Time and the Technosphere

The Law of Time in Human Affairs

Time and the Technosphere

A groundbreaking study that distinguishes the natural time of the cosmos from artificial mechanistic time. • Reveals September 11 as the signal of the end of artificial time according to the Law of Time. • Long awaited sequel to the author's bestselling book The Mayan Factor. • Explains the Great Calendar Change of 2004 and its enormous potential for the future of humanity. In Time and the Technosphere, José Argüelles presents a groundbreaking study that distinguishes the natural time of the cosmos from the artificial mechanistic time under which we currently live. Argüelles defines the actual nature of time as the frequency of synchronization. Applying this Law of Time to an understanding of the entire system of life on Earth, he shows that in order to not destroy Earth's ability to sustain life, we must change our definition of time and adopt a natural harmonic calendar based on the 13-moon 28-day cycle. Until the creation of the Gregorian calendar and the 60-minute hour, most of humanity lived by the 28-day cycle of natural time. The adoption of artificial time has subjected us to a 12:60 time frequency that governs the entire global industrialized civilization--the technosphere. With the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, a fissure was created in this artificial technosphere, opening up the noosphere (Earth's mental envelope). Humanity has a golden opportunity to leave the strife of the past and enter a time of peace by adopting a harmonious natural calendar that will repair the damages caused by the irregular tempo of technospheric time. Our last best chance to adopt this natural time and step into the bright new future promised by the galactic shift of 2012 is the Great Calendar Change of 2004, a new discovery based on the author's mathematical research into the Mayan calendar first begun in his landmark work The Mayan Factor. In Time and the Technosphere, Argüelles reveals the clear distinction between third-dimensional astronomical time and the fourth-dimensional synchronic order of the Law of Time, which holds enormous potential for the future of humanity.

Manifesto for the Noosphere

The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Manifesto for the Noosphere

The noosphere, identified in the early twentieth century as intrinsic to the next stage of human and terrestrial evolution, is defined as the Earth’s “mental sphere” or stratum of human thought. Manifesto for the Noosphere, the final work by renowned author José Argüelles, predicts that the noosphere will be fully accessed on December 21, 2012—but warns that we will only successfully make this evolutionary jump through an act of collective consciousness among humans on Earth. The ascension to the noosphere or Supermind (using the terminology of Sri Aurobindo), Argüelles says, will be an unprecedented “mind shift” that mirrors the emergence of life itself on the planet. Manifesto for the Noosphere is intended to inform and prepare humanity for the nature and magnitude of this shift. Argüelles brings in the Mayan long-count calendar, radical theories on the nature of time, advanced states of consciousness, and the possible intervention of galactic intelligence. He carefully details the role of the noosphere in relation to other planetary strata (hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere) as well as the history and nature of the biosphere-noosphere transition and the intermediary phases of the technosphere and cybersphere. About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mayan Prophecies for 2012

The Mayan Prophecies for 2012

A big change to our way of life is looming as the winter solstice of 2012 heralds the end of the 5000 Mayan 'fourth age'. With its conclusion we will see the end of the world as we know it, or the dawning of a new golden age. Challenging us to make real changes in our lives now, these prophecies are a wake-up call for everyone.

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations

Green Innovations

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations

Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, making maritime influences an important consideration in evaluating modern global economic systems. Therefore, the efficient design, operation, and management of maritime systems are important for sustainable marine technology development and green innovation. Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations examines theoretical frameworks and empirical research in the maritime industry, evaluating new technologies, methodologies, and practices against a backdrop of sustainability. This critical reference encourages the discussion and exploration of diverse opinions on the benefits and challenges of new marine technologies essential for marine and maritime professionals, researchers, and scholars hoping to improve their understanding of environmental considerations in preserving the world’s oceanic resources.

The Mystery of 2012

Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities

The Mystery of 2012

Are we coming to the end of a cosmic cycle? Will there be an age of awakening, or even an end to the world we know? For the first time, the leading authorities on the 2012 phenomenon are all given voice in a single book: The Mystery of 2012. From the prophecies of the Mayan astronomers to modern predictions about social, ecological, and spiritual changes to our world, this comprehensive anthology offers you a chance to examine the mystery from every angle—and to decide for yourself whether 2012 will end with a whimper or a bang. Whether you’re a skeptic, a true believer, or simply “2012 curious,” here is a thought-provoking exploration of this approaching landmark in human history. The book includes essay by the following list of scholars, scientists, philosophers, and cutting-edge thinkers: Arjuna Ardagh José Argüelles, PhD Gregg Braden Carl Johan Calleman, PhD Gill Edwards Jean Houston, PhD Barbara Marx Hubbard Janosh John Major Jenkins Lawrence E. Joseph John Lamb Lash Ervin Laszlo Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD Meg Blackburn Losey, PhD Joanna R. Macy, PhD Karl Maret, MD Corinne McLaughlin James O’Dea Christine Page, MD John L. Petersen Daniel Pinchbeck Sharron Rose Peter Russell Robert K. Sitler Geoff Stray Jay Weidner

Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in Technosphere

Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in Technosphere

The monograph researches the aspects of the English vocabulary development processes in the sphere of new computer technologies. The primary supposition of cyber word-stock terminological nature leads into the study of both linguistic (morphological and semantic) and ontological paradigmatic parameters of innovative cyber-vocabulary of the English language. Linguistically, the development of English cyber-vocabulary acquires an ambivalent character. Primarily, the sources of English computer vocabulary root in the conventional word-formation types. However, the enrichment process of the computer terminology of English incorporates the emergence of the word-formation ways and means, authentic for the given lexical sub-system. Moreover, the evolutionary progress of cybervocabulary determines the new conceptual approach to the “word-formation element” notion. The ontological paradigmatic parameters of English cyber-vocabulary are featured from the following perspectives: lexico-semantic perception of basic metaphysic dimensions of the technosphere (that being “space” and “time”) and the anthropologic terminological categorization of technosphere, thus both the anthropocentric and the sociocentric paradigmatics of English innovative cyber-vocabulary being reflected.

The Digital Media Handbook

The Digital Media Handbook

Through a series of edited interviews with new media practitioners including young web developers, programmers, artists, writers and producers, The New Media Handbook examines the essential diversity of new media by combining critical commentary and descriptive and historical accounts. The New Media Handbook focuses upon the key concerns of practitioners and how they create their work and develop their projects - from artists to industry professionals, web designers to computer programmers. It includes a discussion of key concepts such as digital code, information, convergence, interactivity and interface; and identifies key debates and locates the place of new media practice within contemporary culture. The New Media Handbook includes: interviews with new media practitioners case studies, examples and illustrations glossary of technical acronyms and key terms bibliography and list of web resources. Providing students with an essential understanding of the historical and theoretical development of the new media, The New Media Handbook really will be an invaluable study resource for all students of the media.

Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

A Structured Approach to Combine Models of the Technosphere, Ecosphere and Valuesphere

Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment: A Structured Approach to Combine Models of the Technosphere, Ecosphere and Valuesphere describes the relationship between subjective and objective elements in Life Cycle Impact Assessment. It suggests a new framework which will allow people to master two of the major problems associated with LCA, the difficulty of separating subjective from objective elements and the tendency for impact assessment to record `phantoms' rather than actual damages. Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment: A Structured Approach to Combine Models of the Technosphere, Ecosphere and Valuesphere presents a proposal for a second generation framework and method for Life Cycle Impact Assessment. Many of the suggested elements are either based on other tools for environmental analysis, e.g. risk assessment, or fit in well with tools and concepts such as industrial ecology, technology assessment, or environmental impact assessment. The research presented in this book goes beyond the scope of presently used methods for Life Cycle Assessment and may stimulate new developments in a variety of areas. The book will appeal to persons from a wide range of scientific disciplines who are interested in learning more about Life Cycle Assessment. It will be especially valuable to members of SETAC and to students and researchers in the fields of environmental impact assessment, risk assessment and industrial ecology.

Outline For A Viable Techno Sphere

Outline For A Viable Techno Sphere

Outline for A Viable Techno Sphere provides an informative condensed history of world culture and examines all aspects of human life and society—psychological, physiological, and anthropological. Sadler investigates man’s interaction with the biosphere—man’s place in the world—and anticipates further evolutionary developments. In his proposition for a “viable technosphere,” Sadler suggests a techno-culture formed in the light of a Darwinian, organic ideal, locating cities by means of systematic replacement and integrating even one’s metaphysical existence with its exemplary criteria. Unlike most techno-visionaries, Sadler is also sensitive to the cultural repercussions of mans’ enlightenment, thus rendering his work the harbinger of a technological Renaissance. Functional aesthetics are given new resonance in his technological journey to the sublime. An ingeniously revealing read is set to stir the imagination with eye-opening insights and knowledge, and is a perfect addition to anyone’s collection.

Translation and Globalization

Translation and Globalization

Michael Cronin's critical exploration of the ways in which radical changes to the world economy have affected contemporary translation is invaluable reading for anyone who is concerned about the future of our world's languages and cultures.