Meditation in the Age of Facebook and Twitter – book reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great reviews for Meditation in the age of Facebook and Twitter – from Shamanism to Transhumanism

“In Meditation in the Age of Facebook Ajit takes on the difficult but important challenge of describing how we might learn to manage the ever increasing flow of information using meditation and more importantly how by using technology we could evolve meditation to a connected, communal and fundamentally richer experience.  The brain is the next frontier and Ajit’s exciting vision of the future is a template which can help drive our thinking and development forward.”

“Nic Brisbourne, Partner DFJ Esprit and author of influential VC blog www.theequitykicker”

“Ajit Jaokar brings a refreshing optimism to the discussion of our technologically-developing world. Eloquently, he addresses the paradox of our existence in relation to social media and networking – a balance between mindful detachment (meditation) and the demand for increased connectivity. Jaokar’s exploration of the growing strength of networks over hierarchies reminds us of the vitality of our relational world which he argues can be fortified through technology and lead to a transhumanist meditative spirituality and an “exponential growth in human intelligence”. An uplifting view of the potential of our future!”

Dr. Meghan Craig, Counselling Psychologist www.meghancraig.co.uk 

“Ajit Jaokar shows us in his latest book the dynamic interplay between technology and consciousness, both on the individual, group and planetary level. We make technology and technology makes us is a well known fact. Question remains however how we all can effectively use new technologies to increase our humanity instead of diminishing it. Meditation, focus and presence seem to be core enablers in this respect. An important book for those who are fascinated by the convergence of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, physics, sociology and Singularity. If you loved reading bestsellers like Flow, Connect, Power of Now and Theory U, you will find this book a fascinating next step.”

Yuri van Geest (TEDx Amsterdam, Mobile Monday Amsterdam, Singularity University, Quantified Self Europe)

“Meditation is an important neural tool that enriches millions of lives today and has done from ancient times. However, Ajit Jaokar’s book examines how technology and connectedness may play an increasing role in meditation and that we may be poised on the edge of a golden age for the practice.”

Russell Buckley – mobhappy

“This is a timeless book. As he sets out to understand how we might augment the ancient technology of meditation with modern social and neural networks, Ajit Jaokar takes us on a challenging ride to the edges of the future. A fascinating read from 60es counter-culture to the networked world of today!”

Ossi Urchs – Munich Germany – German Internet-Guru. www.urchs.de

“I have known Ajit since about 2003, long before his work was well known. At that time, I said in one social networking site that Ajit was the Leonardo of our age , for his ability to see connections between different elements and create new ideas, many of which have come to be true.  In his 2011 book, Ajit proposes the idea of

“Meditation in the age of Facebook and Twitter” He talks about a “new form of spirituality”, 21st Century Transhumanist Meditation. “In an  age of reason we are relinquishing the dogma of structured religion and gurus, but at the same time embracing a timeless spirituality that unites us rather than divides humanity.” A MUST read for those of us trying to find spiritual connection in a technological word.”

Maggie Baldry Newton Aycliffe UK

“This book takes the implications of the hyper-connectedness of social networking to a whole new level.  Prepare to be amazed as Ajit Jaokar takes a scientific look at how technology will change the way we think.”

Tonia Ries – New York

“Mr Jaokar provides a provocative thesis on how exponential changes in technology melded with mediation may afford humans the possibility to achieve a new level of connected consciousness. The ideas in this book should be discussed and debated for years to come as we all look to leverage technology to change the very essence of our humanity.”

Sunil Gunderia – www.gunderia.com

 

“Remember the Past, Live the Present, Trust the Future”

Can you live the Present forgetting the Past? Can you project yourself in the Future not knowing your Past? Ajit Jaokar is taking us for a ride into the Future, demonstrating the value of our Past and the glory of our Present. Never forget your roots to understand and go forward. A must read

Muriel Devillers – Founder – Managing Director – LUMU Invest Sàrl Luxembourg

“This is a brilliant and timely book for the modern age. In a time when there is so much noise and clutter, this is the kind of insight people really need. Ajit has captured the social zeitgeist into this compelling document that I would say is vital reading for people in all walks of life.”

Jonathan MacDonald Entrepreneur

 “It is already possible to control characters in computer games from signals in your brain via a $100 headset. In his fascinating new book Ajit Jaokar foresees a new era in which we have even more control over our brains and in which meditation could expand to hook up with social networks such as Twitter or Facebook. It is quite literally mind-boggling.”

Victor Keegan  author and creative developer” “former assistant editor of the Guardian

 

“Ajit Jaokar is a great thinker of our time. ‘Meditation in the Age of Facebook and Twitter’ makes sense of our modern conundrum to detach and connect. Many will relate to the conflict of meditation with lifestyle that Ajit explains can act as a catalyst for a deeper change within you. In this book, you will learn about the ‘Fourth Stage of Meditation’, the way to balance spirituality, technology and humanity. It will appeal to creative thinkers interested in what is possible with our own mind.”

Angela Dunn, Blogbrevity, Social Business and Innovation Consultant 

“In his new book, Ajit brings together a lot of different elements on mediation and technology in an interesting way. He also provokes thoughts and questions about a possible future and about how one can influence the future and be influenced by it.  This book is a great starting point to better understand the elements and innovations that will influence us and how we can become better humans in a hyper-connected world.”

Rudy De Waele, Speaker, Entrepreneur, dotopen, AppCircus, Singularity University. Barcelona

“In his journey, Ajit encounters two eternal beasts – the human mind, that infinite source of energy and the powerful beast known as the Internet, the one that made the human evolve into the social creature of today. He masterfully reconciles these primal and emerging forces to offer the reader a glimpse of things to come. A journey worth taking, on a path clearly delineated, in a book that is skilfully written to be pleasant and overwhelming.”

Tariq El-Haj Omar, Strategy Consultant Dubai

 “With this new book, Ajit once again pushes the limits of our understanding and provokes our thinking by proposing a new relationship between technology and spirituality. Exploring the importance of the ‘meditative state of mind’ and, daringly, a new ‘connectivity aspect’ of meditation, Ajit succinctly addresses the possibilities of trans-humanism, brainwave technologies and the possible fusion of social networks, technology and traditional meditation. If you are ready to dive into a mind-boggling new ‘Gedankenexperiment’(thought-experiment) that will supply serious

food for thought, get this book and dive in!”

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Author and CEO of The Futures Agency Zurich

 

To buy this book

Contact ajit.jaokar @ futuretext.com - Official release date Jan 30 2012