There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.

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The joke being, in the above quote, that the Great Pumpkin is Linus’s religion. But he had always been somewhat spiritual, quoting Bible verses & whatnot. So have I, and whenever I start talking about the Great Pumpkin I lose a few social media followers. Well: lose a penny, gain a penny.

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Note: this post was originally published on February 20, 2017. I’m reposting this and others on this site because I feel they contain key info upon which to build a rounded portrait of the challenges we face in the near future.

Please understand: We are heading for a profound change in our society due to the rise of artificial intelligence and the impending replacement of many human workers by robots. 

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I’ve had an interesting…meditation on this topic last night. For some context, I’m an avid reader about innovations in, and the future of, space exploration—though you know, certainly not an expert. I’ve always been fascinated by Timothy Leary’s belief regarding humanity’s destiny being in the stars, “Starseed.”

In his book Musings On Human Metamorphosis, Leary writes:

“Migration is nature’s classic solution to overpopulation, scarcity, and competition. When humanity begins to work for extraterrestrial migration, the competition for material acquisition will gradually diminish because unlimited space, energy, and resources await in the solar system.”

And I have…until yesterday night…really agreed with Leary on this point.

But.

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quote from Terence McKenna

Note: This post was originally written on November 2, 2017

One of the points I’ve tried to make on this site is that we are soon to enter another era. That many of the things the media is most concerned about are things that are passing away—not things of the most vital importance for you now, certainly not things that will prepare you for the future.

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“We inherit a system of value that is mostly unaligned to our spiritual or magical values because they come from an economy that is just simply not built for our benefit. As such, any journey toward finding meaning or value in our lives must begin with an understanding of the value system we have inherited.”
—Gordon White, “The Chaos Protocols”

I am deep in my third reading of The Chaos Protocols, the 2016 book written by Rune Soup’s Gordon White. It is, quite frankly, the best contemporary book I have found so far to give practical advice and perceptive forecasting on the strange newish world we are quickly finding ourselves immersed in.