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“The Jewel Net of Indra…Imagine a vast net: at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels. In the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum. The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight in every other jewel.”

– Stephen Mitchell

Group Mind from a Non-Technical Perspective

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Toward a Fourth Turning of Buddhism

From Ken Wilber: “We” practices—A popular saying is that the next Buddha will be the Sangha. There are an increasing number of groups who take this very seriously, and not only practice together, as is common now, but are pioneering the exploration of actual “we” experiences—or shared experiences—at each of the higher stages of meditative development (e.g., gross, subtle, causal, etc.). As each stage of meditation shows us a higher consciousness (or “I” space), what is the corresponding “we” space of such higher “I’s” brought together?

Gibson on Global Shifts

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“Our cultural models of the apocalypse are all extremely short-term. The jackpot, like climate change, began long ago, progressed invisibly.”

a Parasite on the Global Brain

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The parasite metaphor is not quite the way I see it, but if a single human brain contains good and bad impulses, why not a global brain?

Sapiens Plurum

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Against the singularity.

World Population Day

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one of my theories is when population hits 10 billion (forecast to be in 2050), emergent global brain events will begin to occur.

Pop Song – Alone/Together

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All my fake friends and all of their noise, complain about work
They’re studying business, I study the floor, and you haven’t stopped smoking all night.

Maybe the Internet raised us, or maybe people are jerks.


A World Alone

The Internet of Fungus

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“By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information – or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network.”

When We’re All in the Same Biometric Database…

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“The Knesset on Monday adopted a bill establishing a biometric database in Israel, which will eventually lead to the replacement of regular identification with electronic IDs. Forty Mks supported the bill, 11 opposed it, and three abstained.”

Imbrication – Google It

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Finally getting Saskia Sassen – locally situated agents of globalization are an IMBRICATION of contexts. Territory, Authority, Rights (2006)

War on Ourselves

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neurolobsterObama defense budget – end of wars between states – only intra-national insurgency – war on ourselves – a prediction of the neurosphere.