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In an era of social and economic crises, positive thinkers still exist who seek greater light at the end of the tunnel, even through extreme paradigm shifts. Their optimism comes from a higher vision of humanity, as well as new research that can help us move towards a positive future. Technologies from clean energy and self-driving cars to instantaneous travel may seem like far-out notions, but scientists in the know understand these as clear possibilities. It is more a matter of when rather than if.
Among many recent medical breakthroughs, stem cell therapy is applied today with hopes that there will no longer be the need for organ donors in the future. Another exciting technology from Stephen Badylak, deputy director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Brooke Army Medical Center, uses a powder derivative of proteins from pig bladders or intestines to stimulate the regeneration of lost skin, muscles and whole limbs. The technique inserts the protein powder into damaged human tissue where it attracts human stem cells that become progenitor cells and stimulate matching tissue cells. Scientists have already regrown large parts of human skeletal muscle by introducing an extracellular matrix of pig proteins that the body uses to stimulate its own stem cells. This cellular regeneration method could help those who are partially missing limbs and certainly skin and muscle cells.
Moving beyond the medical field to other technologies, with all the hassles of airports and security, many people are screaming, “Beam me up, Scottie!” Amazingly, a seemingly sci-fi technology that is being taken seriously is quantum teleportation, or entanglement-assisted teleportation. Although untried on human subjects, scientists testing the “Alice and Bob” theory of quantum mechanics (non-locality and entanglement) find that it appears to be working. The technique transfers a quantum state of classical information to an arbitrary distant location using a distributed and entangled state of photons. In the process, a specified photon of light becomes entangled with a transmitting photon and so carries its quantum information to a receiving photon, which interacts in such a way that it becomes identical to it. The middle photon is used in transmitting the information.
Perhaps the physicist who has demonstrated this technology best is Anton Zeilinger of the University of Vienna. He and his team have transmitted entangled ultraviolet photons from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (one of the Canary Islands) to the European Space Agency’s Optical Ground Station 145 km (89 miles) away on the island of Tenerife. These photons are tiny packets of light that teleport information between the two telescopes.
Transferring photons, however, is a far cry from living cells and we may never be able to transfer people across vast distances. Yet if we could send our codes from Earth and reassemble them in some far distant location, would who we are remain the same? It is truly an interesting question because in quantum teleportation the actual codes do not move but are copied ‘vibrationally’ and reassembled at another point in space (and maybe also in time). Add to this the research of Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier and Russian scientist Peter Gariaev, who both have shown how the DNA code can be transformed into the memory of water through electromagnetic frequencies. This means that the very code of life is part of a higher vibratory wave field.
Finally, one of the most surprising predictions of modern quantum theory is that the vacuum of space is not empty, but that it teems with virtual (subatomic) particles flitting in and out of existence. Paul Dirac was the first to propose that empty space (a vacuum) should be visualized as a sea of virtual electron-positron pairs, which became known as the Dirac Sea. Other scientists now support this view.
Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden recently reported creating light from a vacuum state. In an article published in Nature (2011,Vol. 479, pp. 376-379) entitled “Observation of the dynamic Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit,” Christopher M. Wilson et al. demonstrated how virtual particles were able to become real particles. This is a significant step toward zero-point energy (ZPE) that could supply humanity with an unlimited supply of energy. The Academy for Future Science has been talking about this possibility in its writings since 1973.
Although no specific ZPE technologies are available to date, an unlimited energy technology has the potential to bring about a true transformation of life as we know it. With such magnificent future possibilities, from regenerative medicine to quantum teleportation to ZPE, we have the potential to create a new world. All we need now is the consciousness to use these technologies wisely to serve humanity and all life on planet Earth. Our current choices are critical!
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