Monday, November 5, 2012

The Most Exciting Time In History

We are living in the most exciting time in history. We humans as a species are on a new frontier of creation and new frontier of evolution. We are rapidly approaching the "decommissioning" of natural selection as we know it.

Today, like never before, dreams however improbable they may seem are able to become reality with the emergence of new technologies. The level at which we express creativity is constantly growing. That level constantly expanding is bringing us to uncharted territory. As that level of creative expression develops, evolution itself is evolving. Consider the fact that we've created more technological innovation in the last 100 years than we have in the last 100,000 years and that change continues exponentially.

The first supercomputer was created at Stanford University in the 1960's. It cost 60 million dollars and was the size of a building. Now 50 years later we have these smart phones that are a million times cheaper, a million times smaller, and a thousand times more powerful being bought and sold by millions of consumers all around the globe. That's an enormous decrease of price and increase of performance and since there is no signs of slowing down that trend will continue exponentially. If you really think about it we are already developing early signs of telepathy. Telepathy is transmission of information between people without physical interaction so one could suggest that by installing WiFi on airplanes not only are we able to fly but also simultaneously communicate telepathically.

We have always been on the journey of expanding our sphere of possibility. From the first moment man picked up a stick and used it to knock down a piece of fruit from a really high tree we have used our tools to improve our lives. We developed the wheel, we developed written word thereby saving our conscious thoughts for later without the worry we would never be able to recall those thoughts again. We developed flight from wooden airplanes into flight to distant planets. We are using these tools to extend our reach and at the same time extending who and what we are. Even now as you sit in front of your computer or cell phone you are accessing this global community through the internet and learning things that before may have been out of reach. All these innovations have come from groups of people coming together and developing these works through shared passions. Now with the emergence of internet the distance and time between these minds becomes somewhat irrelevant.We are no longer bounded by our physical bodies to create these new ideas and innovations.

The levels of untapped potential that still exists amazes me. Five years ago I laughed at the the thought of a camera phone and now you can't find a phone without a camera (a nice one at that). The development of these new technologies is revealing never before experienced opportunity for creation and expression. Through all the trials of your everyday life keep in mind we are moving through the age of technology and into the age of intuition. There has never been a more exciting time to be alive.

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