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Comet ISON: The Sungrazer That’s Approaching Earth – What Can We Expect?

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Comet ISON, also known as C/2012 S1 was discovered in September 2012 by Russian astronomers Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski using data from the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON). It’s a ‘sungrazer.’ A name given to comets that come very close to the Sun. Preliminary measurements from the Hubble images suggest that the nucleus of ISON is approximately 3 – 4 miles across. It’s the size of a small mountain, and weighs between 7 billion and 7 trillion pounds (1).

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We estimate ISON is emitting about 2.2 million pounds (1 million kilograms) of what is most likely carbon dioxide gas and about 120 million pounds (54.4 million kilograms) of dust every day (2)

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We’ve heard very little about ISON, which has more people asking questions about it. You would think a comet that nearly collided with Mars would be making big news. Coincidentally, ISON’s passing of Mars coincided with the Government shutdown which also saw 97 percent of NASA personnel sent home, so even if it did come into contact with Mars we wouldn’t know about it. That was unfortunate given the historical significance of this comet and its path through our solar system.  Never before have we seen a comet of such magnitude come so close to colliding with a planet in our Solar System. Events like this one are not very common. If ISON makes its way around the Sun successfully, it might light up the night sky showing up brighter than the Moon.

Trajectory of Comet ISON

You can see a live demonstration of Comet ISONs path here. Below is a picture of ISON on it’s way out of the solar system after it makes its way around the Sun on November 28th. The comet will come approximately 40 million miles from Earth at the end of December.

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What Can We Expect?

As shown in the image above, ISON will pass through Earths orbital path with whatever it is dragging along with it. Its giant tail along with more than 100,000 pounds of dust spewing from the comet every minute, has NASA letting us know that some debris may indeed hit our planet (7). Some models show Earth crossing ISON’s orbit two times, once on the way in and once again on the way out. Other models show the Earth crossing ISON’s path once. This could produce meteor showers and meteors similar to the Russian one seen, felt and heard around the world (8). It made headlines everywhere, injuring many people as it hit so hard that buildings shook and windows broke.

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With ISON being a Sun-grazer, it will come approximately 750 miles from the Sun.(1) Most comets do not survive their trip around the Sun due to the Sun’s intense radiation and gravity. ISON however, is much larger than the typical Sun-grazer comet. What is very unusual and surprising is that comet ISON has remained intact throughout its entire journey towards the Sun. At 230 million miles away from the sun, the radiation alone begins to boil its water which is the first step towards breaking it apart. Comets usually experience at least some level of break up from the Sun before they get close to it.

One thing to definitely expect are changes in weather. Believe it or not, massive bodies flying in and around our solar system have an effect on the weather of all the planets in our solar system. It’s well documented that solar activity has a direct affect on weather here on Earth, and that comet activity has a direct affect on solar weather (3).  Within the past week, we’ve had three giant solar flares, and a total of 28 (4)(9). What is interesting is that scientists have discovered that comet tails are affected by the sun’s magnetic field. Could ISON be partly responsible for the recent, massive flares we are experiencing now?

Understanding such magnetic systems is a crucial part of space weather research and the study of how magnetic energy is converted to giant explosions on the sun such as solar flares or coronal mass ejections.(3)

Research results presented at the 2012 fall American Geophysical Union illustrated that comets help highlight the intensely dynamic environment in the Sun’s atmosphere (3). As a result they have a direct effect on the weather of all the planets within our solar system, not to mention the comets effect on Earths own magnetic field(3). There are a number of factors to consider here, expecting weather anomalies and correlating them with the entrance of celestial bodies into our solar system is rarely considered, yet highly proven.

Solar flares are like a giant EMP. A direct hit on Earth could disrupt Earths entire electronic grid, taking approximately 5-10 years to fix. Imagine that, if it’s something the human race needs, it’s something that will happen.

Lately, we’ve had some pretty big Earthquakes that might have something to do with ISON as well as solar activity. There is a very high possibility that these are correlated with space weather. Today, Earthquakes of such magnitude seem to be normal even though we rarely hear about them like we used to.

Our planet’s weather, and the weather in our solar system seem to be coinciding with the massive shift in consciousness that’s taking place. Quantum physics is shedding light on how consciousness can have a direct effect on our physical material world, so maybe this is something to consider? Don’t forget a about chronobiology, it’s a field of biology that examines periodic cyclic phenomena in living organisms in relation to solar and lunar related rhythms.  I believe we have the ability to change, or even lessen the effects of whatever potential incoming cataclysms might have. That’s why it’s important to become aware, so we can begin changing things.

List of recent earthquakes

  • 7.7 E of Khash, Iran
  • 7.2 in Kuril’sk, Russia
  • 7.4 SW of Vaini, Tonga
  • 8.3 Sea of Okhotsk
  • 7.3 115.km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea
  • 7.3 in the South Sandwich Islands
  • 7.0 SW of Atka, Alaska
  • 7.7 63km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan
  • 7.1 5k SE of Sagbayan, Phillippines
  • 7.1 Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

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It’s becoming increasingly more clear that what most of our mainstream corporate media reports is highly controlled and manipulated. We haven’t heard too much information regarding comet ISON, and it is safe to assume that everything we are told with regards to ‘space affairs’ could also be fabricated to some extent. Garry Mckinnon shed light on this fact not too long ago -his case is one of many. Government secrecy is not so secret anymore. We have plenty of reason to speculate, another example are the recent leaks from Edward Snowden that have shed light on the black budget and how trillions of dollars a year are put towards projects the human race knows nothing about.

More people on the planet are open to the idea that not everything is as it seems, or as we are told. As we continue to uncover the lies we’ve been told on so many different levels, we start opening our minds up to possibilities that once could not even be imagined. A popular name for NASA floating around is “Never A Straight Answer.”

Comet ISON has been brightening as it continues its path towards the Sun, many are labeling it ‘the comet of the century,’ but can we be entirely sure that it’s a comet?

commet ISONThis photo in particular became extremely popular, showing that the object comprises of three objects rather than a solitary nucleus, as claimed by NASA astronomers. It was taken by the Hubble space telescope on April 30th, 2013 (5)(6). This is one reason we have to speculate that what we have been told is not the truth. Another explanation is that ISON has been accompanied by multiple UFOs. Mainstream media instantly jumped onto this idea, providing an explanation right away (5).  What do you think? Does this look like a comet to you?

It’s all about making connections, critical thinking and questioning. Albert Einstein once said that “condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” Many readers will instantly want to criticize this possibility, without having investigated previous comets, the UFO phenomenon and more. There is plenty of validity in the assumption that this is an intelligently controlled object, just as much validity in the assumption that it is not.

Apart from this picture, there have been a couple of whistle blowers. One in particular is Dr. Edward Norton. It’s not his real name, and the interview conducted with him was done by secure team 10, a popular you tube channel that investigates matters like these. This isn’t strong evidence, but the picture above taken from Hubble makes it worth listening to and considering. Dr. Edward Nortan says that he is a former NASA and NSA contractor. He says that that these are intelligently controlled objects.

If we accept it as a comet and don’t remain open to other possibilities, it is likely we are believing what we are told by the government without further questioning. We know from previous events that there are often many details left out of the story. Sometimes it’s hard to fathom that the ones we look to for information about our world and our universe would fabricate stories. At the same time, we have a large amount of evidence and proof that illustrates how our government has lied to us time and time again with matters both on this world and off of this world. One great example is the topic of UFOs, which have now been declassified by dozens of governments, high ranking political and military figures worldwide. Is it possible that Comet ISON is a UFO, or accompanied by UFOs? It might sound outrageous, but I think it’s definitely a possibility, and something worth exploring. Maybe we will find out within the next couple of months?

Below is a video done by Dr. Michael Salla. Dr. Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution and US foreign policy. He is the author/editor of multiple books and has held academic appointments in the School of International Service & the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington DC (1996-2004); and the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C (2002). He has a Ph.D in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also the founder of the Exopolitics Institute and the Exopolitics Journal.

This video is for those looking to explore more about ISON, it’s something to consider. I’ve come across what I believe to be good evidence to support this claim. I will not be sharing it in this article however, due to the fact that it is based on years of research and would be another entire article by itself. I don’t know what ISON is, it might be a comet and it might not be. I think it’s important to entertain multiple possibilities. It is possible that we might never know the truth about this particular object.

Incoming celestial bodies with this path in these times have been prophesized by multiple cultures throughout human history. We are living in a time of rebirth, a time of choice, and a time of purification. It’s an interesting time to be alive. These are the many reasons why it’s important to speculate!

Sources:

(1) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/news/spitzer20130723.html#.UnFb1yTjNGF

(2) http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-231

(3) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/news/sungrazing-comets.html

(4) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/boisterous-sun-fires-third-huge-solar-flare-many-days-8C11480451

(5) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/comet-ison-ufo-hubbles-scientists-do-reality-check-8C11098818

(6) http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/comet_ison/blogs/blog-exclusive-ison-in-space

(7) http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/19apr_isonids/

(8) http://world.time.com/2013/10/16/meteorite-pulled-from-russian-lake-one-of-worlds-biggest/

(9) http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-solar-flare-20131031,0,7996603.story#axzz2jRcm4GoI

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/timeline-of-comet-ison-s-dangerous-journey/#.UnFj5iTjNGE

http://exopolitics.org/author/dr-michael-salla/

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The Quantum Eraser Experiment: What Happens In The Present Can Change The Past

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    At the quantum scale, what we do in the present can impact what happens in the past. This is shown through what's known as the quantum delayed choice choice, or quantum eraser experiment.

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    Why are factors associated with consciousness directly intertwined with physical material matter at the quantum scale? What does this mean when it comes to our physical material world in relation to our thoughts, perceptions, feelings and emotions?

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One of the founding fathers of quantum theory, Max Planck, who is often credited with originating quantum theory – a feat that won him the Physics Nobel Prize in 1918 – once stated: “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as exiting, postulates consciousness.”

Fast forward to today and there are a number of experiments in multiple fields showing that Planck was right. Consciousness is fundamental and it is directly intertwined with what we call physical material matter. You cannot explain consciousness in terms of the existing fundamentals like space, time, mass, and charge. As a result, the logical thing to do is postulate whether consciousness itself is something fundamental to the existence of reality.

A classic experiment used to examine the role of consciousness and its relationship to matter is the quantum double slit experiment. In this experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot toward a screen that has two slits in it. When there is no measuring device placed at the screen, the tiny bits of matter act as a “wave” and creates an “interference” pattern on the other side where a wall is placed to catch the pattern. Because there was no measuring or observation device used to see what slit the matter went through, we cannot know what path it took. When the pattern on the wall is examined to see what path it took, it represents a wave of possibilities, meaning the matter (particle) went through both slits, and one slit, and interfered with itself, which should be physically impossible. Welcome to the wacky world of quantum physics – anything and everything is possible.

The kicker is, when an observation device is set up to observe what slit the particles go through, the particle then only goes through one, thus collapsing the wave pattern and forming a pattern that is representative of the particle only going through one slit. In other words, the behaviour of the matter changes when we decide to measure  or observe it, the particles act as they are aware they are being watched. 50 percent of the time the particle will go through one slit, and the other 50 percent of the time it will go through the other and form a two slit pattern, just as if they were balls lobbed through one slit or the other.

Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it…We compel (the electron) to assume a definite position…We ourselves produce the results of the measurement. (M. Mermin, Boojums All the Way Through: Communicating Science ina Prosaic Age (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1990, referenced by Dr. Dean Radin, From A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays explaining how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality

If this isn’t already mind-altering enough for you, one physicist, John Archibald Wheeler, pondered what would happen if we don’t interfere with the photons on their way through the slits? What would happen if we didn’t set up a measuring device to observe what slit the matter went through, and instead, what if behind the back wall there were detectors? One detector is focused on each slit, and just before the particle lands on the screen after it has passed through the slit device, the detectors are pulled away. When no one could detect which slit the photon had gone through, there was a wave pattern, but when the detectors were in place, there was no wave pattern. Similar to observing the particles before they went through the slit. No observation produced an interference pattern, and observation formed a one line, one slit pattern.

If they collapse to a state of particles from a wave at the moment of detection, after they have gone past the slit device, this means that even though they went through the slit unobserved and should produce a wave (interference) pattern, the very act of observing, still, instantly transforms them into particles and collapses the wave function.

This begs the question, how could these detectors interfere with something that had already happened? It would mean that what happened in the present changed the past. The very act of detecting the particles after they go through the slit determines how they went through the slit, either as a wave or as particles. How is this possible?

Like the quantum double slit experiment, the delayed choice/quantum eraser has been demonstrated and repeated multiple times. For example, physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment, and the findings were recently published in the journal Nature Physics.

In 2007 (Science 315, 966, 2007), scientists in France shot photons into an apparatus and showed that their actions could retroactively change something that had already happened.

“If we attempt to attribute an objective meaning to the quantum state of a single system, curious paradoxes appear: quantum effects mimic not only instantaneous action-at-a-distance, but also, as seen here, influence of future actions on past events, even after these events have been irrevocably recorded.” (source)

To make the experiment easier to understand, Wheeler used a cosmic scale explanation. Imagine a star emitting a photon billions of years ago, heading in the direction of planet Earth. In between, there is a galaxy. As a result of what’s known as “gravitational lensing,” the light will have to bend around the galaxy in order to reach Earth, so it has to take one of two paths, going left or going right. Billions of years later, if one decides to set up an apparatus to “catch” the photon, the resulting pattern would be an interference pattern, as explained above in the double slit experiment. This demonstrates that the photon took one way, and it took the other way. A “wave” of possibilities, but the way it took has not been defined.

One could also choose to “peek” at the incoming photon, setting up a telescope on each side of the galaxy to determine which side the photon passed to reach Earth. The very act of measuring or “watching” which way the photon comes in means it can only come in from one side. The pattern will no longer be an interference pattern representing multiple possibilities, but a single clump pattern showing “one” way.

What does this mean? It means how we choose to measure “now” affects what direction the photon took billions of years ago. Our choice in the present moment affected what had already happened in the past.

Below is a great video of Wheeler explaining.

My mind is blown just writing this article, I can’t stop thinking about it and what it could possibly mean, and how factors associated with consciousness are, in more ways than one, intertwined with what we perceive to be our physical reality. I recently published an article regarding consciousness and how it might be fundamental to the creation of our physical material world. You can read that here if interested.

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ― Nikola Tesla

Why does all of this matter? Because it’s one of multiple experiments showing a strong connection between consciousness and physical matter. What does this mean at the classic physics scale? What does it mean with regards to the way we think, feel, perceive? What does it mean when we are talking about solutions to problems we are facing on our planet? If human consciousness could be so fundamental with regards to the ‘creation of our reality’, why aren’t we talking about it more? What impact would changing the way we look at our world have on the human experience? What would happen if we started to see things in a different light?

We tend to believe in our culture that we are beings where everything in our world is happening to us, as opposed to us being intimately connected to everything in our world. How might that knowing change the nature of our choices?

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New Study Finds Humans Can Access a Higher Level of Consciousness

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    A new study sheds light on the existence of a higher level of consciousness in humans that is accessible.

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    Does consciousness originate in the brain or somewhere else? What does this say about who 'we' are as humans?

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New research has discovered verifiable evidence of a higher level of consciousness. Researchers used brain imaging equipment to analyze the small magnetic fields created in the brain and discovered that, across three psychedelic substances, one measure of conscious level — neural signal diversity — was consistently greater.

Neuroscientists discovered a prolonged increase in neural signal diversity — a measure of the complexity of brain activity — in persons under the influence of psychedelic substances as compared to when they were awake.

The variety of brain impulses gives a mathematical indicator of awareness degree. People who are awake, for example, have more diversified brain activity than those who are asleep, according to this measure.

However, this is the first study to show that brain-signal diversity is more than baseline, that is, greater than in someone who is merely ‘awake and aware.’ Previous research has focused on decreased states of awareness, such as sleep, anesthesia, or the so-called vegetative state. More research utilizing complex and diverse models is required, according to the researchers, who are cautiously hopeful.

Professor Anil Seth, Co-Director of the University of Sussex’s Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, stated:

“This discovery demonstrates that the brain on psychedelics functions quite differently than usual.”

“As evaluated by ‘global signal diversity,’ the electrical activity of the brain during the psychedelic experience is less predictable and less ‘integrated’ than during regular conscious wakefulness.”

“Since this measure has already shown its value as a measure of ‘conscious level’, we can say that the psychedelic state appears as a higher ‘level’ of consciousness than normal — but only with respect to this specific mathematical measure.”

For the study, Michael Schartner, Adam Barrett, and Professor Seth of the Sackler Centre reanalyzed data that had previously been collected by Imperial College London and the University of Cardiff in which healthy volunteers were given one of three drugs known to induce a psychedelic state: psilocybin, ketamine, and LSD.

Using brain imaging equipment, scientists examined the small magnetic fields created in the brain and discovered that, across all three medicines, this measure of conscious level — neural signal diversity — was consistently greater.

The researchers emphasize that this does not imply that the psychedelic state is a “better” or “more desirable” state of consciousness; rather, it demonstrates that the psychedelic brain state is distinct and can be related to other global changes in conscious level (e.g., sleep, anesthesia) by using a simple mathematical measure of signal diversity.

“That identical improvement in signal diversity was discovered for all three medications, despite their rather distinct pharmacology, are both quite remarkable and also encouraging that the results are robust and reproducible,” said Dr. Muthukumaraswamy, who was involved in all three original research.

The findings might help feed ongoing conversations concerning the strictly supervised medical usage of such medications, such as in the treatment of severe depression.

“Rigorous research into psychedelics is garnering greater interest, not least because of the therapeutic potential that these substances may have when taken wisely and under medical supervision,” said Dr. Robin Cahart-Harris of Imperial College London.

“The current study’s findings assist us to comprehend what happens in people’s brains when they experience psychedelic consciousness expansion. People frequently report having “insight” when using these substances, and when this occurs in a therapeutic setting, it can predict beneficial outcomes. The current discoveries may help us understand how this is possible.”

In addition to informing potential medical applications, the study contributes to developing scientific knowledge of how conscious level (how conscious one is) and conscious content (what one is conscious of) are connected.

According to Professor Seth:

“We discovered links between the intensity of subjects’ psychedelic experiences and variations in signal diversity. This shows that our metric is closely related not just to global brain alterations caused by medicines, but also to features of brain dynamics that underpin specific kinds of conscious experience.”

The study team is currently concentrating their efforts on determining how particular alterations in information flow in the brain underpin certain components of the psychedelic experience, such as hallucinations.

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Scientists Propose That We Can Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

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    A new paper suggest travel faster than the speed of light might be possible given the creation of a new way of looking at propelling a vehicle.

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    When considering the advancement of life changing technology, does our current economic model speed up or suppress the collaboration, creation and advancement of ideas?

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In Star Trek Gene Roddenberry imagined it possible to set a ship into ‘warp drive’ and travel at speeds 6000+ times the speed of light, moving from one galaxy to a distant one very quickly. Imagine having that type of technology here on earth?! It has been said before that if we can think it, we can create it. Well, maybe that’s sometimes true.

What Happened:

The question of whether travel faster than the speed of light is possible was again approached in a new research paper written by an American physicist Erik Lentz. In the paper Lentz proposed a new theory for how faster-than-light travel could be possible. Given their models, Lentz and his team feel that travel to distant stars and planets could be possible in the near future, perhaps with proper research and development they could have something working in as little as 10 years.

The question of whether this is possible does not challenge our current understanding of physics that Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity sets forth that it is not possible to travel faster than light.

Instead of focusing on our current understanding of matter, Lentz’s new paper puts greater importance on a possible engineering solution as opposed to the theoretical physics. The new paper was published in Classical and Quantum Gravity.

The paper proposes a plan to travel faster than light by creating a series of ‘solitons’ to provide the basis for propulsion. A soliton is a compact wave that keeps its speed and shape while moving with little loss of energy.

Interestingly, this technology would allow travel at ANY speed. This brings me back to an article I wrote yesterday discussing the incoming reality within collective consciousness that UFOs and Extraterrestrials are real. In that article I state that the question of ‘how are they getting here’ is of importance as it could give humanity access to technology that would completely change the way we live on this planet.

 [The method] “uses the very structure of space and time arranged in a soliton to provide a solution to faster-than-light travel,” From the press release.

Imagine this, the nearest star beyond our solar system is called Proxima Centauri. We know it to be about 4.25 light years away. (A light year is the distance it takes light to travel in one year.)

Lentz stated that using our current rocket fuel methods fo travel, it would take about 50,000 to 70,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri. If we were to upgrade to nuclear propulsion technology, it would take about 100 years. But if we employed a light speed warp drive, it would take only four years and three months.

This would mean that the average person would be able to travel to distant interstellar planets and complete the trip in a current human lifetime. Think of the vacations!

According to Lentz there are some barriers to making this all work, but they aren’t impossible to surpass. For the tech to work, it would require lowering the energy needed down to the level of modern nuclear power reactors. That is if we don’t take into consideration energy technologies that are currently suppressed. Lentz also stated that what would be needed is a  way to develop and speed up the solitons (waves.)

“This work has moved the problem of faster-than-light travel one step away from theoretical research in fundamental physics and closer to engineering,”

Why Its Matters:

Humans are curious beings who seem to gain a great deal from expanding our curiosity beyond everyday plights of a system and way of life that doesn’t necessarily inspire the deepest use of our creativity. Perhaps a knowing that we can indeed go elsewhere without primitive technology would shift the way we see our role on this earth and how we choose to fight over what we believe are limited resources.

Then again, perhaps if humans carry their current story of separation and competition to other worlds, we’ll produce the same mess there. I guess the question is, would the possibility of being able to leave this earth and go almost anywhere change the underlying nature of how we choose to set up our cultural beliefs and narratives of what it means to be human?

It’s my feeling that humanity does not lack the solutions to live in a thriving world, we lack the worldview and state of being. Both of which we could change with a little effort.

The Takeaway:

When I hear research like this I am fascinated. Then again I also sometimes wonder if all scientists around the world saw the technology I have seen first hand, that completely changes the way we perceive energy generation today, would the way we look at creating technology that requires energy change entirely? Yes, of course it would.

In my mind and heart I see a world of true collaboration and curiosity. One where we aren’t competing to see who’s the greatest scientist with the best copy written tech, but a world where we transparently share what is out there to advance the entire human race. No powerful interests suppressing technology because it’s too threatening to an economy, but instead true open advancement where we can solve problems incredibly fast.

Can you imagine this world?

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