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    A New Age of Wonder

    "One of those memorable events that people in years to come will
    see as a crucial moment in history. After all, it's where the dawning
    of the age of biology was officially announced."

    — Süddeutsche Zeitung

    In the summer of 2009, in a talk at the Bristol (UK) Festival of
    Ideas, physicist Freeman Dyson articulated a vision for the future. He
    referenced The Age Of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, in which the first
    Romantic Age described by Holmes was centered on chemistry and poetry,
    while Dyson pointed out that this new age is dominated by
    computational biology. Its leaders, he noted, include "biology
    wizards" Kary Mullis, Craig Venter, medical engineer Dean Kamen; and
    "computer wizards" Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Charles Simonyi. He
    pointed out that the nexus for this intellectual activity — the Lunar
    Society for the 21st century — is centered around the activities of

    Dyson continued to articulate his vision for a new age of biology in a
    related review in New York Review of Books in which he wrote:

    "...a new generation of artists, writing genomes as fluently as
    Blake and Byron wrote verses, might create an abundance of new flowers
    and fruit and trees and birds to enrich the ecology of our planet.
    Most of these artists would be amateurs, but they would be in close
    touch with science, like the poets of the earlier Age of Wonder. The
    new Age of Wonder might bring together wealthy entrepreneurs like
    Venter and Kamen ... and a worldwide community of gardeners and
    farmers and breeders, working together to make the planet beautiful as
    well as fertile, hospitable to hummingbirds as well as to humans."

    Indeed, Dyson was was front and center in August 2007, at "Life: What
    a Concept", an Edge Special Event where he joined scientists Craig
    Venter, George Church, Robert Shapiro, Dimitar Sasselov, and Seth
    Lloyd. According to Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the event "was one of those
    memorable events that people in years to come will see as a crucial
    moment in history. After all, it's where the dawning of the age of
    biology was officially announced."

    As a follow up to "Life: What a Concept", the Edge Master Class 2009
    featured a two-day course taught by the two leading genomic
    researchers in the world: George Church and Craig Venter. "A Short
    Course in Synthetic Genomics" for a small group of scientists,
    entrepreneurs, cultural impresarios and journalists that included
    architects of the some of the leading transformative companies of our
    time (Microsoft, Google, Facebook, PayPal).

    Among the Edge contributors are the pioneers in this "new age of
    wonder". We are pleaed to present some of the important conversations
    that have taken place in thelast five year, which includes over 15
    hours of video and transcripts, plus a 43,000-word downloadable PDF
    book from Life: What A Concept.

    — John Brockman

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    The Green Beautiful - Movie - Banned in EU + ANASTASIA books by Vladimir Megre

    Did you ever wonder why the floor under your feet, in the place where you live are covered with a gray material and you can’t see the soil? Why you use pieces of paper entitling you to any value, without which you won’t have nothing, not even food?[...]

    ......If you haven’t wondered on all this, its because you’re like an ant, small cell in the super-organisma and can’t see beyond your cell’s vision.


    Everyone interested in pure life, love and our planet should read ANASTASIA:

    The only TRUE eye opener out there ...


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