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Book Review: The UFO Singularity

Written By: Paranormal News

Posted: 12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 5095   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: UFOs

The UFO Singularity is a new book by Micah Hanks which makes the claim that a paradigm shift is occurring within the UFO community which is beginning to see UFOs as terrestrial in origin--an ‘us’ as opposed to ‘them’--possibly originating from our own technological advancement at some point in the future after ‘The Singularity’ has been reached. Heavily influenced by Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil, the book explores the singularity and its implications in light of recorded UFO phenomena. After technological singularity is reached, a greater than human super intelligence may result, and in so doing, there is no telling what we as a species and our creations may be able to do, including going back to the past to get first-hand views of historical events or performing maneuvers that seem to break known laws of physics. As such, UFOs may, in fact, be these manifestations of our future technological advancements and not alien at all.

One thing seems fairly common: The perception of an inexplicable event really has the potential of melting someone’s mind with no system of understanding to put in its place. Many people who have had UFO sightings choose not to think about it too much either--if they do, their grasp of reality often heads down a slippery slope. Although not explored too much in the book, seeing UFOs as liminal elements of our own consciousness seems just as much of a ‘paradigm shift’ within the UFO community as the author’s own perception of Kurzweil’s singularity. Unfortunately, the book did not really explore either idea to its full potential. Regardless, if you’re a fan of Kurzweil and UFOs--hey, two for one--go and pick this one up. If not, well, keep playing Black Ops 2.