Projecting the future: 10,000 years from now
by Jon Rappoport
October 25, 2015
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“When in the course of human events, the tide turns, it turns for the individual, not the group. It turns in favor of the creative force, which is present in every human, not in the collective.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)
I recommend this: write a long detailed piece on what the future will look like 10,000 years from now.
No one-liners. No quick hitters. No summaries.
10,000 years is a sufficiently long period for many changes and revolutions to occur. What may look like “the defeat of human civilization,” if that is an element of your scenario, would only embrace a relatively short span. What comes after that? And after that?
I refuse to accept the proposition that current trends imply a permanent end to human life on the planet.
I have always been exceedingly optimistic about the human race, not as a species, not as a group, but as individuals, after all is said and done.
No matter what befalls us, somewhere along the line, no matter how long it takes, the individual will re-emerge as the primary force—because, at the core, the individual is creative. He is not merely a parrot responding to his own conditioning.
When I encounter dire predictions about human fate, I view them in terms of the next few decades, or the next hundred years or so. They are short-term. Fear is not the proper response—because time is long, very long.
So-called futurists are focused on the relatively short run, in part because their careers demand it. No one wants to fund a study on what the world will look like 10 or 20 thousand years from now.
Take the vaunted “Singularity” speculation, for example: human brains hooked up to a super-computer, downloading “the very best and truest information” applicable to any situation or problem. As shot through with holes as this hypothesis is, suppose it comes true, on a planet-wide basis. How long do you suppose the implementation would last, before massive rebellion occurs? Fifty years? A hundred? The mere blink of an eye.
I see no form of slavery, or even biological damage, as irreversible. Somewhere along the line, the human being would be restored. Contrary to guilt-and-blame doctrines, the human is made of towering potential. Nothing in his composition precludes a grand awakening to what he can imagine, do, create, invent.
And that is the whole point. That is what separates us from our beloved pets and the wild creatures that roam the forests. We are not, as the grim (or “loving”) Gaia devotees tell us, one facet of all-inclusive Nature. This is a current fad. Our experience and history on this world should disabuse us of the politically correct Gaian hypothesis.
And another thing. Because some individuals have chosen to wreak havoc, there is no reason to indict all of us on that basis, or paint us as a “species” whose urges will doom us forever.
No individual equals another individual. That underlying “equality” assumption, a heinous piece of philosophical propaganda, is false.
Each one of us is different, unique. There is no predicting how an individual will turn out, given enough time.
And time we have. Endless amounts of it. Like it or not.
Which is not an excuse to do nothing. Far from it. The here and now are vital, and how we act to change and revolutionize the current state of affairs means a great deal. But it is fatuous to believe there is a deadline beyond which nothing matters.
Deadlines are for provincial religionists and naysayers who actually want an end, look forward to an end, and believe they need an end to human existence.
Fearful as they may pretend to be, they delight in the idea that a curtain will fall and mark the finale of the human drama. They have blotted out so much of what they are, this is all they are left with; this perverse dream.
Let them have it. It’s another blink of the eye of time.
I look forward, and I see the dawn of the Age of the Artist. Against all odds, he will rise up with a power that cannot be defeated. He will make new worlds. Many, many such artists will give birth to a multiverse, open and vital; not one utopia, not one heaven.
Any one configuration can be overthrown, but when thousands or millions of creators launch, on Earth, their deepest desires, side by side, not as a cooperative enterprise, but as distinct works of art, with the capacity to install Reality, as real as real can possibly be, then we have a new kind of world.
The central egg cracks. The central consensus explodes. The placid steady-state nightmare of unity disintegrates, and Difference emerges.
This cracking is the ages-long human fear. This is what societies have been fighting against for centuries. And looking around, you can see what we have to show for it:
Paved wall-to-wall spiritual and mental and emotional and creative conformity. Sameness.
As if this is a longed-for destination.
But, so? If this is the apex of collective invention to this point, it will only last so long, before it rots away. Before the whole notion of the collective is seen for what it is: a secret society of fear.
The individual has yet to stand to his full height. But he can. And I believe he will.
Until that day, I salute what you are, in your core, as I salute what I am, in mine.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.