Consciousness and the Fine Structure of the Universe

This fascinating discussion between Deepak Chopra and Stuart Hameroff covers many issues such as what consciousness is, the idea of quantum superposition and quantum consciousness, and how the future can flow back into the present via the Aharanov-Bohm effect. Read the interview here.

Jets Chase UFO Down the M5–Looks like CG

This clip recently surfaced showing fighter jets allegedly chasing a UFO over the M5 motorway in Britain. While at first glance it seem impressive, there are a number of things wrong with this video especially the super shiny trucks shown in the beginning! Do those look like real trucks to you? Here’s the clip and a link to some insightful discussion about it on a pilots’ discussion forum:
Jets Chase UFO over the M5

Pilot’s Discussion Forum, comments on the video

FAA Gives Instructions to Pilots on How to Report UFOs

This seems like a small point but a big deal, at the same time. The FAA recently issued a directive for people and pilots wanting to report UFOs. In effect, they are saying that the phenomenon is real. It’s a small step for the FAA, but a big step for the U.S. government. Apparently, the FAA even had this video on their site.

Here’s the FAA page and an Examiner article that talks about it.

“UFO Undercover” Interview with Dan Willis and Karen Lyster

An important interview by Joe Montaldo with Dan Willis and Karen Lyster covering fifty years of the UFO cover up, who’s doing it, and why. Willis plays many fascinating audio clips including retired Brigadier General Steven Lufkin, President Eisenhower, and others in the UFO disclosure movement. Note: audio is a bit rough in sections, including the first few minutes.

Listen to the Interview (Click “play” button or download from link)

Retired Pilot Describes ETs at UFO Crash Site

This testimony by Colonel Robert B. Willingham sounds authentic. It’s amazing if true. Listen and decide for yourself:

Prehistoric Rock Art Mystery Yields New Clues to the Origins of Human Telepathy

New similarities in rock art symbols, such as those from the famed Chauvet Caves in France, from around the world 30,000 to 40,000 years ago is puzzling scientists. (New Scientist, February 20th, 2010) Basically, there are about 26 symbols which are found in almost all types of rock art, from everywhere on the planet. Given that these neolithic groups were physically isolated from each other, scientists are curious as to why the symbols are all the same. One scientist suggested a “cognitive change”  that put art in peoples’ heads all at the same time, a rapid evolution in human artistic ability across all human groups.

I would suggest that the resonant energy of the symbols, carved in crystalline rock structures, was transmitted telepathically from one group to the other, spontaneously across large distances. This is consistent with Rupert Sheldrakes’ theories of morphogenic fields and other related research by Dr. William Tiller, Dean Radin, Dr. Masaru Emoto and others. So the spontaneous and simultaneous development of artistic abilities among various pre-modern humans may also have been accompanied by the appearance of resonant, telepathic abilities.

It’s not as far fetched as it may sound. Similar, uniquely-shaped crystals have been known to appear spontaneously at different locations. This would be something like the “hundredth monkey syndrome” seen in the spread of fads and fashions. Why wouldn’t it possible with shapes embedded in a crystalline substrate? At least it’s certainly one intriguing possibility.

Relevance of Virtual Viewing and Right-Brain Thinking to the New Economy

Just created this new post about the relevance of right-brain thinking, creativity, and virtual viewing to productivity and enhanced economic growth:

Viewing, Creativity, Non-Local Perception and the New Economy

Thoughts on Giant UFO Occupants

This is a thought-provoking article on human encounters with giant UFO occupants in Spain and Latin America. It includes of several recent and older incidents some of which involve the effects of UFOs on motor vehicles.

Thoughts on Giant UFO Occupants

Virtual Viewing is Now Live

The Virtual Viewing class has reopened for new applicants. Enhance your intuition, right-brain vision, and overall creativity with this challenging and unique online course. The whole training system is just $197 until Midnight on Friday, March 19th.  Learn more here.

Toyota, Chaos Theory, and Crop Circles

For the last century or so, technology has been a great driving force behind much global economic growth. Businesses have seen technology as a pathway to success and profits. The recent unexplained behavior of some Toyota cars with electronic throttle controls calls this belief into question. While many of us see technology as something that brings predictability and comfort into our lives and have a great deal of faith in it, there is also another side to technology: that of unexpected consequences and uncertainty.

The sociologist Charles Perrow pointed out several decades ago that “tightly-coupled” systems were prone to unanticipated failures as the result of the close proximity of many sensitive and interactive parts. Examples include Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and the Space Shuttle Challenger disasters. Then, in the ’80s and ’90s, chaos theory and fractal geometry showed us that highly complex systems are likely to experience unintended consequences as a result of the non-linear interactions that erupt in many types of “non-equilibrium” systems (i.e., weather, living things). In certainly could be argued that modern automobiles, while not quite living things, are also tightly-coupled systems that are sometimes subject to non-linear behavior.

The incidents of Toyota cars with unintended acceleration events seem to confirm both chaos theory and Perrow’s ideas. Mainly, that as systems get more complex, new unexpected interactions are likely to occur. GM engineers originally snubbed the idea of making their own hybrid vehicle on account of the many extra thousands of parts and miles of wire needed beyond that of a conventional car. They just thought it was too complicated and instead aimed for a fuel-cell car (which is still in the design stage, by the way).

No one now seems to know exactly what is causing these acceleration issues and Toyota claims that the software is fine. And that is precisely the point. As electronic systems are created in ever new and complex ways, unintended consequences are increasingly likely to happen. One is reminded of the crash of several U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters in Germany in the 1990s that were allegedly caused by them getting too close to radio towers. And the Airbus plane has had its share of automated mishaps; crashes that some suspect could have been avoided if the plane were not run by computerized “fly by wire” systems which can sometimes override pilots own flight control. New Scientist magazine recently suggested that the Toyota incidents were a product of electrical interference from the likes of cell phones and similar devices.

Whatever the cause turns out to be, it reminds me of the strange phenomena witnessed in the presence of UFOs and crop circles. In the 1970s, Ford motor company even issued a bulletin on the effects of UFOs on cars including failed electrical systems and stalled engines. And I’ve seen a lot of weird electronic events in crop circles in the last few decades including shorted-out cameras and batteries. Even the National Geographic film crew, with which we worked in the summer of 2009, said their professional video camera completely and inexplicably failed while visiting a crop formation that season–it froze up so severely they had to call their London office for instructions how to reboot it. One wonders whether the Toyota experience is similarly related in the sense that new, advanced technologies may engage previously unexplored electronic phenomenon including such possibilities as room-temperature superconductivity or other similarly mysterious quantum effects.

One of the German sociologist Max Weber’s favorite themes was the “irrationality of rationality.” By that, he meant how the very efficiency of modern organizations could make them so cold and depersonalized that they no longer served a human purpose and so had become irrational. However, the same concept can be applied to modern technology: mainly that systems can become so complex, tightly integrated, and precisely controlled that bring forth new quantum or nonlinear properties that previously had no impact or relevance to our level of existence.  So in a sense, our efforts to control technology nature necessarily and paradoxically brings forth “Black Swan” events.