Mode of Operation
Complexity In • • Synergy Out
Complex (Global) Challenges
Risks & Opportunities
@psyx As a species, we are facing complex & urgent (global) challenges that are yet to be fully distilled & optimised #ComplexChallenges #Individual #Social #Ecological
Complex Challenges arise from the individual, social & ecological System of which we are all part.
Such Complex Challenges and System are mapped & framed by various people so as to generate systematic awareness of our living context so that we may effectively regenerate such System and Complex Challenges, and thereby, our lives.
Albeit detailed, these maps and frames are inevitably fractional.
See some examples of such maps & frames below:
(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
@psyx PSYx is triggering a convergence of 4th Industrial Revolution
and Psychedelic Renaissance
#ComplexChallenges #Convergence #4thIndustrialRevolution #PsychedelicRenaissance
Technology is a fundamental component of such System, both as a Complex Challenge
itself as well as a proposed source of System and Complex Challenge regeneration.
Particularly that class & culture of Technology arising through the emergent so-called 4th Industrial Revolution.
There is also a somewhat lesser appreciated class & culture of Technology arising & intertwining through the so-called Psychedelic Renaissance.
We refer to this as PsychoActive Technology.
And what if its purposeful development & deployment is central to re-generating such System and Complex Challenge and the proper future-proofing & -fitting of humanity...
PSYx finds itself at the intersection of such 4th Industrial Revolution and Psychedelic Renaissance.
Our mission is be the platform that acts as a synergising bridge to harness humanity's full transformative potential. And specifically by systemically & systematically leveraging the purposeful power of PsychoActive Technologies in all the sectors of the globe. Through hyper-connecting the empowering expertise, engagement & execution of their key stakeholders - both amongst themselves and with the proponents of the 4th Industrial Revolution & their Silicon-Valley-Seattle-type Technologies.
We acknowledge that the most powerful solutions to the previously mentioned Complex Challenges lie beyond seemingly polarising conceptualisations of the world.
And we are confident that through the convergence of applied timeless wisdom and novel innovation we as a species will unleash the greatest possible upgrade of planetary prosperity.
"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."
Writer & Journalist
"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
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
4th Industrial Revolution
"The new technology age, if shaped in a responsive and responsible way, could catalyse a new cultural renaissance that will enable us to feel part of something much larger than ourselves – a true global civilization.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to robotize humanity, and thus compromise our traditional sources of meaning – work, community, family, identity. Or we can use the Fourth Industrial Revolution to lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness based on a shared sense of destiny.
It is incumbent on us all to make sure that the latter is what happens."
World Economic Forum
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.
"Some believe that plant medicines will play an important role in overthrowing the existing paradigm. This may be true. However... Psychedelics have, for many, become just another tool for self-development rather than a spiritual practice rooted in revolutionary thought and social justice that have the power to uproot the psychosis of modernity and the structures that keep it in place.
The first task for psychedelic communities, then, is to recognize the whole-system reality. If our spiritual or psychedelic practices detach us from this; if they are not addressing root causes, they are serving nothing but our own atomized, egoic selves. And what could be less honouring of the truths of unity and oneness that are often revealed through deep psychedelic practice?"
Martin Kirk & Alnoor Ladha
Co-Founders, The Rules
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