Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Entangled

Entangled
Time is not what it seems… When a drug overdose causes Leoni, a troubled teen from twenty-first-century Los Angeles, to have a near-death experience, her soul is lifted from the modern world and flung into a parallel time 24,000 years in the past. There her fate becomes entangled with that of Ria,...
April 8th, 2010 | Arts | Read More

THE MACHINE STOPS

THE MACHINE STOPS
Anybody who uses the Internet should read E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops. It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives. Written in 1909, it’s as relevant today as the day it was published. Forster has several prescient notions including instant messages...
March 22nd, 2010 | Arts | Read More

BREAKPOINT: terrorists vs. transhumanists

BREAKPOINT: terrorists vs. transhumanists
Former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke’s BREAKPOINT novel, set in the year 2012, is based on emerging technologies. “Globegrid,” a high-speed global network, links supercomputers worldwide. Combined with advanced AI software, it promises to reverse-engineer the brain, revolutionize...
February 17th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

An Ethnography of Conspiracy Theories

An Ethnography of Conspiracy Theories
Damien DeBarra is a regular blogger at www.blather.net [http://www.blather.net/index.htm]. DeBarra is also student at the University of Edinburgh on the Msc. in e-learning course, currently doing the ‘Digital Cultures’ semester [http://digitalculture-ed.net/] .For this course he was asked to conduct...
December 10th, 2009 | Social Insight | Read More

Dannion Brinkley – Prophet or Profiteer?

Dannion Brinkley – Prophet or Profiteer?
In 1975, during a thunderstorm, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the telephone when a bolt of lightning hit the phone line, sending thousands of volts into his head and down through his body. Brinkley was thrown across the room, and later reported seeing his lifeless body spread prone, as his then-girlfriend...
December 10th, 2009 | Altered States | Read More

2012 & Human Destiny

2012 & Human Destiny
THE END OF THE WORLD OR CONSCIOUSNESS REVOLUTION? Instead of predicting a physical destruction of the material world, the Mayan prophecy might refer to death and rebirth and a mass inner transformation of humanity. In order to explore this idea, we have to answer two important questions, First, how...
December 2nd, 2009 | Big Ideas | Read More

Psi-verts and psychic piracy: The future of parapsychology?

Psi-verts and psychic piracy: The future of parapsychology?
I woke up this morning with a psychic advert left lingering in my dreaming mind. It was some kind of oneiric flyer for a new type of yoga, it even had a telephone number on it to call. This fanciful hypnopompic intrusion brought me back to the idea that if science can identify techniques for reliably...
October 28th, 2009 | Extended Mind | Read More