Terence McKenna and Gregory Stock speak about the psychedelic experience and the epic transition we face in the very near future called the Singularity.
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The ethnobotanist puts forth the theory that magic mushrooms are the original "tree of knowledge'' and that the general lack of psychedelic exploration is leading Western society toward eventual collapse or destruction.
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biologyby Ray Kurzweil.
Humankind is at the threshold of an epoch ("the singularity," a reference to the theoretical limitlessness of exponential expansion) that will see the merging of our biology with the staggering achievements of "GNR" (genetics, nanotechnology and robotics) to create a species of unrecognizably high intelligence, durability, comprehension, memory and so on.