What is the BIG IDEA?

The world is changing rapidly.  Economies are shuddering, the environment is failing, religion is corrupt, and our personal relationships are being altered drastically.  Old business models are being thrown out the window, and the new business models have yet to be created.  Welcome to the world of the free information, where everyone is broke, and at the top sits The Great Password Holder.
Companies that create actual products (cars, clothes, computers) are watching their livelihoods go goodbye, while companies that create no physical object (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace) are suddenly being valued in the billions.  And with the former Bush and current Obama  administrations throwing piles of money at the problematic economy as the great companies fall, no one is sure thatFacebook or Twitter will be there to save us.
So for someone my age (27) who is alive now and wants to see a Great Future, there is only one question: Whats The Big Idea?  What is the Great Plan and New Deal for our generation?  No one would disagree that today’s technology is amazing and full of potential.  The scientists who are on the cutting edge foresee a time when humans will wield God-like power through our technology.  But where is the plan to use this technology to heal both out ecology and our economy?  The beauty of the Internet is that is allows billions of people to collaborate together.  Science has shown us again and again that out of chaos emerges order.  Out of the chaos of our current condition will emerge a form of order.  But what kind of order?  That is up to us.  As of now all we face is pure potential.  The potential that time will pass and we will find ourselves in tomorrow and beyond.  It is up to us to create that Great Future ourselves, one day at a time.
My big idea is that music, art, and doing what is truly in your heart and conscious are core and vital to saving our planet and culture.  Music and art are what set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.  Other animals have amazing biology, other animals mate and eat and sleep and shit.  But humans can truly get funky, we can take concepts as grand as love and God and combining them with the minutia come up with lines like “The love of God makes me feel like an ant on a beautiful rose”  Music and art are the point at which humanity steps away from the primal and moves toward the divine.  But there is so much more to create.  And now we are creating the tools with which we shall paint the heavens and play the Universe like a cello.  Out of the current madness and chaos of our world, order will finally emerge.  Will the order be machine-like or free-flowing?  Will the order be Utopian orDystopian?
Question of the day:  What is your Big Idea

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Thanks Phil.

US Army turning Science Fiction into Science Fact

The US Army is working on project’s that at one time would have been deemed the realm of Science Fiction.  Gizmodo reports that top Army Scientists are working on
  • Regenerating body parts on “nano-scaffolding”.  Growing back body parts, both internal organs and limbs, using molecular-sized particles that act as nano-scaffolding for the human cells to grow, dissolving after the organ has regenerated.
  • Telepathy through electronic impulses in the scalp.  Devices that will translate one soldier’s thoughts into electrical signals that can be beamed to other soldiers, to help in stealth operations.
  • Self-aware virtual photo-realistic soldiers that can be deployed in the battlefield through “quantum ghost imaging”
  • A project to erase memories

Anyone familiar with the military will agree that if these are the Projects that the Army are telling us about, then the Top Secret Projects must be even more amazing.  The really big question is: will these technologies benefit all humans, or will an elite use these God like tools to enslave humanity and empower itself?  It seems an obvious answer from the state of affairs today.  Already the elite 1% of this planet use existing tech to boss and coral the other 99%, why should we expect anything less of them as The Singularity draws nearer?
What would it mean to have humans that can regrow body parts?  What would it mean if you could beam your thoughts to another person?  This would surely herald in a new human, no longer Homo Sapien, but Cyber Sapien .  These humans would be vastly more powerful then then the outdated model (us).  And these kinds of technological leaps are only going to start getting bigger and more often.
So it is critical that we ask the right questions now, and not let the cultural and societal/political paradigm shifting capabilities of High Tech catch us unawares.  Some poignant questions are:

  • Can we ensure that tools like the ones above will be used to heal the sick worldwide, no matter the cost?
  • Can we ensure that everyone on Earth has clean air, water, and free power?
  • Can we create “Green” Technology and Energy?  Meaning the production and waste disposal are 100% sustainable?
  • Can we create “Green” Technology and Energy Infrastructures that fuel an economic explosion?
  • Can the ease of information and knowledge availability melt away age old divisions like racism & sexism?
  • Will the world of our grandchildren resemble the world of our grandparents?
Now is the time to begin ensuring that the trajectory of our launch is on the proper coordinates.  If out of the diversity of our time, Oneness is to Emerge, then the people who are alive now must forget their petty differences and come together to Heal and Honor this Planet and this Time.  The Torch is passing from one generation to the next, and it is our duty to stoke and guard it’s Ancient Flame.

Microchip the population?

Just a few questions to test your non/acceptance to microchip implants.

Music Theory Quizzes, Trivia, & Games in Flash

If you are interested in music theory, check out these great websites that I found.  They host lessons and music theory flash games.  A great way to brush up on your skills!
MusicTheory.net
Music Theory Quizzes & Trivia

How The U.S. Government Engineered The Current Economic Crisis – from TechCrunch

These people (the U.S. government) need to be stopped. Every time we get ourselves into an economic mess, there’s usually some milestone idiocy we can point back to as the government action that made the meltdown inevitable.

Take the current housing crisis that has now spread to the financial markets in general. The cause was too-easy credit that fueled a massive increase in housing prices as people bought houses they couldn’t afford with mortgages they weren’t able to pay off.

In 1999 there was roughly $5 trillion in total U.S. mortgage debt. That number ballooned to $12 trillion by 2007, and we know what happened from there (data is from the U.S. Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight). To put this into perspective, total U.S. GDP is about $11 trillion annually, and U.S. government debt is around $9 trillion. If the housing market really falls apart (meaning more than conservative estimates of a 20% drop), there’s no way the government can simply cover these losses.

Why did it happen? Let’s go back to 1999, when Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, was under pressure by the Clinton administration to find a way to get more loans to “borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.” A pilot program was launched, which soon became general policy. Money flowed to people who couldn’t afford to pay it back.

These new policies came on top of previous changes in the 90’s that let consumers get zero-down payment loans.

In a 1999 article that now looks absolutely insane, the New York Times reported on the easing of credit terms. Fannie Mae Chairman Franklin Raines, who’s quoted in the article, was all sunshine and roses as he threw away the financial future of millions of Americans. But at least one person. Peter Wallison, had a good idea of how this would all play out:

In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980’s.

”From the perspective of many people, including me, this is another thrift industry growing up around us,” said Peter Wallison a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ”If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out the way it stepped up and bailed out the thrift industry.”

Too bad nobody listened to that guy.

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Big Thanks to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch for this article which I have quoted at length.

Introducing the world to Harper Croix Ragains!

My sister is having a baby boy!  His name is Harper Croix Ragains.  This is his ultrasound picture.  I send out a prayer of inspiration, protection, and passionate wisdom over his life!

Allowing 18 year olds to drink…

Lately there has been a resurgence of the debate about letting 18 year olds buy and drink alcohol. This is a funny question to me because the answer is so obvious. But for those of you who haven’t thought about it, and for those of you who know the truth but have to lie because your soul is owned by Alcohol companies, let me clear it up for you.
Yes, we should allow 18 year olds to buy and consume alcohol. And here are the reasons.

  1. Making alcohol and other drugs illegal removes any type of normal encounter someone might have with a substance. It leads to over consumption and encourages binging because of the limited access to that substance.
  2. 18 year olds are able to vote in elections. If these people are able minded enough to “Pick” the leaders of our Nation, then surely they are mature enough to consume alcohol.
  3. Someone 18 years old can own a handgun and serve in the military. If you are able to buy and possess a firearm, and represent The USA in a military theater then you should be able to have a drink of alcohol.
  4. Someone 18 years old can have Medical Marijuana, Pain medication, and Nerve medication. Someone who can legally smoke weed, take Oxycontin, and take Xanax should be allowed to drink alcohol.
  5. And finally the greatest reason: Prohibition of any substance is a vicious cycle that leads to a thriving black market, unsafe situations, and higher costs. Humans have always drank alcohol and experimented with mind altering substances. Demand creates supply. When you make something illegal you automatically create a criminal class. A thriving black market is created around the illegal substance leading to shady situations and lots of illegal money transfer without taxation.

These large alcohol companies and politicians know this, but it suits their agenda to have prohibition. If the drinking age was lowered and drugs were legalized, people would actually consume less. That would lead to alcohol and pharmaceutical companies making way less, and the government having less access to everyone’s lives.
So in summary let me say again: Prohibition is bullshit! Lower the drinking age! End the War on Drugs! Set the Captives Free!

Is the Earth Quarantined?

NASA suffered yet another botched launch yesterday.  They were planning to fly “Hypersonic” vehicles out of the atmosphere.  The stated goals were “The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle program is exploring high-speed air vehicles designed for rapid, around-the-world reach. Project goals are to develop hypersonic technology for a glided or powered system, as well as advance small, low cost, and responsive launch vehicles.”  The Hypersonic vehicles can reach Mach 19 (19 times the speed of sound). 
NASA has suffered many botched launches in its career.  Every time it has been rumored to be taking “Star Wars” technology or Space Weapons off of the planet.  Of all the Governments many agencies, NASA and The Air Force have been well informed of all UFO and Extraterrestrial phenomenon on Earth.  The Air Force would have been in the perfect position to both investigate and also cover up the phenomenon.  While NASA would be in the perfect position to benefit from any contact or reverse engineering that may result from the phenomenon.  Many high ranking Military officials have theorized that the “Star Wars” missile defense system is really an offensive weapon intended to be used against Extra Terrestrials.  AlfredLambremont Webre, a Vancouver based futurist; author; Yale educated eco-lawyer and White House liason says Star Wars and the militarization of space is part of the information war against the integration with Universe society.  Star Wars is an ‘inside code word’ for this war among the military planners.  The issue is whether our space technology will be in accord with Universal principles, or controlled by a military empire. The USA will ultimately suffer ignominious defeat by Universe society should it persist as a space military power.”
This sentiment has been echoed again and again.  But ‘why would Earth be quarantined’ you might ask.  Well if you ask this question then you probably have not been paying attention for the last 3000 years.  Humans are brutal, we not only are capable of primal battles for ones existence.  We are also capable of the much more chilling use of fear and manipulation to control.  Our leaders have not been above using totally false propaganda to distort reality in the past.  And there is the very real possibly that Extra Terrestrials have already made contact with humans, but that it has been covered up, or that there was some sort of technology swap for a base on earth or the access toabducties for research.  Our primary goal on this planet with both science and religion has been the study of warfare.  How to kill and submit someone else.  If you disagree I encourage you to take a closer look at your religion.  Although the Great Teachers of your faith may say one thing, their followers seemingly do another.  Leading to Religious conflict that has lasted for ages and seems to be nowhere near stopping, in fact it is escalating.  The same thing with Science.  All of the technologies that we have as a society have come down from the Military, who screened them first to see if there was any way to use that technology to control or kill people.  The explosion of technological growth that we have seen in the last 50 years has increased this exponentially.  The amount of deaths in each major war of the last century grew exponentially from the previous war.  Hugo DeGaris predicts a “Gigadeath” in the next major war, resulting in at least a billion killed.  These all seem like reasonable reasons to quarantine the earth.
In the Multi-verse there are bound to be civilizations that are both ancient and God-like compared to earth.   These civilizations will have no doubt passed beyond our current state of paltry struggle.  They may look at earth with a sense of pity and wonder, allowing us a bit more time to work out our petty differences before they reveal themselves.  Or they may look on us with a sense of concern and dread.  Our technological explosion appears to be just a taste of what is possible.  And we have used it only to destroy and oppress.  Perhaps there is Universal Concern that a promising seed seems about to flower, but that it may destroy itself first.  However we are perceived by The Universal Community, we can be sure of being bared entrance and acceptance as long as we use fear and greed to manipulate and control.  Why would someone healthy choose to admit a deathly ill and contagious madman and thief into his inner sanctuary with his loved ones and treasures?  Why would a Great Teacher, Leader, & Scientist give a murderer a God-Like technology?
So what do you think?  Is the Earth Quarantined?

A recursive phenomenon

When I was younger I had a veracious appetite for The Divine. My quest led me many places associated with many faiths. One place that it led me was to a Pentecostal Christian Church. For several years I was an avid Christian, on fire for the Lord and willing to go to great lengths to “save” souls. The Bible was my Sacred Scripture, even going so far as to get a concordance and checking the passages in the original Hebrew and Greek. While going to church, I would play music and dance passionately. I would literally beg and cry for Jesus and God to fill me with the Spirit, and to speak through me. I would empty my mind of self and roll around on the floor babbling meaninglessness and laughter like a madman. All with the intention of connecting to a higher power. All with the willful intention of opening my mind to other consciousness.
One night, while alone and sleeping on my mother’s living room couch, I was awoken by a strange phenomenon. My body froze in paralysis and I felt a pressure on my chest. The room was pitch black but I sensed a presence near my feet. My primal reaction was one of terror. Suddenly a high pitched, whisper breathing like voice rang out loudly and clearly inside my head. “I am Jesus…” it said. This was no voice from without, this voice came from within. The strange and scary voice was accompanied at the same time by a wave of “chills” and “goose bumps” that ran from my feet to my head covering my entire body. Instantly the paralysis broke and I sat straight up and turned on the lights.
That was nearly 10 years ago. Since that time I have lived many places and been many people. I have grown and I have most definitely learned. But since that time, maybe 15 times I have awoken with a similar experience. Never have I heard the voice again. Never have I so clearly received a telepathic message. But each time I awake paralysed and filled with terror. There is always a fear that there is something near my feet at the bottom of the bed. Sometimes I feel as if there are several presences circling me and attacking me unawares. On some occasions I have attempted to yell for help or to reach out and touch my lover. On other occasions I have attempted to harness a powerful blast of mana or chi directed at them in the name of The True Creator & Destroyer. Most times I wake up with a sore neck, always in the same spot on my spine.
This could be a recursive dream that is highly lucid, but I never “wake up”, I just become unparalysed. It’s not as if I am having a bad dream and I snap out of it. It’s more as if I awake from sleep into the phenomenon.

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