Internet as technical prototype of Noosphere
Sergey Georgievich Dzhura, candidate of sciences.
Now science is reassigned to give what religion
couldnt give, that is knowledge of matter
and Outer space (cosmos). Does it really
matter where the knowledge of unquestionable
comes from? Let any expert work on sating space
with leading ideas of the epoch.
Border of Agni Yoga v. 4, §404.
The goal of this article is an attempt to understand the phenomenon of technology and its role in the mankinds evolution.
Lets consider two extreme positions on this account. One of them concludes
that the technology-facilitated mens life from one side causes troubles or
even leads to deadlock from another. An example of this can be many social
and ecological problems of mankind. And existence of the technology itself,
like the technology for itself not inspired by ultimate goal leads to technocracy.
Besides, in accordance with this point of view, technology shows indulgence
towards everlasting human laziness (its thesis is: "Let machines do everything
instead of me"). And this point has its followers. Indeed since the invention
the wheel, which relieved manual labour, people also try to put on the shoulders
of machines electronic calculating machines brainwork. Does evolution
or involution realize through the technology.
Another well-known position affirms that everything is fine and let electricity replace any labour (word from famous
song of the beginning of the century). Soon humanity will rest on laurels
of its own technocracy, but... will it become happier than before? Isnt it
a mirage? Very often people having reached something quickly have become disappointed
with it. It happens when current mans goal doesnt correspond with that of
the evolution. And only if there is such a consent, this venture wont be
The third position of the golden mean between
two mentioned above probably is close to the truth. As far as truth has one
peculiarity it doesnt express itself in extremes. Accepting that the first
and the second are right in their own way lets peer at the way of the evolution
of mankind which is traced in stars and reflected in Testaments given to humanity.
And in the light of this lets look at the problem of the use of technology
. Here, probably the sense of such subject as "Philosophy of the technology
lies in. This subject is taught in a number of foreign universities. The author
has series of articles devoted to this topic. Some of them are located on
the mentioned server.
So, what is the evolutional sense of the
technology What are its prospects? It is known that only a little of man's
potential has been discovered . According to different appreciation's those
whom we call genius have realized their potential abilities approximately
at 7%, those whom we call people with feeble mental maturity to 3%, the
rest lies somewhere in these limits. Let's look for an answer in the studies
(Learning's of Agni Yoga as the best synthesis of the knowledge of the past).
The studies were given in the XX century. Thus in verges of Agni Yoga IV.8,
§314) we read: "The telescope, radio and television represent only imperfect
imitation of apparatus of living beings. Moreover animals, fish, birds and
insects possess such sensitive and refined apparatus to duplicate which people
are unable. Now the development goes on the way of mechanical and technical
progress, but the aim of the Evolution is to equip a man without any instrument
for in his microcosmos the most amazing and perfect gear is contained in its
potential. We call it fiery. It is possible to see, hear and transmit thought
at a distance. But all these distances are not limited. We have arranged the
plan of man's development quite definitely. One day all mechanical instruments
and devices will be destroyed but the spirit of apparatus is uneliminated
and our mission is to turn the strivings of humanity to achievement of non-destructive
acquisitions. The task is incredibly difficult because of unbelief and negations.
Dull ignorance possesses even minds of those who could lead be the paths of
True Knowledge. The way we have planned is clear and straight. It is the way
of the Evolution that is defined by Volition of Cosmic Intellect. It had been
organized before a man appeared on your planet."
And what do we have? Is it the senseless
technology? Is it an atavism useless for the evolution? Probably, no. Let's
try to comment on the given thesis. The point is that while creating technology
man has to get to know himself. As it is mentioned above all technical discovering
are the prototypes of what already exist in nature. Let's consider it on the
example of the highest achievement of modern technology a computer as, is
known, it has been created by the prototype and in the image of man's brain,
moreover only one of its half because the mechanism of thinking of another
one isn't clear enough yet. According to many academicians namely unknown
part of human brain is responsible for, creative and inventive activity of
a man. That is why the computers activity now resembles the activities of
a well known character from "Dog's heart" he thought with one cerebral hemisphere.
So, practically it is a clinical case. And if calculating operations in electronic
calculating machines hadn't been realized like man-machine procedure (that
is if man hadn't taken the second part-creative), it wasn't possible to talk
about any achievements in this sphere. That is why there is no automatic design
today (only on machine) and there is only auto rendering automatic that is
described above. Machine can fulfill only pseudo creative functions, mainly,
in the limits of the pawned program, namely because the second part of man's
cerebrum isn't implemented in it yet.
Go on in our analysis. Let's take the last
technical phenomenon of mankind the world wide network Internet. The author,
who has worked actively for some years in it thinks that it is a technical
prototype of noosphere about which V.I.Vernadsky wrote in the beginning of
the century. It is the prototype of that mental sphere about which is said
in Living Ethic. Here yon find the highest as well as the lowest. Technology
helps to get to certain virtual worlds: mental and astral. And here in particular
attractive force of this phenomenon lies. And also the fact that every one
has an opportunity to express oneself i.e. results of his creative work can
be seen many people all over the world. As for the quality of information
present in the Network (it is accepted to write with capital letter the word
Internet in scientific literature), according to different appreciation it
is as follows: more than 90% is the useless or unconcealedly harmful involution
information. And only less than 10% is useful (i.e. museums, libraries and
others trends of Culture and Science). How can we resist the pressure of anticulture,
which has grown up and is drawing through technical means not breaking the
cosmic law of free will? Directions of activity have been mentioned in Agni
Yoga for a long time (for example, how lessen harmful line without touching
it? To draw longer one).
We would like to share our experience of
work in the Network a year ago when the official site of Donetsk inner-cultural
center "Oriflame" was elaborated. It's address is http://www.roerich.com.
Here the biggest electronical library d on the questions of synthesis of
science religion and philosophy, heritage of the family of Roerich and E.P.Blavatskaya
and adjacent questions is located. We would like to thank those who visibly
and invisibly helpto collect, find and spread our common library. This library
has been created by the whole group of similarminded persons from different
cities and countries over 10 years. That is why we call it our common library
( It is located on our web site). The library is available to any user free
of charge (while Internet is the commercial Network and many people try to
make money there). Its texts are also sent free of charge to those who make
E-mail orders .
In our opinion the disposition of the Doctrine
as the most powerful informational cross-roads can be characterized by the
following parable from "The sign's of Agni Yoga (4.669) "How to disseminate
your Doctrine, Master? How to discover those who are to carry out Your word?
And said Master in reminding: "Hermit for those whom to give Revelation. And
he carried out the list and put it on crossroads. Let the supreme indicate
who will find his edicts and a girl came and wrapped up bread in writings
of roll but hermit made up another list and again put it on the crossroads.
And a merchant came and covered the roll with figures of his income but hermit
wasn't tired to put another list and so on up to the termination of his affairs
and his days. When the supreme asked him how he had distributed his Doctrine
he answered: I cannot judge which bird will twist the best nest from tracing".
And we don't know who will give it back to
torment, who will consign it to oblivion and who will put it under head of
his bed to establish his foundation over it. "I don't think I was wrong to
give my work for the use of unknown for me". And Master established distribution
of the Doctrine without face, impatience irritation and expectation.
Let you give it without judging those whom
you give it and without. Bird, carry the Doctrine and while flying let it
down to the hearth where people live and know about getting in foreseeing.
Take the Doctrine to the crossroads".
The given parable about distribution of the
Doctrine in our opinion characterizes location of the electronic library in
the Network. Because of the electronic library being open for users all over
the world twenty four- hours a day while transmitting useful information,
computer can become like a candle (and Internet is a technical prototype of
Noosphere, in our opinion). There is too little of such information in the
Network. Figuratively speaking from one computer as from one candle (icon-lamp)
another candles are litand so on. Then these texts begin their own life and
through these candles.
Help to build Temple of the Future in your
hearts and share it with those who need it.
There are the following devices in our electronic library:
There are about 700 appellations of 80 MB
of volume in compact form in our library and it is always supplemented. For
comparison 1,5 Mb of the archived text that is 3 volumes of E.I.Roerich's
letters. Each volume is 500-600 pages of printed text. What do we need it
for? The process of looking for information becomes easier. It is very important
and comfortable in a scientific research. You have a lot at your hand. Also
important moment is the simplicity of transmission of the text to those who
need it. It turned out that many of the Russian-speaking community don't have
the possibility to buy books in the Russian language. Once we received a letter
with words of gratitude: «You can't imagine how much do you do for the Russian-speaking
community and Russian culture».
It is the highest appreciation for us. It's
worth to work. By the way, last year, the first year of its existence, our
site won the Ukrainian competition among non-commercial projects which was
held by Kiev journal the "Internet-marketing". We have strong connections
with the countries of the CIS and also with the USA, Canada, Germany, Holland
and many others.
Besides the electronically library differs
very much from the usual one. It is possible to write notice: "You may not
return borrowed books!" It is true. The Electronic library does not get exhausted
when giving out books because it is normal copying of information for the
computer. There is a possibility to serve large number of visitors twenty-four-hours
a day all over the world. The site itself, the electronic library page of
"Oriflamme" with the mentioned electronic library is locatedin the USA but
is managed from the Ukraine. Imagine you manage the machine, which is locatedin
another country over the ocean. It is a fantastic novel, it is reality of
nowa days, it is a demonstration of modern possibilities of science and technology.
The main thing is that these possibilities should be used for the good of
mankind that is to work for the evolution. On the first page of our library
we thank those who helped and help creating our library. We always feel help
from above. For example when the first attempt of this library was made we
came across the problem of bandwidth(it was low) and our visitors complained
about low speed and sometimes as consequence impossibility to retrieve books.
At that time we put a notice that if someone could give his resources at the
disposal of our library all our users would be grateful. And there was such
a man He asked to send an account for him to pay for it. And he (at that time
unknown man for me) kept his word. So our site (the electronic page) has now
good speed and sufficient capacity. The whole site is open for any visitor
free. For those who don't have an admission to the Network we made CD with
the whole library and also with the reproductions of Roerich's pictures with
the music we sing at our meetings. You can order this CD at our URL address
http://roerich.com/ or simply Ukraine, 83050, Donetsk 50, p.b.3481.
Those who seriously work with the Doctrine
and science have the opportunity to work actively with the texts. We've got
a good reference from the Director of the University of the East (Moscow),
academician R.B.Rybakov, the Director of the Roerich's museum in New-York
Daniel Entin sent us the letter in which he expressed admiration of the work
done. Some selected letters that came to us are displayed on our site. Also
any one who wants can fill in the electronic guests' book. Our site is open
for all people who work in this tendency. We place necessary information for
free access. In the division "News" there are announcements of charitable
E.I. Roerich fund, Novosibirsky Roerich society, St-Petersburg department
of International Center of the Roerich (Moscow) and so on. A lot of people
send their publications and after the experts' evaluation we include them
into our library, as the author wants. We are waiting for your proposals.
There is also a new thing in communication
of similar-minded persons through the Internet. The question is the union
of people by the Network not only by letters and announcement in present time
(plus Cultural sites of cause) but also a new form-electronic forums. There
is an electronic site about Agni Yoga, which is possible to reach from our
site. There is also some other Internet pages available from our site: The
Roerich museum in New-York, the site of International Roerich center, Roerich
community in Estonia, "Maitreya Sangha" site in Washington, "Philosophy and
esoteric tradition" site, Internet journal "Agni" with forum, site of Medical
academy of spirit of development of Dnepropetrovsk, the newspaper "Banner
of the Peace" and so on. By the word the inner resources of the Network are
various and here we also need recognition. As far as sites have also negative
organizations and odious persons (I don't want to mention them here not to
make more advertisement for them). In connection with all mentioned above
I'd like to give one saying from the verges of Agni Yoga which come true thanks
to the technology (v.8, §241): "People used not to know what
was happening in the adjacent country and even in the neighboring town because
news were very slow and today distances ain't obstacles. What is happening
on the opposite and of the Earth immediately becomes known. Technology has
united the nations. One can imagine how will.
It seems that everything is prepared to the
fact of taking away borders separating people. And technical progress and
scientific discoveries and life are directed towards the same direction, in
spite of counteraction of darkness and this direction has the aim in brotherly
cooperation in Peace and unity. This is the Order of the Evolution".