If you could share one message, what would it be?

If you could share one message, what would it be? Here’s my favorite part of Koen De Paus passionate and inspirational message:

Defend reason, defend science budgets, stress the importance of education and life long learning, go into debate with people who try to demonize new technologies such as GMOs, donate to science research & education as well as humanitarian projects, … Basically your job is to make the world a better place through the application of science and technology and one of the best ways to do that is to get smart yourself and to increase the amount of educated people on the planet.

Originally shared by DaFreak

This post was inspired by Mark Bruce who asked a rather interesting question, If you could share one message that would reach hundreds of millions of people… What would you share? #Words4Mankind


Dreams within reach

People need a reality check!

http://goo.gl/gj3U9 – From atoms to molecules to cells to fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals to primates and here we are, trying to wrap our heads around deep time and the mindblowing change that it has produced.

We have come a very long way indeed… 13,7 billion years is a vast ocean of time, yet it just so happens that we are living in an age of vast importance that has the potential to change the future course of the universe itself. The change that lies behind us was not intelligently designed, the change that lies ahead of us will be. – Beginning of Infinity

We are not the endpoint of evolution and the change from fish to dinosaur to bird should give you an idea of the possibilities. A few million years from now we will be either dead or unrecognizable.

The brain is finite and physical, it’s just a matter of time before we unravel all its mysteries. Biological immortality, reshaping your body, increasing mental capabilities as well as expanding your senses, … Sure this sounds crazy because its hard to imagine but can you honestly say that it sounds crazier than aquatic creatures turning into land walking killers who eventually take to the skies? Our imagination is limited because of our perspective and short lifespans. If we ever want to make it off this rock and survive the harsh conditions of space and other planets, we will have to adapt to survive.

>Nanotechnology, the art of manipulating matter on the atomic scale is already creating one wonder material after another. http://goo.gl/CM72i >Biotechnology is exploding in all directions; modifying old life, creating new life, printing organs, biofuels, … are all here today. http://goo.gl/YOFvw >Information technologies, from the AI we use today, to the software that controls the robotics of tomorrow, the Internet of things, programmable matter, augmented reality, … http://goo.gl/wa4Ae

If you have seen BCI’s (Brain Computer Interfaces) in action then you know that even the near future has tremendous potential for changing our relationship with technology. http://goo.gl/YCrPL

All the sciences will keep advancing, this technological storm will only grow more fierce in the coming centuries. It’s hard to predict what fruits these endeavors will produce in a decade, let alone how advanced these industries will be a 100 years from now, but it’s safe to say that as time goes by, we are only going to learn more and thus produce ever more sophisticated technological wizardry. From fusion to holograms, we are bound to see quite a few groundbreaking developments in our lifetime.

Mankind is stuck in “We ll see whatever comes next” while it’s time to actively start thinking about which future we want to make real. Scientists around the world are breaking new ground every day, expanding knowledge, adding pathways towards different futures. The time has come to actively start looking ahead and state mission goals. Every year technology grows more powerful, if we wait too long it will end up making the choices for us. – http://thehumanproject.us/

Transhumanism is an intellectual and cultural movement that embodies all I ask for. If you have a serious interest in mankind’s future, consider joining this community of thinkers and activists. Defend reason, defend science budgets, stress the importance of education and life long learning, go into debate with people who try to demonize new technologies such as GMOs, donate to science research & education as well as humanitarian projects, … Basically your job is to make the world a better place through the application of science and technology and one of the best ways to do that is to get smart yourself and to increase the amount of educated people on the planet. Invest in 3rd world education! These are some of our best bets to overcome the problems that lie ahead. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_basic_transhumanism_topics

Make conscious decisions about what to do with your money, do you really need that gossip magazine, plastic toy or other luxury item? You could invest that money in the future, donate or invest in organizations active in education, health, energy or fundamental science research. You can check out sites like http://www.petridish.org/ or http://www.kickstarter.com/ for more information. We waste so much of our attention/brainpower/resources/money on trivial stuff, it’s time to unite the human race under the banner of adventure. If we set ourselves goals we can work together to achieve them.

Free education at http://en.wikipedia.org, http://www.khanacademy.org/, http://www.cassiopeiaproject.com/, http://www.youtube.com/education, http://www.newscientist.com/, http://physicsworld.com/ & soon @ http://www.edxonline.org/

There is no objective reason for existing… We have to make it ourselves, love life, love the universe, work towards a better future!

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33 Responses to If you could share one message, what would it be?

  1. for me I like to say live simply, grow as a person by knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Then help others to become the persons they are meant to be by your example, by words and deeds.

  2. Kash Rana says:

    R u loking an other world???

  3. U-Ming Lee says:

    Keep learning. So much knowledge is readily available – in books, in film, in your observations of daily life – and there is much more out there than can be learned in a single lifetime. Don’t accept anything at face value, people are not always out to tell you the truth, they tend to over-simply out of convenience or because of their own preconceptions or personal biases. All knowledge has incremental value; even though it seems useless or obscure now, you may never know when that piece of knowledge will have great usefulness to you in the future.

    (Sorry if this seems a bit disjointed)

  4. Rajini Rao says:

    Well said, and not disjointed at all. Thanks, U-Ming Lee .

  5. Norman M. says:

    Keep on learning.

  6. Jan Moren says:

    When you gotta go, you gotta go.

  7. Norman M. says:

    Keep on teaching and sharing.

  8. Cultivate the joy of learning all through your life.

  9. John Kellden says:

    Science, Art & Play – A Necessary Unity.

  10. Paul Melrose says:

    Everything is my responsibility. Everything

  11. DaFreak says:

    Thanks for the share Rajini! Looking at the comments, I think that most people here have the right idea already. Hell, they circled you so they are bound to be interested in learning new stuff daily. Thanks everyone for being awesome!

    Now if only we could get messages like these to where it matters… To people who control global attention… Kim Kardashian, would you be interested in sharing this with the world? ;p

  12. Thomas Kang says:

    Feisal Kamil I put that in a comment on Koen De Paus’s post after seeing your post.^

  13. Great Post ….love it “the beginning is near”. Thanks Rajini Rao

  14. Rajini Rao says:

    Feisal Kamil , โค the link you posted, thanks!

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    That will be much more than a start, david rossouw . That would be awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Thomas Kang says:

    Prabat Parmal Two out of three ain’t bad. . . . ^^

  17. Rajini Rao says:

    Haha, Thomas Kang , I was confuzzled by #3 as well!

  18. Thomas Kang says:

    What do you mean #3? Just kidding. . . .

    Confuzzled . . . . I love that!

    Here is my corollary to #3 (take your pick):


    Russian/German/Persian/English/Mongolian/hillbilly/faux British

    in case the

    Communists/Nazis/Iranians/Americans/Mongols/rednecks/nouveau merde city slickers


  19. Thomas Kang says:

    It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there.

    That is, unless we choose to not make it so.

    And we had better choose not to make it so.

    Peace on Earth and goodwill to all — people, animals, plants, the wind, the water, and the stars. ^^

  20. Rajini Rao says:

    Thomas Kang , check out the 1969 picture and quote from Apollo 14 astronomers (my last post). So cool and awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Thomas Kang says:

    Rajini Rao Pfft. That peace on Earth and love to all stuff is so clichรฉ. What we need more of in this world are raw demonstrations of power and groveling respect for all such demonstrations.

    Or not. ^^

  22. Rajini Rao says:

    More pepper spray? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, Prabat Parmal is in a pugnacious mood today.

  24. I would say in hot-air mode.

  25. Rajini Rao says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Thomas Kang , pictionary, eh? But that’s not a pug or am I nit picking?

  26. Rajini Rao says:

    You are also in a mood to take offense, Prabat Parmal . Gentle pokes are not jeers, and if you laugh with us you may emerge from your despondence.

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    Oh, okey dokey then ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Rajini Rao says:

    LOL, Feisal Kamil go look at “reptiles”

  29. Rajini Rao says:

    Well then, unglue yourself from this devolving post and check out the Apollo astronaut image I posted Prabat Parmal . Or admire the reptilian wonders posted by our friends here ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. alim khan says:

    The man have landed on the moon. We have been listing it the school time, and now i hve watch its vedio and photos too… But still some think that it was fake, and was just a movie produced by nasa, tho take lead in the space race with russia.

    And they are criticising thos vedios and photos very conpidently.

    So now i am confused that , are they correct.. And man have never steped on luner sarface or its really man have visited the moon 40 yrs before…

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