The late Isaac Asimov once said, “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Given our current global predicament, it’s easy to read his words as nothing but an absolute truth. Indeed, it seems modern science has far outpaced our collective capacity for wisdom.
But in what ways could we go about closing this gap?
Well, for Mikey Siegel, a technologist turned seeker, one answer might lie within Asimov’s statement itself: apply the former to the latter. Or more specifically, apply technology to spiritual evolution. For many of us, fewer areas of life are more disparate than technology and spirituality. Certainly, as a matter of practice, the two have traditionally been at odd. Even now, as we use our computers and smartphones to assist us in practically every endeavour in life, their utility often disappears come time for us to channel cosmic consciousness.
But for Siegel, the notion that tech and spirituality are at odds is tragically incomplete, if not entirely misguided. An engineer by trade, Siegel views science and technology as eternal allies in the evolution of consciousness. He believes if we repurposed them wisely, they could offer us an ocean of transformative power, accelerating forms of growth and awakening like never before. And he’s formed an entire community around this principle: Consciousness Hacking, and the group has an impressive 10,000 thriving global community.
High Existence blogger, Jonathan Toniolo, met up with Mikey to talk about his group and consciousness. Interested in what he had to say? Visit the High Existence website.