CHAPTER 10

Meditation and Consciousness

Shambhushivananda

Introduction

When prehistoric humans separated from their nonhuman ancestors, they had not even the slightest inkling that one day their descendants would touch the stars, split the atom, discover the genetic codes that carry the secrets of life, communicate through a rich vocabulary, unravel the mysteries of the brain, or fathom the invisible via nanotechnologies. The progress that human beings have made in the past few thousand years is quite impressive. The development of artificial intelligence (AI), genetic engineering, and control over algorithms may even further help humans to engineer entities that are partly organic and partly inorganic. It will obviously pose new challenges to ...

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