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A new teaching: Imagination

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Jon Rappoport's Blog

A new teaching: Imagination

by Jon Rappoport

July 17, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

I call it new because it still has not been given its proper due. Imagination is beyond “subject matter” or “content” or “knowledge” or “systems” or “philosophy” or “metaphysics.”

Imagination is not something you pursue, like a lost mine or a species of plant never seen before. Imagination is not an object.

It can solve problems. It can dispense with a problem altogether. But imagination is not a solution. It isn’t a method.

Imagination is already there in every person, as a potential. To put it in a slightly different way, imagination comes into being the moment you want it. Even more accurately, perhaps, imagination is imagining. It’s an action. When you want to take that action, you can.

What imagination invents is, of course, different from…

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Why Creative People Are Safe from Robots

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Nicholas C. Rossis

Rise of the Machines

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books “Now, where did I leave my pen?”
Photo: Fortune – AP Photo/The Christian Science Monitor, Ann Hermes

Jobs board Monster.com ran an online poll recently, asking people how threatened they feel by robots. Namely, how likely they find it that a robot will be doing their work in a few years’ time.

Most people are in “robot overlord denial,” it turns out, thinking that computers could never replace them at work. Sadly, most are probably wrong.

According to this Fortune article, University of Oxford researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne estimated in 2013 that 47% of total U.S. jobs could be automated by 2033. The combination of robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning is so powerful that some white collar workers are already being replaced — and we’re talking journalists, lawyers, doctors, and financial analysts, not the person who used to perform data entry.

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