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Is Conscious Capitalism Possible? It’s Time For A Revolution Of Consciousness

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There is a lot of talk about the possibility of “Conscious Capitalism” these days and some “life coaches” that I know are going into corporations trying to raise consciousness and create a warmer working environment.

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My question always is —what is their motivation? And are they just going where the money is?

I have written about conferences like Wisdom 2.0 and efforts to bring mindfulness into the workplace, especially in the tech arena, but the trend against such positive endeavours is frightening.

Seduced by technology and seeking “control,” we have empowered companies to take our privacy and sanity for granted.

The outlook of the actor in this commercial is prevalent among consumers, but unfortunately even his “road warrior” character will probably be replaced. I have joked with friends that if I had a choice between ordering food from a machine or a human I would prefer the machine –at least it will get my order right and not give me attitude. Computers and robots are also taking more and more jobs which previously enabled humans to earn a decent living and foster a sense of value in themselves and in their work.

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For many workers conscious capitalism is an oxymoron —a depressing contradiction and a cruel joke, as beancounters and technologists happily replace mid-level workers with machines and computer software that don’t take sick days or vacations, never wear out or go on strike, and are willing to work for free.

A Revolution Against Capitalism?

Many who see this trend and have noticed the “control system” at work in society, where wealth is concentrated among the very few, have called for revolution against capitalism itself —and we’ve seen the results. Unfortunately most insurrections end up in anarchy, mob rule and thuggery, as social conventions are discarded entirely and the most ruthless elements take over.

So can the good aspects of capitalism be salvaged? Can a universally equitable  economic system based on individualism and achievement ever become reality?

Are The Good Aspects Of Capitalism Salvageable? 

My own reaction has been largely cynical.  I’ve written about the financial “industry” and how multiplying electronic dollars does not create value. Ironically, it was by following the stock market on Bloomberg News that I finally saw something that gives me hope: “Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company’s annual shareholder meeting with an impassioned rebuttal in which he famously told investors who care only about profits to ‘get out of the stock.’”

Of course Tim Cook followed the iconic Steve Jobs as head of Apple; Jobs himself claimed to be “enlightened” and yet he famously mistreated and humiliated colleagues and employees.

Cook has placed a huge corporate bet on solar and wind power, and according to the article other high tech companies are doing the same.  It’s undeniable, however, that they are also doing it to increase profits; some of these same companies use virtual slave labor abroad and hide their profits in offshore accounts.

But the key aspect of this story to me is that as a new generation of leaders assumes the top positions, if they are in fact “mindful” and become evolved individually, change may be possible.

For example Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, is not just selling cars. He is selling a promise of sustainability and renewable energy, and even space travel, based on the namesake of the company –Nicola Tesla —whose many forward-looking inventions were usurped by greedy capitalists and never gifted to the public. Not surprisingly, his conference call with investors was a disaster when he predicted brashly —as his profits dropped —that in the future Tesla will rival Apple in size.

Was this ego or confidence? These companies have placed huge bets on technology, so it’s anyone’s guess if humanity win or lose in the bargain. The larger conundrum continues. What will happen as our technology becomes intelligent and even the robots begin to learn?

Time For A Revolution?

Is the only solution a revolution towards communism or a socialism not unlike Steve Jobs’ original Apple commercial, where the workers revolt against Big Brother (IBM)?

Will the marvels of technology need to be smashed so that ordinary people can earn a decent wage and create value in a peaceful sustainable environment? It seems to me that all mass movements like this are counterproductive precisely because of the term “mass.” Just as it seems impossible to reverse prejudice with legislation —because it can’t reach into peoples’ hearts and minds —society cannot be transformed positively through mass movements.

My father noted this after surviving the Nazi camps and then having to flee the Communists in Czechoslovakia. As socially aware as he was and as an advocate of free public education and medical care (both of which were available in his country between the world wars), he saw the pitfalls of Communism firsthand. With the State in charge the lowest common denominator of performance and greed is actually rewarded. This is evident in totalitarian socialist countries, and of course China and Russia

It is ironic that as Russia becomes more capitalist it also seems to have gotten more corrupt, or is it perhaps that the corruption has just “adjusted” to capitalism, with gangsters, Russian style? So my hope is that capitalism might be salvaged as the upper tiers of management become individually conscious. Those that earn a great living managing high tech and other successful businesses, after all, have a stake in their children and grandchildren’s future.

A True Education

Perhaps the most important step we might take to nurture conscious capitalism is to do what Eckhart Tolle has suggested –to teach “presence” in early childhood education.

Instead of focusing entirely on the mental gymnastics of achievement and grades we need to disenchant our youth with the intoxicating sense of being intellectually smart and become more aligned with living intelligence. Bruce Lipton concludes his book, “The Biology of Belief,” with the analogy of individual organisms evolving to become conscious as humans, as the cells have “learned” to co-exist and form organs, tissue, and eventually the brain.

As the name of this website suggests, now humans may need to evolve “collectively” in order to reach another level of consciousness which may take us beyond all “isms,” including capitalism. Because, let’s face it, all “isms” are conceptual constructs. Even Apple doesn’t exist except as an idea among humans. If aliens landed they would not find a living entity called “Apple” the corporation –only the apples that fall from trees.

So as Tolle and others have suggested, to truly evolve and become conscious we must have a generation of leaders who have put their trust and belief not in the conceptual, but in the living truth. Hopefully the events described in the Bloomberg article are small baby steps in the right direction.

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Elon Musk And Over 2400 AI Scientists Sign Pledge Against Killer Robots

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  • The Facts:

    More than 2,400 AI scientists and researchers have signed a pledge which intends to deter military firms and nations from building lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS).

  • Reflect On:

    Are we as individuals, working together on shared concerns for all humans on the planet, starting to see the power we have to effect positive change?

It is not an uncommon story in the history of science and technology: the most brilliant and innovative minds of their time discover, create, and invent technologies that can have hugely positive benefits for mankind as a whole. Inevitably, the largest and wealthiest ‘consumer’ of such technologies is the Military-Industrial Complex, and the main ways these technologies are produced in our world are as tools of control, warfare, and human suffering.

In earlier times scientists and inventors didn’t have much say in how their work was used, and could often be persuaded that their use in military applications was actually for the benefit of humankind. Today, those naive days are gone, and the landscape is different. Some of the most prominent minds that are creating advanced technologies are starting to speak out more and more about how their work is being used in the world.

More Than 2400 Signatories

Elon Musk of SpaceX and Demis Hassabis at Google DeepMind are among more than 2,400 signatories to the pledge which intends to deter military firms and nations from building lethal autonomous weapon systems, also known as LAWS. The signatories are scientists who specialize in artificial intelligence, (AI) and have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight. The pledge was created by the Future of Life Institute:

LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS PLEDGE

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to play an increasing role in military systems. There is an urgent opportunity and necessity for citizens, policymakers, and leaders to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable uses of AI.

In this light, we the undersigned agree that the decision to take a human life should never be delegated to a machine. There is a moral component to this position, that we should not allow machines to make life-taking decisions for which others – or nobody – will be culpable. There is also a powerful pragmatic argument: lethal autonomous weapons, selecting and engaging targets without human intervention, would be dangerously destabilizing for every country and individual. Thousands of AI researchers agree that by removing the risk, attributability, and difficulty of taking human lives, lethal autonomous weapons could become powerful instruments of violence and oppression, especially when linked to surveillance and data systems. Moreover, lethal autonomous weapons have characteristics quite different from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and the unilateral actions of a single group could too easily spark an arms race that the international community lacks the technical tools and global governance systems to manage. Stigmatizing and preventing such an arms race should be a high priority for national and global security.

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We, the undersigned, call upon governments and government leaders to create a future with strong international norms, regulations and laws against lethal autonomous weapons. These currently being absent, we opt to hold ourselves to a high standard: we will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons. We ask that technology companies and organizations, as well as leaders, policymakers, and other individuals, join us in this pledge.

The Power Of Public Shaming

The pledge hopes to amount to more than just words. In calling on countries to legislate laws, technology companies to not accept contracts, and individuals to voice their support against lethal autonomous weapons, they hope to sway public opinion overwhelmingly against LAWS, and in doing so shame any person or group who would go ahead with its development. There is some precedent for this approach working, according to Yoshua Bengio, an AI pioneer at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms:

This approach actually worked for land mines, thanks to international treaties and public shaming, even though major countries like the US did not sign the treaty banning landmines. American companies have stopped building landmines.

The timing of this pledge is crucial. The military is one of the largest funders and adopters of AI technology. With advanced computer systems, robots can fly missions over hostile terrain, navigate on the ground, and patrol under seas. More sophisticated weapon systems are in the pipeline. Toby Walsh, a professor of AI at the University of New South Wales in Sydney who signed the pledge, had this to say about it:

We need to make it the international norm that autonomous weapons are not acceptable. A human must always be in the loop.

We cannot stop a determined person from building autonomous weapons, just as we cannot stop a determined person from building a chemical weapon. But if we don’t want rogue states or terrorists to have easy access to autonomous weapons, we must ensure they are not sold openly by arms companies.

Collective Consciousness Rising

This pledge is but one example of how people are implicating themselves in the future of the planet. No longer are we waiting on the sidelines and leaving decisions up to corporations, the military, or our political leaders. When we identify ourselves not as a race, culture or nation but as a planet, where all of humankind is considered part of the family, then we get to have greater access to the power of our collective consciousness. Once we harness that power, no initiative that is for the benefit of humanity is beyond our abilities.

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The Flying Humanoid Phenomena Of Mexico

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  • The Facts:

    There have been multiple reports over the years of bizzare activity in the skies of Mexico. People have claimed to be seeing flying humanoids in the sky. Though not fully verified as to what onlookers have seen, it is clear what they believe.

  • Reflect On:

    Experiences & stories such as this bring us to the question most of us have heard before, 'Are we alone?' What is the true nature of our reality? More importantly, what could this mean for us as a collective, as humanity?

Throughout time in mainstream media and the entertainment industry we have been programmed to see beings outside of human as dangerous, and for the most part there is a good chunk of fear-based propaganda to remind us of the potential danger if we were to encounter a visit.

Though new films and shows have been coming forth with a different perspective & narrative and new space forces are being declared, it is interesting to question the why. Stories of otherworldly visitors have been spread for centuries, and it is time we closely examine them with an open mind.

In this specific instance, an officer driving his patrol car in Mexico has seen a dark shape that he verified was, in fact, a “flying humanoid entity” which he described looked like a floating old woman, dressed in all black with dark skin and eyes that were “just black sockets, without eyelids.”

This startling apparition then apparently flew over to hover right in front of the vehicle and the stunned occupant within. He could see it better at this time, and noted that it was a hideous old woman that “resembled a witch.” Apparently annoyed by the car’s high beams, the witch then reportedly covered her face with some sort of cloak and then flew right into the vehicle’s windshield, causing the dumbfounded officer to go speeding back in reverse. He would explain the terrifying events like this:

As soon as I realized it was a kind of woman being, or a witch, very strange standing there trying to cover her face, she threw herself against my car very fast, falling on the car and hitting the windshield. She was flying very fast and it took only a second to hit the windshield glass. I was so shocked by this action that I put the car in reverse and pushed the accelerator trying to get away while requesting backup assistance by radio.

It was a woman with big black eyes, everything was black, no eyelids. Her skin was dark brown and her expression was horrible. She was furiously trying to get me with her claws while I was running away in reverse calling desperately for backup assistance to any units around.

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If you would like to read more about why humanity is seemingly ‘obsessed’ with the ET phenomena at this time, please read more here and watch our latest video to dive deeper into the subject matter.

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There Is More Than One Type Of Intelligence

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  • The Facts:

    The current model of schooling puts emphasis on one particular type of education, which only covers a small percentage of the population of children. It also educates children in batches, assuming they are all ready for the same thing.

  • Reflect On:

    Is it time to reevaluate this method of schooling to be more inclusive to children with all types of other intellect and creative ability? Is our education system even bringing out the full potential in our children?

What was your experience in school like? Did you hate it or love it? Were you an all ‘A’ student and found it to be a breeze or did you struggle with understanding some of the subjects you were being taught?

The fact of the matter is, our modern education system is not catering to students as individuals, but lumping them all into the same category and expecting them to succeed, even at things they are not particularly good at or even interested in, while those who got the highest test scores were praised and reminded of their perceived superiority and intelligence.

Because of this, many children experience anxiety around tests because they have been taught over and over again that their value is determined by a letter grade and not their creative abilities. If one child has an amazing skill to write poetry, but then fails a math exam, the latter will be the topic that is looked at and how this failure can be turned around. Often telling the child they need to pay attention more in class or study longer, even though this particular topic may not be where the child’s intelligence lies. This system is designed strictly for children to learn how to memorize and regurgitate what they have learned in the form of tests, not giving much leeway for other talents and abilities.

Our modern-day schooling system was designed to train children into becoming the perfect employee, to sit at a desk perhaps, or follow orders effectively for when they are old enough to enter the workforce. The hours, little time for play, taking instructions from a person with authority and unfortunately, leaving little room for exploring creative abilities. This system, in reality, only caters to a small percentage of people in the world, and because of this, we are effectively killing the creative potential that exists within all human beings.

The following video from Sustainable Human sums this up quite nicely.

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As it says in the video, “How did we get to the point where we decided the best way to school our children is to sit them behind a desk and insist they keep still?”

Children are meant to play, to explore, to observe, to stumble, to be curious, to ask questions, to find answers, to learn from others and as they go. Sitting them in a desk seems far from natural, yet this is something that to this day we still accept as normal and see it as, ‘just the way it is.’ However, it hasn’t actually been that long that this has been our generally accepted method of schooling.

“If a kid is failing, it is not the kids fault, the fault is within the system.”

Let us not forget that there are MANY forms of intelligence and it’s time we embraced every single one. The schooling system as we know it, needs an overhaul.

Let’s get this discussion started over in the Collective Evolution Group on Facebook.

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