Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thinking Blogging, Thinking Future

And it is a welcome return to the 'grid' - albeit in a ambiguous way. Good to both be away from Internet and mobile phones for a while, and back into natural 'human' social networking. Yet necessary - for me - to return into information immersion so that I keep aware of spiraling events. And lovely to return to a 'Thinking Blogger' nomination from my friend A.V. over at Surfing the Tao - thanks A.V.!

This helped to remind me that I began this blog over 4 years ago - in March 2003 when blogging was a relatively new phenomenon - and when Blogger only provided the very basics for free... I began by wishing to talk about 'ideas of our conscious evolution' - with discussions based mainly around spiritual matters, delving into DNA vibrations, shamanism, transcendentalism, etc - since then I have shifted 'careers' into a sociological direction and now have interests in emerging technologies, military technologies, electromagnetism, mind control, alternative history, and non-terrestrial Intelligences. What a transformation it has been!

The 'learning curve' just never stops. And for my part, I shall now nominate 5 Thinking Bloggers of my own, in no particular order (or perhaps alphabetical!). May the meme continue...

1. Accelerating Future - Michael Anissimov has a great blog on transhumanism and emerging technologies which always produces well-written, informed, and highly lucid accounts - both supportive and critical - that keeps the reader up-to-date on the latest news and debates. Great posts here.

2. Open the Future - Jamais Cascio was one of the co-founders of the ground-breaking site Worldchanging, which was one of the first blogsites to really utilise the blogosphere for collective thinking and action. He has since moved on to futurist matters and as a freelance futurist consultant offers some wonderful insights into our rapidly emerging future possibilities.

3. Sentient Developments - another great transhumanist blog from writer/thinker/speaker George Dvorsky. Again, this blog keeps the reader up-to-date with the very latest debates in this tech-humanist realm.

4. Spy Blog - subtitled as 'Watching Them, Watching Us' this great informative blogsite does a terrific job in keeping people informed about state surveillance and the latest ironies in this devious arena. Lots of good news snippets here that are timely and right on the ball.

5. Subtopia - Bryan Finoki's site has always been an inspirational site to follow. Finoki, who self-confesses to be 'just obsessed with architecture', tracks the world of military urbanism - an emerging world of borders, barricades, underground facilities, urban hideaways, and architectures of constraint and restriction. Always full of thought-provoking pictures. Thanks Bryan!

So thats my 5 nominations done. Should you choose to participate in this meme, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.
  1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to five blogs that make you think.

  2. Link to this post [the Thinking Blogger] so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

  3. Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award with a link to the post that you wrote (available in silver or gold version).

It only leaves me to say - the future is always worth living for. Out of all the moments/epochs in our recorded history I have to say that I am very glad to be a witness in this one as for me it will turn out to be the most significant: there is a great transformation underway, and all history has been leading up to this point. Let Us Be Witness - With Heart.


A.V. Michaels said...

Glad to have you back. And thanks for nominating such incredible blogs; more great stuff out there to read!! Wow.

Kingsley said...

My pleasure A.V. - glad to be back in a world of fellow insightful thinkers - I dropped you an email recently, to your old address - is it still operational?

If not received - can you get a working address to me?