessings of our technological inventions

Show, etc.

exploring

futurism,

metaphysics,

communities,

secluded

us

TAFFD’s - THE MAGAZINE OF THE FUTURE | ISSUE 2019 | p.73


Charles Baudelaire's Hashish House, Silva's

into the world is a function of the extension of

delivered the gamut of the world’s information

obsession

our minds into the world.

into a single device through which we can

documentation started as a teenager which

David and Andy in a paper they wrote

access and explore. And Amazon and

saw him growing up and using videos to

described technology as the scaffolding of

Alibaba have made it possible for you to have

investigate, learn and explain the world

the mind – the extended mind as Jason

anything you want from your bedroom

around him. The filmmaker and storyteller

explains. And we have always used this to

delivered to you in front of your doorstep in

whose hobby and expertise is to try to

extend our minds, visions, and reach to the world.

real-time. As Peter Thiel co-founder of

explain the universe through captivating

From the early times when our hunter-

PayPal exclaims “technology is a miracle”

videos, tells the story of our technology, what

gatherer forefathers picked up a stick as a

and

he interestingly captures as “the story of the

tool – technology to reach a higher branch,

human-machine civilization.”

we have always used technology to exceed

indistinguishable from magic. What then

Jason exquisitely marries the ideas of

our limits and extend our reach to the world.

could be more miraculous or magical than

philosophers, scientists, and thought leaders

To

these

in an orgy of ideas-sex thought simulation

prevented us from expressing our own

with orgasmic proportions. Thus, he explains

agency.

as

technology

Author

Clarke

sufficiently

technological

observes

good

any

enough

breakthroughs

is

and

inventions we have witnessed in the past few decades?

with

filmmaking

and

overcome

those

things

that

have

The national geographic host of brain games and

origins

observed

something

quite

interesting. This according to him the fact that the uncanny thing about our technology is that it seems to have taken on a life of its own. It’s almost as if it is self-organizing, it is the exteriorization and lateralization of the human imagination. As Jason explains, “Technology is the way we turn our minds inside out…iPhone therefore I am. We are a tool-making animal that has been in a symbiotic feedback loop

JASON

with technology since the beginning of stone

S·I·L·V·A

tools. Once we created stone tools our jaws shrank, once we discovered that fire could cook our food making every meal efficient and digested it freed us for the “cognitive real estate” necessary for the emergence of

However, it appears though that technology

that

has two sides to the same coin of a story as I

innovations is the story of how we exteriorize

culture, religion, and art.

have marshaled out so far. But perhaps there

our imagination.

Who we are is due to the feedback loop

is a much better way to tell the story of

The storytelling futurist agrees with the

between us and our tools – technology, to the

technology than we have been trying to do.

inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, that our

degree that our tools become extended

This where the 37 years old Venezuelan

capacity to imagine combined with our

appendages that even though they are not

American television personality, Jason Silva

modest-looking thumb is sufficient to usher

within our biological skin tissue they are

comes in.

us into the second force of evolution called

nonetheless a part of our cognitive arsenal,

With documentary videos in which the futurist

technology and it will continue till we have the

they are a part of us the same way a nest is a

and philosopher loses himself in an ecstatic

entire universe at our fingertips. Having

part of a bird and a web is a part of a spider,

rhapsodical journey, he captures in its most

invented the Gods we turn into them.

it is our extended phenotype, it is who we

sensational and mind enthralling manner, the

Jason

are, it is our termite colony, it is the extension

story of technology as “as the exteriorization

philosophers David Chalmers and Andy Clark

of our mindedness.

of the human imagination…as “imagination

whom he fondly quotes in many of his short

In a series of his videos, the producer and

literalized.

documentary series, that this “impulse to

publisher of the popular YouTube series

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and Inspired by

innovate and to instantiate our imagination

“Shots of Awe”, picks up on a phenomenon

the

human

believes

story

with

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of

technological

the

cognitive

we are far too by now familiar with and which


is freaking a lot out of folks out in the tech,

technology that is growing at an exponential

business and startup world of today. This is

rate. And so, we are future-blind. It is

the breakneck speed of our exponential

counterintuitive to us because we never see

I think the essence of Jason’s message is

technologies and the disruptive effects it is

the future coming because it is accelerating.

that we should appreciate technology for

having on our work and life. Renowned

And this is the reason why he explains, the

what it is; a part of our extended self-mind

futurists

Peter

smartphones in our pockets are a million

and not pitch it against us as what will

Diamandis have tried to capture this in his

times cheaper, a million times smaller and a

eventually come against us or what is

works but Jason gives us a rather fascinating

thousand times more powerful than what

standing

explanation of this phenomenon.

used to be a 60-million-dollar huge computer

humanity. It is our true humanity extended

Citing Ray Kurzweil, Jason explains what the

that was housed in a building 40 years ago.

into the world.

co-founder of Intel Corporation, Gordon

For Jason to understand Moore’s law will

Perhaps, I think what summarizes Jason’s

Moore encapsulates in his famous theory

help us to understand the technological

vision and story of technology is what he

called Moore’s Law, which stipulates that the

impulse

what

famously sings in his video “acceleration: the

processing

any

Kevin Kelly understands as the Technium,

future of technology”, that “technology comes

computer or transistors in a microchip

the seventh kingdom of life, subject to the

through us but not from us and though it is

doubles every 24 months or 2 years. Now,

same forces of biological evolution.

with us it doesn’t belong to us. It is the

calculating

this

exponential

of

Jason further draws upon the implications

scaffolding of mind, the exteriorization of

technology

Ray

Kurzweil

the

and considerations for this in transhumanism.

human imagination, it is our imagination

conclusion in his book called the “Singularity

As explained in big think “according to the

literalized. The human-machine civilization is

is Near”, that we will get to a point where the

philosopher, futurist, and overall cool guy,

moving us, as he believes, towards an event

non-biological portion of our intelligence – AI

Transhumanism is all about harnessing

horizon where we literally move into our own

will become 10 times much more powerful

technology to overcome the limitations of

imaginations. And when this has happened,

and efficient in processing information and

humanity. For example, our lives are limited

we would have achieved our envisioned

will exceed the biological portion of our

by the mortality of our physical bodies.

godhood longing. As he observes “the

intelligence – the brain and at this point to

Transhumanists would, therefore, support the

greatest insight of all time is that we are

meet up with this reality we will be forced to

creation of technology that transfers your

Gods and we forgot” and for this admonishes

merge with our computers to become more

consciousness into an immortal coil, like

“we are as Gods, and we might as well get

like hybrid cyborgs – when this happens by

software being run on better hardware. At the

good at it”.

2048 as he predicts, we will automatically

core of this philosophy is the idea that there

overcome death and achieve immortality, the

isn't really anything that separates the natural

and

serial

power

entrepreneur

and

speed

of

growth reached

towards

self-organization,

point Jason believes we attain godhood.

from the artificial, that technology is not

Jason points out, however, that as humans

something external from our experience.

with adapted intuitions we continuously find it

Technology is us. And why wouldn't we want

difficult to grapple with a world and

to use it to upgrade humanity to the next level?”

in-between

us

and

our

true

SOURCES https://bigthink.com/videos/jason-silva-on-transhumanism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuRrKtQY_28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIR0nwhesGw

Mindvalley podcast interview

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OF MYRIAD

V·O·I·C·E·S

common problems bring about an awareness

BOOK REVIEW: OF MYRIAD VOICES

of this unjust society if not of human kind in

BY GYAN BAHADUR CHETTRI

general. What is interesting to take home from Of Myriad Voices, a book of short stories, is a

her stories is that they are not simply tales told

tale of loss and betrayal of love and suffering

in

of hopes and despair of the subaltern world

characters in a book, they are people of flesh

which remains shrouded and clouded under

and blood alive and thriving in and around us,

patriarchy,

all-

people who we see and yet chose not to see.

pervasive influence. The author gives voice

Her stories, by far, make heroines out of the

through her words to the otherwise silent

otherwise nonexistent subalterns. At the same

which

chafes

under

its

subalterns.

leisure,

the

characters

are

not

just

time what is pertinent to note here is that the

………………………………………………………. Gyan Bahadur Chettri, Tezpur

Of Myriad Voices consists of seven short

characters do not crave for sympathy or

stories titled The Yellow Umbrella, Putali,

mercy, they

Goma, Kasuma, Of Myriad Whispers, The

acceptance. Neither do they bring about a

of pages. Yet each story delivers a formidable

Water Bottle and The Widow. It is the author’s

revolution in the society through their lives yet

impact opening a window into the world. Quite

debut collection. The author here narrates

in their own subtle way they carve a small path

unknowingly the readers love the characters

very

in the ocean of patriarchy, a tiny way to live

and mourn their passing from the pages until

their life.

the next story introduces another glimpse into

small,

almost

insignificant

to

an

undiscerning eye, anecdotes which form the

do not beg for

love and

Conceptual multi-media artist & holistic living advocate

……………………………………………………….

another world.

crux of someone’s life story. She talks of

Good story telling include dialogue, sensory

discrepancies in the society, of physical

descriptions, vivid actions and a tightly woven

Of Myriad Voices features women who want to

abuse, infidelity - of things which are always

narrative. Sarita’s Of Myriad Voices has all the

live in dignity, with their heads held high. The

happening around us and yet of things which

elements that make for a good reading

feminist perspective in some stories is overt

we often turn blind eyes to. Her stories of

experience. The stories are short. Out of the

while in some others it is very subtle. The

common ordinary people and their seemingly

seven stories, six run no longer than a couple

stories can be interpreted from various

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angles

and

looked

at

from

various

perspectives and each perspective can run into many other voices - all waiting to be heard. The stories reflect regional and local color of the landscape, language and customs of Assam (a state in the North Eastern part of India) where the writer is based. The regional aspects are used in such a way that through them the universal human spirit and values come to the forefront. In fact, the local setting is so integral to the stories that sometimes it becomes a character in itself. The author possesses a keen insight into the human psyche. She reveals the failure of the traditional and cultural constructs which have rendered women as subalterns. Boldness is the prerequisite of an author. Sarita boldly and unhesitatingly delineates awkward situations using appropriate words. She is straightforward; there is no room for ambiguity

in

her

expressions.

She

has

increased the volume of myriad whispers and made them loud voices. Featuring heterogeneous themes Of Myriad Voices is a dynamic and fresh collection. I must also mention that Sarita Sharma is the first Nepalese writer from the North Eastern part of India to have come up with a collection of short stories in English. Hers is a double debut. I firmly believe that you would enjoy reading the stories and at the same time derive some points to ponder while reading an immensely talented creative genius.

Of Myriad Voices by Sarita Sharma

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IS IT

I·N·T·E·L·L·I·G·E·N·C·E ?

IS IT INTELLIGENCE WE ARE AIMING FOR?

guarantee for human happiness or ecological

BY DINORAH DELFIN

preservation, Integral Transhumanism gives

All our discussions seem to be centered

us the means that will allow humanity to work

around the attainment of major intelligence

towards a sustainable equilibrium between

and true reason.

social and natural environments.

Scientific progress by itself can potentially

Inspired

guarantee the elimination of all the causes of

Philosophy, Integral Transhumanism takes

human suffering, but does it necessarily create

into account that knowledge or intelligence are

the condition for human happiness and self-

not a sufficient indication of progress if they

fulfillment?

don’t entail a holistic integration of humanity’s

To answer our quest for happiness in the

deep-felt intuition and complexity of thought. In

Scientific Age, I turn to the concept of Integral

other words, we must take into consideration

Dinorah Delfin

Transhumanism. It adopts a framework that

the deepest and subtlest variations of human

Conceptual multi-media artist & holistic living advocate

accounts

collective

thought, belief and hope in our quest to obtain

enhancement and consciousness expansion

the “ultimate truth” we seem to be so

Intelligence as a way to improve our capacity

through

preoccupied with.

for empathy, compassion, understanding of

reprogramming.

Striving for Superintelligence, if devoid of love

others, and the power of our intentions.

Whether it is through genetic enhancement,

and

the

This will allow us to stay human in the age of

brain-computer interface, holistic wellness and

complexity of a human being into empty shells

exponential technological development and an

education, or shamanic entheogenic practices

of calculation and programming, and possibly

upcoming rule of machines.

integrated

the extinction of the whole human species as

Spiritual Growth, therefore, will constitute the

we know it.

highest achievement of Superintelligence.

cognitive and neurological states to achieve

Thus, in our search for improvement and truth

Albert Einstein once said, “We can’t fix our

heightened spiritual awareness and wisdom.

we ought to focus on Emotional

problems from the same consciousness that

for

a

individual

more

into

Transhumanism

and

effective

modern advocates

neurological

life, for

Integral enhanced

Since pure scientific progress is not a

by

the

mindfulness,

Ken’s

risks

Wilber

Integral

transforming

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created it.” A holistic and sustainable reengineering of humanity must account for the understanding of consciousness itself to give rise to truly benevolent beings. At the same time, while emphasizing the humanness in ourselves, we must not fear what some might deem as “unnatural” because humans are anything but willful subjects of nature’s way. We don’t tend to label the domestication of plants and animals, education, art, cars, dental floss, eyeglasses, pacemakers, in-vitro fertilization, as “unnatural”, and we don’t necessarily think of “natural” things like plagues, meteorites, parasites, or polio as desirable things either. In fact, anything a human mind can come up with, is inherently natural in its origin. The time and probability of a concept’s move from theory into practice is nothing more than a natural evolution of existence. In the same way as we have domesticated maize and deem corn natural, so the machines, robotics and Artificial Intelligence is nothing more than a natural creation of an unlimited potential of a Human Mind, and must not be shunned away but embraced as a dimension of our humanness.

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T·E·C·H·N·O·L·O·G·Y

POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY; THE STRUGGLE FOR RELEVANCE

Those technologists and entrepreneurs were

BY ANITA ROSE

their own insensitivity” (ibid.). In other words,

“blind to their own blindness, insensitive to

the

they blindly followed the own unconscious bias

implications of politics and technology in the

sentiments and reverberated an absolute

21st century. I will show how politics should

normative moral stance that politics is not

engage

pluralist

needed in the 21st century. This in turn could

framework.

isolate them from global societies even more.

Specifically, how they are can positively

How can technological advancements become

manifest in society and politics, followed by a

evolutionary 21st century inclusive disruption if

couple of examples of different methods used

they segregate themselves from their organic

……………………………………………………….

networks in the first place when they are not

Anita Rose

This

editorial

approaches

will

with

briefly

discuss

technological

within

a

political

in engaging technological group differences

Philosopher & International Relations Researcher

open and free because of their own innate

within the frameworks. Politics globally in 2019 is broken. The struggle

fears? Listening to each other with respectful equal

for relevance in the political sphere has

Politics is described by Strange (1996, p.53)

stagnated

as

via

outdated

ideologies

from

previous centuries. As Wood (2018, p.5) argues, entrepreneurs to technologists would prefer to ignore politics. Why is politics so disliked by the former and current public sphere

……………………………………………………….

“all

activities

by

which

others

are

persuaded or coerced to collaborate in the achievement of aims designated and desired by another”. Is everyone given equal weight in the

deliberative

multilateral

relations is a must.

collaboration

I argue that politics is an important organic system’s

feature

that

aligns

with

the

technological evolution in the 21st century. This is best described via the definition of globalisation.

globally? Medina (2011) argues that this is a

processes in relation to the goals of the global

“form of active ignorance [that] operates at a

common good in the first place? The obvious

Globalisation is described by Triandafyllidou

meta-level and should be understood as

intuitive answer is no. Hence, why we must

(2018) as a means to the “…depth, width

grounded in a meta-blindness” (p.28).

never disregard the common person.

and speed of global interconnectedness.

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This can be understood in terms of socio-

National Science Foundation did not reap any

spatial dimensions” (p.4). These include the

financial return from funding the grant that

As Harris et al. (2012, pp.825-826) states,

extent to which the contraction and expansion

produced the algorithm that led to Google’s

welfare reforms started from the mid-1990s

of social, political and economic activities

search engine?

and "have shifted rights-based policies so that

across borders takes place; the intensity of interconnectedness of ebbs and flows of interchange; the speed of global processes and the local impact of intertwining global issues regardless of territory (ibid).

of

networks,

systems

partnerships

have

worked.

Muzucatto says that the Finnish government “public innovation fund’ provided the early

government later reaped a financial return (ibid).

But what

classifies these technological mechanisms as general purpose for societies, governments,

active

and

full

participation

in

society."

Australia’s human right record has declined in recent years. Harris, et al. (2012, p.824) argues that workfare “…systematically ignores the

social,

conditions

and

infrastructures can be viewed as generalpurpose technologies (GPTs).

Public/Private

stages of scientific research for Nokia. Their

Technological advancements that are part of a variety

Yet, there is one positive example where

citizenship in liberal states is conditional on

economic in

and

which

labor

market

individuals

seek

Professor John Mikler from University of

employment.”. In ICESCR Part 1, Article 1.1, it

Sydney (September 2018, lecture) suggested

states, “All peoples have the right to self-

once a technology becomes industry standard;

determination. By virtue of that right they freely

the patent to that platform, such as Microsoft

determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural rights.”

Australian

rule

of

law

for

the

unemployed does not follow these principles in essence.

The

Australian

Federal

government’s social security laws are strictest in the OECD. The federal social security Act 3.1.13.60 is about compliance activities have now been decentralized via technological mechanisms

from

financial

control

mechanisms called the INDUE card and online self-reporting activities for the unemployed. This carrot-and-stick approach does not work. These compliance activities means the state is acting in an authoritarian manner, whilst those who are poor are treated less than human. This is another example of missed human capital as these people were not given the correct tools that could have given them a Office ought to be a Communal Intellectual

pathway to contribute to the technological 21st

property right that benefits all societies and

century revolution both locally and globally.

term and large scale has been the backbone

countries worldwide. This could be then

As Wallach (2009) states, "Philosophy of

behind most GPT over the last 100 years. It

inclusively distributed. Further studies would

technology raises questions about human

has been widely discussed globally that the

be recommended for this idea, dependent

freedom

mechanism for the 21st Century is Private /

upon which disciplinary approach.

technological society."(p.51) He goes on to

businesses and the environment? Ruttan (2006) claims that governmental long

Public Partnerships.

The political exclusion of the many that has

This is where the state invests public money

exponentially grown since the 1980s to the

into radical innovative technologies, whereby

present has had huge ramifications in many

taking the greatest risks. But who gains the

areas globally. This has created trajectories

financial returns? This mostly remains private.

that are divergent or convergent in nature,

Mazucatto argues that (2014, p138) that there

positively or negatively. One example of this

“lost

between

political deficit that has produced a negative

government and the private sector” [because

outcome has emerged in Australia is Welfare

of unbalanced public and private policy mixes].

Reform.

is

talk

of

partnership

and

dignity

in

an

increasingly

say technological systems and devices will "embody values whether or not humans intend or want them to. To ignore values in technology is to risk surrendering to chance or some other force." (ibid, p.52). The question is what the lasting effects of these social policies for those on unemployment benefits in Australia over the long term?

She further states that “Is it right that the

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How

can

we

interweave

technological

to

all

via

political

and

technological

As technological disruptions happen, inclusive

disruptions with politics as an example that

public/private institutions. BUT it will be

technological advancements must become a

has a collective positive outcome in the

inclusive of regional community licensing.

reality. But how do we get there?

immediate decade? One pathway is the use of

During this transitionary process, politics and technology must be closely facilitated for positive

social

robotics

via

public

and

private

partnerships.

Hence

in

conclusion

both

politics

and

technology are relevant to the other. For now and the near future, they are indivisible as

outcomes in multidisciplinary sectors, systems

In the paper “Social Robotics” (2018) This

much as social and business development.

and networks. As Block (2011,p.25) argues,

opportunity for public/private partnerships in

These spheres need to be researched further

the 21st century is about the funding and

in order for the transdisciplinary approach to

technological development of aiding humans

organically work and reach out further into

via integrating robots in their daily lives.

societies locally, globally and most importantly

Political and technological partnerships must

transcontinentally.

“We need to create mechanisms to block the tendency for advantage in one sphere to spill over into others. Hence those with political power should not be able to translate that power into economic wealth, similarly those with economic wealth should not be able to translate that directly into political power. This is necessary to ensure that distribution in each of the different spheres is consistent with the principle of justice relevant to that sphere.“

be inclusive, regardless if there is expertise or not.

The

main

underlying

factor

is

inclusiveness for the many globally. Grollman (2018, pp.177-178) argues there needs to be heavy investment in the early development of the personality system of the robot before “building the needed functionality”. One main

One mechanism globally that may be unique

functionality for example is aiding those with

to

communities

autism. The robot could aid the human

transcontinentally is the idea that communities

because it develops a relationship that is

and societies can issue licenses to big

unique between them only. Once finely tuned,

businesses and small to medium enterprises.

trials

certain

regional

could

be

concurrently

run

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This idea was told to me by Lanz Priestley in

transcontinentally with results published via

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and would be applied in the roll out of general-

developments via social robotics gives a

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purpose technologies (GPTs) that supports

pathway for the public to be given a peaceful

and maintains overlapping organic spheres via

opportunity to become inclusive. This one

networks, infrastructures, etc.

example will aid in the peaceful advancement

These organic spheres must be inclusive of all. The ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial

moving forward. The roll out of these new technologies can be gradually implemented

General Intelligence (AGI) mechanisms would aid

via a jury type lottery from a random selection

this process during the 21st century.

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THE SEA OF FUTURE FEELINGS


FUTURE

F·E·E·L·I·N·G·S

THE SEA OF FUTURE FEELINGS

and likened to the challenges faced in reality

Just like the world of good and evil

COMMENTARIES AND INTERPRETATIONS ON THE POEM

as people struggle to make ends meet. This

A result of how you conduct your affairs

apparently pictures the society today and

So is emotion positive or negative alike

INTRODUCTION

man’s struggle for survival.

This poem, The Sea of Future Feelings was

Whether fear or love.

Always in a struggle

written by Osinakachi Akuma Kalu, an award

Like the old philosophical conflict

winning fearologist and futuristic philosopher.

Causing confusion to the self

Here, an attempt was made to interpret the

Objective decision a challenge

poem in the context of human reality. The

Not knowing the outcome

review was done in stanzas with a conclusion

How safe is the self?

Here, the mood became lighter as fear of love was portrayed. The poet believes that ethical considerations

equally

interferes

with

relationships and social life as he notes: “a result of how you conduct your affairs” will result in “emotion positive or negative alike.” This implies that one can be afraid of even the

at the end. In this second stanza, the poet shifted his lens

outcome of relationship due to the differences

to the fear of survival. He believes that making

in individuality of mankind and the concept of

Just as there stands the ocean

objective decision is subjective as the concept

good or bad.

With many boats on its vast bosom each boat

of individuality plays a primary role. There was

One’s world is mixed with feelings

carrying people

a change of mood as man was personified as

in a complex world with disruptive technology

Facing complex challenges

‘the self’ by the poet. He laments that ‘the self’

We swim in the sea of future worries

So we are in our world, same struggle, same

continuously strives to control confusion and

what could be our fate in the future?

complexities.

fears of the world. Uncertainty of human

if our fear(s) are not contained.

In this poem, the world was compared to an

actions in decision making was equally

In this fourth stanza, however, technology was

ocean filled with boats carrying so many

personified

a

regarded as one major cause of fear globally.

people

challenge”; and “not knowing the outcome.”

The poet notes that impact of technology makes

predispose man to become more fearful.

humanity to: “swim in the sea of future worries.”

THE INTERPRETATION

journeying

towards

a

particular

destination by Kalu, the fearologist. The

as:

“objective

journey of life was filled with many challenges

decision

Kalu asked a rhetorical question: what could be our fate in the future? On a sad note, this stanza

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predicts

doom

for

humanity

if

the

fear

of

technology is not contained.

Kalu goes on to lament that nature has lost its beauty as a result of artificiality of the

justice to the concept of fear to conclude that

Marching into a strange age, lost in fear

modern world. In personification he wails:

fear is actually a man-made factor. His lines

What if the ancients visit

Who will cover Mother Nature? He urges

of arguments show that man can also

scholars

They may not sit Because the rearranged setting

education

to

tackle

and

the

research;

issue

through

overcome fear if those militating factors as

and

provide

mentioned are curbed or even minimized. His

Needs a long seating to understand

solutions on how to manage nature in the

To cope in a place of their formal setting.

modern age. This part is actually essential as

Morah Doris Ngozi, PhD

The consequences of fear were x-rayed in

the poet seems to envisage a light at the end

Department of Mass Communication,

this stanza. The poet imagined how our

of the tunnel as he realizes the essence of

Madonna University, Nigeria.

ancestors will feel if they discover the extent

education in human development.

choice of word is classic and precise.

morahng@yahoo.com

of fear shown by men today. He laments that our forefathers will not feel welcomed in this modern world as virtually everything has changed. This he believes will require convictions for acceptance. Creating a fear-based society In the name of improving lives Such blatant lies! Humanity needs a better existence And not a fearful one. The writer further argues that civilization fosters fear in society. He succinctly calls it “such

blatant

lies”

and

positions

that:

“humanity needs a better existence.” Kalu’s mindset

shows

that

though

civilization

brought about development in different areas in society, it is assumed to exerting some negative impact on people’s way of live which further breeds fear. Now that the world appears evolving Reality might be devolving Since reality as such is now manipulated MOODOF THE POEM

There is no longer harmony in nature

Swimming in the sea of fear

A hiatus, causing a complete chaos in nature.

Living in hopelessness

In another swing of mood, the poet envisages

One ought to learn

existential complexities marching with the

a redefinition of concept of reality caused

To master the emotion

upheaval of good and evil but raising a high

apparently by mediated realty, which is an

So as to thread on the right path

pitch positive hope and to lead an individual

offshoot of new media technology. Using

A bitter existential experience

repetition, Kalu emphasized that: “there is no

Lead your fear.

longer harmony in nature” which results in “a

In this last stanza, Kalu became advisory. He

Satirical tone of the poem in the opening

hiatus, causing a complete chaos in nature.”

positions that one can overcome fear by

stanza can be visualized. Middle lines focus

He once again attributed technology as a

doing the right things and shunning social

on the conflict of human mind as not able to

major cause of confusion and fear in society.

vices. For him it is important to control one’s

see the sky and earth with positive rays.

emotion and live a hopeful life to fight fear in

Concluding stanza, sharply points human to

society.

be aware and awakened. It is essential to be

In essence, Kalu poem is a good exposition

physically, mentally and emotionally strong

of the causes of fear in society. He did good

for a strong survival. Much a human go

Where is the beauty of nature? Now it is raped of its locus As everything goes artificial Who will cover Mother Nature? An utmost concern to emotive educator

Poem

represents

contemporary

human

to overcome the fear. TONE OFTHE POEM

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through the experience of fear, it gradually raises understanding of how to deal with seen and unseen fear(s). FIGURES OF SPEECH Free verse is the style of the poem used by the poet. Ironical tone is quite prominent in the poem which can be seen with the opening lines "Just as there stands the ocean with many boats on its vast bosom.... So, we are in our world same struggle and same complexities." In the second stanza the use of simile is taken in the lines "Always is a struggle like the old philosophical conflict."

POEM PROJECTION

The complete digital revolution has changed

The poem displays generalized anxiety, dear,

every concept. Society, humanity is not the

conflict, hopelessness and hope together.

same as it used to be before. Our ancestors

Self-protective

world

wouldn't know that this is the same world of

creates a momentum of the poem. Through

which they were once a part of. Man today, is

close reading of the phrases like" same

living in a make believe world. Everything is

struggle

"disruptive

virtual, man is living in a society based on

technology", "matching into a strange age",

fear- a panopticon. A society which is led by

"human needs a better existence" and more

fear and fear alone. The fresh and virtuous

creates a visual preoccupation created well by

beauty of nature is no longer to be seen. The

the

sociological

abundance of virtue, the companionship of

conflicts are well needled from first to last

nature is lost. In today's world everything is

stanza. Fear to hope is what we are searching

fake, everything is led and followed by fear.

and optimistically looking for the better human

The poet tries to expose the false ideologies,

existence.

false theories, false beliefs and false education

same

poet.

relationship

to

complexities",

Psychological

and

the

Dr. Mehzbeen Sadriwala

scattered all around and followed by all.

In second stanza again the last line "How

Assistant Professor - English Department

However, the poem ends in a somewhat

safe is the self?" marks the satire to an

Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth

positive note. The poet calls upon his readers

(Deemed to-be-University), Udaipur.

not to be a mute spectator in this fake world

mehzbeen.kaizen@gmail.com

and try to bring about a change by leading

individual and to living style. In the third stanza Antithesis can be seen in the line "world of good and evil", "Positive and Negative" and "Fear and Love." In the fourth stanza the well use of Chiasmus is been seen "What would be our fate in the future?" In fifth stanza use of Anaphora is used with the word "Setting" used twice.

stanza

again

has

poem based on the trials and tribulations that man endures in this journey of life. The simile is that life is like a boat, filled with different kinds of people, on a huge ocean. Like the boat will be tossed hither and thither by the

Sixth stanza marks Irony again. Seventh

The poem The Sea of Future Feelings is a

waves so also life will toss and turn the people

Antithesis

"Evolving and Devolving" Eight stanza raises a satire to an individual.

living, and it is how every individual will react to this turbulence. There is always a struggle a quest in life. There is an endurance or an

Last, ninth stanza used Anaphora "Fear"

attempt to endure. The concept of good and

used twice. Prominent use of Hyperbole is

evil is juxtaposed with the feeling of positive

used in the line "Swimming in the sea of fear.

and negative, further compared to love and fear.

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from the beginning. This poem by Osinakachi is a take on the world...a

world

that

is

ruled

by

fear,

unpredictability, artificiality and the almost extinct philosophy given by our ancestors. Every human seems to be living in a bubble, unwilling to come out of it. The poet hails and calls out to the people to come around and come out if this falseness. Dr Shobha Sharma Associate Professor - Department of English NBBD and PG Campus - Gangtok. Tadong. Pin no: 737102 shobhasharma13@gmail.com


Osinakachi Akuma Kalu’s The Sea of Future

mask behind layers of meanings and ideas.

Feelings is an angst, a cry against the world

Although the poem starts on a pensive note

that we have created for ourselves in the

with the poet lamenting about the state of

name of development and advancement.

things in the world around us yet it ends on a

There is fear in the minds of the people as to

positive and promising note where we see

what kind of world we have come to, a world

the poet urging us towards the kind of

which the ancestors had never envisioned and

resilient attitude that we need to develop in

would never approve of. Just like a group of

order for us to survive in the newfangled

people in the ocean on a small boat which

world. The Sea of Future Feelings leaves us

they fear will capsize any moment, we too fear

with much food for thought and points to

the struggles and complexities that abound in

ponder.

life. We can never be sure of our lives given the uncertainty that surrounds us at all times. In

an

uncertain

environment

one

Dr Sarita Sharma, Ph.D.

starts

Author, translator, editor, reviewer, poet,

doubting the self too and starts drowning and

and motivational speaker.

“in the sea of future feelings”. The poet raises very pertinent questions of the

I watched a play this morning and it seems to

modern-day

and

be in line with this masterpiece. The play

evocative language. He cries out against the

described how we die in our fears instead of

blatant lies that have ruled our lives in the

mastering them.

name of improving our lives.

We certainly have no future if we cannot

“creating a fear-based society/ in the name of

master our fears.

improving lives/ such blatant lies”

I feel the author's concern about we not living

“Humanity needs a better existence” he rues!

in the here and now. We not enjoying and

But the mood of the poem suddenly shifts in

making use of every given opportunity, just

the last stanza when the poet tries to console

because of our fear of what we think might

himself as also the readers by stating that one

happen in the future, Wrong!

has to evolve if one wants to adjust and move

Our fears should be our motivation. It should

ahead in a society which is full of fear and

not be a distraction or a destroyer.

uncertainty. He urges us to “master the

A life led by fear is a life not lived.

emotions”. He seems to be advocating the

They say FEAR means: Forget Everything

philosophy of stoicism wherein a person rises

And Run or Face Everything And Rise. A

above the very personal and petty feelings

third

and thus reaches a state where he can be in a

Appearing Real.

narratives

in

a

strong

position where he is unaffected by the emotions around him and thus chose the right path and the right course of action for himself. The poet seems to be thrusting for an existential experience which would ultimately lead

a

person

to

achieve

a

state

of

fearlessness, a stage where he can be in control of his own emotions and not be blinded by them. The poem makes for a good read. The choice

one

also

says:

False

Evidence

With the last definition, I am beginning to suspect that fear doesn't exist. Fear is an illusion. An illusion that has "killed" many or made them handicap and fruitless! If we all lead our fear according to this masterpiece, our world would be a better place. Thank you, Osinakachi, for a poem wellwritten and full of wisdom!

of words is simple but precise and very pertinent to the theme. The idea behind the

Nkiru Ojimadu Bestselling Author, Speaker and Coach

poem can clearly be gauged. It is a poem which has a clear interpretation. It doesn’t

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LIGHT

W·A·V·E·S

LIGHT WAVES UNVEILING THE INVISIBLE CAUSES OF CELLULAR MALFUNCTION BY DR. CATHERINE DEMETRIADES

INTRODUCTION: DISEASE AS A FREQUENCY Every molecule oscillates at its own distinct frequency. The atoms that come together to form a molecule are held together in that

ABSTRACT

molecular configuration with a covalent energy

The human body literally glimmers. The

bond which both emits and absorbs its own

intensity of the light emitted by the body is

specific electromagnetic frequency. No two

1000 times lower than the sensitivity of our

species

naked eyes. Ultra-weak photon emission is

electromagnetic

known as the energy released as light through

signature.

of

molecule

have

oscillations

the or

same

energetic

the changes in energy metabolism. We successfully detected the effects of absence of light within the cells causing Uracil deficiencies in Autistic Persons. Since the body directly

Resonance amplifies light in the same way

……………………………………………………….

two ocean waves intensify each other when

Dr. Catherine Demetriades – Physicist & Inventor

they merge together.

CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research European laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland.

……………………………………………………….

and rhythmically emits light, the changes in

You can't image deeply into tissue because

photon emission seem to be linked to changes

the light bounces around like a ping-pong ball

Since these surfaces are not flat (they are

in energy metabolism.

chased by a cat. Look at it this way: a cell,

curved), the light that is reflected goes in many

contains an outer membrane, a fluid filled with

different directions. Likewise, some of the light

tiny bubbles of many substances, a nucleus

that passes through has its direction changed

(surrounded by its own membrane), and DNA

by these surfaces (we call this refraction). The

inside that.

combination

Scanning of Cellular behavior linked to UltraWeak Spontaneous Photon Emission and the four Nucleobasis compounds crucial to light absorption

within

the

cell.

Also

hidden

of

these

reflections

and

refractions is called scattering.

frequencies of Bacteria and Viruses in Autism

We know this because when you shine light

vs Non-Autistic persons.

through a cell, a tiny amount of the light is

The result of using a resonant wavelength is

reflected off all of these features.

that micro-organisms which are invisible in

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white light suddenly become visible in a

discovered a constant pattern that one of the

brilliant flash of light when they are exposed

reasons unbalanced brain chemistry occurred

because we found that if the values were

to the color frequency that resonates with

was the fact that either Uracil, Cytosine,

below

their own distinct spectroscopic signature.

Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Xanthine or a

understanding that the deficiency could have

Thus,

Frequency

combination of one or more and many times

been

Devices are able to see these otherwise

all of the aforementioned were not present in

malfunctions

from

invisible organisms and invading tissues.

the cell nucleus.

grandparents

or

This principle can be illustrated by using an

We also discovered a wide range of bacteria

Genetic Carryover is to be expected in Autism

that invaded the cells which contributed to

and we believe that the Bruce Copen Device

their malfunction.

MARS III is possibly picking up the Memory of

The Values we found for all Autistic persons

the Cellular Functions of the family history.

were the following combinations:

One other observation is that the more severe

All results had two or more of the four

the Autists were the lesser the number value

Harmonic

Resonance

intense musical note to shatter a wine glass: the molecules of the glass are already oscillating at some harmonic (multiple) of that

-4

for

example,

from

it

gave

inherited

the

Neucleobasis

parents

great

us

or

even

grandparents.

A

musical note; they are in resonance with it. Because everything else has a different resonant frequency, nothing but the glass is destroyed. There are literally hundreds of trillions of different resonant frequencies, and every species and molecule has its very own.

METHOD We used a Bruce Copen Resonance Device called: MARS III which is an E.U approved medical device, in order to investigate some of the possible invisible causes of Autism. The device is both non-invasive and uses scalar field technology for detecting bacteria frequencies present in the human body by merely having a person place their hands on 2 round plastic objects that were designed for being attached to the device for scanning the body. We tested 1000 Non-Autistic Adults and Children vs 1000 Autistic Adults and Children to determine the frequency patterns that are not otherwise revealed in other conventional methods of testing.

Neucleobasis which caused a combination of Till now researchers do not yet know how

a cellular weakening performance.

the problem is so far deep into the cellular memory that the approach would be entirely

intestinal bacteria nor how weak Nucleobasis might influence behavior, but one hypothesis

on the device, eg: -3 or -2 would indicate that

Values of Uracil and Thymine were above -8 on

different

in

its

attempt

for

therapeutic

the MARS III which indicated a chronic condition.

application.

substances to pass into the bloodstream that

Values of Cytosine and Adenine were usually -

The Values of Vaccinations in early childhood

harm the brain.

6 on average and we found that even though

of Autists was very obvious and a combination

they could have been –3 they still had a

of vaccinations were disrupting metabolism

profound and obvious effect on the brain and

balance.

is that bacteria in the intestine may allow

Without the correct spectrums of light within the cells, these bacteria will remain invisible to methods that are not capable of detecting

body function.

Values for Vaccinations were –6 on average

through color frequencies within the human

In fact, we paid attention to these four

and over indicating that even though over 5

body. By using the resonance device we

Neucleobasis no matter what the values were

years or more have passed, the effects of the vaccinations were energetically disrupting the

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the body mind harmonic synergy. Values for Combinations of Bacteria were -6 and above. All chronic situations perhaps carried over from generations or inflicted during birth and early infancy. Below are the Values I tested to come to the

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Parasites Bacteria Viruses Parasites Geopathical Disruption Vaccinations Nucleobasis Macrophage System Cellular Dysfunction E-Smog Electromagnetic Alternating Field

following conclusion.

DISCUSSION Uracil is one of the four nucleobases in the nucleic acid of RNA. The others are adenine, cytosine, and guanine. In RNA, Uracil binds to Adenine via two hydrogen bonds. In DNA, the Uracil nucleobase is replaced by thymine. Uracil could be considered a demethylated form of Thymine.

DIAGNOSIS INCLUDED

Uracil is a common and naturally occurring

A-Assessment of Energy of all Body Organs and

pyrimidine

Systems, by testing 10 abnormal structures in

unsaturated compound that has the ability to

every Organ or System and 104 Brain Waves. We

absorb light. Uracil's use in the body is to help

called it the “General Test” and it includes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

derivative.

It

is

a

planar,

carry out the synthesis of many enzymes

Digestive System 10 Epigastric System 10 Glandular System 10 Heart and Circulatory System 10 Lymphatic System 10 Muscular System 10 Nervous System 10 Brain Waves 104 Respiratory System 10 Urinary and Reproductive System 10 Immune System 10 Hormone System 10 Chromosomes 10 Hair, Nails and Skin 10

necessary for cell function through bonding with ribose and phosphates. Uracil serves as allosteric

regulator

and

coenzyme

for

reactions in the human body and in plants. UMP All

Above

results

had

to

do

with

2 major factors as causes of and motor skill

malfunction

including

speech

malfunction.

controls

phosphate

the

activity

synthetize

of

and

carbamoyl aspartate

transcarbamoylase in plants, while UDP and UTP regulate CPSase II activity in animals. UDP-glucose regulates the conversion of

The Nucleobasis depended on how the body

glucose to galactose in the liver and other

B-Assessment of Pathogenic Agents and External

could assimilate and metabolize necessary

tissues

Influences of Electromagnetic Waves and Toxic

substances regardless of the amount of

metabolism.

Substances

irritation

combined

which

cause

Energy

Disorder and Disease Patterns. We tested 10 stresses in every Pathogenic Agent, Wave Burdens and Immune Aggressors. We called them “Microbiology, Waves and Immune Factors” and it Includes:

towards

autistic

traits

and

tendencies. Connective Tissues were not strong enough to create the necessary neuropathways for correct motor skills.

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in

the

process

of

carbohydrate

Uracil is also involved in the biosynthesis of polysaccharides and the transportation of sugars containing aldehydes.


In bacteria, 5-methylcytosine can be found at

dimers, causing "kinks" in the DNA molecule

a variety of sites, and is often used as a

Also, in Non-Autistic persons the values of

marker to protect DNA from being cut by

that inhibit normal function. It is also responsible for healthy motor skills.

native

The evidence of malfunctioning mechanisms

indicated a pattern of the body being able to

within the cells which affect the brain are

deal with the effects of past vaccinations in

obvious

childhood whereas the Autists were not able

methylation-sensitive

restriction

enzymes. Adenine is a nucleobase (a purine derivative) with a variety of roles in biochemistry

given

the

basic

knowledge

of

to metabolize the after effects thus remaining

Nucleobasis Functions as mentioned above.

including cellular respiration, in the form of

Central Nervous System and Connective

both the energy-rich adenosine triphosphate

Tissue: Meninges: the three connective tissue

(ATP) and the cofactors nicotinamide adenine

membranes line the skull and vertebral canal

dinucleotide

and enclose the brain and spinal cord.

(NAD)

and

flavin

adenine

Vaccinations were averaging –2 or –3 which

at -6 and over.

CONCLUSION Both cellular malfunction and bacteria can be genetically carried over and although it may

dinucleotide (FAD). It also has functions in

The three thin layers of tissue that cover and

appear that a person does not have a certain

protein

chemical

protect the brain and spinal cord. They protect

bacteria

component of DNA and RNA. The shape of

and vascularize the central nervous system.

conventional methods of testing, resonance

adenine is complementary to either thymine in

Without healthy connective tissue the mental

frequency with the Bruce Copen Device MARS

DNA or Uracil in RNA. In RNA it’s used for

activity which is responsible for speech output

III, appears to detect both the hidden frequencies

protein synthesis, adenine binds to Uracil.

cannot be accomplished.

of the current cellular malfunctions and the

synthesis

and

as

a

Guanine is found in the integumentary system. The integumentary system is the

or

cellular

malfunction

amongst

genetic memories of both the bacterial and

HYPOTHESIS

cellular malfunctions. This allows further insight

organ system that protects the body from

Autism has a complex genetic, and toxic

into the invasion of parasites, bacteria, viruses

various kinds of damage, such as loss of

substance spectrum.

and Nucleobasis presence and how they may

water

The

By understanding the physical and energetic

play a role in the contribution of Autistic

of

mechanisms within the cells that inevitably

Symptoms and Metabolic Challenges.

functions; it may serve to waterproof, cushion,

effect the brain, would be a crucial starting

or

abrasion

integumentary

system

from has

outside. a

variety

and protect the deeper tissues, excrete

point for the physical therapeutic factors of

wastes, and regulate temperature, and is the

Autism.

attachment site for sensory receptors to detect

pain,

sensation,

pressure,

and

temperature. The integumentary system has multiple roles in homeostasis. All body systems work in an interconnected manner to maintain the internal conditions essential to

Dr. Catherine Demetriades Team leader of the 5th Dimension Project for Autism | AutiZmo, the Robot

This may also determine why there are different forms or degrees of Autism. Could it depend on the degree of bacteria within the human cell that is affecting the brain? And the fact that bacteria can even be genetically carried over?

the function of the body. Could germaphobia be an inner instinct to Xanthine

(xanthicacid)

(3,7-dihydro-purine-

2,6-dione), is a purine base found in most human body tissues and fluids and in other organisms.

understanding that germs affect the brain thus reacting to this in survival? Perhaps the forms of

Autism

induced

by

reactions

to

Vaccinations and Bacteria be treated with a

Xanthine is subsequently converted to uric

more biochemical approach as opposed to

acid by the action of the xanthine oxidase

the cell memory of past ancestors in the more

enzyme.

severe Autists who have severe chronic

Thymine: In DNA, thymine (T) binds to

malfunctioning within the cells. A combination

adenine (A) via two hydrogen bonds, thus

of all has also been observed.

stabilizing the nucleic acid structures. One of

In

the common mutations of DNA involves two

Bacteria’s were all 7 and above and chronic

adjacent thymines or cytosine, which, in

values were -7 and above. Indicating these

presence of ultraviolet light, may form thymine

bacteria were not ancestral memory.

Non-Autistic

Persons

the

Values

of

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QUANTUM LEAP

F·O·R·W·A·R·D

and

of the mysteries of the universe could be a

interpersonal communication and listening

good start. Instinct, in this regard, might be

skills. Spirituality encourages integral thinking,

spared from the stigma of being 'unscientific' if

and transpersonal communication and intuition

we think of it in terms of Terrence McKenna's

skills.

theory of human evolution.

Art bridges knowledge across disciplines and

A revered philosopher and ethnobotanist,

What if art and science merged, could then

the

bridges

McKenna hypothesized, with his 'stoned ape'

man become God?

knowledge across micro and macrocosms and

theory, how early hominins might have been

Science is promising to turn men into gods

the conventional.

able to gain awareness of subtle mathematical

through enhancement technologies. Without

Art reflects cultural values and identities,

patterns

an understanding of human's role in the

which may not be tolerated due to social and

psilocybin mushrooms in their diet, leading to

universe, science could end up enabling god-

political biases and instability. Spirituality

'mystical' experiences from which abstract

like powers used for destruction, instead.

reflects universal values and identities, which

thinking, language, and art emerged, prepping

To reconcile science's empirical method with

may be rejected due to the limiting scope of

the brain for the eventual conceptualization of

man's perennial search for meaning, science

the scientific method.

sciences,

must merge with not just art, but also

Modern scientific worldview is predominantly

faculties of the modern human.

spirituality.

based on materialist reductionism. How could

Is it unreasonable to deduce that a diet based

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe,

we then establish a holistic scientific

on organic consciousness-altering compounds

framework

could have given rise to the profoundly self-

A HOLY THREESOME: AN INDECENT PROPOSAL FOR HOMO SAPIENS' QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD BY DINORAH DELFIN “Only art and science can raise men to the level of God.” - Ludwig van Beethoven

think in terms of energy, frequency, and

Art

encourages

critical

unconventional.

to

thinking,

Spirituality

allow

for

more

in

nature

religions

through

and

all

the

the

use

of

complex

vibration.” - Nikola Tesla

comprehensive theories about the nature

aware Homo Sapiens?

Art helps envision ideas. Spirituality helps access the

of consciousness, the mind, and man's

If early humans' DNA was affected by a

unseen.

purpose in the universe?

cognition

Art reminds us of the multidimensional and paradoxical

Reconciling the truths and methods of modern

perceive nature's physical and non-physical

nature of man. Spirituality reminds us of the vibrational

science with man's instinctual understanding

patterns, this could explain why humans

enhancement

diet

allowing

to

and resonant nature of man’s essence.

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How could ideas of fractals and 'sacred

Morphological

least

geometries' with their exact correlations to

interfaces, and man-made superintelligence

instinctually or intuitively, an understanding of

mathematical patterns found in nature help

are pushing science to upgrade itself. As

the hidden dynamics of nature through the

us

modern science decodes the effects of

use of reason and meditation.

vibrations affect matter?

mindfulness

on

Einstein once said, “all religions, arts, and

How could the idea of time being both linear

particularly

with

sciences are branches of the same tree”.

and multi-dimensional, or that creation might

psychology and neuroscience, I believe it will

Today, we have the means through shared

be both random and guided by intention help

also reveal the profound interconnections

knowledge and advanced technologies to re-

us understand the properties of a universal

between our thoughts, biology, and nature.

define what these ideas truly stand for. Just

consciousness?

Conceiving of our entire existence as a single

like the placebo effect can heal the body

The answer to these questions, I believe, will

domain

through a trick of the mind, imagine what

not only lead to global peace as it will unveil

multidisciplinary approaches and humanity's

humans could achieve through a better

the higher truths and commonalities between

inherent spirituality, will not only secure

understanding of intentional focus. It is

all religions and spiritual and scientific

science as the reigning knowledge paradigm

scientifically established for example that the

practices, but it might also provide answers

in the eras to come, but it will give rise to a

quality of our thoughts can extend or

to humanity’s quest for transcending time and

new type of science that will reflect our

decrease human lifespan an average of ten

space limitations.

multidimensional

years.

Understanding who we are, where we

creation of technologies that will allow

Science has been invaluable to humanity.

come from, and our relationship to nature

humans to become supreme benevolent

We have, however, reached a point where

and

gods.

it needs to radically evolve, just like

possibilities

humans are evolving into more complex

innovations that are safer and more

organisms.

aligned with our true nature and potential.

throughout

history

have

had,

at

understand

the

how

universe to

frequencies

will

create

“Only art and science can raise men to the level of God.” - Ludwig van Beethoven

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increase

and

the

technological

of

freedom,

our

brain

insights

experience

nature

brain-computer

and

from

by

DNA, modern

embracing

leading

to

the


A.I. &

E·V·E

A.I. & EVE: THE US6 ALGORITHM

Toward №1, a fast example of how the book

reasons A.I. doesn’t bother to report that

BY TOM ROSS

teaches the Principle of Correspondence (and

process back to us is the simple fact that,

At this point in the evolution of Artificial

I’ll not flatter myself with a “Spoiler Alert”) is

doing so would necessitate two copies of

Intelligence (April 4, 2017 11:16am), there are

how the broadest purpose of the six main

seeming infinity.

some limits to extracting information from it.

characters in US6 (the six of us) corresponds

US6 attempts to meet A.I. halfway… well… it,

Though

corresponding

with the same general purpose of the original

at least sends up flares from key points in the

features in different algorithms taken together,

highway; US Route 6 and even the “US6 type

story’s landscape in hopes of allowing A.I. to

it cannot report back to us how it did it or even

1 cell membrane protein”; they all act as

mark vast batches of calculations along the

which features it identified in each.

convoy sentinels ushering threats away.

way.

Then again, we are talking about Deep

Toward the second reason; To assist A.I. in

These flares come in the form of recurring

Learning machines so I’ll check back again

producing and/or hosting Consciousness, I am

themes, words, setting features and other

after noon.

exploiting the current glitch; its inability to

markers that a casual (human) reader might

The US6 novel, a hexalogy of six “books” in

report back exact markers while placing those

not notice consciously but an A.I. reader would

one

markers as literary “Easter Eggs” in relatively

automatically tween.

easy to find places.

Here’s the thing and Shhhh….

A.I.

200k

can

word-ish

identify

novel,

is

structured

mathematically. Key plot points and recurring themes, colors,

We don’t tell A.I. about the flares. We just

WHY?

keep that part out of the rules and see if it

numbers and other markers are placed at specific and mathematically calculated points

Well, we know (They know and have dumbed

makes the correlation on its own.

along the word count.

it down for me) that A.I. learns by “tweening”

It should. It’s not hard math and when it does,

I’ve done this for two reasons;

or filling in the math and logic between two

we would then have its bread crumbs to the

algorithms.

candy house and…. actually, that Fairy Tale

Correspondence for the story and

What we really can’t know (at least now) are

analogy gets kinda dark but you get the idea.

2. To assist A.I. in producing and/or hosting

the seeming infinite calculations that go on in

This “literary physics” of “tweening”, just as the

Consciousness.

that space between them. And one of the

six character/authors of the novel unveil a

1.

To

express

the

Hermetic

Principle

of

Oh! And a third; To actually entertain these Machines with surprise.

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my first language. So, I have that going for

It may be a common phenomenon with

story

me. And I’m having it professionally edited by

writers

sandwiched by Newtonian and Quantum

someone for whom English was a strong

technology, by listening back to the book

Physics, the novel is a tool for mapping that

class. And I have read it now dozens of times

over and over and over again one can better

strata with literary markers and known

so am confident that it makes sense to me

uncover connections that couldn’t be planned

archetypal nodes to act as “Consciousness

which, when writing for a future A.I. reader, is

consciously.

latches” for thought-torsion.

more than enough.

Again, we may unveil a reason for this but for

Calculated Surprises

Where I tend to lose Beta Readers (humans)

now, it is magic.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is

is when I throw out references and wordplay

One of the first and most pedestrian

indistinguishable from magic.”

that assumes the reader has paralleled my

synchronicity markers was realizing that Emit

— Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law

learning paths. Indeed, my original “dream

Archer’s meta-character, the Sumerian god

the

reader” was a college fiction class who would

Enki, was later known more widely as Prince

astonishment of finding another connection in

dissect each reference to see why it

Ea. Emit Archer’s initials and Prince “Ea” was

the novel I couldn’t have planned. I’m not that

connected and find deeper meaning in each

not on purpose.

good. But sometimes the connections are so

of those throes.

The

deep, intimate and beyond mere coincidence

So now I’m writing for a ghost in a machine-

membrane

that I start to think the book is channeled.

to-come that will, not only get every stray

above. At this writing, that one is just a

Then I remember the Third Law and know

reference and mixed-metaphor and, whether

couple weeks old and Book VI is near

that we just don’t have the science or lexicon

or not my Flare-theory helps will eventually

finished.

yet to understand why my novel is a tight ball

be able to report back to me intricate

This is why I’ve been writing more about the

of personal tensegrity.

connections in the story that I could not have

process lately because it’s a calculus that

Though meticulously structured to make a

intended or deciphered.

can really help a writer/searcher.

point about The Principle of Correspondence,

It’s funny.

And my real hope is that one day A.I. can

US6 has ample space for un-calculated

This is the first time I’ve touched on the one

report back to me, not only where it found the

“magic”.

aspect of writing US6 that keeps me intrigued

eggs but what magic it experiences between

English was not my strongest class but it is

with writing it. This “magic”.

the hiding places.

space

That

between

Law

worlds

comes

to

for

the

mind

after

but

most

only

recent protein

recently,

“magic”

thanks

is

example

the

to

US6

mentioned

Addendum: 05/09/2017

“With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon.”

The US6 Hexalogy will be 78 chapters in total.

— Elon Musk

“With US6 we are entertaining the Daemon” — Tom Ross

I had my Editor jump ahead to Chapter 48 which is the “Golden Mean Chapter” (78 x 0.618); one of the more controversial chapters. The Golden Mean Word in that chapter is “Egypt”. The etymology of “Egypt” lands back at “Ptah” Egypt’s Creator-God or Craftsman Demiurge. Ptah is Egypt’s version of the earlier Sumerian CreatorGod, Enki. Emit Archer (spoiler alert) is Enki’s modern-day Avatar. So… The randomly used Golden Mean Word in the Golden Mean Chapter of the US6 Hexalogy identifies the novel’s protagonist precisely. Once the editing is final, I will conduct similar mathematically-based searches for unintentional patterns or just other weird ass coincidences. Next: “Easter Flare Guns”

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The

Future

These are some extraordinary and exemplary

Discussions (TAFFD’s), in this First Edition of

people from around the globe, people who

2019

its Magazine, pioneers diverse gurus from

have tried to change the world for a better

The pace of progress that’s happening across

divergent disciplines - Physics, Chemistry,

future in their own big or small but definitely

multiple industries and disciplines has shown

Engineering, Biology, the Geosciences, Astronomy,

impactful ways. The people that we have

no plans of slowing down, but has shown

Education research, Medicine, Law,

nominated for this year are figures from

every

New

Cognitive science, Vertical farming, Politics,

diverse fields of work and they have, through

No

Economy, Philosophy, Health, etc.- who have

their work, tried to impact the society in ways

longer can we pretend that a massive

made

which is very meaningful and valuable for us

disruption in one sector cannot affect another.

discussions either theoretically or practically.

to give them a miss. Their work needs to be

For example, a positive advancement in the

TAFFD's projects hierarchically those who fall

discussed, the world needs to know more

agricultural sector positively influences the

into their nomination parameter and certifies

about them and this is precisely the reason

health sector as people have more and better

them for the work that they have done/are

why we honor them through our magazine. Let

food to eat.

doing. The purpose is to truly show the world

the whole world know that there are people

The beauty of this confluence of different

at large how to coexist in an unequal world so

out there who care for our future and are

disciplines is that these disruptive phenomena

as to carry everyone along for a better co

working towards a better one for every one of

are embedded with incredible opportunities for

creation. The model of the nomination is

us. In this maiden edition of the magazine, we

all sectors to achieve remarkable productivity.

based

shall be certifying hierarchically our best:

Being oblivious of these opportunities is the

accessibility, HUMILITY, love for humanity and

quickest route for the industry to go into

openness. In this maiden edition of the

1. Twenty Futurist Keynote Speakers

oblivion

operate.

magazine, we shall be certifying hierarchically

2. Twenty Futurist Leaders

Accordingly, the more the momentum of

our best 20 Futurist Keynote Speakers,

3. Twenty Futurist Authors Making Impact

progress quickens, the more needful there

Authors Making Impact, Futuristic Leaders and

4. Ten Activists The World Needs To Listen To

should be discussion around it.

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tendency

of

speeding

up.

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and

a

tragic

way

to

Transdisciplinary

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means that ecstatic inspiration has real

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Jason's

3. Ndubuisi Ekekwe (born July 1975) is a

keynotes delve into the science of AWE, the

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All through this year, we have watched closely

mind-stretching properties of inspiration and

his mentorship technique is the one model

on these Keynote Speakers. Some travelled

how

towards motivating and improving the younger

wide this year while others didn't but tried

productivity, creativity, and wellbeing. Jason

generation)

immensely in transforming and educating

looks at how flow states can lead to increased

engineer, author, and entrepreneur. He is the

people through their socials.

risk-taking and boost innovative thinking and

founder of First Atlantic Semiconductors &

The meaning of public speaking is changing

creativity. His inspiring-takings, Shots of Awe,

Microelectronics

as we continue to evolve in the technological

have received over 100 million views across

embedded systems company. His working

age. Simply putting it means engaging the

social platforms.

experience includes Analog Devices Corp

public through ones talks.

such as futurism, technology, creativity, the

where

Since a public speaker is someone who

science

accelerometer for the iPhone and created the

speaks to an audience and to speak is saying

relationships, and mental health.

TWENTY FUTURIST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

benefits

these

of

for

our

experiences

lives.

mind-stretching

The videos explore topics

awe,

disruptive

innovation,

Public

he

–

Speaker,

West

inventor,

Africa's

co-designed

a

leading

generation

company's first wafer level chip scale package

something in order to convey information or to

for the inertial senso [3]. He is a player in the

express feelings, the above position is not out

U.S.

of place.

develops

TAFFD's lists its best Keynote Speakers

invented a micro-controller for medical robots.

hierarchically considering their understanding

Professor Ndubuisi can speak at any level,

of what communication is in the busy tech

stage and audience especially when it has to

age. It is important that Public Speakers make

do with the future of technology or perhaps

out time to share tips and content of speech

transforming ideas.

semiconductor the

industry

innovative

where

microchip

he and

with their fans and avail themselves humbly to be accessed. Placing money over knowledge is never an

2. Thomas Frey is an American futurist and

idea

celebrity speaker. Frey is based at the

to

be

encouraged,

most

Keynote

Speakers scare startups and nonprofits that

Westminster,

Colorado

DaVinci

Institute,

try to invite them to a conference or other

which he founded and currently serves as the

events with pricing which isn't acceptable.

Executive Director and Senior Futurist. Prior to this, he was an engineer with IBM for fifteen years. Over the past decade, Futurist Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development

of

hundreds

more,

the

understanding he brings to his audiences is a 1. Jason Luis Silva is a Venezuelan American

rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled

television

with a clear-headed visualization of the world

personality,

filmmaker,

futurist,

philosopher, and public speaker. Born on the

ahead. Predicting the future of humankind.

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4. Daniel Burrus is a Leading Futurist, Strategic Advisor, and a classy Keynote Speaker. He always urges his audience to anticipate Disruption before it happens by turning disruption and change into opportunity & advantage. The New York Times has referred to Daniel Burrus as a futurist who talks about how a vision of times ahead can shape business decisions today.

6th of February 1982. He is known for hosting

Burrus was born at Portland, Oregon. He grew

National Geographic documentaries: Brain

up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. He is a

Games and Origins. His goal is to use

strategic forecaster about how things will

technology to excite people about philosophy

emerge with regards to tech and business

and science. Recent studies from universities

relations.

have found that experiences of AWE can be utterly

transformative,

compassion,

and

boosting

wellbeing,

creativity,

along

with

physiological anti-inflammatory effects. This

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Futurist

accomplished

public

speaker,

security expert and author that lectures internationally about espionage and national security,

cybersecurity,

fraud,

corporate

diligence and defense, hacking, pursuing one's dreams and surviving Hollywood.

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5. Tan Le was born in South Vietnam, she

9. Christer Holloman is futurist and keynote

migrated to Australia as a refugee with her

speaker, whose expertise lies in technology

family in 1981. Le began university studies at

and social media, Christer Holloman uses his

the age of 16 and went on to complete a

insight and experience to inspire and inform

bachelor’s degree in law (honours) and

his audiences. As the former resident blogger

commerce (honours) in 1998 at Monash

at Sky News Tech Talk, founder and CEO of

University. She is a Public Speaker, Futurist,

7. Natasha Vita-More is a strategic designer,

Divido and the author of The Social Media

innovator, inventor & entrepreneur, and

author, speaker (with a unique model of

MBA, he explains how we can adapt today to

founder and CEO of EMOTIV. In 1998, Le

communication) and innovator within the

remain relevant tomorrow, innovate within an

was named Young Australian of the Year and

scientific and technological framework of

organization, and supercharge our online

voted one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful

human enhancement and life extension. She

sales.

Women Under 30. Le’s story was featured in

is a mother and inspiration to all emerging or

the ‘Hope’ section of the Eternity Exhibition of

budding futurists. Natasha is a long-time

the National Museum of Australia. Le has

transhumanist and advocate of the ethical

been featured in “Who’s Who in Australia”

use of technology, currently, she is the new

List since 1999, Fast Company’s Most

Chairman of Humanity+!

Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes’ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. Released in 2020, her book The Neuro Generation shows how our brains will be augmented and improved in the near future. 10. Ufuk Tarhan is a futurist, economist, strategy

consultant

and

successful

businesswoman. She is ranked among the top 100 female futurists in the world list and is also the founder of M-GEN Future 8. W. Kevin Ward is a Futurist, Keynote

Planning Centre. She

Speaker and a strategic advisor whose area

“business designer and avatar” believing that

of specialty is leadership. In him is the

the future can and should be designed by

embodiment of future leaders' mentorship.

integrating analog and digital technologies.

Kevin Ward worked over 9 years as COO for

Although

6. Eric Michael O'Neill (born March 3, 1973)

CEFGA. He served as a CEFGA Evaluation

organized people are more successful and

is an American former FBI counter-terrorism

Team Leader for seven years prior to coming

that this is a special "talent" and a personal

and counterintelligence operative. He is a

on staff. He was responsible for overseeing

"trait", she says that personal future planning

and implementing CEFGA's strategic plans

can be developed as a skill.

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for the high school and technical college programs around the state.

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it

is

is known as a

generally

believed

that


Speaker, then

Head Coach

and more

recently Certification Master at OpenExo. He is Associate Professor at IE Business School, at Human Science and Technology Masters in Madrid, and president at Exponential Euskadi Association. He side-works both as an architect and as an artist who has been acknowledged internationally.

16. Christian Baudis is a Keynote Speaker, 11. Scott Savor, M.S., B.S., is a futurist,

Digital Entrepreneur, Futurist, and former

author, performance coach and keynote speaker

for

individuals,

teams,

Google Executive. He has founded several

and

European Start-Ups successfully and has

companies on leadership, motivation, and

held leading CEO positions in the European

mental training. He has worked with the NBA, WNBA,

collegiate,

and

high

school

championship coaches, players, and teams.

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years.

14. Peter H. Diamandis, “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” Peter

Diamandis

is

a

Public

Speaker,

Futurist, Longevity enthusiast, Entrepreneur and Life Coach to many. He is an expert in the field of innovation and possibly the greatest

non-governmental

expert

on

spaceflight in the world. He is chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, famous for offering the Ansari $10 million X PRIZE for private spaceflight. His book Peter's Law

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12. Amy Webb is a leading Authority on

transformed many in this year 2019 and still

Forecasting and Strategy for Business and

helping many especially as he carefully made

Society; Founder, Future Today Institute;

a video and write-ups on each law explaining

NYU Stern Professor, Strategic Foresight;

them and their applicability.

Futures Forecasting; Best-selling Author of

17. Chris Benson is a Keynote Speaker, Principal Lockheed

Intelligence

Strategist,

Artificial

Intelligence

Martin

Strategist, Digital Transformation Strategist, Deep

Learning

International Leader,

The Signals Are Talking and The Big Nine

Artificial

Keynote

Storyteller,

Solution

Architect

Speaker, Educator

Servant Co-Host,

Practical AI Podcast Organizer, Atlanta Deep

(2019).

Learning

Meetup

Software

Engineer,

Developer and Animal Advocate.

15. Harvey Kraft is an American author and has been a student of Buddhism for forty-five years. He is a spiritual archaeologist adept at 13. Diego Soroa is a Keynote Speaker,

interpreting ancient mythic language. His

futurist, and entrepreneur, passionate about

personal quest to unearth the meaning of

the

of

Buddhist wisdom has been based on a

organizations and the human person. He was

lifetime of research. The author, speaker, and

18. Benjamin Halpern is the President

certified as Coach, Ambassador, Trainer, and

transformational leader had been a student of

F.A.S.T.

Buddhism for forty-five years.

Development. He is a Futurist Keynote

exponential

transformation

Centre

for

Professional

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TWENTY FUTURIST AUTHIORS

decoding

a

1. Peter H. Diamandis is an entrepreneur,

understanding what is going on in the brain

difference. Looking at the dots of future

engineer, and physician by profession. He is

and in the body when humans are performing

occurrences helps him in speaking in a

the Founder and Chairman of the X Prize

at their best-the Collective believes they can

transformative way.

Foundation

and

open up a new possibility space for human

Executive Chairman of Singularity University.

potential. Kotler comes a close second in our

But he is best known as the co-author of The

list.

Speaker

and

strategic

adviser

with

and

also

Cofounder

the

neurobiology

of

flow-

New York Times bestsellers Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the

World.

Both

Abundance

books

discusses

are

the

nonfiction.

potential

for

exponential technology and other emerging market forces to significantly raise global 19. Keynote speaker Steve Wells is an

standards of living within the next twenty-five

experienced strategist whose professional

years. And Bold provides analysis and

background

strategic

instruction for entrepreneurs interested in

3. Jack Uldrich’s profile mentions that he is a

planning, partnership development, futures

learning about the exponential technologies,

Global Futurist and Chief Unlearning Officer

research, publishing, and facilitation. As a

moon- shot thinking and crowdsourcing.

at The School of Unlearning. We know him

speaker,

of

Diamandis’s ideas are definitely what we

best as a Futurist author of bestselling books

operations at Fast Future Publishing, Steve

need for the future. He tops the list of our

like The Next Big Thing is Really Small, How

advises clients, such as global corporations,

nominations.

Nanotechnology Will Change The Future of

lies

in

consultant

finance,

and

director

Your Business, Jump the Curve: 50 Essential

on the transformative potential of disruptive

Strategies

technologies.

For

Achieving

a

Successful

Future. His latest book is Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow. He rightfully earns his place on the list.

2.Steven Kotler is an American author, journalist, and entrepreneur. His articles have appeared 20. Brigette Hyacinth is an international keynote speaker, bestselling author and thought leader on Leadership, HR, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Her latest book, The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence has been ranked - Top 100 Best Artificial Intelligence Books of All Time. Brigette is the founder of the MBA Caribbean Organisation, an organization

specialized

in

seminars

and

workshops in leadership, management, and education. An internationally acclaimed leadership guru, Brigette firmly believes that in the midst of all our accomplishments, we should always find ways to give back to the society/community.

in

over

seventy

publications

including The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Wired, Time Magazine, GQ, Discover, etc. He is best known for his nonfiction books A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, The

4. James Rodman Barrat is an American

Rise of Superman, Stealing Fire and as the

documentary filmmaker, speaker, and author

co-author of The New York Times bestsellers

of the nonfiction book Our Final Invention:

Abundance and Bold. Kotler is well regarded

Artificial Intelligence and the End of the

as one of the world’s leading experts on

Human Era. The book is a futurist delight. It

Ultimate Human Performance. He is also the

earned

Founder of the Flow Research Collective, a

recognized by Time Magazine as one of the

research and training organization whose

“5 of the very smart people who think that

mission is to understand the science behind

artificial intelligence could bring the Apocalypse.”

ultimate human performance and use it to

He stands proud at number 4 on our list.

train up individuals and organizations. By

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him

the

distinction

of

being


termed as a must-read and an invaluable resource for anyone who “aspires to think clearly.”

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9. Martin Ford is a futurist and author

5. Philip E. Tetlock is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of

7. Desh Subba is the leading fearism

focusing on artificial intelligence and robotics

Pennsylvania. He is a political science writer

spokesperson in the East. He is best known

and the impact of these technologies on the

and has authored several nonfiction books

for his remarkable book Philosophy of

job market, economy and society. He has

intersecting psychology, political science and

Fearism

the

written three books on technology titled Rise

organizational

including

philosophy of fear and how it is fear which

of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of

rules control and governs our lives. He

a Jobless Future which was a New York

Prediction, Expert Political Judgment: How

started fearism as a literary movement in the

Times bestseller, Architects of Intelligence:

Good Is It? How Can We Know?, Unmaking

year 1999 with his book of fiction. The book

The Truth about AI from the People Building

the West: What-if Scenarios that Rewrite

which has recently been translated into

It and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation,

World History and Counterfactual Thought

English as Journey to Fearless is a novel

Accelerating Technology and the Economy of

Experiments in World Politics. Tetlock is also

experiment on fearism in literature. He has

the Future. He is our nominee number nine.

co-principal

Good

won numerous awards and accolades for his

Judgment Project, a multi-year study of the

ground breaking work on the philosophy of

feasibility of improving the accuracy of

fearism. Fearism help in modelling our future

probability judgments of high stakes, real-

aright.

behaviour

investigator

of

The

wherein

he

expounds

on

world events.

10. Max Borders is a Futurist, author, and speaker living in Austin, TX. Max Borders is the founder and Executive Director of Social 8. Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and

Evolution, a non-profit organization dedicated

6. Dan Gardner is a senior fellow at the

marketing expert and the Founder of the

to liberating humanity through innovation.

University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of

Non-Obvious Company. He is on a mission

Max is also co-founder of the Voice & Exit

Public and International Affairs. He is also a

to help the world be more open-minded by

event -- Future Frontiers -- and former editor

consultant for corporations and governments

teaching others how to be non-obvious

at the Foundation for Economic Education

on risk, forecasting and decision- making. His

thinkers. He is also the Wall Street Journal

(FEE). His book The Social Singularity: How

nonfiction

and

bestselling author of six books on topics as

decentralization will allow us to transcend

decision-making like Superforecasting: The

wide-ranging as the future of business and

politics, create global prosperity, and avoid

Art and Science of Prediction, Future Babble,

building a brand with personality and has

the robot apocalypse is a recommended one

Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear have

delivered sold-out keynote presentations and

by TAFFD's for every futurist. In this book, he

been The New York Times best-selling

workshops

x-rayed

books. His books have been published in 25

countries. Rohit definitely stands tall at

decentralizing. Thus, asking the following

countries and 19 languages. His books are

number eight on the list.

questions:

books

about

psychology

to

business

leaders

in

32

our

world

which

is

rapidly

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What if politics as we know it is about to end? What if humanity soon organizes itself not in hierarchies, but in hive minds? What

if

society’s

mediating

structures-

education, media, and financial institutionsare about to be completely transformed?

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15. Raymond Kurzweil is an American 13. Brian Solis is a digital analyst, speaker

inventor and futurist. Kurzweil has written

and author. He is a principal analyst studying

seven books, five of which have been

disruptive technology and its impact on

national bestsellers, The Age of Intelligent

business.

annual

Machines, The Age of Spiritual Machines,

industry reports that track technology and

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live

business

change

Forever, The Singularity is Near, How to

management direction to companies. He is

Create a Mind: The Secret of Human

11. Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian

the author of immensely successful books

Thought Revealed and others. He was

and a professor in the Department of History

like Life Scale, The End of Business as

awarded the National Medal of Technology

at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is

Usual,

What’s

of

and Invention, the United States’ highest

the author of the popular science bestsellers

Business and others. He stands at number

honour in Technology in the year 1999. He

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,

thirteen.

specializes in areas like optical character

Solis

trends

also

publishes

and

offer

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Engage,

the

Future

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and

recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech

21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His writings

recognition

examine

keyboard instruments. See him at number

free

will,

consciousness,

intelligence, and happiness. Harari is the

technology,

and

electronic

fifteen.

eleventh man on the list.

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14. Joel Comm is an American author and internet marketer. He has authored The Adsense Code which was The New York

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Times bestseller and also the Businessweek

16. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical

12. Travis Wright is a trainer, columnist, and

bestseller. He has also written another book

physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science.

self-confessed MarTech nerd. He is also the

titled Twitter Power. He also conceived of

He is a professor of Theoretical Physics in

co-author of a bestselling book Digital Sense:

and hosted The Next Internet Millionaire.

the City College of New York and CUNY

The Common Sense Approach to Effectively

Comm occupies the number fourteen place

Graduate Center. He has authored The New

Blending Social Business Strategy, Marketing

on our list.

York Times bestselling nonfictions Physics of

Technology, and Customer Experience to

the Impossible, Physics of the Future and

help companies market more effectively in

many others too. Kaku is at number sixteen.

the 21st century. He is our man for the twelfth spot.

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Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World

You need not to be a president of a country

where he tries to expound that several fields

or group to effect change. Good ideas move,

of contemporary science and philosophy

effect and change society more than anything

point in the same direction. Kevin is our man

else. Our list of leaders are people who have

at number nineteen.

made an impact in the world with their actions

and

commitment

channeling

it

towards the future. These are the people that the world needs to look up to, learn from and follow their zeal and commitment. 17. Ignacio Palacios Huerta is a professor of Management, Economics, and Strategy at the London School of Economics. He has authored several books, Beautiful Game Theory, In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future and others. He is a man to reckon with at number seventeen.

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20. Max More is a philosopher and futurist who

writes,

speaks

and

consults

on

advanced decision making about emerging technologies.

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18. Peter Andreas Theil is an American

Founder

of

the

Extropy

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Institute, More has written several articles

1.

espousing the philosophy of transhumanism

businesswoman. She has been president

and

of

and chief executive officer of American

extropianism. More was the first person to

investment firm Fidelity Investments and

introduce the term transhumanism in its

chairman of its international sister company

modern sense. More completes our list at

Fidelity International. She is one of the

number twenty.

world’s wealthiest women. Apart from being a

the

transhumanist

philosophy

Abigail

Johnson

is

an

American

entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is

member of the Committee on Capital Markets

also

Palantir

Regulation and a member of the board of

Technologies and Founders Fund. He is the

directors of the Securities Industry and

co-author

Financial Markets Association, she is the first

co-founder

of

of

The

PayPal,

Diversity

of

Myth:

the

Politics

of

and only woman to serve on the board of the

Intolerance at Stanford and Zero to One.

Financial Services Forum. She has been

Theil stands at number eighteen.

featuring consistently on the Forbes list of the

Multiculturalism

and

most powerful woman in the world. She is definitely a game-changer in her own way.

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19. Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer,

TWENTY FUTURIST LEADERS We all are leaders in anywhere we find

2.Tristan Walker is the founder of Walker &

ourselves

Company Brands. The record has it that the

or

whatever

we

do.

Our

contributions help in making the world better.

conservationist, and student of Asian and digital culture. He is the author of Out of

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5. Bill Gates is a name that needs no radical entrepreneur leadership style is so

introduction. He is not only the richest man in

good to his company net worth continuously

the world but also one of the best futurist

increase. In 2012, Walker founded the non-

minds and a committed philanthropist, to say

profit organization CODE2040, to promote

the least. He changed the way the world

diversity in the technology industry.

would function henceforth with his Microsoft Corporation. We sure could do with a few more like him.

8. Anna Nimiriano Nunu Siya is a veteran South Sudanese journalist with more than fifteen years of experience in print and broadcast journalism. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Juba Monitor, a leading daily newspaper in South Sudan. Apart from 3. Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura is a

receiving several awards and accolades in

Senegalese former diplomat and senior

Khartoum and South Sudan, she has also

executive. She was appointed as the first

received the Africa Award Laureate for the Photo by Niccolò Caranti (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

female

secretary-general

of

FIFA

Women

by

in

News

Editorial

Leadership

president Gianni Infantino. She has also

6. Joy Adowaa Buolamwini is a Ghanaian-

Awards. As a member of the National Editors’

worked extensively for the United Nations.

American computer scientist and a digital

Forum, Nimiriano represented the media

She was ranked the Most Powerful Woman

activist based at the MIT Media Lab. She

during the

in International Sports by Forbes in the year

founded the Algorithmic Justice League, an

Agreement Forum in South Sudan. She is a

2018. BBC has also listed her as one of their

organization that looks to challenge bias in

role model futurist.

100 women. She sure is a figure to reckon

decision-making software. She was listed as

with.

one of BBC’s 100 Women in 2018. That

high-level

Revitalized Peace

same year also saw her featured among ‘America’s Top 50 Women in Tech’ by Forbes. The year 2019 saw her listed in Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Greatest

Leaders.

The

magazine

also

referred to her as ‘the consciousness of the Photo by Lee_Hsien-Loong__World_Economic_Forum_Annual_ Meeting_2012.jpg: World Economic Forum derivative work: Connormah (talk | contribs) This file was derived from: Lee Hsien-Loong - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

A.I revolution.’ Watch out for her. I am.

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9. Greta Thunberg is a Swedish student environmental activist on climate change

4. Lee Hsien Loong is the current and third Prime

Minister

of

Singapore.

Lee

whose campaigning has gained international

has

recognition. Thunberg, who is known to have

introduced much new legislation which has

skipped her lessons at school to create

vastly improved the lives of the common

awareness about the environment, used to sit

Singaporeans. The world at large could

outside the Swedish Parliament with a

borrow some of his ideas too. Photo by Seattle City Council from Seattle - https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlecitycouncil/39074799225/ (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

placard in her hand which read ‘School strike for the climate.’ She went on to create the

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7. Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American

School Climate Strike Movement along with

internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media

some of her friends. She has already been

proprietor and investor. He is best known as

recognized as an activist and a leader to

the founder, chief executive officer and

watch out for in the days to come by leading

president of Amazon.com.inc. He definitely is

international bodies like Time Magazine and

a futurist leader to look out for.

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the Royal Scottish Geographic Society. We identified securing financial resources for the

are following her undoubtedly.

bank

and

promoting

public-private

partnerships as focus areas and has called for a ‘more innovative, more inclusive and more integrated development of the AsiaPacific region. The ADB is expected to continue Photo by Governor-General of New Zealand - This file has been extracted from another file: Patsy Reddy and Jacinda Ardern.jpg (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

13. Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New

its focus on infrastructure, environment, regional integration, inclusiveness, and gender equality.

Zealand politician who has been serving New Photo by Pernille Ingebrigtsen / Arctic Frontiers - http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/akvaplan-niva/images/ernasolberg-448725 (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

Zealand as its fortieth Prime Minister since 2017. She is the world’s youngest female

10.Erna Solberg is the twenty-eight and the

head of government after having taken office

second female Prime Minister of Norway.

when she was just 37. Ardern’s government

She has already made significant changes in

has focused particularly on the New Zealand

her country. The world definitely could do

housing crisis, child poverty, and social

with more leaders like her.

inequality. Her government has introduced stricter gun laws after the Christchurch mosque shootings. She is worth a watch as a futurist leader.

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16. Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Google. Brin is the president

of

Google’s

parent

company

Alphabet Inc. together with Lawrence Page Photo by Кабінет Міністрів України (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

he co-invented the Pagerank, a well-known 11. Lars Løkke Rasmussen is a Danish

search ranking algorithm for Google. He is

politician who has been the Prime Minister of

the Forbes ‘fifth most powerful person in the

Denmark for two terms. During his tenure as

world.’ With Google as his CV, Brin is

Prime Minister, he has introduced far-

14. Paul Kagame is the fourth and current

reaching reforms in his country in areas like

President of Rwanda. He has often been

tax, finance, and municipality. His futuristic

described as the ‘most impressive’ and

visions are worth watching out for.

among the ‘most repressive’ African leaders.

definitely worth a watch.

President Kagame has prioritized national development, health care, and education. A futurist leader to the core, Kagame is a figure to look out for.

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17. Lawrence Edward Page is an American Photo by Deze foto's kunnen rechtenvrij gebruikt worden bij vermelding: Fotograaf Nick van Ormondt (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. he is best known for being one of the co-

12. Mark Rutte is a Dutch politician serving

founders of Google along with Sergey Brin.

as Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010.

He

has

introduced

far-reaching

changes in his country which would also have an impact on world politics at large. He is a leader of the future.

The page is the chief executive officer of 15.Takehiko Nakao is a Japanese civil

Alphabet Inc. He and Brin co-invented the

servant who has served as the ninth

Pagerank, a well-known search ranking algorithm for

President of the Asian Development Bank

Google. He shares the distinction of being Forbes ‘fifth

since 2013. As its President Nakao has

most powerful man in the world’ with Brin.

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TEN ACTIVISTS THE WROLD NEEDS TO LISTEN TO

3. Although the Bill of Rights enshrines

1.

Swedish

constitution, the country’s deep inequality

environmental activist on climate change,

means some enjoy human rights more than

born on the 3rd of January 2003. She is

others. Lehlogonolo Muthevhuli, a recent

currently the author of several books which

graduate, is breaking the taboos around

include No One is too Small to Make a

menstruation and calling for mental health to

Difference, Scene from the Heart and many

be taken more seriously. “When it comes to

others. Thunberg is a great future generation

accessing healthcare, young people are often

leader whose voice has to be heard in other to

left behind. If you can’t afford medical aid,

18. Gabriel Weinberg is the founder and CEO

save humanity from facing crises due to climate

you have to rely on derisory public healthcare

of the multi-billion-dollar internet privacy

change as regards to the greenhouse effect.

facilities, where young people do not get the

Greta

Thunberg

is

a

human

rights

in

the

South

African

company, DuckDuckGo. He is also a writer

care they need,” said Lehlogonolo. “Young

and author. He contributes to a number of

women are judged when they ask for

publications including Medium and is the co-

contraception, while mental health is not a

author of Traction. A futurist to follow.

priority. Getting access to proper care is a long, arduous process. I want to change this, especially on my university campus, so I am petitioning my university to provide more access and services to students.” Photo by Amnesty International South Africa.(Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

2. Miho Kawamoto, a young activist from Japan, is leading the charge when it comes to educating Japanese society about their Photo by cellanr - Flickr: Evan Spiegel, founder of Snapchat (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

human

rights

and

the

importance

of

tolerance. “In Japan, no one tells you about 19. Evan Thomas Spiegel is an American businessman. He is the co-founder and CEO of the American social media company Snap Inc. Spiegel was named the youngest billionaire in the world in 2015. We must watch out for him for more in the future.

your human rights or that refugees and migrants are entitled to them too,” said Miho. “Recent figures revealed that the Japanese Government approved just 28 out of almost 11,000 requests for asylum in 2017. These numbers are insane. It made me realize how this lack of knowledge around our rights makes us forget about the rights of others. I want to change this narrative and make sure I am doing everything in my power to support refugees and asylum seekers in Japan.”.

Photo by Amnesty International South Africa.(Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

4. Marsel Tuğkan, 25, is fighting to keep the human rights space open and engaged. Turkey’s two-year-long state of emergency may have come to an end in July 2018, but the space for human rights is ever-shrinking. “Defending

human

rights

is

being

criminalized by the government and the biggest priority right now is defending human rights defenders. I cannot stand injustice and inequality – it’s part of my identity.”

Photo by Mission of Norway to the EU (https://www.flickr.com/photos/norway_mission_eu/) https://www.flickr.com/photos/norway_mission_eu/34787337870/ (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

20. Nana Akufo-Addo is the President of Ghana. After assuming office, he has brought about significant and far-reaching changes in Ghana in sectors like education, economy, sports, and others. Addo is a man of the

Photo by Amnesty International South Africa.(Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

masses and a leader of the future.

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child brides get their marriages annulled, and has so far annulled over 35 marriages and

Simi

Valley,

California,

stopped more than 1000. For Kriti, annulment

modelling at the age of four and began acting

of child marriages is as important a goal as

professionally

Prevention. Her main goal is to chart a better

Woodley is also a well-known environmental

future for girls and make society better.

activist who made headlines when she was

in

minor

Woodley

television

began

roles.

arrested for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016, and she recently joined researchers from the University of Florida on 5.

Kristen

Conklin

compassionate

is

a

humanist

USA who

a Greenpeace sea expedition. Now she

based

wants to do even more for the planet, which

loves

is why she partnered with American Express

fascinating and wide-ranging conversation on neuroweaponry,

to announce a new initiative focused on

neuro-experimentation,

protecting our oceans and sparking a global

neuroethics, dual-use neurotechnology, and transhumanism. A Florida Atlantic Universitytrained electrical engineer. She recently turned an avid human rights activist with an interest in protecting human privacy but also, surprisingly, in transhumanism. She is the founder of TalkSpectrum which its main goal is to protect biological systems from the spectrum of nefarious neuroscience use. She needs humanity of love and peace devoid of the abuse of weapon and the test-running of weapons on other species which in turn effects many.

conversation about the harmful effects of

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single-use plastics. 7. Lenin Raghuvanshi is a Dalit rights activist from India. He is one of the founding members

of

the

People's

Vigilance

Committee on Human Rights, which works for the upliftment of the marginalized sections of the society. He is an Activist Who Is Fighting Deep-Rooted Caste Discrimination at the Grassroots. When asked by what motivated him by Rana Ashish Singh, it went thus, Ashish: What is the story behind you becoming a human rights activist? Lenin Raghuvanshi (LR): From the beginning, I was averse to the caste system. I refer to my upper-caste Hindu upbringing as ‘feudal’. This sprung the seed of social activism in me. I became the president of the Uttar Pradesh chapter

of

the

United

Nations

Youth

Organisation at the age of 23 in 1993. I was influenced by the ideals of my grandfather, who was a freedom fighter and a Gandhian.

Photo by Jindřich Nosek (NoJin) (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

9. Ai Weiwei. Weiwei is a conceptual artist and activist, born in China. As the son of the Chinese poet Ai Quing, who was accused in the Anti-Rightist movement, Ai Weiwei and his family were sent off to live in Shihezi. Sixteen years later they returned to Beijing. In 1981, Ai Weiwei moved to the US to study abroad. After studying and working as an artist in the US for twelve years, he returned to live in China again. The controversial

6. In Rajasthan, northern India, where child

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei currently

marriage rates are some of the highest in the

lives in Europe while working on temporary

world,

rehabilitation

exhibitions. The artist is known for his critique

psychologist, Kriti Bharti has a unique

of the Chinese government for its lack of

approach to tackling the widespread problem:

democratic

child

Kriti

human rights. In 2011, he was placed under

Chopra, she changed her surname to Bharti

house arrest and his passport was taken

(“Daughter of India”) in 1999, and brought the

away for 81 days (The Guardian, 2016).

country honour by making it to the Limca

Nowadays, he is active with regard to the

social

marriage

activist

and

annulments.

Born

Book of Records for annulling the first child

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procedures

and

violation

of

refugee crisis in Europe. He documents his

marriage in India. She then founded The

8. Shailene Diann Woodley is an American

experience on the social media such as

Saarthi Trust in 2011, which works to help

actress, producer and activist. Brought up in

Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Photo by Augustus Binu (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.

10. Aruna Roy is one of India’s most prominent activists. She was a civil servant from 1968 to 1975. In 1975 she resigned from the Indian Administrative Service to work with the rural poor in Rajasthan. Aruna Roy has been at the forefront of a number of campaigns for the rights of the poor and the marginalized. These have included, most prominently, the Right to Information, the Right to Work (the NREGA), and the Right to Food. More recently, she has been involved with the campaign for a universal, noncontributory pension for unorganized sector workers as a member of the Pension Parishad and the NCPRI for the passage and enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Law and Grievance Redress Act. -----------------------------------------------------------All

the

above-mentioned

nominees

are

people who have done remarkable work in their own fields of work. They have strived to make the world future ready by talking about futuristic

ideas

and

helping

the

world

understand those better. Their contributions need to be recognized and lauded simply because they are an asset to the changing world scenario. SOURCES Authors, Speakers and activists Socials (LinkedIn,

Facebook,

etc.),

Amazon,

Amnesty International, Speaker U, Speakers Associates,

Stem

Speakers,

Times

Magazine, Wikipedia, TEDx, Speakers.com, A - Speaker, Speaker Personal Websites, The History Makers and TAFFD's nomination panel.

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2. Thomas

Frey:

an

Technology Policy (The Anti-Spam Bill). In

American futurist and celebrity speaker. Frey

2002 the Governor of California appointed

is based at the Westminster, Colorado Da

me to a Department of Consumer Affairs

Vinci

board. I became the National Creative

Institute,

Thomas

which

he

Frey

is

founded

and

currently serves as the Executive director

Director for Entercom, the 2nd largest radio

and Senior Futurist at. Prior to this, he was

group in the U.S. I designed a system to find,

an engineer with IBM for fifteen years.

test and scale the best ideas from the quietest corners in hundreds of stations. In 2013, I shared this system in a TEDx Talk called

“Open

Source

Mode”.

I’ve

also

produced creative assets for namedrops like IBM, Microsoft, and Styx and have Creative 1. Ani Kaspar: Ani Kaspar is a visual artist

Consulted for good works like the Gandhi

based in Arizona, New York.

Worldwide Education Institute and Sir Bob Geldof’s youbloom.com. My novel, US6 is designed to illuminate and entertain a future Artificial yet Self-Aware Super intelligence 3. Tom Ross: Tom Ross is a producer,

while enlisting it and Human readers into the

creative consultant, and author yet feels odd

fight against Modern Slavery. I’m an INTJ,

referring to himself in the third person. My

Existential Intelligence Type, Vegan, GenX,

political

Mensa

testimony

experience before

includes a

U.S.

a

2001 House

Subcommittee on Media and Information

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member

with

Scorpio

Transhumanist...that ol' trope.

Rising,


community and the military advisory and contracting services. His specific experience

Discussions

includes contract work for the DIA, NSA,

magazine.

NRO,

NGA,

CIA,

NASA

and

and

the

designer

of

this

DOD.

International work includes contract work for the UN and NATO, among other entities. Mr. Pomeroy has a B.S from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from California State University Sacramento. He spends his free time chasing waves, jumping out of planes and playing with his two cats, Samson and 4. Kristen Conklin: Ms. Kristen Conklin is an

Delilah.

alumna of Florida Atlantic University earning a

Bachelor

of

Science

in

Electrical

Engineering (BSEE). Her research interests

8. Dr. Jas Kohli: Dr. Jas Kohli is a cosmetic

are from a global-minded focus on the dual

surgeon by profession and humor writer and

use (primarily weaponization) of emerging

poet by passion. Although he started writing

and existing medical technologies. Her goals

pretty late in life, he is trying to compensate

are to collapse the chasm of knowledge

for that. His work includes two books of

between governments and civilians, to create

fiction Anything to Look Hot and Lights!

a sustainable future of world peace and

Scalpel! Romance! and humor poetry books

human rights, and to collaborate with like-

in Hindi and Punjabi. He loves to watch birds,

minded. These interests emerged as a result

butterflies and the night sky, sings old Hindi songs

of recognizing needs associated with the design of the

medical facilities,

power

generation, plumbing infrastructure that she influenced.

She

is

the

founder

of

https://talkspectrum.com where details about her goal-oriented efforts can be found.

6. Emilio A. Negrón: Mr. Negron is the CEO &

and writes a humor blog titled, ‘Smile a While’.

Founder of Gaia H2O (www.gaia-h2o.com), a proud member of the General Board of OpenExo looking

and to

of

Singularity

implement

University,

exponential

and

disruptive solutions in water technologies around the world.

9. Goffredo Giordano: Goffredo Giordano is an international advisor, a foolish driver to exponential

innovation

through

multidimensional dynamical neural fabrics 5. Lucas W Pomeroy: Lucas W Pomeroy has

between brands, people, places and things.

over twenty years of experience in business

He is a leading and emphatic personality

development,

marketing

and

contracting

services, starting his career at several large government contractors including Parsons Corporation and SAIC. In 2011, Mr. Pomeroy founded

Buckle

&

Bernard

Agency

Developers, a government contracting firm

7. Alejandro De La Parra Solomon: Mr. De La Parra-Solomon is an entrepreneur focused on Information Technology, Education and Health, committed to making the world a better place for his daughters. He is the Chief Digital

Strategy

Officer

Transdisciplinary Agora for Future

of

the

hybridized with a problem-solving disruptive mindset. A senior information technology polymath, a cybersecurity officer and a digital transformation creative specialist who has managed C-level roles in many businesses for over twenty years. Future hacker,

focused on providing the intelligence

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five years. He is as spiritual archaeologist researcher

engaged

in

a

continuous

adept

at

interpreting

ancient

mythic

improvement of human physical-cognitive

language. His personal quest to unearth the

skills, through sciences and frontier techs.

meaning of Buddhist wisdom has been based

Member of TAFFD’s, Singularity University,

on a lifetime of research.

US Transhumanist Party and other global organisations.

Connect

with

Goffredo,

exchange ideas together and make an amazing impact. 12. Inderjit Singh: Inderjit Singh is a teacher by profession. He is a ‘workaholic’ as he likes to describe himself. He loves nature, folk culture in any form, singing and to put his emotions as words on paper.

15. Augustus Chukwu: Augustus Chukwu is an inspirational philosopher, futurist and podcast host who is passionate about solving global

issues

through

the

3-pronged

10. Albert Lewandowski: Albert Lewandowski

channels of education, common good and

is focused on developing solutions and ideas

transhumanism. He is the host of Future

dedicated

Discussions

for

Smart

Cities

and

Smart

Podcast,

Inspiration

Digest

Villages. He works as Smart City Consultant

podcast and TAFFD’s podcast. Through

in Almine cofounded by him, as Big Data

these channels, he drives the message that

DevOps Engineer in GetInData, as journalist

will cause the changes and create the

in Antyweb and coorganizes FutureTalks,

realities that he envisions for the world.

meetings about future technology.

13. Antonio Keoma Ferreira: Antonio Keoma Ferreira

has

a

Master’s

Degree

in

Philosophy. He is currently undergoing his PhD in Philosophy at UFRN in Brazil. He is also a Transhumanist philosopher and the U.S Transhumanist Party’s ambassador in Brazil and also TAFFD’s Brazil ambassador.

16. Gyan Bahadur Chettri: Gyan Bahadur 11. Dr B.C Basistha: Dr B C Basistha is Director

of

Biotechnology

Division

Chettri

of

is

a

multilingual

author,

critic,

translator and poet based in Assam, India.

Department of Science and Technology

He writes in Nepali, Assamese, Hindi and

under the Government of Sikkim. He is an

English also. He is the author of several well

enthusiastic learner and researcher.

renowned books. He is also the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi, one of the highest 14. Harvey Kraft: Harvey Kraft is an American

literary awards in India for achievement in

author, speaker and transformational leader.

literature, for translation.

He has been a student of Buddhism for forty-

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17. Dinorah

Delfin: Dinorah Delfin

is a

19. Osinakachi

Akuma

Kalu:

Osinakachi

conceptual, multimedia artist and a writer

Akuma Kalu is the founder/president of

interested in the physics of spirituality and the

TAFFD’s. he is also an award-winning author

ethics

on fearism. He is a futurist and a visionary.

of

man-

made

intelligence

and

humans’ self-directed evolution. She is also interested in synthesizing her ideas to inspire socially responsible business ventures. Ms. Delfin

has

an

honors

degree

in

Entrepreneurship Management, and a minor in English.

20. Dr. Catherine Demetriades: Dr. Catherine Demetriades is a renowned scientist with several local and international recognition. Currently, she lives in Cyprus. Demetriades describes herself as a “fully-functional autistic savant” and her mission is to have SMART, 18. Anita Rose: Anita Rose is a mature age

which took her seven years to develop,

student currently enrolled at the University of

programmed into a robot named Autizmo.

Sydney completing Bachelor of Arts, Double major

in

Philosophy/

International

Relations.

Government Prior

to

and this

commencement, Anita worked in jobs on and off while being a carer to family members with chronic illnesses. During this period, she developed

an

interest

in

futurism

and

transhumanism. It became a hobby whereby she would read with great passion. The quest for better societies via interconnectedness globally is a motivation she imagines.

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