Blue Rythmic Monkey

I Organize in order to Play
Balancing Illusion
I seal the Process of Magic
With the Rhythmic tone of Equality
I am guided by my own power doubled

Visions of the Future: The Intelligence Revolution. With Michio Kaku

Will computers think for themselves? Will humans be able to reprogram our own biology, making us “super human”? Will our kids be born into a world where every item is “smart”. Michio Kaku, another one of my favorite modern philosophers and Great Minds tackles these questions in Visions of the Future: The Intelligence Revolution

This video does a great job illustrating the vast changes underway on our world. By 2020 a microchip with the computing power of a modern cellphone will cost about $.01. As this draws nearer, chips will begin to be embedded in everything truly leading to the “ubiquity era” with thousands of computers per user. Humans will then (if not already) begin hard-wiring our minds with more processing power and altering our DNA to dramatic results. Humans may no longer be Homo Sapien and may self selectively evolve into Cyber Sapiens.


Question of the Day:
Do you think humans will achieve this great change in our very essence?

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup

Below is this week’s summary of pending legislation and tips to help you become involved in changing Marijuana laws in your state and at the federal level.

California: In an important victory for medical marijuana patients, the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment approved Assembly Bill 2279, sponsored by Assemblyman Mark Leno, in a 6-2 vote. The measure is now headed to a vote on the Assembly floor. This bill would protect patients from employment discrimination on the basis of their state-licensed medical cannabis use in off-work hours. (The bill exempts workers in safety-sensitive jobs, including law enforcement). California supporters are strongly encouraged to contact their Assemblymembers via NORML’s online advocacy system.

Minnesota: Minnesota’s House Ways and Means Committee has approved Senate File 345, along with its companion bill, House File 655. The measure will now go before the full House for a floor vote, and if approved there, to the Governor’s desk. This legislation would ensure that medical marijuana patients in Minnesota would no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from state law enforcement. However, Governor Pawlenty has indicated that he is inclined to veto this bill if it gets to his desk. Minnesotans are strongly encouraged to urge their Representatives and the Governor to support these bills via NORML’s online advocacy system.

New Hampshire: House Bill 1623, which would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis, was passed by the House on March 18. The bill is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing on it on April 22. The committee will likely take action the next time they hear this important measure, so the time to contact your New Hampshire State Senator is now. Additionally, our allies at NH Common Sense are now encouraging supporters to contact Governor John Lynch directly and urge him to rethink his assertion that he will veto HB 1623 if it reaches his desk. New Hampshire supporters are strongly encouraged to urge their Representatives and the Governor to support these bills via NORML’s online advocacy system.

Washington, DC: US Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced legislation in Congress Friday, April 18, to strip the federal government of its authority to arrest responsible adult cannabis consumers. The measure, H.R. 5843, known as an “Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults,” is the first federal decriminalization legislation introduced in 24 years. Frank’s pending bill, co-sponsored by presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), seeks to eliminate all federal penalties prohibiting the personal use and possession of up to 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) of marijuana. Under this measure, adults who consume cannabis would no longer face arrest, prison, or even the threat of a civil fine. The bill also eliminates all penalties for the not-for-profit transfers of up to one ounce of pot. All are encouraged to write their representatives in support of this important legislation via NORML’s online advocacy system.

Washington, DC: Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 5842, the “Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act,” on Friday, April 18. This bill would make federal authorities respect states’ current laws on medicinal cannabis and end DEA raids on facilities distributing medical marijuana legally under state law. Representative Paul, whose presidential campaign prominently featured the ending of the drug war as a platform plank, was joined by Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Sam Farr (D-CA) in co-sponsoring this bill. All NORML supporters are strongly encouraged to write their Representatives in favor of this important bill via NORML’s online advocacy system.

Thanks to Ron Fisher of NORML for the great info!

Red Self-Existing Moon

I Define in order to Purify
Measuring Flow
I seal the Process of Universal Water
With the Self-Existing tone of Form
I am guided by the power of Life Force
I am a galactic activation portal    enter me.

Yellow Electric Star

I Activate in order to Beautify
Bonding Art
I seal the Store of Elegance
With the Electric tone of Service
I am guided by the power of Free Will

Why you might be living in a “Matrix”

Are we living in a computer generated “Matrix”?  If so, why would machines, or our future descendants, build such a “Matrix”?  One of my favorite modern philosophers and great minds, Nick Bostrom,  tackles these very questions in “Why a Matrix? And why you might be in one.”

“Why might they choose to build a Matrix like our reality? One can think of many possible reasons—setting aside the daft idea of using human brains as batteries. But perhaps future historians would create a Matrix that mimicked the history of their own species. They might do this to find out more about their past, or to explore counter-factual historical scenarios. In the world of the Architect(s), Napoleon may have succeeded in conquering Europe, and our world might be a Matrix created to research what would have happened if Napoleon had been defeated. Or perhaps there will be future artists who create Matrices as an art form much like we create movies and operas. Or perhaps the tourist industry will create simulations of interesting historical epochs so that their contemporaries can go on themed holidays to some bygone age by entering into the simulation and interacting with its inhabitants. The possible motives are myriad, and if future people are anything like present people, and if they have the technological might and the legal right to create Matrices, we would expect that many Matrices would be created, including ones that would look like the world that we are experiencing.”

Read the rest here.
Big Thanks to for the great article!

China is officially the worlds largest internet market

“China has proclaimed itself the world’s largest Internet market, with 221 million Internet users, state media reported Thursday.

With its large population, China made reaching the world’s top mark look easy. China currently has only 16 percent Internet penetration — below the world average of 19.1 percent, and well below the approximately 50 percent penetration in the U.S.”

Thanks to PC World for a great article. 

Read the full article here.

At 16%, China already has more people online (221 million) than America’s whole population!

Question of the Day – Which is more likely, an American Singularity, or a Chinese Singularity?

Blue Lunar Hand

I Polarize in order to Know
Stabilizing Healing
I seal the Store of Accomplishment
With the Lunar tone of Challenge
I am guided by the power of Self-generation

Hubble Images of Colliding Galaxies

“Images of colliding galaxies show them spinning, sliding and slipping into one another, wreaking stellar destruction that will give birth to new and larger galaxies.”

See the full article here.

Moe’s Alley was a success!

Big Thanks to Moe’s Alley for a great show on Tue. night!  Much love to Junior Boogie, and all of our friends who came out on a cold and rainy Tuesday to help make this a special event.  This was our first time back at Moe’s in 3 years, and it was an amazing show.  Russell sat in on keyboard and the sound was mixed excellent.  ClayChollar of Constant Creations Studio added amazing visuals with his live graphic art.  If anyone has any pictures of the show, please email them to me at .


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