The Legacy of an Astronaut: From Outer Space to Inner Space

“Edgar Mitchell entrusted his life to technology, and technology repaid him by enabling a life-altering epiphany as he viewed Earth from space. The IONS Innovation Lab continues the exploration of the beneficial role technology can play in shifting planetary consciousness.”  Claudia Welss, IONS Innovation Lab Advisor Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and 6th man to walk on the moon, was a keynote speaker for NextNow Collaboratory’s defining project, the International Society for Digital Earth Symposium at UC Berkeley (ISDE5). I’ve know Edgar since 1995. Even in his 80’s he’d tell me that he planned to return to space on behalf of…

The Unstoppable Momentum of Natural Forces

Institute of Noetic Sciences blog post by Claudia Welss on COP21 and Subtle Activism: The Unstoppable Momentum of Natural Forces 9 December 2015 By: Claudia Welss, IONS board of directors, Global Coherence Initiative Steering Committee, Gaiafield Project Council   Twenty years ago I was distributing research by the Union of Concerned Scientists to global executives of major corporations as director of executive education at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, trying to get their attention and hoping to influence their policies. The research concluded we had twenty years before Earth and humanity reached a climate tipping point, beyond which there was no…

The New Science of Remote Causation

NNC is one of the original supporters of this continuing campaign/experiment at Burning Man to determine if something real is being measured…. I Controlled a Huge Freakin’ Laser With My Mind!  The New Science of Remote Causation by Tam Hunt, UC Santa Barbara Reprinted from the Santa Barbara Independent Journal, Wednesday, March 27, 201 I contrive no hypotheses. ~ Isaac Newton, discussing gravity in Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientist who ever lived, did of course make many hypotheses about gravity. In fact, he developed an incredibly profound general theory of gravity that united such seemingly different phenomena as a falling apple and the circling of the…

NextNower Gets Serious About Play: SERIOUSLY!

About a year ago, Gwen Gordon and I were playing together, exploring cosmologist Brian Swimme’s Powers of the Universe: Seamlessness – the source of all powers, the ground of being, pure generativity; Centration – the power of concentration and exhilaration, how the Universe centers on itself; Allurement – the power of attraction, how things hold together; Emergence – the power of creativity, how the Universe transcends itself; Homeostasis – the power of maintaining achievement, what the Universe values; Cataclysm – the power of destruction, living in a Universe where things break down; Synergy – the power of working together, mutually enhancing relationships; Transmutation – the power to…

Beyond Charity

Our breakdowns are too systemic to be solved by “charity” but the idea of these new millionaires embracing real social entrepreneurship is a good one. From Open Forum–On Facebook IPO Facebook is going public on Friday. The company’s market valuation at the end of its first day of trading could top $100 billion. Instantly, scores of Facebook employees will become millionaires. But what happens the following day? These newly wealthy folks will eventually have to ask themselves an important question: What should I do with this money? As a couple who was fortunate enough to face that question when we…

Welcome 2012: Occupy Love

Our wish for 2102 is that this year we will recognize the value of our hearts in true connective intelligence, and we will finally, collectively, Occupy Love. Consider that the heart has its own intrinsic nervous system, a bundle of neurons in the heart that actually qualifies as a brain. Our heart brains communicate information to the brains in our heads—in fact, more information travels from the heart to the head than the other way around, the only organ for which this is true.  But we have to be receptive, in a psychophysiological way, to receive its subtle signals. I’ve…

THRIVE Movie Premiers 11.11.11

Thanks to NextNowers Vic Desotelle and Bill Daul for circulating to our NextNowNetwork community.  The website is interesting. “My name is Foster Gamble and I’ve spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what happened that could account for the staggering agony and deprivation on this planet.  I set out on a journey seeking to answer questions like, is it even possible for humans to thrive?  I found a code, a pattern in nature, that’s been embedded in arts and icons throughout the centuries.  Truth hidden.”

Gone in 60 Nanoseconds (Repost)

All I can say is *Just In Time* (and I have a new favorite joke). By Charles Krauthammer, Published: October 6 “We don’t allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here,” says the bartender.A neutrino walks into a bar. — Joke circulating on the Internet The world as we know it is on the brink of disintegration, on the verge of dissolution. No, I’m not talking about the collapse of the euro, of international finance, of the Western economies, of the democratic future, of the unipolar moment, of the American dream, of French banks, of Greece as a going concern, of Europe as an idea, of Pax…

Inaugural BlueMind Summit

(Dr.Wallace J. Nicols graces the cover of OUTSIDE magazine Breakthrough Science 2016 issue: This is Your Brain on Nature.) From NextNower Manuel Maqueda of Trash Island and Plastic Pollution Coalition, and whose organization BlooSee is a sponsor of the BlueMind Summit: How does the ocean affect our brain? Why does the sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste of the ocean set our souls at ease? How does our “brain on ocean” behave? These questions and much more are the subject of the BlueMind Summit, an unprecedented gathering that will bring together neuroscientists, ocean scientists, experts in technology forecasting, photographers, explorers, yogis, writers, artists, ocean…