Volume 3, Issue 3 
3rd Quarter, 2008

Awaken the Universe - Introducing the Order of Cosmic Engineers

Philippe Van Nedervelde

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Quite the program, as I have no doubt you will agree. We are quite serious about all this too. There is no tongue-in-cheek here whatsoever.

There is a noteworthy parallel that I would like to point out at this juncture. It is a parallel between the role of powerful nanotech and that of the OCE. In the same way that powerful nanotech will be a tool to awaken the dormant consciousness of human beings back to vibrant life, the OCE intends to be instrumental in the awakening of inanimate dormant matter to sparkling intelligence computing, which in many ways can actually be considered a valid form of being "alive".

This parallel is no accident. It actually runs very deep, both in the figurative and literal senses. You see, the technology needed to awaken both human consciousnesses from biostatic dormancy as well as awaken the inanimate matter of this universe from its deep slumber is one and the same.

Indeed, computronium, defined as an ideal physical substrate for the optimized computation of intelligence and thus "thinking matter", is at heart and in essence very powerful, very mature nanotechnology.

Let me wrap up by most warmly inviting you all to join me in the Order of Cosmic Engineers.

We welcome any and all contributions you wish to make, be they in kind, in the form of your time, your skills, financially or otherwise.

One specific project you may be interested in helping out with may be the needed communication effort that I described at the beginning of this presentation. It is one of many exciting and engaging projects which the OCE endeavors to carry out.

I dare hope and trust that I have clearly shown how the focus of present workshop and possible solutions to the problem posed, nest beautifully and fully within the greater scope and perspective of the Order of Cosmic Engineers. They fit snugly and perfectly within each other like the nested dolls of a Russian Matrioshka doll, each nesting inside the other perfectly. It is all deeply interconnected indeed.

Fellow aspiring reality-shapers, the Order of Cosmic Engineers looks forward to welcoming you among us to join our cosmic quest.

At your discretion and convenience, please come on board by joining our announcement list as indicated in the Join section of our website http://cosmeng.org/



1. Matrioshka doll - Russian wooden dolls within smaller dolls were called matryoshka. In old Russian among peasants the name Matryona or Matriosha was a very popular female name. Scholars say this name has a Latin root "mater" and means "Mother". This name was associated with the image of a mother of a big peasant family who was very healthy and had a portly figure. Subsequently, it became a symbolic name and was used specially to image brightly painted wooden figurines made in a such way that they could taken apart to reveal smaller dolls fitting inside one another.
http://russian-crafts.com/nesting-dolls/history.html  July 31, 2008 10:05AM EST



bio picPhilippe Van Nevervelde, European Director of the Foresight Nanotech Institute,  Philippe Van Nedervelde is an activist techno-visionary leveraging NBIC convergence technologies to realize individually as well as socially empowering futuristic visions as daily life realities. He is among the earliest developers of online 3D virtual worlds, and he is a self-styled and noted social and business matrix-entrepreneur.

Philippe is a 5-fold multi-lingual international spokesperson for leading futurist organizations including Lifeboat Foundation and the Foresight Nanotech Institute (Executive Director for Europe since 1997). He is also active in Singularity Institute For Artificial Intelligence (SIAI Counsel Member); World Technology Network (Materials Board Jury Member); Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (Global Task Force Member), and the Peer To Peer (P2P) Foundation (Sousveillance & Security Expert).

He is also the inventor of Total Situational Awareness "C-Thru" VR-based technologies/solutions for safety & security monitoring.



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