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TAFFD’S: THE JOURNEY SO FAR
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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
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
world, we assure you of a meaningful and diverse read.
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
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 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
virtually everything – smarter, quick to adapt,
high energy, work long hours, durable, and
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
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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
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
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.
considering a third. 16.) With the first Mars colony now in place, going there has become a hot topic of conversation
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
calling in life, or protecting their families, or
The future is unfolding as a fountain of
being good managers of their life journey.
The future is ours to mold, fashion, and
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
projected action scenes. It will be common to go to the same movie multiple times since every
perspective on how it is viewed.
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
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.
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 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
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
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
night when he said to his elder, “We monks do
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
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
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
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
well-being? I see. Those of you who raised
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
massive success of Open Source products
of our socialization? Why is it still a driving
interdependent than any time in history.
force in our schools, businesses and politics? I
So this instinct turned tendency to exclude
GOOGLE CHROME and ANDROID the ethos
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.
“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.
the most common practices in our classrooms,
organizational charts not instinct or ability.
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
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.
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
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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
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
where those two rules make the most sense.
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
who want or need to leave can do so guilt-free
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-
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
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
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
wrong. This young man probably spent the
exclusivity. But, unless we embed the Open
better part of that afternoon dressing in that
outfit to feel part of the scene on a night
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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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
from one form to another. Our ear converts acoustic forces to electromagnetic forces by design.
by neuro weapons. Acoustic forces travel through
associated science has dual use. There are
mechanical amplification system of the ear
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
induced sickness by a weapon. Auditory
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
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
………………………………………………………. Kristen Conklin
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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
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.
other locations that do not have a power
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
themselves. A global flaw in society is a medical community that exists on data that is not achieved through any success. Dr. Allen Frances
powerful new tools of molecular biology, genetics, and imaging have not yet led to laboratory tests for dementia or depression or schizophrenia
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
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
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
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
analyse their social and ethical implications. In
in mainstream media fought to call a statistical
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
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of intelligence to recognize the problem and
6. Frances, Allen. Saving Normal: an Insiders Revolt against
out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma,
Applications. Thomas, 1978.
allowing partial focus to be given to psychiatry. There is an abundance of peer reviewed journals
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/.
8. Khoury, Bassam, et al. “The DSM: Mindful Science or
This paper is partially constructed through
Psychology, Frontiers Media S.A., 17 June 2014,
observation of the evolution of the case of the
neuro weapon assaults on the US and
Canadian Diplomats in Cuba and China.
Neuroweapons.” SOFWERX, SOFWERX, 6 Aug. 2019,
Testimonies from the victims of the neuro
10. Ramsay, Wayne. “Does Mental Illness Exist?” ISEPP, 18
internationally recognized assault on humans
and animals.11 The recommendations from
world renowned scientists on the Human Brain
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
see their published paper titled, “Opinion on
Responsible Dual Use from the Human Brain
12. Aicardi, Christine, et al. “Opinion on 'Responsible Dual
Use' Political, Security, Intelligence and Military Research of
Subproject 12 has positioned themselves as a
Concern in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.” Human
Brain Project, The European Union, 21 Dec. 2018,
mechanism to guide the world to freedom from
the misuse of science.
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
Potential Applications).” Central Intelligence Agency, Central
Intelligence Agency, 7 Aug. 2000,
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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
advancements, enabling creative engineers, progressive
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
billion people across the world could be facing
serious water scarcity issues by 2050,
unsustainability in every sense of the word.
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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,
humanity has managed to direct its efforts in
appropriate percolation of unwanted solids in
the direction of very complex yet, reasonable
ways of conducting innovative purification
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
of advanced water filtration consists of a
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
technologies for residual water treatment as an effective smart alternative for safe human use.
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
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effective reuse of water resources across multiple collineating cities.
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molecular and microscopic dimensions for biological
while also undertaking sub molecular filtration considerations
residential, commercial, and industrial use in certain parts of the planet.
showers and the likes. This conveys a complicated
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shown to be present even in the most
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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
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maladministration of the valuable resource, as
Parenthetically, the cutting-edge water-tech
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diversified group of independent researchers
including the energy industry.
individual circumstances of communities at
and selected public-private partnerships,
negative effect of maximization of profit over
stages for greater adoption. example,
We can all agree with a demonstrated
specific locations or at distinct developmental
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actions and pivot to a different, wiser road
management systems serve as an effective
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are already aware that, with the help of
science, pioneering technology, the right
educational principles, and consistency in
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we will be able to come out victorious, in the
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end. sporadically sprouting in different corners of the planet over the last three decades.
addressing these basic social needs with even
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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
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had gone wrong, very wrong. His heads-up brain
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
happens every day to millions, if not billions, of
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
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 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
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,
of people. There is a shadow war brewing that
must be won to insure freedom, specifically
“Justin Sanchez, director of the Biotechnologies
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
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
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).
Socially, it is imperative to teach people what is described as basic human values. Training and equipping the next generation of leaders perform
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
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
manipulation via the brain, typing via the brain, controlling
individual. Reading from, and writing to, the brain results in telepathic-like transference of thoughts.
the brain can interpret the brain's regions that
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
possible to create a direct interface to the
posed these values are:
"light up" into the actual thoughts and language of the subject.
technology is of the utmost importance.
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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.
✓ 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.
technology If an individual does not hold the above values
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
Security and Governance at Flinders University of
South Australia. His research combines a
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
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.
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hostile without about
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
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
the stated values and missions. The current
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
actions, plausible deniability, and special It is known that the heads of governments and agencies
controversial special access programs that are
Although some actions may be justified, other
unlawfully testing these technologies. The governments feel the ends justify the means.
In other words, torturing someone is justified in
arguably, the most important solution to many
the name of science. This is not a new
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
sociopathic, amoral, perverted thinking and
people. The system is extremely corrupt, and
the people responsible are just as corrupt and
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
agencies What can we do to change the current trajectory
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.
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
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
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
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OUR FUTURE MAY NOT BE THAT BRIGHT
CONQUERING THE HUMAN
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
paradigms and chances are manifesting, they How
Will he have bigger eyes and longer fingers? How many and how will his teeth be? Will he be hairless? What characteristics will he
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.
analyzed by futurists and scientists are
A great vortex is generated and reinforced by
multiple, some are particularly interesting.
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
challenging goals; at the same time moving away
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
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
ROBOTS – THE IMITATION GAME
The well-known Turing test was developed in
1950 by the mathematician and cryptographer:
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,
both in a cognitive and in operational sense.
reflections at the base of the Turing test are
non-Darwinian dimensions, generated from radical technologies.
:/> 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
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
proportionally with the
complexity and interconnection; any effort generously spent in order to return their behavior simpler, equals to making easier the
science is committed to allowing a substantial and
interaction they have with the human.
CYBORGS - TECHNOLOGY OVERCOMES HUMAN LIMITS AND DISABILITIES The
intimate, personalized and daily value through increasingly
dedicated to the artificial extension of the body, such as: cochlear and ocular implants, robotic prosthetic limbs, and exoskeletons; in
even more topical than ever and they are based on the following question:
[ could machine think like a human? ] Robots
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
subset of the "Human Computer Interaction",
Economic Co-operation and Development
complex facial movements such as ocular or
labial ones; as well as the kinetics, and the
techniques - also using wearable devices
kinematics, involved to every single walking-
estimated – for 32 OECD countries that have
postural control process. In the coming years,
physiological states, such as electrical
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
technologies. This data correlates to a bias
lack about self-adaptive capacity towards the
exploit the concept of a sense-motorial cycle. Furthermore,
pendulum towards the “substitution effect”.
processes and the physical-body structure; as
"embodiment" processes applied to robots,
the ability to counteract rather than swing the
the body. Most of the developments in the
employment. New jobs will emerge and have
that emphasizes the relationship between the
body forms the mind and the mind modifies
generates complementary effects over the
view is emerging, a "philosophy of the body"
an extreme synthesis, within the space the
understanding. Technological progress always
real environment. Although, a new point of
rhetoric, from the derrived research that have
possess faculty of cognitive development; they
that can be considered as a technophobic
Currently on the relational side robots do not
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
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 -
words what a subject feels when is happy, or
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
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
AI brings to machines big gifts and extraordinary
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
capable to enrich the human creativity.
and implications. In 2018, the Organization for
interpretation, language translation.
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Robotic science is the intelligent connection between
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,
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 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
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
and ethical principles within the bounds of ensuring robots will retain, by design and by default, useful service-purposes bound by the human authority.
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? ]
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
pharmacological agents influence the behavior of a neural network. Building a virtual brain will provide an exceptional tool that will lead to a better
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.
Many cognitive components of the brain could
be reorganized into something that is no
launched the "Blue Brain" project, with the aim
longer biological. Linking together thought
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
never have created so many thoughts in the
and the related membrane currents. The study
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? ]
revealing aspects of human cognition and
deep-seeded secrets of the human being and :/> The "Robot team" can deploy really tireless
Blue Brain now aims to emulate the brain,
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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
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
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.
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
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
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?
engineering, mankind may define the evolution
[ 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
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. –
Intelligence. • Kurzweil Ray – The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. • Naam
Enhancement. • Naam Ramez - Nexus. • Handley Andrew - 10 New Technologies that Will Make You a Cyborg. • Mizuta
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
the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolutions. • Hubbard
Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential. • Steward John – Evolution’s Arrow: the Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity. • Morowitz
Everything: How the World Became Complex.
If humanity will follow a concrete inner path of
• Dyson Freeman – The Sun, the Genome and
Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future.
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• Brain Nelson – 7 real-life human cyborgs.
The Future of Regeneration, Repair & Rejuvenation
Bioquark, Inc. BNY Mellon Center - 1735 Market Street, Suite 3750 Philadelphia PA 19103 USA Tel : 1 267 507 6155 www.bioquark.com
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DATA-BASED CITY PLANNING. HOW WILL IT REVOLUTIONIZE CITIES? BY ALBERT LEWANDOWSKI
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
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
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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Digital Earth Africa program. The second part
to make cities and villages more friendly to
people and it cannot be become the main goal
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
City planning requires more complex and
learning models made in TensorFlow but also
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
in the virtual reality and implement only these
inhabitantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; need. Technology is only the key
the 21th century.
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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the electronics and medical industries.
sight operation principles.
A commonplace communications strategy that
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
a multidisciplinary approach
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
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
possibilities of a weaponized electromagnetic
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
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a source for the injury can be impossible to civilians. Identifying what caused the change
legend to the elements in the HH Neuron
Model. The same elements that are used in
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
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
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
In the design of circuits materials and
demonstrate how a neuron performs like a
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
designed. It is cheaper to exclude the
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
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 ……………………………………………………….
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
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
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
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,
about the current safety standards that regard
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
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
Depression.” Journal of Chemical
1. engineerguy. YouTube, Engineerguy, 26
Neuroanatomy, U.S. National Library of
Medicine, Sept. 2016,
2. “Heat and Temperature.” Khan Academy,
10. Moskowitz, Joel M. Electromagnetic
One must stand with organized efforts like
Radiation Safety, https://www.saferemr.com/.
Berkeley’s to educate civilians when the
11. Moskowitz, Joel M. “Overview of
government have failed to do so.11,12 One
Contents.” Overview of Contents,
what wireless radiation is proven to do to a biological
must ask who owns the government? Do the
3. “DNA Structure and Function.” Khan
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
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
requirements to be an author in a peer
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
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
7. “Resistors in Series and Parallel Review.”
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demand through value-addition of processed
A PROMISING LIVELIHOOD PLANT FOR THE
foods, food supplements/medicines, animal
PEOPLE OF SIKKIM BY DR. B. C. BASISTHA
feed and industrial products. Sikkim, the tiny Himalayan State of India is
Seabuckthorn is the multipurpose plant, which
located between 28° 07' 48″ and 27° 04' 46″ N
has the potential to meet the long term
and 88° 00' 58″ and 88° 55' 25″ E (Anonymous
requirements of environmental conservation
1998, 1982). It is situated on the flanks of the
and short term economic demands of the
Eastern Himalayas, and is bordered by the
people in cold deserts of Lachung and Lachen
Tibetan plateau (China) in the north, Nepal in
and other dry temperate regions of Sikkim.
the west, Bhutan in the east and Darjeeling
There are some resources of this multipurpose
district of West Bengal (India) in the south. ……………………………………………………….
plant in the region (about 800 ha), mostly
The State constitutes a mountainous terrain
scattered, in tribal areas of Sikkim, however,
spread over 7,096 sq km (Anonymous 1998),
Director (Biotechnology), Department of Science, Technology,
availability of fruit for the commercial utilization
is quit known landforms of resplendent floral
Government of Sikkim, Vigyan Bhawan, Deorali, Gangtok
Dr. B. C. Basistha
is very low due to low productivity, non-
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
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
highest mountain Mt. Kangchendzonga (8,598
(1,364–2,697 m. amsl), sub-alpine (2,697–
Seabuckthorn and increasing demand in local
m) adorns the state with its beautiful snow-
3,909 m. amsl) and alpine (above 3,909 m.
and global market, it has become necessary
covered mountain range. Sikkim Himalayas is
amsl). The major occupation of the people is
for participation of people, reorientation of
the drainage basin of mighty river Teesta. The
agriculture and large cardamom, ginger and
R&D efforts on Seabuckthorn to generate
variation in altitude from south to north in less
citrus are the major cash crops of Sikkim.
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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
three among the eco-region of India. The
distributed in high altitude areas of Himachal
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,
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
widely distributed (2500-4300 m asl). Fruit of
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
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
through a particular interaction involving three
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:
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
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).
TAFFD’s - THE MAGAZINE OF THE FUTURE | ISSUE 2019 | p.45
nodules. Hence, it can be planted even in
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
Hippophae as fodder (Subedi and Adhikari, 2001).
Table 1:- Composition of Vitamins content of sea buckthorn and other fruits and vegetables (mg/100g).
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
Schroeder, 1996) is mainly used for economic
Generally, Vitamin C in leaves is higher than
and ecological purposes. It is a dioecious,
the fruit. It is also used as one of the most
important raw materials for the extraction of
plant (Jeppssonet al., 1999; Arne Rousi,
0.56 300-1600 100-200
pioneering, shrubby or with its luxuriant foliage
also controls the growth of cancer cells in liver
(Zhao et al., 1999).
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
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
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
Basistha, et, al., 2001). Hippophae species are fast growing. (Rongsen, 1992), hardy
Syrup juice, Carbonated juice, Sweets, wine, Champagne Bears,
woody plant often used in prairie conservation programmes (Schroeder, 1988), which is able
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.
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
actiniomycetes known as Frankia in its root
Improve the micro-circulation of capillary vessel, nourishes skin, hair & care16 tropical diseases of scabies.
triacylglycerol, phytosterols, sugar, organic acids,
compounds (Abid et al., 2007; Fan et al.,
delicate. Possesses therapeutic
roots, leaves, and stem), are economically
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,
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
(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
amount of N2 fixed by Soya-bean plants
Agro-techniques of sea buckthorn through
(Rongsen, 1990). Sea buckthorn has life span
of 60 – 350 years (Singh, 1998).
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
1969). This genus is also thermophilic, so the
Propagation establishment of H. rhamnoides,
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,
protective and ornamental purposes, and
sometimes for root stocks (Rongsen, 1992). Hippophae has been used as food, beverages and medicine by the humans since decades,
Sea buckthorn is used as a measure of soil conservation because of its well-developed tap root system, medicines, food, fodder, and
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
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
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
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
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
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
TAFFD’s - THE MAGAZINE OF THE FUTURE | ISSUE 2019 | p.47
sale has gone down due to import of Chinese,
the want of a multipurpose plant species that
Himachal Pradesh and other exotic apple in
can simultaneously satisfy the long term
In order to proper implement the various sub-
conservation as well as the short term economic
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
a need to coordinate various activities of the
community, original (local) inhabitants
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
still practices in these valleys. In addition to
financial expenditure and progress reports.
proposal has been submitted with an aim to
increasing insecurity of 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
established many posts in the valleys.
mass propagation of local seabuckthorn by two
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
savings to the farmers. The apple was totally
Technology and Climate Change carried out
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
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
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in dilemma condition.
FAUSTIAN TRANSHUMANISM: PERILS OF THE FAUST AMBITION
discussion and focuses of analysis and proposition,
BY KEOMA FERREIRA ANTONIO
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
we analyze the
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.
The first is in a techno scientific structure
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
morph it in the desire to obtain the human
such as biotechnology and nanotechnology,
More, quite inclined to neoliberalism and even
transhumanist movement. Transhumanism is
at times to anarcho-capitalism. Since then,
excessive, unbridled character, a hubris that
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
itself in monolithic terms, given that it is
expressiveness in an organized way in the
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
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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,
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
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
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
and unreachable power - real or apparent. It is insubordination presented
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
apte às’étendre, à se diversifier et à s’enrichir
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
these express a desire for improvement but
unravel the universe at any cost. Prometheus
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
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
'hygiene of the world' (...) in order to create 'a
Transhumanist discourse 3.
non-human kind" (Sibilia, 2015, p. 97, our
2. According Sandberg, “One of the main
mathematical problems for current
However, currently it can
strengthen the Italian society through patriotic
preaching that included the acceptance and
glorification of technology” 1.
“Euvolution by Simon Oulette and Wayne
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
whole universe with life from the non-sentient
to the sentient. Our vision is to promote the
others, emerged with their own manifestoes.
According to eugenics.net,
transhumanism is that many listeners confuse
upward evolution of the human race by
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
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,
thus search the "far out" parts of the meme-
founder of the American Nazi Party and explicitly
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,
by memetic confusion 2. Both the Extropian
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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
a new human species, because that is what
Another site which, according to Hughes,
we want to do. No irrational dogma is required
or desired. The neo-eugenic state is a
sovereign state, with or without borders”.
Rüdiger (2008, p.153.), Matt Nuenke - is
This is still online, at least until
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
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".
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.
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
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
the date of our last access (13.10.2019).
in 16/10/2019). Ansell-Pearson,
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
clarification - almost a neo-Enlightenment -
theory that American far-right ever produced”.
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
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
George Lincoln Rockwell. Moreover, stresses
weak the Russian Empire and its successor
Transhumanism forms were sometimes taken
Michael, “race dominated the worldview of
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:
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
we believe that offers greater potential for
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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
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
and transcendence of the human condition.”
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
empowerment to its logical conclusion, and
10.‘Ye shall be as gods'. “For God knows that
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
Another author of inestimable value for Prometheism
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
movements— including Freudian psychology, the
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,
interests, idolizing the "white race" and with a deep aversion to any idea of collectivism, has
nothing to do with the Prometheism we are
connections to the international far-right are
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
some people at the detriment of others. His
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
isolated to some deserted island where they
second case. Nevertheless, given the
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12. We do not know if it is a small group or it
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
privately”. In Euvolution website there is the
defining elements of Transhumanism; 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
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
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
and to learn the dangers of Faust ambition.
progressive, extreme right and extreme left, libertarian
peacefully coexist, for they all represent key
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aspects of the transtopian worldview, and of
*BRAGA, Humberto, Quatro grandes mitos humanos. Rio de Janeiro: 1992.
reality itself. This is ideological purgatory,
*BOSTROM, N. A history of transhumanist thought. Journal of
where reason is militant, and the truth
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merciless; where nothing is sacred, and no
*FARRELL, Joseph P.; HART, Scott D. de. Transhumanism: A Grimoire of
flesh is spared; where the soul is cleansed by
Alchemical Altars and the Agenda for the Apocalyptic transformation of Man.
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Promethean fire. Depending on how heavily
*FERRY, Luc. La Revolution Transhumaniste: Comment la technomédecine et l’uberisation du monde vont bouleverse nos vies. Éditions Plon, version Epub, 2016.
your mind is infested with the parasites of
*HOTTOIS, Gilbert. Le Transhumanisme est-il un Hiumanisme.
meekness and ignorance, the experience
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could be anything from slightly discomforting
*HUGHES, James. Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned *Human of the Future, Westview Press, 2004.
to outright unbearable. If you prefer your facts
*HUGHES, James. Democratic Transhumanism 2.0. Transhumanity. 2002.
with a generous sugar coating, and take pride
(http://www.changesurfer.com/Acad/DemocraticTranshumanism.htm) *HUGHES, James. The Politics of Transhumanism. Annual Meeting of the
in your self-destructive weakness, this is not
Society for Social Studies of Science, Cambridge, MA. 2001.
the place for you. Take the blue pill and
*KURZWEIL, Ray. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. New York: Viking. 2005.
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condição humana. *Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço, 2012.
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driven by this notorious phrase in John 8:32 "And you Shall know the truth, and the truth
MacDonald”, she supports basically the same ideas that the two groups already mentioned.
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support their political beliefs - the time when the veil of "positivist neutrality" falls, showing his
“egalitarian political correctness is the enemy of Western civilization, and therefore also the enemy
The Faustian transhumanism is not really a transhumanism. They appoint themselves as
them that way. 'Faustian Transhumanism ' is
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actually an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms.
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This strand is not a transhumanism precisely
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because this has no humanist concern. There
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"Transhumanists" and that's why we refer to
“supporting runaway leftist egalitarianism is no than
an introduction. *Beyond Humanism: Trans- and PostHumanism/ Jenseits des
the exponential advance of technology. Nor
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communism”. Therefore, they conclude, “all of
have any concern about the brutal inequality in
trans- and posthumanism. Berna: Peter Lang, 2013.
these are irrational, dogmatic worldviews that
the world, in addition to the environmental
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(potentially) threaten our transhuman future,
crisis that we face.
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DIGITALISM AND THE SPATIAL WEB: THE PARA MODERN ERA EMERGES WITH THE CONVERGENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND INNOVATION BY HARVEY KRAFT
What we are witnessing now is a changing world, but what is happening to us is the emergence of a new age. Together we are crossing the limits of possibility, passing through the gateway of imagination, heading
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I am in awe of the emerging future We are experiencing right now, As streams of awe-inspiring technologies converge
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I clearly sense that humanity is once again
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INTRODUCTION According to a recent CEO World magazine
augmented (AR) and mixed (MR) reality
Penetrated the deepest meanings of Higher
survey the future of workforce development is
Consciousness and Existence
on the verge of major transformation due to
Among the CEOs responding 78% agreed that
XR offers heighted opportunities to improve
technology, a catch-all term for spatial 3D
employee training in industries such as
digital content including virtual (VR),
healthcare, education, or manufacturing.
With deep revelations meant to trigger the ability of people to
Fulfill their full potential.
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A new generation of business and innovation
broadband communications (5G & Wifi-6); (4)
connected anytime to group-ready access via
leaders is looking ahead at what’s coming
decentralized blockchain system architectures
next due to a profound shift from traditional
add security; (5) super-maintenance digital
- Identity — The challenge of fake identities
norms. While they are opening their budgets
twin duplicates of physical entities; (6) robotic
will be met with new protections designed to
to practical workforce improvements, many
and sensor automation for the Internet of
prove who you are and check on authenticity
already see the promise of spatial computing
of content. Authentication of product identities
will follow the value chain from ingredient
storing, management and applications.
transactions transform speed of shopping and
source to final sale. What people want to do
They are becoming aware of the really big
with their lives will change as more options
picture — a new era requiring a grand
Here is what you can expect from these
become available to choose between work
incentives, steady jobs, and entrepreneurial risk.
The technologies of the future are no longer
- Healthcare — Currently underway is a
- Computing — Faster-than-thought quantum,
far off. They are here right now in various
transformative project to map every cell in the
neural, and nanotech computers will bring
stages of research, development, prototyping,
real-time, in-depth information to the forefront,
testing, and use. They permeate nearly every
comparison engine for unparalleled medical
while IoT sensors will use at-location edge
endeavor and industry. An avalanche of better
diagnoses and support for remote surgery
computing to reach impossible places. With
solutions will become more than a new norm.
using human-assisted robotics. AI is capable
AR data clouds and AI data centers providing
of helping with disabilities, biometric displays,
on-tap assistance, computing will be engaged
ubiquitous benefits touching a wide spectrum
and healing programs.
of the public. Due to the advent of numerous
- Marketing — Major changes are coming in
- Education — New flexible pedagogies and
XR applications along with the looming
the way consumers interact with commercial
open schooling models will focus on inspired
introduction of a spatial internet, this emerging
learning and digital experiences to help
new era will feature the convergence of: (1)
students use curiosity to explore. Learning-
applied artificial intelligence (AI); (2) neuro-
systems will include re-imagined advertising
anywhere education will expand the physical
content. In addition, expect physical retail
classroom with immersion tools and stories set
environments to merge with virtual shopping
to heighten memory retention and improve
rethinking of the way things have been and
still are in most cases. Many realize that what’s ahead is not a risk management issue; it’s a matter of thinking ahead, acting with foresight, or falling hopelessly behind. What seems to loom ahead, it appears, is a world of expanded productivity and reach, new opportunities to shape authentic efforts to
awareness and their power to buy smarter, social challenges, the emergence of a worldwide engagement with creativity and individual expression. Behind closed doors, they are coming to grips with the collapse of hierarchical structures built upon rules of domination, realizing that a replacement economic
practical open access to synergic exploration, prosperity, and transformation. THE FUTURE IS HERE This paper is not a prediction. It’s a blueprint.
wearables, brain-computer interface gear and
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consideration. Manned smart dashboards let
everything, reach anything, go anywhere you
workers produce with help from cobots and
digital prototyping to dynamic digital twins
want, as 5G/wifi6 create a huge expansion in
bandwidth and reduce device lapse time
- Agriculture — Farming is undergoing a
efficiency. How things are created, produced,
revolutionary digital upgrade assuring leaps
shipped and used is undergoing a significant
forward in land use productivity and plant life
capabilities from mobile XR to autonomous
vehicular programming to dynamic, free-
sustainability. Digital agriculture is on the
flowing traffic management.
verge of making it possible to feed the world,
- Governance/Corporate Structures — From
and produce new grower opportunities in any
space programs to smart cities, from finding
setting, including urban or arid.
harmonious co-existence for crypto-currencies
chemical reduction in products, efficient waste
threats, the convergence of people-services
reduction and recycling, earth-friendly industry
technology will overhaul controlling system
and distribution, and conservation of Nature
structures requiring corporations to be more
initiatives can transform local environments
responsive, and governance to focus on public
solutions. - Money
transformation. Digitalism and the Spatial
Web: The ParaModern Era Emerges With The
- Cultures/Beliefs — Recognizing that human
beings require inner sustenance, emotional
currency fluctuations and shifts in economic
and spiritual, the use of digital tools may
trends, valuations and holdings are weighing
- Value Chain— From source ingredients to
become essential to supporting the pursuit of
on central bank controls over money flows
final products everything will be identified,
personal meaning by expanding access to
opening new paths to institutional restructuring
culture, art, history, archaeology, or belief
with expanded use of smart contracts, digital
worldwide system of transport will become
financing, and authentication tech.
much more accurate and efficient, deploying
- Production/Manufacturing — From digital
large fleets of autonomous vehicles, and data
entertainment into the spatial realm is showing
prototyping to automated production, repair
up in 3D/VR gaming, museum tours, animated
and maintenance to 3D/4D printing, the arrival
books, fashion design and virtual runway
of Industry 4.0 promises to boost quality and
- Construction & Architecture — Architectural
design, structural engineering, construction,
shows, movie sets using VR. Soon going out
dividends, manufacturing strategies are taking
new materials, interior design and real-time
may include relaxation VR spas and theatrical
stakeholders and customers into
property maintenance are fused together from
venues such as 360-degree VR concert
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of every person can be duplicated digitally and
The rise of Spatial Computing marks an
tracked to insure optimum health maintenance
essential next step in the evolution of our
feedback response mechanisms are to be
network technology combined with the ever
lower cost and higher quality of spatial
development of Big Brother overseers, the
understanding, trigger self-exploration, aid in
interface technologies will create a global
adoption…as rapid and profound as the
- Security/Law/Safety— hierarchical
infrastructure of the Spatial Web promises to
psychological traumas, enhance the scope of
imagination and unearth creative talents never
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
innovations need to converge into a seamless, integrated, interactive whole. Imagine a new Internet system built out of connectable spaces, each with its own purpose, look and feel, and dynamic interplay. Instead of a flat Web constructed of innumerable pages, the next-gen Web 3.0, The Spatial Web, creates virtual worlds to empower individuals and companies with the ability to create 3D properties and build them using XR-based
endeavor and industry. Spatial
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,
transformational platform for the expansion of mind-capacity
The Spatial Web is its seed. Its Protocols and developed
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
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
underpinnings to a browser that will jump-start this ultimate medium, enabling an open,
inevitability of order vs. conflict? Or, this time, might we turn to the wisdom of innovation architects themselves to use insight, far-sight and foresight, as they design and build a more conscious new age of digital convergence.
secure and interoperable Spatial Web to break ground with the collaboration and interplay of real-world physical and digital-virtual spaces. A huge industry of equipment manufacturers and application developers preparing to join together are building the framework and
establishment of a new type of digital socio-
addressing a myriad of social and personal
Science fiction fantasy has been turned into
unleash an avalanche of brilliant solutions
take us far further than any 10 years in history.
THE SPATIAL WEB
The next decade, 2020-2030 CE, is likely to
challenges, so globally impactful that it may
interactions across the globe.
spread of the original smartphone design.”
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
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
will we create?”
community of innovation leaders who came
manageable. Similarly, the anatomical system
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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
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:
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
interactivity. The search for and cultivation of meaning is the key to what inspires each develop
collectively drives human progress. Without it digital innovation could never have happened, while with it the quest for meaning grows deeper and wider.
- #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
common field of operations. In this context everyone can contribute and/or compete fairly as domination and sabotage in pursuit of insatiable
productive. For leading corporate players invested in virtual hardware and software technology, the name of the game is Gateways (funnels) into
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
and Layers (properties) across the Spatial
- #3 Meaning is the ultimate purpose of digital
inspiring the pursuit of self-knowing.
- #2 Value Creation is the means to broaden
heighten memory and retention, contribute to
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
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
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
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
economic strength of a physical place well beyond its limited physical geography. “The enormous rivers of data created by the
THE PARAMODERN ERA
require special safeguards and protections to
prevent abuse and misuse. At Magic Leap, we
storytellers describing trance journeys into
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
difference between knowledge and wisdom.
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
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
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
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
Magicverse. Everyday activities such as a
evolutionary leap forward as we seek to
Magicverse, including the community within,
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
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
result in conflict. Rather, when they are integrated into a holistic system, they produce
Verses Foundation http://verses.io Digitalism (@LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12204371 Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, talks about the Magicverse Interview:
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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
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
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
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
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
sunrise on a daily basis in every place on the
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
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
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
determine exactly what our circadian time clock should look like.
wake, work, rest, and exercise against the backdrop
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
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
12-hour clocks to manage a 24-hour day? And
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
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.
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
energies towards any project you’re working on.
increasingly pervasive Internet will give us the
tools we need to reinvent our core systems for
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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By Futurist Thomas Frey, author of ‘Epiphany Z – 8 Radical Visions Transforming Your Future'
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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.
The intent of this petition is to support the
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.
The former petition that is online reads in the
following global movement to influence laws
The difference in the two petitions is that the
and protect Neuro-Specific Human Rights.1
latter requires that your personal information
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
to be managed by the petition site, and
and manipulating information from the human
limitations on the distribution of data.
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
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
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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After analyzing the relationship between
neuroscience and human rights, we identify
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,
and the right to psychological continuity.
“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
We should not permit it for military or national
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
unconsented use of such technologies. The
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
considered the essential justification of other freedoms
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
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 RIGHT TO MENTAL PRIVACY
Similarly, it has been argued in a statement by J Stanley, “non-consensual mind reading
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
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.
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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
particular, it has been observed that brain
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
resulting in direct harm to the victim. For an
surveillance and security agencies with the
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
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
increased impulsivity and aggressiveness or
exerting control over individuals or groups.
computation rapidly enters the infosphere, the mental
generator. As neuro technology becomes part the
THE RIGHT TO PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTINUITY
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
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
connections. These findings may hold big
brain function caused by brain stimulation may
electromagnetic shock therapy, sensory
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deprivation, isolation, physical, psychological,
verbal and sexual abuse, hypnosis, the
The volume and variety of neuro technology
attempted creation of Manchurian candidates,
applications is rapidly increasing inside and
the implantation of false memories, and
outside the clinical and research setting. The
1. Ienca, Marcello, and Roberto Andorno.
ubiquitous distribution of cheaper, scalable
“Towards New Human Rights in the Age of
experiments were conducted on unwitting and
and easy-to-use neuro applications has the
helpless civilians and in the absence of any
Sciences, Society and Policy, vol. 13, no. 1,
external review or representation for the
opportunities at the brain-machine interface
experimental subjects or any meaningful
level and making neuro technology intricately
2. Budge, Shad. “The Neuro-Specific Human
embedded in our everyday life. While this
Rights Bill.” Globalneuroethics.com, Global
technologies in the field of neuroscience
technological trend may generate immense
advantage for society in many ways, its
implications for ethics and the law remain
largely unexplored. We argue that in the light
changes in a manner that avoids receiving
of the disruptive change that neuro technology
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
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
law but also on foundational issues at the level
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
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
consent from the patient or the target of the
Declaration on the Human Genome and
alteration of impulse control, modification of
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
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
habitual thoughts, preferences, and choices by
continuity should also be enacted into law as
protecting the underlying neural functioning.
policing-on-neuroscience. Accessed 2 Sept. 2019.
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Technology as the application of scientific understanding is the greatest of human
BY AUGUSTUS CHUKWU
application of her gifts. What this means to us
has formed the greater part of our intellectual
Jason Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of
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-
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
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.
into the social media world has destroyed our
Facebook has enabled us to connect with
existentialism, and the human condition.
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
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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
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
he interestingly captures as “the story of the
tool – technology to reach a higher branch,
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
in an orgy of ideas-sex thought simulation
prevented us from expressing our own
with orgasmic proportions. Thus, he explains
inventions we have witnessed in the past few decades?
The national geographic host of brain games and
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
with technology since the beginning of stone
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
famously sings in his video “acceleration: the
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
Jason further draws upon the implications
scaffolding of mind, the exteriorization of
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
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?”
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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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
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,
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
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,
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
in the ocean of patriarchy, a tiny way to live
and mourn their passing from the pages until
the next story introduces another glimpse into
undiscerning eye, anecdotes which form the
do not beg for
Conceptual multi-media artist & holistic living advocate
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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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
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 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
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
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
Transhumanism. It adopts a framework that
the deepest and subtlest variations of human
Conceptual multi-media artist & holistic living advocate
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
for empathy, compassion, understanding of
Striving for Superintelligence, if devoid of love
others, and the power of our intentions.
Whether it is through genetic enhancement,
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.
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
Since pure scientific progress is not a
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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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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
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
needed in the 21st century. This in turn could
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
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)
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
persuaded or coerced to collaborate in the achievement of aims designated and desired by another”. Is everyone given equal weight in the
relations is a must.
I argue that politics is an important organic system’s
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
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).
Muzucatto says that the Finnish government “public innovation fund’ provided the early
government later reaped a financial return (ibid).
classifies these technological mechanisms as general purpose for societies, governments,
Australia’s human right record has declined in recent years. Harris, et al. (2012, p.824) argues that workfare “…systematically ignores the
infrastructures can be viewed as generalpurpose technologies (GPTs).
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
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.”
unemployed does not follow these principles in essence.
government’s social security laws are strictest in the OECD. The federal social security Act 126.96.36.199 is about compliance activities have now been decentralized via technological mechanisms
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
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
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
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].
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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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
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
“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.
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
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.
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This idea was told to me by Lanz Priestley in
transcontinentally with results published via
Medina, José (2011) The Relevance of Credibility Excess in a Proportional View of Epistemic Injustice: Differential Epistemic Authority and the Social Imaginary, Social Epistemology, 25:1, 15-35,
Sydney on 9th November 2019. This idea
open access platforms. Primarily developing
Priestley, Lanz., Dignity Water. Accessed 9th November 2019
intuitively to me is transdisciplinary in nature
policy mixes that focus on new technological
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.
from the 195 states globally until it is available
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THE SEA OF FUTURE FEELINGS
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
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
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
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?
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
regarded as one major cause of fear globally.
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.”
destination by Kalu, the fearologist. The
journey of life was filled with many challenges
Kalu asked a rhetorical question: what could be our fate in the future? On a sad note, this stanza
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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
They may not sit Because the rearranged setting
overcome fear if those militating factors as
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.
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
“humanity needs a better existence.” Kalu’s mindset
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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,
false theories, false beliefs and false education
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
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.
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
"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
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 email@example.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
life. We can never be sure of our lives given the uncertainty that surrounds us at all times. In
Dr Sarita Sharma, Ph.D.
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
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
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
and thus reaches a state where he can be in a
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
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
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 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
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
naked eyes. Ultra-weak photon emission is
known as the energy released as light through
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
Scanning of Cellular behavior linked to UltraWeak Spontaneous Photon Emission and the four Nucleobasis compounds crucial to light absorption
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,
their own distinct spectroscopic signature.
Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Xanthine or a
understanding that the deficiency could have
combination of one or more and many times
Devices are able to see these otherwise
all of the aforementioned were not present in
invisible organisms and invading tissues.
the cell nucleus.
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
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
intense musical note to shatter a wine glass: the molecules of the glass are already oscillating at some harmonic (multiple) of that
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
the MARS III which indicated a chronic condition.
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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 they still had a
of vaccinations were disrupting metabolism
profound and obvious effect on the brain and
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
Values for Vaccinations were â&#x20AC;&#x201C;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
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.
Uracil is a common and naturally occurring
A-Assessment of Energy of all Body Organs and
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.
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
reactions in the human body and in plants. UMP All
2 major factors as causes of and motor skill
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
Influences of Electromagnetic Waves and Toxic
substances regardless of the amount of
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:
tendencies. Connective Tissues were not strong enough to create the necessary neuropathways for correct motor skills.
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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.
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
childhood whereas the Autists were not able
enzymes. Adenine is a nucleobase (a purine derivative) with a variety of roles in biochemistry
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
and enclose the brain and spinal cord.
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
protect the brain and spinal cord. They protect
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
Guanine is found in the integumentary system. The integumentary system is the
genetic memories of both the bacterial and
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
and Nucleobasis presence and how they may
By understanding the physical and energetic
play a role in the contribution of Autistic
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
and protect the deeper tissues, excrete
point for the physical therapeutic factors of
wastes, and regulate temperature, and is the
attachment site for sensory receptors to detect
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
theory of human evolution.
Art bridges knowledge across disciplines and
A revered philosopher and ethnobotanist,
What if art and science merged, could then
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
able to gain awareness of subtle mathematical
through enhancement technologies. Without
Art reflects cultural values and identities,
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.
must merge with not just art, but also
Modern scientific worldview is predominantly
faculties of the modern human.
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
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
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
purpose in the universe?
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
and resonant nature of man’s essence.
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How could ideas of fractals and 'sacred
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
modern science decodes the effects of
use of reason and meditation.
vibrations affect matter?
Einstein once said, “all religions, arts, and
How could the idea of time being both linear
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
Conceiving of our entire existence as a single
like the placebo effect can heal the body
The answer to these questions, I believe, will
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
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
it needs to radically evolve, just like
humans are evolving into more complex
innovations that are safer and more
aligned with our true nature and potential.
“Only art and science can raise men to the level of God.” - Ludwig van Beethoven
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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
some limits to extracting information from it.
characters in US6 (the six of us) corresponds
US6 attempts to meet A.I. halfway… well… it,
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.
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
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
markers as literary “Easter Eggs” in relatively
easy to find places.
Here’s the thing and Shhhh….
mathematically. Key plot points and recurring themes, colors,
We don’t tell A.I. about the flares. We just
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
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
that space between them. And one of the
six character/authors of the novel unveil a
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
me. And I’m having it professionally edited by
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
latches” for thought-torsion.
more than enough.
Again, we may unveil a reason for this but for
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
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.
deep, intimate and beyond mere coincidence
So now I’m writing for a ghost in a machine-
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
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,
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
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.
“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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have tried to change the world for a better
The pace of progress that’s happening across
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impactful ways. The people that we have
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nominated for this year are figures from
Cognitive science, Vertical farming, Politics,
diverse fields of work and they have, through
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their work, tried to impact the society in ways
longer can we pretend that a massive
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.
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
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.
10 Activists The World Needs To Listen To.
knowledge is on the radar every day.
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means that ecstatic inspiration has real
And the nominations are:
3. Ndubuisi Ekekwe (born July 1975) is a
keynotes delve into the science of AWE, the
Futurists, (he is a formative futurist because,
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
towards motivating and improving the younger
wide this year while others didn't but tried
productivity, creativity, and wellbeing. Jason
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,
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
experience includes Analog Devices Corp
public through ones talks.
such as futurism, technology, creativity, the
Since a public speaker is someone who
accelerometer for the iPhone and created the
speaks to an audience and to speak is saying
relationships, and mental health.
TWENTY FUTURIST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
The videos explore topics
company's first wafer level chip scale package
something in order to convey information or to
for the inertial senso . He is a player in the
express feelings, the above position is not out
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
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
celebrity speaker. Frey is based at the
Speakers scare startups and nonprofits that
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
understanding he brings to his audiences is a 1. Jason Luis Silva is a Venezuelan American
rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled
with a clear-headed visualization of the world
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
have found that experiences of AWE can be utterly
physiological anti-inflammatory effects. This
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security expert and author that lectures internationally about espionage and national security,
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
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
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
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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is known as a
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
Google Executive. He has founded several
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,
championship coaches, players, and teams.
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14. Peter H. Diamandis, “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” Peter
Futurist, Longevity enthusiast, Entrepreneur and Life Coach to many. He is an expert in the field of innovation and possibly the greatest
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
Strategist, Digital Transformation Strategist, Deep
The Signals Are Talking and The Big Nine
Practical AI Podcast Organizer, Atlanta Deep
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
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
Buddhism for forty-five years.
Development. He is a Futurist Keynote
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TWENTY FUTURIST AUTHIORS
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
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
New York Times bestsellers Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the
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
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
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,
Nanotechnology Will Change The Future of
Your Business, Jump the Curve: 50 Essential
on the transformative potential of disruptive
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
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.
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
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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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
written three books on technology titled Rise
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.
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-
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
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
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.
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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
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
Machines, The Age of Spiritual Machines,
industry reports that track technology and
Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live
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
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,
specializes in areas like optical character
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and
recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech
21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His writings
keyboard instruments. See him at number
intelligence, and happiness. Harari is the
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
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
advanced decision making about emerging technologies.
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18. Peter Andreas Theil is an American
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Institute, More has written several articles
espousing the philosophy of transhumanism
businesswoman. She has been president
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
worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wealthiest women. Apart from being a
entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is
member of the Committee on Capital Markets
Regulation and a member of the board of
Technologies and Founders Fund. He is the
directors of the Securities Industry and
Financial Markets Association, she is the first
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
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 &
Company Brands. The record has it that the
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.
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
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
one of BBC’s 100 Women in 2018. That
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
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
whose campaigning has gained international
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.
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.
Photo by Joi Ito - originally posted to Flickr as Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Black & White filter & cropping modifications.
16. Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Google. Brin is the president
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.
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
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
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.
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.”.
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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
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.”
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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
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
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
arrested for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016, and she recently joined researchers from the University of Florida on 5.
a Greenpeace sea expedition. Now she
wants to do even more for the planet, which
is why she partnered with American Express
fascinating and wide-ranging conversation on neuroweaponry,
to announce a new initiative focused on
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
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
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.
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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
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:
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
Book of Records for annulling the first child
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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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10. Aruna Roy is one of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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
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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
board. I became the National Creative
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
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,
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Transhumanist...that ol' trope.
community and the military advisory and contracting services. His specific experience
includes contract work for the DIA, NSA,
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
alumna of Florida Atlantic University earning a
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
generation, plumbing infrastructure that she influenced.
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
disruptive solutions in water technologies around the world.
9. Goffredo Giordano: Goffredo Giordano is an international advisor, a foolish driver to exponential
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
services, starting his career at several large government contractors including Parsons Corporation and SAIC. In 2011, Mr. Pomeroy founded
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
Transdisciplinary Agora for Future
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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Delfin: Dinorah Delfin
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
on fearism. He is a futurist and a visionary.
humans’ self-directed evolution. She is also interested in synthesizing her ideas to inspire socially responsible business ventures. Ms. Delfin
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
commencement, Anita worked in jobs on and off while being a carer to family members with chronic illnesses. During this period, she developed
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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