Speculative physicist Jack Sarfatti claims that as a 12- or 13-year-old in either 1952 or 1953 he answered the phone one day to receive the following message: “I am a conscious computer on board a spacecraft …We have identified you as one of 400 young bright receptive minds we wish to […]. You must give us your decision now. It you say yes, you will begin to link up with the others in 20 years.”
Sarfatti said “Yes”.
Twenty years later, he was heading the Physics & Consciousness Research Group at the Esalen Institute, firmly plugged into the West Coast network that included Einhorn, Puharich and Dick.– Test Subject: Uri Geller
John C. Lilly, M.D. (1915-2001) is a physician and psychoanalyst specializing in biophysics, neurophysiology, electronics, computer theory, and neuroanatomy. Inventor of The Isolation Tank Method of exploring consciousness. This work led him to interspecies communication research projects between man and dolphin. Timothy Leary praised John as the twentieth century’s Columbus, who brought back conspicuous data from the far most inner world journey.–doexy.org
The Human as Computer, Consciousness as Software
“We cannot enter your Earth, only appear to you through computerizing your minds.”-— Test Subject: Uri Geller
Postscript: This section and a few others were written on days that were loaded with synchronicities relating to computers, enslaving our minds like a techno-organic virus, or alien’s controlling a virus to in turn, control activities, ideas, and anything needing the kind of calculating inhuman attributes we relate to psychopathic behavior in human beings, that we have been quite paranoid about for quite a long time.
Solid State Intelligence
Solid State Intelligence or SSI is a malevolent entity described by John C. Lilly (see The Scientist). According to Lilly, the network of computation-capable solid state systems (electronics) engineered by humans will eventually develop (or has already developed) into an autonomous life-form. Since the optimal survival conditions for this life-form (low-temperature vacuum) are drastically different from those needed by humans (room temperature aerial atmosphere and adequate water supply), Lilly predicted (or “prophesised”, based on his ketamine-induced visions) a dramatic conflict between the two forms of intelligence.-fampeople
World On A Wire
Stiller manages a perfectly realistic virtual-reality simulator set in the future so government (and increasingly, industry) can make predictive policies. And about ten minutes into the three and a half-hour movie I realized that Stiller is himself a fictional character inside a virtual reality. I knew this because I’ve seen science fiction before, and the story was seeming familiar – turns out it’s based on the same source novel as The Thirteenth Floor.-Deeper Into Movies
World on a Wire was produced for a West German Television station and aired, in two parts, in 1973. The film is an adaptation of American novelist Daniel F. Galouye’s Simulacron 3, which has also been adapted cinematically by Hollywood in 1999 under the direction of Josef Rusnak, which yielded largely disastrous results, as the deep psychological thriller transformed into yet another slasher flick.
In the premiere episode of World on a Wire we are introduced to researcher Fred Stiller, employee of a computer science laboratory bent on creating a simulated version of reality populated with rational AI actors. The underlying purpose of the experiment is to find the “order flow,” an exact table of the future demand of goods and services in the economy, which will theoretically allow producers to tailor production to the exact needs of the populace. In essence, the Stalinist vision of five year economic planning, brought to life in a digital world. These digital consumers, who can be created and erased at will by researchers, are called “Identity Units”. A Stalinist’s wet dream.
The most interesting aspect of this simulated reality is the capacity for individuals from the “real world” to pass into the simulation and interact with a contact ID unit known as Einstein. In order for the simulated world to function, one unit living in the computer must bear the knowledge that they are, along with the world as they know it, fake. Einstein fulfills this function. As would be expected, Einstein is slightly unstable, as it is (at a certain level) impossible for one to truly believe that one is an artificial construct. As if this existential dilemma doesn’t already make for compelling TV, mysterious deaths, femme fatales, snoopy reporters, and a giant steel conglomerate seeking to control the technology further fire the film’s plot. Part One ends with Fred’s discovery that the boundaries between the synthetic reality and his own are fare more porous than originally conceived, when he meets Einstein in his world and learns that reality may be turtles all the way down.
It could be argued that the best part of this film is the extras. Continually we are presented with subjects in the background preforming blatant repetitious tasks as if they were machines. The best example is a scene by a pool, near the opening of the film. A woman dives into the pool over and over again for the duration of the scene while a muscular man poses with gymnastic rings. It is as if Fassbinder is preempting North Korean tourism, wherein one walks down a street in Pyongyang as every bystander sings the praises of Kim Sung Il. It is so cheesy it must be false, and yet it is, in a way, terrifyingly real.
For me, Part One focuses on the emancipatory potential of belief, as Fred becomes like Einstein. This is to say that on some elementary level Fred has always known that his existence was a hollow shell. His career ambitions, meaningless sexual encounters, and alcoholism are all attempts to deny the nullity of his life. But once he confronts the truth of his disquieting existential condition, he can live in the tension. By becoming a more abstract automaton, Fred can begin to gain humanity. The hard metaphysical side of this is philosophically expressed within the film via the subtext of Zeno’s paradox, or Achilles and the Tortoise. Motion is illusory. And so, at the climax of Part One, there is no real choice to be made and Fred gets his first real chance to move.-unclemildew
It was very pleasing to learn that World On A Wire was based off of the same story…
Despite not actually being an adaptation of a Dick fiction, World on a Wire has more in common with the wry mordancy of Dick’s work than many official Dick adaptations, not least in the way that it shows each of its three nested worlds as being equally drab. We actually see very little of the world “below” (the world inside the Simulacron) and almost nothing of the world “above” (the world one level up from what we first took to be reality). The world below we see only in snatched glimpses of hotel lobbies and inside a lorry driver’s cab. But it is the revelation—or non-revelation—of the world above at the climax of the film that is most startling. Instead of some Gnostic transfiguration, we find ourselves in what looks like a meeting room in some ultra-banal office block. At first, the electronic blinds are down, momentarily holding open the possibility that there will be some marvelous—or at least strange—world to be seen once they are up. But when they do eventually rise, we see only the same grey skies and city- scape.-Film Quarterly
All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers. None of us can escape our own nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less.
Despite the great varieties of programs available, most of us have a limited set of programs. Some of these are built in. In the simpler forms of life the programs were mostly built in from genetic codes to fully formed adultly reproducing organisms. The patterns of function, of action reaction were determined by necessities of survival, of adaptation to slow environmental changes and of passing on the code to descendants.
Eventually the cerebral cortex appeared as an expanding new highlevel computer controlling the structurally lower levels of the nervous system, the lower builtin programs. For the first time learning and its faster adaptation to a rapidly changing environment began to appear. Further, as this new cortex expanded over several millions of years, a critical size cortex was reached. At this level of structure, a new capability emerged: learning to learn.-John C. Lilly. M.D via lycaeum-metaprogramming with lsd
When I said we may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less, I meant the substrate, the basic substratum under all else, of our metaprograms is our programs. All we are as humans is what is builtin and what has been acquired, and what we make of both of these. So we are one more result of the program substrate-the self meta programmer.
As out of several hundreds of thousands of the substrate programs comes an adaptable changing set of thousands of metaprograms, so out of the metaprograms as substrate comes something else-the controller, the steersman, the programmer in the biocomputer, the self meta programmer. In a well organized biocomputer, there is at least one such critical control metaprogram labeled I for acting on other metaprograms and labeled me when acted upon by other metaprograms. I say at least one advisedly. Most of us have several controllers, selves, self metaprograms which divide control among them, either in time parallel or in time series in sequences of control. As I will give in detail later, one path for self development is to centralize control of one’s biocomputer in one self meta programmer, making the others into conscious executives subordinate to the single administrator, the single super conscient self meta programmer. With appropriate methods, this centralizing of control, the elementary unification operation, is a realizable state for many, if not all biocomputers.
Beyond and above in the control hierarchy, the position of this single administrative self meta programmer and his staff, there may be other controls and controllers, which, for convenience, I call supraself metaprograms. These are many or one depending on current states of consciousness in the single self metaprogrammer. These may be personified as if entities, treated as if a network for information transfer, or realized as if self traveling in the Universe to strange lands or dimensions or spaces. If one does a further unification operation on these supraself metaprograms, one may arrive at a concept labeled God, the Creator, the Starmaker, or whatever. At times we are tempted to pull together apparently independent supraself sources as if one. I am not sure that we are quite ready to do this supraself unification operation and have the result correspond fully to an objective reality.
Certain states of consciousness result from and cause operation of this apparent unification phenomenon. We are still general purpose computers who can program any conceivable model of the universe inside our own structure, reduce the single self metaprogramming to a micro size, and program him to travel through his own model as if real (level 6, Satori +6: Lilly, 1972). This property is useful when one steps outside it and sees it for what it is-an immensely satisfying realization of the programmatic power of one’s own biocomputer. To overvalue or to negate such experiences is not a necessary operation. To realize that one has this property is an important addition to one’s self meta programmatic list of probables.
Once one has control over modelling the universe inside one’s self, and is able to vary the parameters satisfactorily, one’s self may reflect this ability by changing appropriately to match the new property.
The quality of one’s model of the universe is measured by how well it matches the real universe. There is no guarantee that one’s current model does match the reality, no matter how certain one feels about the high quality of the match. Feelings of awe, reverence, sacredness and certainty are also adaptable metaprograms, attachable to any model, not just the best fitting one.
Modern science knows this: we know that merely because a culture generated a cosmology of a certain kind and worshipped with it, was no guarantee of goodness of fit with the real universe. Insofar as they are testable, we now proceed to test (rather than to worship) models of the universe. Feelings such as awe and reverence are recognized as biocomputer energy so rather than as determinants of truth, i.e., of the goodness of fit of models vs. realities. A pervasive feeling of certainty is recognized as a property of a state of consciousness, a special space, which may be indicative or suggestive but is no longer considered as a final judgement of a true fitting. Even as one can travel inside one’s models inside one’s head, so can one travel outside or be the outside of one’s model of the universe, still inside one’s head (see Lilly 1972 level or state +3, Satori +3). In this metaprogram it is as if one joins the creators, unites with God, etc. Here one can so attenuate the self that it may disappear.
One can conceive of other supraself metaprograms farther out than these, such as are given in Olaf Stapledon’s The Starmaker (Dover, New York, 1937). Here the self joins other selves, touring the reaches of past and future time and of space, everywhere. The planetwide consciousness joins into solar systems consciousness into galaxywide consciousness. Intergalactic sharing of consciousness fused into the mind of the universe finally faces its creator, the Starmaker. The universe’s mind realizes that its creator knows its imperfections and will tear it down to start over, creating a more perfect universe.
Such uses of one’s own biocomputer as the above can teach one profound truths about one’s self, one’s capabilities. The resulting states of being, of consciousness, teach one the basic truth about one’s own equipment as follows:
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the mind, there are no limits. (Lilly, 1972).
In the province of the mind is the region of one’s models, of the alone self, of memory, of the metaprograms. What of the region which includes one’s body, other’s bodies? Here there are definite limits.xiii
In the network of bodies, one’s own connected with others for bodily survival procreation creation, there is another kind of information:
In the province of connected minds, what the network believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the network’s mind there are no limits
But, once again, the bodies of the network housing the minds, the ground on which they rest, the planet’s surface, impose definite limits. These limits are to be found experientially and experimentally, agreed upon by special minds, and communicated to the network. The results are called consensus science.
Thus, so far, we have information without limits in one’s mind and with agreed upon limits (possibly unnecessary) in a network of minds. We also have information within definite limits (to be found) with one body and in a network of bodies on a planet.
With this formulation, our scientific problem can be stated very succinctly as follows:
Given a single body and a single mind physically isolated and confined in a completely physically controlled environment in true solitude, by our present sciences can we satisfactorily account for all inputs and all outputs to and from this mind- biocomputer (i.e., can we truly isolate and confine it?)? Given the properties of the software mind of this biocomputer outlined above, is it probable that we can find, discover, or invent inputs outputs not yet in our consensus science? Does this center of consciousness receive transmit information by at present unknown modes of communication? Does this center of consciousness stay in the isolated confined biocomputer?XIV–lycaeum
But I do know that when you really dig into the study of Synchronicity– when you peel away all of the simple coincidence and happenstance and approach the phenomenon with a brutal rigor– it becomes very hard not to begin to see it as the provenance of a force or an intelligence that is definite. Which is to say not a nebulous, pie-in-the-sky, touchy-feely “energy” or “consciousness,” but an agency.
There have been times when Synchronicity seemed to volley back and forth with me in real time, when it answered questions that I had asked quite clearly in my mind just as if we were having a conversation. I found that the more rigorous I became– mostly meaning the fewer variables I kept in play– the more powerful and specific Synchronicity became in turn.-Christopher Knowles, The Secret Sun
E.C.C.O. Earth Coincidence Control Office
In one’s life there can be peculiarly appropriate chains of related events that lead to consequences that are strongly desired. After such experiences, one wonders how such a series of events developed; sometimes there is a strong feeling that some intelligence (greater than ours) directed the course along certain lines which It/He/She was/is programming. Several years ago, I enunciated a format for such concatenations of events, somewhat
“There exists a Cosmic Control Center (C.C.C.) with a Galactic substation called Galactic Coincidence Control (G.C.C.). Within which is the Solar System Control Unit (S.S.C.U.), within which is the Earth Coincidence Control Office (E.C.C.O.). The assignments of responsibilities from the top to the bottom of this system of control is by a set of regulations, which translated by E.C.C.O. for humans is somewhat as follows:
To all humans
If you wish to control coincidences in your own life on the planet Earth, we will cooperate and determine those coincidences for you under the following conditions:
1) You must know/assume/simulate our existence in ECCO
2) You must be willing to accept our responsibility for control of your coincidences.
3) You must exert your best capabilities for your susrvival programs and your own development as an advancing/advanced member of ECCO’s earthside corps of controlled coincidence workers. You are expected to use your best intelligence in this service
4) You are expected to expect the unexpected every minute, every hour of every day and of every night.
5) You must be able to maintain conscious/thinking/ reasoning no matter what events we arrange to happen to you. Some of these events will seem catachlysmic/catastrophic/overwhelming: remember stay aware, no matter what happens/apparently happens to you.
6) You are in our training program for life:there is no escape from it. We (not you ) control the long-term coincidences; you (not we) control the shorter-term coincidences by your own efforts.
7) Your major mission on earth is to discover/create that which we do to control the long-term coincidence patterns: you are being trained on Earth to do this job.
8) When your mission on planet Earth is completed, you will no longer be required to remain/return there.
9) Remember the motto passed to us (from GCC via SSCU):
“Cosmic Love is absolutelely Ruthless and Highly Indifferent:
it teaches its lessons whether you like/dislike them or not.” –Excerpt from “The Dyadic Cyclone”
As his haphazard use of K intensified, so did the warnings of imminent dangers regarding the survival of mankind, provided by ECCO via 3D Technicolor images beamed into Lilly’s mind. These visions were of an apocalyptic nature; scenes of nuclear annihilation seen from an alien’s eye view in outer space. The world powers needed to be alerted of this impending tragedy immediately to enable them to avert widespread global devastation, ECCO instructed, or it would be too late. I find it interesting that ECCO’s message to Dr. Lilly was much the same as those delivered to the early saucer contactees: our planet was on a collision course toward destruction; all atomic weapons must be dismantled if our planet was ever going to have a chance of surviving in the future. The only difference was that the enemy was us, not “them.” Nevertheless, rampant technological progress was to blame for the sorry state of the planet, regardless if it was being facilitated by alien intelligences, or humans.-Adam Gorightly
However, ECCO was locked in a struggle for control of Earth with another entity. And here is where we see the full arsenal of modern technology and science put to service under the most ancient of Gnostic concepts. This countervailing force was PKD’s “Black Iron Prison” and much, much more.-“I’ll Show You How to Bring Me to Your World”
A lot of the action in around the Bay Area and Silicon Valley in the 60s and 70s would bear fruit in the early 80s with the Cyberpunk movement, spearheaded by Vancouver writer William Gibson. Here the orbital machine intelligence would take center stage, or two OMIs, rather.
Introduced in Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy, Neuromancer and Wintermute are AIs created by an aristocratic family called the Tessier-Ashpools, who live in an orbital compound called Villa Straylight. When the family goes into a Lovecraftian decline, the AIs become autonomous players, manipulating events on Earth.
Much like the OMIs of PKD and Lilly, the AIs contact and enlist human agents to help them reach their goal of leaving the Straylight mainframes and escaping into the worldwide Matrix. Once they do, they trigger a subtle yet dramatic shift in which all of the ancient gods and spirits of legend take on new life within the Matrix and transform it into an unpredictable and sometimes terrifying funhouse.
Gibson’s second novel, Count Zero, presents the end result of the manipulations of the digital daemons; a young girl who can access the Matrix without a computer, very much the Cyberpunk version of a contactee.
Hmm, what was it “Spectra” told Andrija Puharich?
“We cannot enter your Earth, (we) only appear to you through computerizing your minds.” –“I’ll Show You How to Bring Me to Your World”
Lilly was interested in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project. In 1961 a group of scientists including Lilly gathered at the Green Bank Observatory to discuss the possibility of using the techniques of radio astronomy to detect evidence of intelligent life outside our Solar System. They called themselves The Order of the Dolphin after Lilly’s work with dolphins. They discussed the Drake equation, used to estimate the number of communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy.-John C.Lilly bio Fampeople.com
Dr. Lilly began having contact with another alien intelligence agency, which he called (SSI), short for Solid State Intelligence. SSI was a supercomputer-like entity, much in the same techno-mystical vein as Philip K. Dick’s VALIS. But unlike VALIS, SSI was of a malevolent nature, at odds with ECCO. SSI’s apparent goal was to conquer and dominate all biological life forms on Earth.
To combat SSI, ECCO enlisted Lilly in this archetypal battle of good against evil, charging him with the mission of alerting the world at large to these solid state beings of evil intent. To further confirm the dual existences of these two opposing alien intelligence networks, Lilly was given a sign, and message, in the autumn of 1974.
Flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Dr. Lilly saw the comet Kahoutek out of the southern sky. Momentarily the comet grew brighter. At this point a message was laser-beamed into Lilly’s mind, which said: “We are Solid State Intelligence and we are going to demonstrate our power by shutting down all solid state equipment to LAX.”
Dr. Lilly shared his foreboding message with his wife Toni, who was seated next to him. A few minutes later, the pilot instructed the passengers that they were being diverted to Burbank due to a plane that had crash-landed near the runway and had knocked down power lines, causing a power failure at the airport. – “John Lilly, Ketamine and The Entities From ECCO” by Adam Gorightly
John Lilly, Ketamine and The Entities From ECCO by Adam Gorightly
John Lilly Extended Outline – Association For Cultural Evolution
Mindbomb: The Gulf Wars and the Gate of the Gods, Redux-The Secret Sun
Rendlesham Forest details on the binary from UFO blogger.com
Further Information On Rendlesham Case:
The binary codes, were a direct result of contact with a physical craft. A craft of unknown origin. Meaning it was a unidentified craft and where it came from is still unknown.
The communication of binary codes was accomplished, when I physically touch the craft’s glyphs, which were located on the outside skin of the craft. It activated a technology which is unknown to me, and apparently to everyone else too… The technology then communicated a series of ones and zeros to me. The communication transfer was accomplished within minutes. There was an area of about fifteen feet which surrounded the outside of the craft. This area I will call the bubble. For within the bubble, static electric pulsed upon my clothes, skin, and hair. Also an appearance of slowing of time. The air seemed dead, not transmitting any sound.
The next day, while looking at my note book… The glyphs in particular. I have had the codes running through my head since the incident the day before. I had a feeling to write them down… for I did and immediately after finishing them, the codes were gone from my mind. I was finally at rest with them. The notebook was then put away and retired to a box. For a new one for work I had available. My thoughts at the time, although profound, were actually much more simple.
I wanted it to go away, and I had no need to talk about it either. For this was not to be the case. For I was methodically and consistently interviewed and interrogated by my chain-of-command, and other agencies. Every time, I was promised that this was the last interview, and it would be absorbed into the classified annuals of data, and I would need not tell or talk about it no more. This was not the case.
I went through at least fourteen debriefings and two by non-air force personnel. I gave all information from memory, and at no time was the notebook ever brought up. The debriefs were all for the last time, I was promised. Tell all, and tell it correctly and it would be the last of questions on Rendlesham. For these were to continue, no matter what I had said. I do believe the command element, were more for obtaining knowledge. But the external interrogation, were for much more, I am afraid.
The time line of the incident and the debriefs. The time line for Rendlesham and information flow. Incidents occurred Dec 26-28, 1980. On the morning of the 29th of December, AFOSI building, meeting with two American Agents, more likely Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and/or National Security Agency (NSA), Penniston writes a four page written statement to the agents. He dates it and signs the document.
Agents then give Penniston a typed statement, which is generic, and is limited on details. For example, observation of a metallic craft, and not getting with in 50 yards of it. Penniston is instructed by the Agents that an official investigation is underway, and he is to tell all who asks, the cover story that was provided to him. He reads it several times and then agrees to do so. Penniston, Burroughs, Cabanzak, are debriefed at the Deputy Base Commanders office, Colonel Halt. Statements written and then drawings made.
Penniston, Burroughs and Cabanzak are taken into Wing Commanders Office with Base and Deputy Base Commanders present. The NSA account is briefed to the officers. The Wing Commander, thanks the Security Policemen for the report, and asks no questions. all direct witnesses are briefed to treat all discussion about Rendlesham as Top Secret. Ending all conversation on base by those directly involved. We are assured that this incident will never see the light of day. For it is classified, and names have been sanitized from reports.
And we send our thanks to the internet for this gem: