by Alex Vikoulov
"The only journey is the one within." ―Rainer Maria Rike
As part of my New Year's message to family, friends and followers, I made a short video recording right from my smartphone on New Year's eve on Union Square in San Francisco that you can watch on YouTube (link below).
Video: 2022: The Gateway Year to Transcension - Ecstadelic Media Group (cc)
Just like in my video, I'd like to use this opportunity here to wish you a magical, prosperous and successful 2022!
Now, 2021 made us "fluent" in cryptos, blockchains, NFTs, Web 3 and Metaverse. As we make our transition from mobile to immersive computing, this new year may be called "The Gateway Year to Transcension." As you might know, the ‘Transcension Hypothesis’ was formulated by futurist John M. Smart who proposes that evolutionary processes guide all sufficiently advanced civilizations increasingly into the “inner space,” the domain of ultra-small scales of space, time, energy and matter (STEM), computationally optimal substrate of accelerating complexity, and into a black-hole-like eventuality. Since all advanced civilizations invariably leave their cradle universe for virtual worlds, i.e., dimensionality of their own design, censored from our observation, this answers the Fermi Paradox – why we don't see the signs of alien intelligence in the cosmos.
We're now witnessing the initial stages of the Technological Singularity, when we merge with our advanced tech and our minds are set to eventually "migrate" to the Metaverse. Why? We are firmly on an exponential miniaturization trend. We are making things smaller and nanotechnology is developing pretty fast. Once our thinking is predominantly on the Cloud, we'll enter the Cyberhuman Era in earnest where our future selves will be more virtual than physical. While most of time will be spent in custom-built virtual worlds, physicality would mean deploying cybernetic bodies in the physical world, when necessary, by assembling and disassembling them at will by nanobots. These cybernetic bodies could be even microscopic in size. “There’s plenty of room at the bottom” was the famous phrase by the physicist Richard Feynman in reference to the ability to manipulate matter at nanoscale and beyond.
Imagine if your brain processing power could approach electronic information processing, which is about a million times faster than that of an ordinary human brain. In that environment, according to the Transcension Hypothesis, we’ll need to match our subjective timescales with the rest of our ever more compactified “pocket universe” (to the point of reaching black-hole conditions; "pocket" doesn't mean small, though, it's going to be huge, infinitely huge from within), and the microscopic physical world will become fully “reprogrammable.” The physical world at our today's macroscopic scale will be somewhat left behind – it would look almost static for our accelerated mentation. As cyberhumans, we’ll use virtual spacetime continuums as a new habitat for our minds and the physical universe would be used mostly for converting the “dumb” matter into computronium.
This truly historical juncture is perhaps comparable to the moment in our deep past when we, as sea creatures, crawled out of the ocean for the first time.
P.S. To get more clarification, I'd suggest some of my recent articles below on immersive computing, the Simulation Singularity, and the Transcension Hypothesis:
READ MORE: Nearing the Simulation Singularity: What Would Immersive Computing Mean to the Human Mentality?
Infomorph Commonality: Our Post-Singularity Future
Beyond Nanotech: What's Femtotechnology?
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Tags: Gateway Year to Transcension, cryptos, blockchains, NFTs, Web 3, Metaverse, immersive computing, Transcension Hypothesis, John M. Smart, Rainer Maria Rike, Richard Feynman, inner space, accelerating complexity, virtual worlds, Technological Singularity, nanotechnology, cybernetic immortality, Cyberhuman Era, cybernetic bodies, Fermi Paradox, nanoscale, human brain, accelerated mentation, cyberhumans, infomorphs, virtual spacetime continuums, computronium
*Image Credit: Ecstadelic Media, Shutterstock
About the Author:
Alex Vikoulov is a Russian-American futurist, evolutionary cyberneticist and philosopher of mind; CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Ecstadelic Media Group, filmmaker, author of "The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution," "The Origins of Us: Evolutionary Emergence and The Omega Point Cosmology," "The Physics of Time: D-Theory of Time & Temporal Mechanics," "The Intelligence Supernova: Essays on Cybernetic Transhumanism, The Simulation Singularity & The Syntellect Emergence," "Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality," "NOOGENESIS: Computational Biology," "TECHNOCULTURE: The Rise of Man," "The Cybernetic Singularity: The Syntellect Emergence," "THEOGENESIS: Transdimensional Propagation & Universal Expansion," "The Omega Singularity: Universal Mind & The Fractal Multiverse." Self-described neo-transcendentalist, cybertheosopher, transhumanist singularitarian. Lives and works in California's Silicon Valley. More Bio...
Author Website: www.alexvikoulov.com
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