Digital Dharma The Path of Consciousness in the Age of the Infosphere
Aren't we all interested in expanding our consciousness, at least when we are not amusing ourselves to death ;-)
Steven Vedro has written a user's guide into Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere: Digital Dharma.
I am happy that he will present his findings at our next Future Salon on Friday the 18th of January 6pm at SAP Labs in Palo Alto. (more details further down)
Abstract of his talk:
An electronic web surrounds the planet. In the last decade communications networks have advanced from wires to fiber optics, from interconnected radio and television grids to a world of billions of wirelessly communicating sensory devices – each with its own address in cyberspace. Emerging from what French philosopher-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin called the shared noosphere of collective human thought, invention and spiritual seeking, the Infosphere – our collective systems for sharing thought, is now a field that engulfs our physical, mental and etheric bodies; it affects our dreaming and our cultural life. Our evolving nervous system has been extended, as media sage Marshal McLuhan predicted in the early 1960’s, into a global embrace.