TRANSHUMANISTS AIM, generally speaking, to fulfill the promise made in the Garden: You shall be as gods. Today we discuss a variety of memes and news items related to the topic: A new theory of memory storage in the brain, research on connecting our brains to the cloud (and to a hive mind), and occult themes in the Johnny Depp film Transcendence.
AS THE classic rock song goes, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping…into the future…” Thanks to quantum physics. it seems those lyrics might not be technically correct.
A recent experiment with helium atoms demonstrated that, at the quantum level, time may run backwards, and reality does not even exist until it is observed. Some New Age teachers take this as confirmation of the Law of Attraction, or mind over matter — much to the annoyance of quantum physicists.
THE TELEVISION series Dig is a well-written and stylish archaeological thriller, dramatizing an attempt by secretive groups of Christian and Jewish zealots to bring about the Apocalypse by destroying the Dome of the Rock, the mosque that is believed to occupy the site of Solomon’s Temple. We discuss elements of the show and the tendency of people — selves included — to incorporate fiction into our theology.