what about intelligence which is not restricted to a single
body? Well, just think of the fast development of the Internet
and our own computer networks. An Internet which quite soon
may be directly connected to our brains. If you extrapolate
that ongoing process, it might well some day in the future
turn us into a "global brain". And then, perhaps,
into a "cosmic brain".
scenario is what scientists call "Matrioshka
Brains", centered around a solar system, but you
could also imagine an omnipresent type of godlike, intelligent
energy which basically becomes one with nature: a concept
also mentioned by the late scientist Carl Sagan in his book
"The Cosmic Connection"...
native peoples of America - the American Indians - along with
Australian Aboriginals and most other indigenous peoples -
have always seen Nature as being alive, souled and sacred,
and they have paid great respect to it. Today, the modern
movement has a similar perspective, at least in regard
to the "paying respect" part. Perhaps something
our busy, industrialised world ought to take up again?
fact, scientists recently discovered that some plants have
the ability to help each other. They are emitting chemicals
to warn each other when there is a danger, for example an
animal wanting to eat them. Perhaps, everything in Nature
is alive in a similar fashion, although for more simple forms
of matter, it may be more subtle; we simply can't see it or
measure it yet.
my friend, Swedish composer and electronic music pioneer Ralph
Lundsten poetically has put it: "All is Life, though
in different stages of consciousness. In the stone it's sleeping,
in the flower it's dreaming, in the animal it's awakening,
and in the Human it's activated."
our holistic cosmos, we are starting to realize that everything
is part of the same whole. Exotic quantum particles, atoms,
energies, the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees,
the rocks and the rainbows, you and me, our planet and sun,
the distant stars and the galaxies beyond, our entire universe...
in some deep subtle way, we also share some kind of inherited
cosmic awareness. Say "Hello" to your cosmic cousins...
they are all around you!