Linking Up: The Global Brain Becomes a Reality
At the Biocybernaut Institute on day five, we show The Global Brain’s original video, a talk given by Peter Russell at the Toronto Psychosynthesis Conference in 1982. As Russell says in his book The Global Brain Awakens,
‘The interlinking of humanity that began with the emergence of language has now progressed to the point where information can be transmitted to anyone, anywhere, at the speed of light. Billions of messages continually shuttling back and forth, in an ever-growing web of communication, linking the billions of minds of humanity together into a single system.’
Russell’s ultimate message is hopeful and inspiring: Heaven, being a state of mind rather than a piece of real estate, can only be discovered through inner exploration. As you have seen throughout this book, the Biocybernaut Process greatly accelerates inner exploration. We now have a choice to develop our own selves. With that development, we can finally achieve personal liberations and creatively solve the global problems we are faced with. The next great frontier awaiting our personal exploration is not outer space but inner space.
Russell writes, ‘Inner evolution is not an aside to the overall process of evolution. Conscious inner evolution is the particular phase of evolution that we are currently passing through in our corner of the universe. From this perspective, the movement toward a social superorganism and the mystical urge to know an inner unity are complementary aspects of the same single process, the thrust of evolution toward higher degrees of wholeness.’
This is completely in alignment with the Biocybernaut Process as we begin to introduce it to larger and larger groups of people. Furthermore, we are now poised to make the Global Brain a reality with our recent ability to offer shared feedback experiences to groups of people to 1) enhance creativity and problem-solving and 2) link groups of people worldwide into a shared feedback network a planetary superconscious can be created.
According to Russell, ‘. . . if we are to change our behavior towards the world, we need first to change our thinking. We need to develop a new sense of who we are and what it is we really want. We have to move beyond the limited perception that sees fulfillment only in the joys we can derive from the world around us. We must come to value our inner development as much as, if not more than, our material development. In other words, we need a change of attitude, a change of heart.’
Vaclav Havel, speaking to a joint meeting of the US Senate and Congress in February 1990, said that twenty-one years of suppression under communism had given him one certainty:
‘Consciousness precedes being, and not the other way around, as the Marxists claim. For this reason, the salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness, and in human responsibility.’