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Friday, July 14, 2017

SciXFriday - Eclectic Links and a Teaser Chapter from Russell Brinegar's 'Overlords of the Singularity' 1/3

“Mathematical truth is not determined arbitrarily by the rules of some 'man-made' formal system, but has an absolute nature, and lies beyond any such system of specifiable rules.” - Roger Penrose, Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness 


Quantum Streaming Math and Theories -

Issue 47. Nautilus. - Quantum Consciousness Theorist, "Penrose believes we must go beyond Neuroscience and into the mysterious world of Quantum Mechanics to explain our rich mental life." View his presentation, The Quantum Nature of Consciousness/YouTube. Of Roger Penrose, Physicist Lee Smolin/Time Reborn says, he's "one of the very few people I've met in my life who, without reservation, I call a genius." Smolin in Scientific American - Physics Must Evolve. 

Eclectic and otherwise, Interesting Links -


Traveling into the future to return to the past ... You are HERE. [... and not.]
Collin Davis's film: Telescope. Looking back at Earth - from the Future. 



Official filmmaker site: http://pqdavis.com
DUST: Binge-watchable Sci-fi Subscribe on YouTube crop

Russell Brinegar spoke with me about his Near Death Experience, one in which he found himself in contact with a transcended version of himself. A deep transformation followed and the book Overlords of the Singularity is part of that life redirect.

Interview with Russell Brinegar on Wendy's Coffeehouse and we continue our talk in a 2nd interview on Conscious Living on Empower Radio.

As the introduction states, "Following a near-death experience that prompted a personal awakening to the underlying, interdimensional nature of reality, the author shares insights into the realm of the paranormal."

Russell has given me permission to share some of that book here on the blog. Too long to post all at once, I'll post in segments. The book is available on Amazon.

**Please NOTE: Links have been added by me (Wendy) for context and support. There are no links in the original copy.



[Chapter 4]

UFOs and the Technological Singularity
Russell Brinegar, 'Overlords of the Singularity: The Manipulation of Humankind by Hidden UFO Intelligences and the Quest for Transcendence'-  CreateSpace


“I believe there is a machinery of mass manipulation behind the UFO phenomenon.” – Dr. Jacques Vallee


In recent years, the science of quantum mechanics and theoretical physics have merged with the science of consciousness itself. Concepts such as quantum entanglement have changed the way we look at the universe and our place in it. *Scientific Breakthrough, reported 7/2017, The Independent

Quantum entanglement poses that, prior to the moment of the Big Bang, all particles that are now spread out across the Cosmos were once unified as a cohesive whole, and as such all subatomic particles in the universe remain connected to one another on a fundamental level, regardless of the distance they have grown apart by the expansion of the Universe.

Add to that the observer effect, in which the act of observation itself is the factor that converts a pure energy wave into a particle of matter, introducing an element of subjectivity into our concept of the universe that we once thought of as immutable, objective reality. 

The presumed solidity of the universe that we once took for granted has now melted into a chaos of
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pure energy and quantum potentiality, the solidity revealing itself scientifically as a mere illusion.  One of the physicists on the forefront of this fascinating and complex field is theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. With his many books, Kaku has done an excellent job translating the mechanics and implications of modern theoretical physics into language that anyone of reasonable intelligence can understand, regardless of scientific background.

One such book is Parallel Worlds. In this work, Kaku speaks of the mathematician, John von Neumann, who was the first person to use the term, Singularity. 

Popularized by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge, the Singularity now commonly refers to an approaching state of humankind, when, following a long history of slow, painstaking progress, technological advancements accelerate exponentially into the realm of advanced, self-aware, artificial intelligence that vastly exceeds the computing capability and storage capacity of the human mind and takes us into completely unknown territory. *Astronomers report evidence of the Multiverse. Reported 5/2017, The Guardian

Suddenly, and soon, we will be confronted by machines of our own creation that are possibly billions of times smarter than we are. As far as we know, an event such as the Singularity has never happened in all of human history, and the implications of this inevitable event that is soon upon us are completely unknown. 
 

The Singularity is currently a hot subject among futurists, physicists, and AI (artificial intelligence) experts, generating much debate and theorizing. Some individuals who take the time to examine the subject and discover the quagmire of complicated issues that self-aware AI inevitably thrusts upon us become overwhelmed, frightened, or even repulsed. Some even decide to reject technology altogether to save humankind before we create a monster that destroys us. 

Others who share a more optimistic outlook, like Michio Kaku and futurist Ray Kurzweil, have decided that, despite the daunting possibilities of disaster for the human race, embracing the coming Singularity and trying to make it work for us is the correct route to take. The concept of the Singularity has spawned an entire subculture with quasi-religious overtones, and produced individuals who call themselves Singularitarians.

These technical optimists express idealistic ambitions of merging human consciousness with the machines we are about to create. The Singularity is expected to produce a hybrid version of humanity, part biological, and part machine, with a very real possibility for the achievement of human immortality, having transcended the biological format we have been using thus far, and transferring our consciousness into a silicon substrate with indefinitely expanded lifespans.

This is the gist of the Transhumanist movement. These new visionaries imagine electronically-augmented humans in our near future who possess expanded thought and perceptual abilities, possibly even superhuman powers, taking us into a post-human, post-biological world. The optimists view the coming Singularity as the next stage in human evolution, and look forward to a form of transcendence from our current biological limitations. 

In its most extreme version, the Singularity might even allow humanity to finally escape the confines of three-dimensional reality altogether, and possibly merge with other entities that may exist throughout the universe who have also achieved a post-physical form of cosmic transcendence. 

In Kaku’s, The Future of the Mind, and Ray Kurzweil’s, The Singularity is Near, the possibilities of downloading the memories and personalities of human beings into machines to create conscious, artificial intelligences that were once completely human but now exist as computer-enhanced or augmented cyborgs are explored. 

Such a person, who was once completely biological, is now transformed into an immortal synthetic human being with an indefinite lifespan. The Holy Grail of human technological ambition, immortality, is projected to exit the realm of science fiction and enter the realm of reality with the approaching Singularity, which futurists like Kurzweil predict will occur sometime around the year 2045. *Immortality Project Underway. Reported 3/2017, The Guardian


The problem is, because the coming Singularity will propel us into completely unknown territory, there is really no way to predict the outcome. Some fear that, once machines are suddenly billions of times smarter than humans and self-aware, they might just decide to destroy humanity like a mere nuisance and take over the planet. 

James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention:Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, states (chapter 1 audible): If the ASI [artificial superintelligence] doesn’t care about us, and there’s little reason to think that it should, it will experience no compunction about treating us unethically, even taking our lives after promising to help us.

Chapter 4, Part One. Continued in following posts. Previous post/Russell Brinegar - Link


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