Can Self-Discovery be Measured by Technology


Can we actually use technology to measure our level of self-discovery?? The answer is not simple, but let’s give it a go . . . .

First, let’s consider cultural self-discovery:

For the past 150 years, for example, the rate of human cultural evolution has been growing arithmetically in the West, or about 300%.  Slavery and child labor laws were abolished, Women won the right to vote, The Civil Rights Act was past and adopted, and  gays and other minorities gained standings in society.

On the negative side, however, we in the west have lost much of our general politeness, civility, and  satisfaction with more basic things.   I remember the summers in Savannah gathered with my family around the ice cream churn after an outdoor picnic, waiting for the homemade stuff to ice up!  Now, a family sitting together for a meal is considered an oddity.  Gangsta Rap is King.

Now consider the rate of technological discoveries during these same 150 years.  Based on the shear number of inventions, this rate has grown exponentially – or about 30,000% – and has been practically doubling every 2 years!  Human wars created a hunger for more powerful weapons.  The growth of populations begged for greater sanitation, better means of travel, and more tools for rapid communication.   This need brought us trains, planes, automobiles, telegraphs, telephones, AC current, robotics, DVD’s, computers, the Internet, and the amazing inventions of Pranav Mistry.

But what about so-called “Individual self-discovery”??

This is a tricky one.  It seems as though individual evolution of consciousness is intimately linked to, and spurred by, human cultural changes, e.g., civil rights.  The introduction to the west by those who practice Hinduism, Buddhism and non-violent resistance eventually impacted the lives of millions.

From these simple introductions, the drive towards individual Self-discovery began in earnest.  Since the “individual” is paramount in the west, its glorification and expansion was inevitable, giving rise to what is now called the Human Potential movement. California became in the 1960’s – and still is – the mecca for most human potential folks, although adherents to all of these programs can be found anywhere in the world.

Group programs like EST (currently The Landmark Forum), Life Training, LRT, as well as various individual therapies like Re-Birthing, Primal, Hypnotherapy, TM, NLP, EFT, SOT, and other “alphabet soup” procedures . . . all were developed to “get in touch” with our mental-emotional blocks, release them, and allow our full potential to blossom.

But can a “marriage” between technology and self-discovery actually takes place in such a way to directly affect a person’s awareness and growth of happiness and consciousness?  This is the goal.  Otherwise, if it doesn’t make us happy, why do it?  Why create a Frankenstein monster??

Movies like The Matrix naturally give us the dark vision, i.e., the conflicting drama and choice between happiness and self-discovery. But is there another way?  I think so.  In fact, I believe that true self-discovery naturally leads to happiness, despite what most Hollywood movies may conjure up.

Muscle Testing

Muscle Testing

Technology, because it so rapidly advances, if harnessed to provide us with tools for consciousness, can lead to a Golden Age of Enlightenment, or some such thing.  The ability to rapidly and accurately navigate into our own psyches would provide humanity with a massive transformative tool.  A case in point?  The use of CVSA and Logical Soul(tm) together.

Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) can detect “lies” in a person’s voice, even over the phone.  This technology can be used in the to take the place of muscle testing to measure the effectiveness of Logical Soul(tm) sessions!  The ability to determine a “yes” and “no” response in the body and subconscious is the most fundamentally-important human potential tool there is.

The possibilities are staggering.  More about this vision in my next article…


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