I meant it, I'm here to represent it.
Just don't go thinking about bending spoons n' shit - there is no spoon.
More and more I am hearing people say things I am thinking about.
I receive emails and Tweets around subjects I had just been discussing, in real life (IRL).
The phrase, "Great Minds Think Alike" has never been so evident - on a global scale.
This leads me to ask, "Are we all thinking the same thing, at the same time?"
Did I project across the digital void?
Am I an interloper? Meddling with the collective consciousness?
Scary. It's starting to freak me out.
What's the essence of my queries?
We can say it, we're big kids now, we're not 18 years old anymore.
"Psychic". Quick, somebody search out Leonard Nimoy.
Better yet, let's go to Webster (not that lil kid from the TV show). Here is part of the definition of "Psychic":
"...sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding..."
". ...sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences..."
At first, this can look a bit nebulous. I contend "nonphysical or supernatural" are defined by the scientific and situational awareness of the person observing the phenomena. For instance, comets and lightning were at one time considered "nonphysical and supernatural" - not anymore. Today we know Zeus throws bolts and comets in the night sky foretell the coming of a new prince, so we got those covered.
Seriously, what is 'nonphysical and supernatural' one day is common place the next.
The danger occurs when the established hierarchies that where built on old beliefs, force down the tenants of the past. See Copernicus, Bruno, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Halley, Darwin, Hubble, and Bertrand Russell - another time, another post.
I shall continue:
"...extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding..."
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook(yuk), Foursquare, blogging, news alerts, smart phones, tablets, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G, WiFi, 130Mbps, Kindle, Nook, Starbucks, GPS - augmented reality - iTunes, Google Circles, NetFlix on demand, email, DropBox, Box.net, all of it, all of us, in the Clouds. Biblical metaphor? This stuff cannot be made up.
These tools and apps, are digital means of extraordinary AND mysterious sensitivity. Our perception has exploded from what we can physically see to what we imagine and see with our mind's eye. The Third Eye(Blind).
Our connectivity, along what I refer to as the 'little grid', has the potential to crystallize our understanding of things. All things. All things that are and have ever been - Google has been digitizing EVERYTHING
So are we more psychic? Yes.
As we connect deeper, our perceptions widen, awareness and sensitivity enhances. Because of Moore's Law, IBM, Steve Jobs, NASA and the Internet, We see more.
Also, as we become attuned to our connections, our brain quickly adapts to digesting more.
Our minds fall into a rhythm and begins to predict. The predictions are not random, or absolute, but hunches.(at first)
Think I am wrong or off my rocker? Well, off my rocker? Agreed. Consider the well known and observed phenomena The Missing Letter Effect. Or better yet, illusions of the mind when the mind predicatively fills in missing segments making assumptions based on past experiences - deep experiences.
And we learn.
Are these triangles real? They appear to be, because the brain automatically fills in lines that are missing. But if you block out parts of the picture, the white triangle vanishes.
The point isn't really the availability of all content, it is the expectation.
The little grid, the access points along it and our continued, if not constant, connection is training our brain and our mind, to predict. Maybe we're predicting just a nano second into the future - or maybe you're getting more 'hunches' about your probability of closing a sale and the ever dynamic political environment in the Middle East.
Whatever it is, you're not alone. Good ideas are popping up everywhere except in the cubicles, corner offices or boardrooms
There is one more thing. I have referred to the digital realm as the "Little grid" - do you have any idea what i refer to as the Big Grid?
Heady stuff isn't it? Ferocious, ain't I? You ready for some sugar?