by Alex Vikoulov [Posted October 9, 2021 07.55 pm PST]
IMAGINE magazine comes online today, Saturday, October 9, 2021, launching on the first annual Imagination Day and coinciding with the 81st birthday of John Lennon and the 50-year anniversary of the song, Imagine. The first issue of this digital magazine features a diverse group of visionaries, each contributing a short piece of writing about imagination and its role in creating a better world as well as enhancing the quality of our lives.
Among many others, IMAGINEzine (imaginezine.com) published An Ode to Imagination by Alex Vikoulov, specifically written for their introductory issue that you might find quite inspiring [reprinted here].
An Ode to Imagination
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ―Albert Einstein
As you imagine, so you become. Perception and imagination go hand in hand. Throughout my works, I keep on harping that information is ‘modus operandi’ of consciousness. In actuality, materiality is imaginary in our collective psyche. Nothing is real for us until perceived and imagination plays a huge part in perception, too.
Consciousness may be viewed as a computationally rendered perceptual change between static timeslices of quantum multiverse and mental images. In turn, imagination may be viewed as a part of consciousness responsible for the mental images. We can imagine something in our minds but not necessarily that which we experience in physical reality.
Imagination is also a measure of our intelligence and creativity. Imagination stems from our ability as a “cerebral” species endowed with neocortex to generate abstract thinking. In this sense, we can assume that imagination is uniquely human, that is at least until conscious AGIs come online with their innate ability to “envision” different probabilities.
These new imagineers would use new scientific methodologies such as Quantum Neo-Empiricism, allowing them to draw solutions, predictions and retrodictions from a computational multiverse.
As you imagine, so you get inspired. Imagination also goes hand in hand with our inspiration. Creative ideas are born out of our imagination, while beholding new patterns and connecting the dots in a novel way.
Imagination well may be an extension to our senses. For instance, in a dark cave, should your flashlight go out, and you find yourself in a pitch black, your imagination would kick in to help you move in the cave in addition to your proprioception and dim echolocation.
As a futurist, I see a future where the imaginative mind would be at the heart of it all: from the Metaverse to the interstellar expanse. A divine Genius of Imagination resides within each of us.
*Alex Vikoulov is a Russian-American futurist, evolutionary cyberneticist and philosopher of mind, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Ecstadelic Media Group, filmmaker, media commentator, and author of books such as The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution.
An Ode to Imagination: imaginezine.com/alex-vikoulov
First issue contributors: Aaron J. French . Abhrajeet Roy . Agustin Fuentes . Alex Vikoulov . Alexander Laszlo . Amy Kind . Amy Livingstone . Ana Iribas-Rudin . Andrew Hugill . Angela Berry . Angela Voss . Anthony Alvarado . Antonin Tuynman . Ariane Koek . Arjun Verma . Ashvin Pandurangi . Babette Babich . Becca Tarnas . Bence Nanay . Bernie Taylor . Biba . Carl Abrahamsson . Carole J. McCoy . Catherine Svehla . Charles D. Hayes . Christiane Wagner . Cyndi Burnett . D. Paul Schafer . Dana Lynn Anderson . David Barnes . David Brin . Dan Burgess . David Hilker . David Lorimer . Douglas Eby . Douglas Hedley . Ed Lantz . Edward S. Casey . Emmy van Deurzen . Eric Maisel . Eva Rider . Gary Cox . Gary Lachman . Gary Tillery . Gillian Judson . Gomery Kimber . Greg Salyer . Hakan Lidbo . Heidi James . Howard B. Esbin . Irina Ideas . J-Walt Adamczyk . Jai Uttal . Jai-Jagdeesh . James C. Kaufman . James Heffernan . James Wanless . Jeff Bollow . Jeff Hoke . Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei . Jennifer McDougall . John Bucher . John Higgs . John L. Collins . Joma Sipe . Joshua Gentzke . Julia Lockheart . Julian Cribb . Karen Lee Street . Kate McCallum . Kate Parsons . Kate Robinson . Kee-Man Chauh . Kenneth Newby . Kim Cascone . Kingsley Dennis . Kirk J. Schneider . Lance Strate . Laura Shamas . Lee Cockerell . Liliana N. Fargo . Lisa Norton . Lisa Stock . Lou Prosperi . Lyam Thomas Christopher . Malcolm Guite . Malissa Shriver . Mario Livio . Mark Blagrove . Marta Davidovich Ockuly . Mary Attwood . Max Haiven . Melissa St. Moore . Menka Sanghvi . Michael Meade . Michelle Holliday . Mihaela Ivan Holtz . Natasha Kitty Katt . Nia Richards . Nichola Napora . Nicholas Collins . Owen A. Barfield . Patrick Hughes . Paul Levinson. Penny Hay . Phil Cousineau . Philip Zimbardo . Philip Horváth . Phoebe Tickell . Rachel Armstrong . Raymond Tallis . Riane Eisler . Richard H. Bell . Ricky Kej . Rita J. King . Robert Fitzmaurice . Robert Rich . Sabine Winters . Sam Mickey . Sam Torode . Samuel M. Sandoval . Sara Riaz Khan . Shaun McNiff . Sheeba Khan . Sheila Mullooly . Stephanie Shea . Stephen Jenkinson . Stephen Nachmanovitch . Stephen T. Asma . Stuart Williams . Subhash Kak . Susan Rowland . Susannah Martin . Tahira Endean . Tereza Stehlikova . Theodore Richards . Tim Lomas . Todd Siler . Tom Atlee . Tom Cheetham . Tom Lombardo . Vanessa Daou . Vanessa Sinclair . Wade Davis . Wayne Lindsay . Will Linn . Wouter Hanegraaff . William Rose . Xerxes Voshmgir . Zachary Simpson . Zero One
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Alex M. Vikoulov is a futurist, evolutionary cyberneticist and philosopher, editor-in-chief at Ecstadelic Media Group, filmmaker, essayist, author of many books, including the 2019-2020 best-seller "The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution."
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