Includes "From Freedom to Bondage," by Herbert Spencer.

After the , when matter began to coalesce, virtually all mass in the universe was contained in hydrogen atoms, with traces of the next two lightest elements: helium and lithium. According to the , atoms have no mass by themselves, but the field that gives rise to the provides the mass. Gravity attracted hydrogen atoms to each other and, where “clumps” of hydrogen became large enough, the pressure in the clump’s center (a star’s core) became great enough so that the mutual repulsion of the protons in hydrogen nuclei was overcome (like charges repel each other, while opposite charges attract), and the protons fused together. That fusion released a great deal of primordial Big Bang energy, and fusion powers stars.

Some essays published earlier as pamphlets

Frederick Engels, Ernest Untermann, eds.

Samuel Moore, Edward Aveling, trans.

Many different technologies have been developed that attempted to harness the zero-point field, and devices made from rotating magnets seem to be the most common prototypes (the effect begins to appear at about 2,000 RPMs in devices), but a solid-state device similar to would be the likely “winner” in any FE device contest. included concepts such as manipulating the space-time continuum, inter-dimensional energy transfer, and other fantastic ideas that nobody has an easy time comprehending. Sparky's paper could be seen as merely pretty and fanciful theorizing, but his device worked. I will never forget the awe in my close associate's voice as he described ice forming on Sparky's device as it began churning out electricity, and the wiring configuration defied conventional notions of electricity. Ice forming on it, as it begins outputting great amounts of energy (Sparky's device produced one million times more energy than went into it), is not confined to Sparky's device; in the FE field, that effect is one of the most impressive pieces of evidence that a device is accessing the zero-point field. A radically different physics than is taught to mainstream scientists in the early 21st century explains why Sparky's device worked. Sparky's device also produced antigravity effects, and the for which the research went black in the 1950s needed vast amounts of energy to operate. Those technologies far past what Sparky created in his home. FE and antigravity are interrelated in more ways than one, and the vision presented in this chapter will assume that those technologies are universally used by humanity.

Kahane, trans.Foreword by Friedrich A.

On , replicators can make whatever anybody wants. That technology may also exist in the GCs’ treasure trove, but I am not specifically aware of it. Almost all that I know and feel comfortable reporting regarding those hoarded technologies are what fellow travelers have described, usually by directly telling me what they witnessed. The next chapter will present a vision in which manipulation on the nuclear level is not a regular practice, although I realize that it could well come to pass if it does not already exist, and that would make the next chapter’s vision potentially even more grand (or perilous). Also, although I have heard rumors of time travel as another sequestered technology, and some have made public claims of their involvement in time-travel experiments, I have not had any close fellow travelers confirm that to me from their direct personal experience, so I will also lay aside that possibility in the next chapter.

Foreword by Bettina Bien Greaves.
Appendix by Edward Atkinson, Introduction by Hodgson Pratt, Prefatory letter by Frédéric Passy.

They were inseparable until Jenny died a few years later.

After a celebrated whaling incident in 1672, . By the 1730s, the American colonies had 60 whaling ships competing with European ships in eradicating the North Atlantic’s megafauna during the Golden Age of Whaling. could not be profitably slaughtered until the , so the sailing ships immortalized in scoured the world of its preindustrially gainful whales. Before 1800, the whales catchable by the day’s technology , and the fleets began sailing the Pacific and Indian oceans in search of whales.

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- Thomas Jukes in a letter to the author, 1992

It can be helpful at this juncture to grasp the cumulative impact of , inventing , inventing , inventing that made possible, and inventing . Pound-for-pound, the complex organisms that began to dominate Earth’s ecosphere during the Cambrian Period consumed energy about 100,000 times as fast as the Sun produced it. Life on Earth is an incredibly energy-intensive phenomenon, powered by sunlight. In the end, only so much sunlight reaches Earth, and it has always been life’s primary limiting variable. Photosynthesis became more efficient, aerobic respiration was an order-of-magnitude leap in energy efficiency, the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans allowed animals to colonize land and ocean sediments and even fly, and life’s colonization of land allowed for a . Life could exploit new niches and even help create them, but the key innovations and pioneering were achieved long ago. If humanity attains the , new niches will arise, even of the , but all other creatures living on Earth have constraints, primarily energy constraints, which produce very real limits. Life on Earth has largely been a for several hundred million years, but the Cambrian Explosion was one of those halcyonic times when animal life had its greatest expansion, not built on the bones of a mass extinction so much as blazing new trails.

To the elephant, our scrap of consciousnessMay seem as inconsequential as a space-invader blip.

Пошла заключительная часть нашего эфира

Except for New Guinean highlanders, initial European contact with all of those relict populations was universally disastrous, just as and elsewhere for centuries. Those initial contacts happened in anthropology’s early days, and studied the Andamans in the early 20th century, when they were tattered remnants of the people of a century earlier. The people were also devastated by European invasion. When the Dutch invaded what became South Africa, the Southern San were driven to extinction while the !Kung survived in the . Andamans, !Kung, and Aboriginal Australians all had/have strikingly similar religious ceremonies, which were marathon singing and dancing sessions that could last all night. Some rituals lasted for months. Their rituals are very likely what the first religions looked like, which were strenuous ordeals in which people reached frenzied states that left them exhausted. Today’s leading hypothesis is that those rituals created group cohesion that held their society together. The social glue of monkey and ape societies is grooming, but humans seem to have , and those early rituals further cemented the bonds.