What is awareness? That seems a vague question because awareness
isn't a tangible thing to reach out and grab-but at the same time,
it's not magic. So what about the phrase "I think, therefore I am,"
as Rene Descartes said; is that the answer? I'm aware that it's
happening, therefore awareness is something? Instead of explaining
awareness just yet, let's try this approach: how long will it take
the entire world, with its global Internet, media, and
telecommunications system, to be as fast as the human brain?
Twenty-five, fifty, maybe a hundred years? Given enough time and
with absolute connectivity, would everything that is lucid in the
world become part of a massive unified portal-a global
intelligence? Could it be that the speed at which everything
connects is all that it would take for this entire system to become
a fully conscious superorganism? Well, it may not be that simple,
considering the complexity of the brain. Many parts of the brain
have yet to appear in our global collective, but there are
similarities. The information retrieval or "Google" part of the
brain is there. Through telephones, computers, and even TV ratings,
we are like neurons responding to stimulus. Political news can send
the political forums into a panic, or an earthquake can activate a
plethora of healing entities oozing into the affected area. Add it
all up and it's like a global brain responding to stimuli. Of
course it's not in real time yet, but it's growing, connections are
getting faster, and I'm sure there are many flavors of technology
yet to be developed. At the core of human dignity is a thread of
free will that is being threatened by the ever-developing,
machine-based world briefly described above. As our interactions
become more and more virtual it is important to remember that
humanity's greatest achievement is awareness and the most integral
and profound element of our awareness is free will. But in order to
have free will there must first be choices, and choices do not
exist if everyone is plugged into machinery that makes them for us.
Presenting the messages of self-deception and self-reception,
Michael Howell's philosophy on personal growth and the human
condition demonstrates how our problems begin from within and can
continue or cease based on a global level of accountability. Not to
be mistaken for another human rights movement, this is an effort to
preserve the freedom of being human in the face of ever increasing,
dehumanizing factors brought on by technology. Using tenets of
spirituality, philosophy, and empiricism, he examines three main
premises: first, the testimony of his childhood development and how
it relates to the concept of responsibility; second, a
philosophical inquiry into the nature of our search for
technological progress and how we use it to replace spirituality
with something tangible; and third, he discusses choice, the
possibility of free will, and how it relates to the core of
humanity, our spirituality, and ultimately, human dignity. The last
two premises are shown to be in direct conflict, because with the
progression of the collective society there is a potential for a
regression of the individual. To combat this we must take
responsibility for who we are being, not only as individuals but on
a global level. With each passing year the collective machine
continues to develop and improve, degrading the human spirit. And
so, one has to wonder: will there be any truly human experience
left during the next two thousand years? Neither self-help manual
nor how-to guide, Michael's debut is instead a battle cry to retain
human dignity above technological progress, efficiently and clearly
breaking down the danger of the current split in consciousness that
is occurring. A thought provoking meditation on the nature of man
the future of human society, In Search of an Army: Choosing a
Reality That You Can Be Truly Proud Of demands that we battle the
stupefying effect of technology to reclaim our spiritua
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