While we are waiting…(I have been searching for a time and space to place this update of the time modeling you helped us form ):
Since September, something sparked within. I reached a deeper understanding of the integral, in the Wilberian sense, that once we reach that plateau, we can then have access to all human knowledge (especially, for me personally, an understanding of what it means psychologically…this is the realm that I feel is most applicable to the betterment of society)…a couple weeks later, reading The Listening Society better articulated this insight.
Below is my model development from early September until now, in three phases:
Phase 1: Moore’s Law of Human Development
Idea is that Moore’s Law or exponential growth is present in human development…to a certain point. As Ed and TJ discussed recently about the various stages of development and the duration of each stage along with the amount of time it takes to reach the next stage, we can see that the gaps have grown smaller and smaller. I believe, in some sense, that the integral stage is not going to lead to even more exponetial growth into new stages but will plateau. We have reached a point in our general knowledge in which we know enough about everything human to map out a general course for humans to take, from birth to death, in pretty much any area of life. We have been climbing and climbing for so long as humans and only a few have reached this plateau. Though we will not reach a singularity of human development into a superhuman, trans-human, we can enlighten others and enough others to create a potential world, or at least a potential Island as proposed by Huxley, to creatively improve our psychology . The commune has been the closest to these things, I suppose, but tend to fail for the various levels of human development are not fully accepted…even Auroville, from what I read ten years ago, dealt with all sorts of mundane, dumb-ass human issues.
From here the idea of a fractal tapestry came to mind. A tapestry of all human knowledge. This was based upon thoughts while reading the political ‘manifesto’ The Listening Society.
Phase 2: Fractal Tapestries
Philosophers, theologians, scientists, historians, etc. have systematized in some sense the knowledge of the individual, the world and what is beyond. We can honesty say that we have covered the bases of the basics of all there is to know about humans, the world we perceive, the inter-subjective state.
In comes this fractal tapestry discovered upon the integral plateau. There is no shape, no particular form, no limit to this imaginary tapestry. Your closed eyes will reveal a vague tapestry. It can branch off like trees in one direction, ideas (ranging from “where are my keys?” to thoughts of God, time, space) fluttering upon the tapestry one moment and then not. A symphony of memories, knowledge, lights ever changing to adapt to the latest arrangement; and infinite, like a dream, in waves of direction. With this starting point, this fractal tapestry, we can go where the answer becomes the most reasonable, most true…the greatest answers to the questions of life. Now it is time to truly integrate what we know, forming a healthier, more sane, happier and yes, better way of life.
All of us here have conscious access to this fractal tapestry (compared to those without access or limited access: the young, mentally disabled, uninterested, unwilling, set up shop at a different space on the climb up…they may come up for a visit to see this fractal relic, but ultimately return back to where they call home). We are willing to call this plateau home and will go and visit the other parts of the climb as we see fit.
Phase 3: Connecting our Mental Models
The interpretation of our found fractal tapestry will result in a different personal fractal tapestries forming within each person…as we have seen with our own mental models of time. I mentioned in my first rough draft of a model that the tapestry wraps around my head like a surround computer monitor. Now I imagine the baffling 2-D space that, if folded in a certain way, becomes toridal…
Also, as we noted, we all extracted some information from the others’ models and added it into our own…almost instantly…I cannot fully imagine what my mind is presenting me but a final product of the collective modelling looks something like this: