The 'Technological Singularity' and the Rise of the Machine

The 'Technological Singularity' and the Rise of the Machine

Few people fail to recognize the incredible progress of technology over the past few decades, in particular computing, but comparatively few reflect on the broader impacts of this trend. Vernon Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have predicted that technological advancement will be happening so fast we will struggle to comprehend it - the technological singularity. But how likely is it, and is it desirable?

Someone

Someone

Someone taught to me think
And introduced me to me
I felt there was an undiscovered link
Between myself and infinity

Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything happens for a reason - so they say. Thousands, maybe millions or possibly even billions superstitiously believe that, which they allow to be a leading force in their meaningless lives.

Yes, you heard me right, and before we proceed I encourage you to brace yourself for an adventure into the world of no uneasiness about hurting others’ fragile feelings, though hurting is not my intention.

Infinite Unfolding

Infinite Unfolding

I teach yoga. I decided to take a certification program 6 years ago when an inner voice inspired me to do so. During this yogic journey, life is evolving rapidly for me. At the onset of studying "yoga" I had no idea what this practice even was, aside from a story I read telling about its beginnings and purpose. My yogic path underwent several phases; misunderstanding, egoic desire, confusion, amazement, courage, compassion, and finally empowerment.

Is There Such Thing as a "Utopia?" What is After Instant Creation?

Is There Such Thing as a "Utopia?" What is After Instant Creation?

If you want to have a sandwich for lunch, you must first think of the sandwich before you manifest it in your reality. This is true for everything you want to have, even though not everything we desire comes to fruition. We must create everything in our little thought realm before bringing it forth into existence.

Regarding The Educational Imperative

Regarding The Educational Imperative

It is commonly understood in the Zeitgeist community that education is the means by which we can move into a transitional economy, which will evolve into a transformed society that respects and advances each person’s well being.

The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed

The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed

In this blog post I’ll be analyzing the concept of ‘free will’.
First of all, I want to demonstrate the meaning of this term and why free will is questionable in the first place. If we look at the dictionary definition of free will, it means:

‘The apparent human ability to make choices that are not externally determined.’

The Greatest Addiction Of All

The Greatest Addiction Of All

Many people believe that capitalism is the way to go. It is the end-all of economic systems. It is ideally designed to give everyone a chance to live happily and successfully… the sky’s the limit!

Our forefathers outlined our “inalienable rights” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, and had our rights and freedoms laid-out as best they could in our Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence also states that “All men are created equal.”

Letter writing campaign to kickstart 2012

Letter writing campaign to kickstart 2012

I recently launched a new Page on Facebook for the Zeitgeist UK writing campaign: http://www.facebook.com/groups/147352655376933/152031694909029/

This is the forum for co-coordinating the writing of letters to key individuals and Institutions across the UK. The aim is firstly to accumulate a library of standard letters which members can adapt and send to key people

Zeitgeist and Occupy Wall Street

Zeitgeist and Occupy Wall Street

To All Those in the Zeitgeist Movement,

I write to you as a fellow Zeitgeist member and a member of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. I am here to urge you to join the people who have slept in public parks, taken beatings from the police, provided for the hungry and 99%. There comes a time for us to step up.