Humans have been in a state of ascension since the first single cell organism emerged on this planet. At first competition was the catalyst for purification and advancement which was soon followed by physical and mental domination of other indigenous lifeforms.
Soon competition internalized and unfortunately found violence as its primary method of evolution. However, another form of purification and advancement emerged which would allow humans to escalate to profound new heights in every aspect of life, restraint.
Restraint lead to monogamy which lead to families which in turn reduced violence and allowed for humans to focus. A new dimension in organic life emerged, civility. Humans became the first creatures to recognize and eventually restrain their instinctual animal desires. We restrained sex, violence, and even began to eat with utensils instead of our hands. While not all humans practiced restraint, most did.
Restraints being recognized as the new mechanism of advancement merged with philosophy and myth to become religion which was an unfortunate turn of events. Religions with proper fundamentals became abused by men wish to be unrestrained.
While theism and ascension could be correlated and connected, humans soon became arrogant. Believing themselves to be the ultimate in form and function, they now all desired to live forever, a desire which would lead to the creation of all religious fiction. Humility became a characteristic of men versus men not God versus men a necessary element needed to continue human evolution. To understand ultimate ascension one must understand Elolight.
Elolight is the the question “if there is an entity that is infinite what is it like and how can we best understand it?” More importantly, it is an introspective analysis of what we each think God should be because this is ultimately the goal of the entire human race and all its combined endeavors.
Most people have heard of Scientology. Anonymous has made it a target and Tom Cruise made a popular video regarding it. Scientology as an organization is incredibly aggressive in not only marketing but also image protection (through copyrights etc..). Most of the religious mainstream shrug it off simply as a cult but what Scientology is doing is far more insidious then most people realize. It is true they have crazy beliefs but mythical beliefs span back thousands of years and people believed whole heartily at those given times that the prevailing myths were true, but that is not what makes Scientology dangerous. What makes Scientology dangerous is that they are taking human advances, adding a mythical wrapper to them, and then reselling it to the people as something new.
They have taken a practice such as psychology and converted it to a religious one. They have you talk about your problems and when you feel better afterwards they attribute it to their myths. They provide fitness rooms and when you feel better afterwards they attribute it to their myths. They are pulling things out of science, embracing the implications, and then reworking them to make it valuable to their corporation. This is a direct threat to Ascension and moving to the next level of the human race and Scientology could potentially be the next biggest threat to Science and Evolution.
Not only that, this is a belief that fundamentally rejects their own creed which states that all men should be able to have conflicting opinions yet Scientology constantly has content pulled from YouTube which they do not agree with. Their marketing is phenomenal rivaling every other religion and this makes them very dangerous. It makes no sense to funnel money into any organization for the sole purpose of human improvement when what is being offered already exists for free. This is worth saying again, the things Scientology offers to improve yourself for a cost can be obtained for free or at a significantly reduced cost. Allowing any organization to take credit for natural advances in human evolution is incredibly dangerous. An organization’s survival is mechanical and can easily discount the survival of its members for the sake of the group especially if the directive of the organization is money, which has no emotional or moral compass.
It is no coincidence that the exploration and proliferation of equality leads to peace. The concept of value, or inequality, is the result of chaos; it emerges because of scarcity (lack of time) so humans can prioritize their life. However outside the chaos, we could consider everything to be equally relevant. Therefore it is possible for Elolight to value everything infinitely. This characteristic, which is currently impossible for us, would make a primary trait of Elolight love. Since love in the purest most idealistic form is the absence of selfishness (if something is everything there is nothing it could want and therefore would be intrinsically love).
Therefore we could deduce that Elolight would ultimately be a combination of infinite love (absence of scarcity) and the unavoidable objective of ascension. This makes the pursuit of love a direct path to Elolight.
What separates a homeless person from an ultra successful CEO? Why is your girl friend or wife acting a certain way? Why despite your greatest efforts are you failing?
The answer to all of the above is we are all seeking to be valuable. How valuable you become to both yourself or society is based on your personal discrimination of value. Value is not restricted to simply money, it can be fame, power, or the greater good. Even the greatest act of charity is a selfish act, because you wish to make the world better for yourself in order to increase your value.
Even the person who appears to do nothing, watches TV all day, and by everyone’s standards is a complete failure is in a process of attempting to increase their value. In the case of what appears to be complete failure, it is because their discrimination of value is so skewed that they believe their incorrect choices are the ones capable of bringing them the most value. For instance when faced with watching TV or doing work, a person might choose to watch TV because they believe the happiness they will derive from that is far greater then the happiness they will get from doing work, the value proposition is incorrect in most cases because doing work could lead to more freedom down the road which in turn would lead to more value then simply watching TV.
To determine why anyone does anything you must first figure out what a person finds value in or the immediate value they are seeking. This can often be a complex and daunting task, but sometimes it is very simple. In fact the more incorrect the discrimination of value is, the easier it is to determine. The reason for this is that failure is more common then success, and success requires one to change their discrimination of value regularly based on changing circumstances. So what a successful person will be doing tomorrow is much less predictable then what a failure will be doing tomorrow.
Having spent time with very successful people, the common trait I have discovered among them all is that they change regularly. The world is constantly changing, and the choices they make to bring value to themselves change regularly. It doesn’t stop at business decisions, they will even modify their ideals of how the world functions in order to be successful. If you’re having a hard time bringing value to yourself it is because what ever you believe had value no longer does. The horse whip maker who continued to make horse whips after the car came out would of eventually lost all their value if they decided to be immovable in their value discrimination.
The first question most people will find themselves asking is “Why am I alive?” or “What is the meaning of life?” In my journeys and conversations I usually come across three types of people. The first are those who ask it but are not preoccupied with it because they are doing so many things that they don’t have time to ponder it. The second group of people are those who ask it, do care, but find an answer in something like religion or science. The last group are those who care but can’t really come to any conclusive answer.
In the case of religion the meaning usually comes down to something involving God usually worship or appeasement. In the case of science it comes down to a functional definition, the meaning of life is self-explanatory it is to live and living doesn’t necessarily have any specific purpose outside of self-perpetuation (survival). This question seemed to be difficult because in many cases the question people actually want to know is the answer to is what is the meaning of their life and the answer they usually arrive at is one that satisfies this, but leaves the greater question unanswered.
To really resolve this question and to arrive at some higher quality answer then 42, I realized I would need to look at several different questions, then try to find the underlying concepts. The first place I looked was science. The answer I arrived at would later become my concept of Elolight.
Science is based around the question and hypothesis. Over the past several hundred years we have really sky rocketed in terms of understanding function. Through are understanding of function we have been able to modify and reapply the things we have learned to benefit us in fundamental ways. We have also discovered concepts such as evolution, which have further complicated our once simple philosophies of the universe. We can now instantly communicate across the world, fly through sky, and recently we are regrowing organs for transplants. We are on a direct route to curing aging, but when it comes to the question there is something science lacks.
Imagine for a moment you asked me, “What is the purpose of your car?” and I replied, “Well a car is powered by an engine, and the engine turns the wheels. The wheels allow the whole unit to move forward.” You would rightly become very frustrated with me because the question I am answering is not what the purpose of the car is, but what is the function. Now function can help deduce purpose but only when the question of functionality is followed by an additional question which is, “Why does anything need to function?“
When most people start seeking and asking questions they will encounter religion through one of its adherents, or through direct study. The belief someone ultimately chooses is a combination of environment and race variables (which missionary can get there first). The person will be then put into a heroic state where they will be informed that their questions were designed and destined to lead them to the point they are now at, and that making a choice of religion is a valiant and difficult one. Where in reality the cultural and societal benefits of joining a religion far outweigh the benefits of not being apart of one. Humans generally have an instinctual drive to conform to groups of majority with the largest reward. The primary reward for adhering to a belief system is the promise of life extension (usually eternal).
What is interesting is that when most people join a religion, the religious directives over take the initial questions. The meaning of life become a non-issue and instead the purpose or meaning of everything else gets pulled into sharper focus. The meaning of life becomes about pleasing an ultimate ideal. The question changes from what is the meaning of life to, “How should I properly function?”
The two questions I was left with were why does anything need to function? and How should I properly function?
Why does anything need to function?
The universe functions despite our questions, we function regardless of our questions; we eat, sleep, and live. However our functioning revolves around one primary purpose, survival. Everything we do, and everything leading up to this point has revolved around our survival. Even religion has flourished by assuring followers of their continued survival, even after death. So survival is a primary directive for us, and this purpose is what has given us the drive to do a lot of the things we hold great, so from this we can derive the following.
1. We want to survive
2. Survival is a driving force behind our existence
3. Survival is good
However, everything that can help us survive is capable of exceeding the basic need to survive. For instance, while knowledge of your surroundings would help us survive, further knowledge regarding the climate and atmosphere on a foreign planet would not. Therefore, we can deduce that core items that can contribute to our survival can far exceed our current needs to what would almost appear as superfluous, unless we are destined to survive elsewhere as well.
This brings us to the next question.
How should we function?
Religion often gives a list and an explanation of how we should function, whether it is following an example or following a list of rules it aims to make us better as people (usually). However, it is also does something very important it defines what could become in the concept of God. So the answer to this question is that how we should function, or rather how we would like to function is like God.
What is the meaning of life?
This brings us to the ultimate question, and based on the previous questions we can arrive at answer.
1. Survival is a primary directive
2. The traits that go into ultimate survival can exceed our current environments
3. Therefore we are destined to survive beyond our world
In addition by analyzing religion we can see that
1. We have a belief in an ultimate idealistic entity
2. We believe we can act in similar ways to this entity by following rules
3. We want to survive forever in the same way the ultimate idealistic entity survives
All this points to one thing and that is Ascension or as I call it Elolight. It encompasses everything we have ever held important in our lives from basic survival, to gaining knowledge, to exceeding our current selves. This is what we are all working towards whether we embrace it or not, every single branch of humanity represents the strive towards an ultimate trait which that branch embodies. Whether it is science, art, or anthropology we are all working towards an ultimate goal; we don’t have a choice in this matter, the only choice is how quickly arrive at the destination.
We are in the process right now of creating realities. The realities we are creating are virtual, but they are realities none the less; so any notion that consciousness cannot create a reality is incorrect. However when Atheists and Theists clash, the arguments will reduce down to something like this, “If God created the universe, what created God?” or “If God could exist, why couldn’t the universe just exist?” However, as our intelligence has increased we have discovered something new, and this is fractals. The concept of a microcosm affects almost everything in our universe. A branch that has smaller branches, and those branches which then have even smaller branches and with this the answer is, they are probably both wrong. The most interesting thing about fractals is that concept of start and end doesn’t exist; any start or finish we assign is an arbitrary value we add so that we have somewhere to start analysis.
The atheistic view of reality for the most part is a static entity. Even if they believe in multiple dimensions, they can contain it all within a much broader scope of reality. Within reality, chemicals lined up correctly which lead to the existence of consciousness that could perceive reality. Consciousness has no capability of moving out of reality, we will indefinitely be locked to the rules of this reality, and our only escape would be through the creation of alternate virtual realities.
However, a point that most atheists skate around or avoid completely is the fact that even if consciousness didn’t exist before evolution the rules for such a thing had to exist a priori. So consciousness was a latent capability of our reality even before we came into existence. This does not validate a preexisting consciousness, but it does validate preexisting concept.
In the theistic view you have a preexisting consciousness which created reality, and then we came into being either through creation or evolution, but the majority of religions believe in creation. At this point again we are imprisoned in this reality, except this imprisonment ends at death where if by chance you have chosen the right religious stance you could escape this reality into an above reality to join the preexisting consciousness.
However, this view delineates God; things have a start and an end. While the concept of an infinite God is given lip service, the actual implementation of such a theological view doesn’t make any sense when applied against existing religious ideals.
In the Elolight view there is no start and there is no finish. There is no chicken or egg, there is only state. Reality and consciousness recurse infinitely. The concept of a consciousness could be a synonym for an external dimension. An example would be we create an artificial intelligence that became self aware in a reality we built for it. It is quite possible that this AI would never know about us or our reality but it is not impossible.
Ascending would be moving upwards and then viewing our reality in entirety in a similar way to how we could view a virtual reality.
In my post about Humans & Physical Labor I discussed that the need for human physical labor was declining. Amazon has announced that it will be acquiring a company named Kiva for 750 million. Now usually the idea of talking about fulfillment and warehouses would usually be pretty boring but this is far from it. Check out this video below and wait till about the 25 second mark.
As impressive as this is, this is only the first step in what will eventually be an almost completely automated process. From here, packages could then be loaded on to automated trucks which could then make their way to their various destinations with near surgical precision. This does beg the question though, can a human economy be sustained if rudimentary jobs keep getting replaced by Robots or will it require a fundamental rethinking of not only the human economy, but the human condition as well.
Value is something humans cherish and is the cornerstone of all our economic and technological progression. However, when you hear about things like occupy wall street or idealistic quotations like, “money is the root of all evil” you may start to wonder about the value of value but anyone who believes money is the root of all evil has a fundamental misunderstanding of what money is, why it came into being, and why it gave us an incredible amount of freedom.
Imagine you wanted to obtain a chicken, and didn’t have money, how would you obtain it? The answer is simple, trade. So you go to a farmer and tell him you will work for him for a week for a chicken, excellent. Next you need shoes, so you go to a shoe maker; the only problem is he doesn’t want your help. So instead you ask him what he wants for shoes and he tells you a robe. So now you either need to make a robe, steal a robe, or trade for a robe. You could potentially do this to obtain everything you needed but the only problem is you would have very little time to do very much else and you would never really be able to master anything. Even if you did become a trade master of making shoes, there is no guarantee you would be able to find someone who would be willing to trade you for what you need for shoes and heaven forbid there is another shoe maker in town.
Money acts a medium and allows you to transfer any type of work you can do into almost anything. You can do one job, like making shoes, and then use currency as a way of obtaining food, tvs, or clothes and you don’t need to figure out exactly who needs what; this is the value of money. Unfortunately what money also allows for is the easy transfer of work into things like weapons, drugs, and war. However, it must be noted that even if money didn’t exist you would still be able to trade to accomplish the same tasks, but money makes everything easier both good and evil. The root of all evil is not money, it is want, and want is a human trait. Blaming created things such as money or even religion for evil is a way of masking the real problem, human imperfection.
This all said, we must not rule out the potential possibility for other means of value transfer and trade. Currently our best method is the use of currency, but that is not to say that as technology improves we might figure out a new method that puts our current system into the dark ages.
One thing we can be sure of is that what is true today was not true 200 years ago. Imagine travelling to the past and telling someone we will be able to send messages at the speed of light or travel rapidly around the world via airplanes. It is interesting to note that our reality is starting to outpace previous science fiction; video feeds were always shown as broken and crackling yet we are now getting to the point where video streams are crystal clear. For the most part we have naturalized to all this technology. However a large change is coming that will affect the human race in more fundamental ways then any previous technology.
Imagine that one day you wake up and looking at your car you decide you want to try a Lamborghini today, so you press a button and your car dissembles and reassembles at the atomic level right in front of you. We are rapidly approaching a time where scarcity, a fundamental motivator for choice, will no longer exist. We will be able to change anything into anything and the question will no longer be what you want but what you can imagine. Molecular Nanotechnology is on its way there and while it might sound crazy to us now, our future selves will know it to be possible.
Every choice a human makes involves the concept of scarcity which is the fact that you can never have unlimited resources and even if you did, you would lack the resource of time. As we approach changing manufacturing and eliminating aging what we choose to do in life will be very different then what we choose now and this will be a critical learning period for Elolight.
Steve Job’s speech on death is becoming highly quoted, but the underlying message is probably being ignored by most. When all is said and done, it won’t matter how you made your living or if you made a living at all. Your instincts will drive you to function, society will pressure you to make the choices they want you to make. If you ignore them, they will resent you for not living the way they are living you, and if you’re successful? They will hate you.
This is not a conversation on conformity or conforming to some subculture in an attempt to be unique – this is about making choices that contradict what society would like you to do. This is about staying in The Flow so that you can carve the world. Staying in The Flow is not easy, because life is unfair but if you are here chances are it is too late to turn back. Contrary to popular culture, I won’t tell you that success is guaranteed if you just try hard enough; this fallacious message is spread by the already successful to contribute to their own success (usually in the form of books). However, what I can assure you that the effort will always be valiant even if in the end you lose everything.
That said, while you can’t choose for anything to be successful, you can increase your chances. Make sure everything you do has a reason, do proper research before jumping anywhere, and then strap on your goggles and prepare for an insane ride.