Mode of Operation

Overview

Complexity In •                 • Synergy Out

Complex (Global) Challenges

Risks & Opportunities

Global Challenges 

(Risks & Opportunities)

Current Frames & Mappings

Global Risk Evaluation

The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes an annual review of the most likely and the most significant global risks that we as a human collective face. The overview aims to aid prioritisation of efforts.

4th Industrial Revolution & Psychedelic Renaissance 

Challenges & Technologies

"With computers, we log onto the internet. With psychedelics, we log onto the ether, the other, the source, or the Logos — the informative, divine voice that teaches wisdom to those who seek it. 

 

This source of information speaks in words and in visual patterns. It is greater in size and scope than anything that has ever been uploaded to the internet, and it is the source from which the likes of Francis Crick, Carl Jung, Nikola Tesla, and countless Silicon Valley developers have tapped into over the years for their groundbreaking contributions to society."

Tim Hinchcliffe

Writer & Journalist

The Sociable

"I certainly agree that for me personally, the psychedelic experience has enhanced clarity.
 
There is no doubt that the psychedelic evolution in the 1960s had a profound effect on the history of computers, computer graphics, and mathematics, especially the birth of postmodern maths such as chaos theory and fractal geometry."

Professor Ralph Abraham

Department of Mathematics 

University of California

4th Industrial Revolution

Technologies

The industrial revolutions resulted in our current predominating social and economic paradigm. They set our underlying value system and the baseline for considerable growth and development, whilst recognising that this has been at multiple costs, including to our social and environmental framework. The complexity of the resulting challenges still confounds us.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as the advent of cyber-physical systems involving entirely new capabilities for people and machines.

 

While these capabilities are reliant on the technologies and infrastructure of the Third Industrial Revolution, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents entirely new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even our human bodies.

 

Examples include genome editing & biotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, nano technology, virtual reality (VR), blockchain, 3D printing, innovations in materials, the Internet of things (IoT), new methods of energy storage and others.

Source: World Economic Forum & Salesforce

Psychedelic Renaissance

Technologies

PsychoActive Technologies have been used by humans for millennia. After several decades of stigmatisation of these technologies in Western countries, we are now in the midst of a psychedelic renaissance, including cutting-edge research on the astonishing benefits of the states underlying these substances as well as an ongoing de-stigmatisation, de-criminalisation and commercial development.
The purpose of usage includes
a) to reach temporarily altered embodied states which are characterised by increases in creativity, connectivity, compassion, cognition & "flow", and
b) to embed these qualities more permanently through the alleviation of trauma & blockages and shifting of a person's developmental stage / traits
These technologies rely on endogenously and/or exogenously derived changes of brain-chemistry, meaning induced through natural activities (e.g. meditation, breath work) or external stimuli such as substances (e.g. LSD, psilocybin) and interventional technologies (e.g. neuro-stimulation). 
In the same way that Positive Psychology shifted the focus of psychology from treating mental health dis-ease to focus also on the healthy & high performing population & functionalities, we believe PsychoActive Technologies have the potential to now bring about positive changes for humanity in every sector and way beyond the current public emphasis on medical applications.

PSY TECH

Endogenous PsychoActivation

Breath, Music, Body Work, Art

“The key experiential approach I now use to induce non-ordinary states of consciousness and gain access to the unconscious and superconscious psyche is not through through the introduction of psychedelics but a seemingly simple process, combining breathing, evocative music and other forms of sound, body work, and artistic expression. This has an extraordinary potential for opening the way for exploring the entire spectrum of the inner world.”

Professor Stan Grof

Johns Hopkins University

California Institute of Integral Studies

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