For more than twenty years Patricia Pereira had been a down-to-earth medical transcriptionist. She was the founder of the Idaho chapter of the American Association for Medical Transcription. In 1985 her concern for the disappearance of endangered species on our planet drove her to start the well-known Wolf Recovery Foundation, which helped restore wolves in Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and in central Idaho.
In 1987 Pereira's life changed dramatically. She began receiving telepathic communications from the star Arcturus and has transcribed thousands of pages that convey a message of hope and encouragement about the changes Earth will experience in the years to come. These galactically inspired pages have become the Arcturian Star Chronicles.
When asked why she wanted to publish this series, Pereira says, "I wanted humanity to see there was hope for the future, the planet, and society, and that we have the ability and the technology to make the world a better place.
"The main message the Arcturians want to communicate with us is that we must begin to acknowledge ourselves as spiritual beings and to know that it is up to us to make this planet a better place, in both our environment and our society. Our challenge is to live our lives with courage every day, knowing that what we do individually contributes to the planet as a whole."
We see that the Chinese developed an esthetic theory about space and time centuries before Albert Einstein developed Relativity Theory. We also understand why the Chinese world view inspired quantum mechanics pioneers Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, psychoanalyst Carl Jung and the leading figures of the spiritually focused New Age movement.
A fresh look at China’s ancient world view can even help us understand why binary code inventor Gottfried Leibniz argued that the Chinese invented the first binary code. The Chinese used different symbols – broken and unbroken lines instead of 0 and 1 – but Leibniz claimed the underlying principle was the same. Leibniz is the “spiritual” father of AI and the first to propose the “mechanization” of thought.
AI and quantum mechanics are confronted with similar questions: Is nature continuous or discrete, wave or particle, analog or digital? How will AI address this dichotomy? Can the Chinese world view shed light on this unresolved mystery?
In the 21st century, China is likely to make its presence felt throughout the world. Understanding its ancient world view can help us anticipate this influence and it may show us the contours of the future of AI, arguably the last “hard” science humanity will ever need.
“This book contains fascinating stories largely unknown, a history of Western scientific ideas, an insightful interpretation of ancient Chinese culture, and mind-expanding connections between East and West, art and technology, past and future. A unique play of creative ideas!”
Bill Kelly, Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, UCLA (ret.)