[Fis] Fwd: Abstract--Electronic Symbiosis—Lessons from Bacteria

Pedro C. Marijuan pcmarijuan.iacs at aragon.es
Tue Feb 23 14:20:55 CET 2021

Dear All,

Below a couple of late messages from Plamen exchanged offline (due to 
the list limitation).
In my view, the relationship of technology with utopianism appears quite 
frequently, and it is not unsound, but science needs to be far more 
 From utopia to dystopia there are so very few steps...


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Asunto: 	Re: [covid-19-therapy] Fwd: [Fis] Abstract--Electronic 
Symbiosis—Lessons from Bacteria
Fecha: 	Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:52:18 +0100
De: 	Dr. Plamen L. Simeonov <plamen.l.simeonov at gmail.com>
Para: 	Covid-19 Therapy <covid-19-therapy at googlegroups.com>
CC: 	Howard Bloom <howlbloom at aol.com>, Pedro C. Marijuan 
<pcmarijuan.iacs at aragon.es>

Thank you, Otto. I was in the mood to write this short appeal today. 
When I joined the telco and media industry away from the self-pity 
academia in the mid 1990ies, I felt inspired by the fall of the Berlin 
Wall and the hope that the dreams of John Lennon and Martin Luther 
King are about to become reality next. I was not motivated by some weird 
opportunity to chase "likes" by sharing narcissistic experiences with 
sensation greedy fellows around the world in the social media as 
this became normal today. I told myself that the next step for humanity 
is to end all wars and go into deep space. The only problem I realized 
at that time was the lack of communication, which made us feel so damned 
alone in the universe. That's why I fully embraced the development of 
the internet and all related technologies that would help us to go out 
in the wild cosmos and civilize it one day. I never thought that the 
same kind of technology will be used to fabricate fake news, selfish 
social networks, depressive  movies and oppressive news that serve 
corporations to create fears and inflate their profits. Just watch who 
was the winner of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the stock exchange 
numbers in 2020. What a waste of mind energy! It is time to change 
something, away from these deep psychosocial crises we experience today.


On Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:19:28 AM GMT+1, Dr. Plamen L. Simeonov 
<plamen.l.simeonov at gmail.com <mailto:plamen.l.simeonov at gmail.com>> wrote:

Yes, John.
I have seen the movie. Despite all these dark and apocalyptic visions of 
the future which became popular in the past 40 years, I recall another 
earlier era of sci-fi which was also challenging but more positively 
motivated by the spirit of adventure and the eagerness to explore the 
riddles of the universe. Its driver was the Apollo space program and the 
gentlemen's competition in space between the Russians and the Americans 
which has motivated millions of people around the world including myself 
despite the Cold War. At that time the world was at the edge of 
self-destruction (1983, the Pershing II program in West Germany) and 
there was still more hope than now with COVID-19 and the US 
elections, which are about to become a permanent topic.

Yesterday, with the launch of the new NASA Perseverance rover on Mars 
and the transmission of the images from the red planet I was able to 
feel again a bit of this positive spirit of hope and excitement in some 
of my peers who were not distracted by the everyday news about gruesome 
political wars that  media overexpose to the public and charges the 
minds with negative energy and expectations. Where is the science in the 
news? I do hope that a new era of curiosity and adventure is opening 
now. Maybe this is the beam of light - Perseverance - that Howard meant 
in his former post at FIS about the exciting new worlds and paradises 
that wait to be explored by us, human beings. Because this is our 
destiny, as Carl Sagan earlier and Michio Kaku recently said. We need 
thousands and millions of scientists, teachers and professors like them 
to push this planet in a different direction. Politicians and 
((a)social) media are not the heroes of our time. Go to the NASA page 
and see what amazing technology we have to change the world for the 
good. We should be able to address this quality of man. May Howard 
Bloom's prophecy become true. What we think is becoming reality. 
Changing the way of thinking is essential for the survival of an 
intelligent species.

Have a nice day.



I put this email in this forum, because Pedro is limiting the number of 
contributions to FIS, which is OK.

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