THE POWER OF HUMAN CONVERGENCE – the internet implosion

The Internet Implosion
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Think. Today we have perhaps about 2.5 billion songs in Youtube at the tips of our fingers visited by perhaps about 10 billion people worldwide every single day. This is expanding like the big bang every minute. If you were a paraplegic who cannot move around, the whole world of music is at your fingertips, old music, modern, rock, jazz, broadway, anything that suits your ‘weird’ demanding taste. All you need is an ipod, ipad, tab, whatever, a pair of cheap earphones, and the universe is yours. If you are home, and not disturbing anyone, buy a good set of speakers and fill the room with your music.
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eastwind journals 156
By Bernie Lopez
Permission is granted to re-publish with credits and notification.


Internet is making copyright almost obsolete. In this emerging e-World, there is a new paradigm – SHARING NOT OWNING, not entrepreneurial but spiritual. This is the new renaissance, an imploding converging human consciousness defying time and space, defying all of past human history, a super-nova implosion in ten micro-seconds never before seen.


The powerful Youtube search engine will bring you to any song, any singer, ever since recording was invented a century ago. It will also bring you to 20-odd related songs by the artist or by the title. If you have nothing to do, and are totally bored, you can weave and soar through the labyrinth of music the whole day until you are drunk with joy. Depression will vanish at the click of a mouse. You can click the ‘playlist’ of a singer, and the music will go on for an hour, while you eat, work, read. All this is in the comfort of home or discomfort of a retirement hospice.

If I were a paraplegic, instead of moping in a dark corner of the retirement home, I would ask the nurse to bring me to the knoll and leave me there with my music for sunset. I would tell her, “Leave me. Come back in two hours.” I would go home energized and happy.


Man has reached a point in time when he can heal boredom and depression on a global scale, and replace these with happiness and inner peace. Internet has the power to heal wounded souls, and make lost souls re-discover themselves. Perhaps 10,000 people worked together to reach this human feat of total global music access – programmers, web developers, musicians, full orchestras, employees of server firms, etc. THAT IS THE POWER OF HUMAN CONVERGENCE. 10,000 professionals building a complex powerful tool like the Youtube to serve 10 billion people. Human consciousness converges totally through the Internet.
Think. You are student with an assignment to research on a weird topic such as ‘low-orbit satellites’ or ‘submersible robots’. The powerful Google search engine will list for you all websites which have even just a word of search key. When I once asked my students to research on the mafia, a student eagerly raised her hand and read from her Blackberry through a web link the entire history of the mafia that went back to Lucky Luciano and Eliot Ness. I let her read for 20 minutes, and the entire class absorbed so much in such a short time. Wow. That’s what I call instant learning. And I was just sitting there passively in silence. The Internet was my co-professor. Any grade school kid can learn about adult things like cosmology, super-black-holes at the center of the galaxy having in its grip on a trillion stars, complete with high resolution Hubble space photos.


You are a budding entrepreneur. At the tips of your finger, you can find products sold anywhere in the world, old, new, upcoming, and even read detailed technical specs. You can buy instantly in e-stores like E-bay and Amazon. The package arrives in just a few days at your gate. Cyberspace has made time and space almost obsolete. You did not even leave the house. You helped alleviate traffic. THE INTERNET IS THE ABSOLUTE AGENT FOR HUMAN CONVERGENCE. The Internet has also made hundreds of young people millionaires overnight. Internet games alone are a trillion dollar industry.


Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, was a Jesuit paleontologist who expounded on the magic of human convergence. Like Darwin, he was condemned by the Church for his theories of evolution. His books were banned. His superiors told him to shut up or be excommunicated. Later, after his death, the inconsistent Church turned around 180 degrees, proclaiming him as one of the greatest theologians of the century for his insights into the evolution of human consciousness.


in death, as in an ocean
all our slow or swift diminishments
flow out and merge (towards You, Lord)


Teilhard de Dhardin


Lord, we are the streams and rivers
which were once tiny raindrops
that You have crafted in the heavens
You are the ocean into which we rivulets flow
we tiny rivulets converge in big rivers and deltas
which expand and merge with the sea, with You Lord
our destinies are intertwined
all of creation merges and converges towards You


If Darwin expounded on physical evolution, Chardin went beyond, expounding on the evolution of human consciousness which was a sequel to Darwin’s biological evolution. Chardin said that human consciousness, like the single cell evolving into the complex human brain, has a convergence and a divergence – divergence into the evils of the Internet, hacking, promoting pedophilia, corporate and military espionage, cyber wars; convergence into the good points of sharing, information access. The possibilities are vast and limitless, whether for good or for evil. You can now make love via Skype, if you knew how to.


Chardin, the paleontologist-turned-philosopher, explained that HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS WILL CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVE AND EVENTUALLY CONVERGE TO CHRIST. ALL OF CREATION IS ‘CHRISTO-CENTRIC’. This profound insight awed modern-day theologians. All of a sudden, Chardin jarred the Church theologians with a simple single theorem – the universe goes back to the Creator, that is a primeval cosmic principle.


Today, Chardin’s theory of the convergence of human consciousness is exemplified by the Internet, people holding hands across the planet, sharing, exchanging, learning. The Internet can bring a new spiritual renaissance, if we do it right. The Internet super-nova is in motion, one galactic implosion never before seen in human history.


ptolemy said the earth
was the center of the universe
copernicus said it was the sun
the old astronomers said
it was a black hole at the core of the milky way
the sun is a mere speck in the galaxy
the new astronomers said
there is no center
our galaxy is a mere dot
among billions of others
there are trillions of stars
in each of the billions of galaxies
human consciousness is limited
to the ‘known universe’
of 32 billion light years
beyond, light from the edge of the universe
has not yet reached us
we still do not know what is out there
pioneer cosmologists now pose
that there are other universes
parallel to ours, ‘multiverses’
there are dark matter and dark energy
permeating the universe
new forms of energy are being discovered
einstein said the universe has no center
if one travelled on a straight line
one would be back where he started
chardin said Jesus is the center of the universe
into which all of human consciousness
will eventually converge
the views of einstein and chardin
are one and the same
it is the merging of the physical
and the metaphysical
everything flows from and into Him
Who permeates all that is


YOYOMA’S WEEPING CELLO – elgar cello concerto
1st movement
2nd movement
3rd movement
4th movement
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