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THE PROCESS of Evolutionary Enlightenment
Zen Apparently Advanced Zazen
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... and so the process goes on as Freespace 4D
The Chambers Dictionary defines - consciousness as thought
part of the central nervous system that is contained within the skull.
To paraphrase Tony Buzan's THE HUMAN BRAIN AND THE GLOBAL BRAIN
- THE human brain, of course, comprises 10 billion small and amazingly
complex brain-cells - each and everyone an independent intelligence in its
own right - with hundreds of octopus-like tentacles - each with thousands of
sucker-like connections - ALL of which can inter-connect with every ONE of the
other 10 billion similarly independent intelligences.
The number of possible independent patterns of thought in this network contained within each and every one of our skulls ( ceramic and bronze my-head avatar brain excepted ) is greater than all the atoms there would be in over a hundred universes such as ours.
THE human brain IS indeed, individually and collectively - a supreme example of - and IS - the ultimate internet of an internetwork of networks .
Steve Jurvetson wrote in his recent IT article for Technology Review - Technology Design or Evolution ? - that there were two fundamentally different processes for building complex systems. He starts by saying -
Many of the most interesting problems in computer science, nano-technology, and synthetic biology require the construction of complex systems. But how would we build a really complex system -- such as a general artificial intelligence (AI) that exceeded human intelligence?
The answer is not yet clear. If we artificially evolve a smart AI, it will be an alien intelligence defined by its sensory interfaces, and understanding its inner workings may require as much effort as we are
now expending to explain the human brain.
Humans are not the end point of evolution. We are inserting ourselves into the evolutionary process. The next step in the evolutionary hierarchy of abstractions will accelerate the evolution of evolvability itself.
To further paraphrase Thinking BUZAN - With the advance of Technology Design, the world's human brains have created the external, electronic Internet. Each human being with a brain cell, can thus be compared to the multiple connections that we are now able to make with each other - being a metaphor for the connecting tentacles of each brain cell. Like the human brain, the Internet is infinitely flexible, allows any cell (human) to contact any other, is electronically and laser-light fast, is self-organising, interactive, capable of storing vast amounts of data, and is, by definition, infinitely creative.
Andrew Cohen has said elsewhere that - If we want to change the world in a significant way, if we're serious about creating a better future for us all, then we have to face the fact that the only way it's going to happen is the only way it's ever happened: through the evolution of consciousness itself.
In consideration of ALL of the above I would venture to suggest a third process that needs to be considered - namely that of individual conscious thought - which once actioned as a result of one or more of the processes of meditation, contemplation, deliberation, reflection, action & non-action - becomes the entity of a connection within the brain of the individual - with all the potential of that connection becoming
positively or negatively hardwired.
The further intent of communication of that thought to others - by whatever means - then begins synchronicity - the electromagnetic ethereal process of communication with collective consciousness - once that intent of communication is released by the spoken or written, music or song, art or craft.
The process of creating a connection in another/s brain/s is initiated once they - in turn - hardwire the connection - such that collective consciousness will have then apparently advanced in its evolutionary
process. Once responsibility of action is assumed by more and more individuals such that only positive connections are hardwired - the process of evolutionary enlightenment is further advanced.
The Internet will be the evolutionary mechanism that allows us to play an eternal game
of intelligence ‘Leap-Frog', where each leap will represent a quantum in the growth
and flowering of terrestrial and Universal Intelligence.
never forgetting as Price Pritchett has said that -
EXCELLENCE is a process, not just an outcome.
First published by Michael Grove @zaadz 17th October 2006
My very kindest thanks to Wikimedia Commons for the use of the MRI head side image
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