Verbal communication is a type of communication that is produced at the lowest frequency range. The ear is thus capable of picking up frequencies on the order of 20 Hz (hertz) to 20 kHz (kilohertz). These frequencies represent vibrations that range from 20 to 20 thousand times per second. This is the extent of the so-called human audible range.
An AM radio will transmit that same sound at frequencies that vary between 200 kHz and 3 MHz (megahertz). Since AM radio waves can reach a length of up to 160 meters, it is easy for them to avoid obstacles, which is why they were traditionally used for the long-distance transmission of radio signals.
VHF (Very High Frequency) transmits between 30 and 300 MHz. These frequencies are up to one million times higher than the audible human range. An example of VHF would be FM radios, which emit waves that are between 88 and 108 MHz. This is why radios are always tuned between these frequencies.
A GSM-enabled cellular phone will emit just above this range, transmitting at frequency bands between 380 and 1,900 MHz.
Wifi technology operates at 2.4 GHz (gigahertz). This frequency has enjoyed significant international acceptance due to the almost universal availability of the 2.4 GHz band. I say almost, as microwave ovens already operated at a similar frequency when WiFi appeared in 1999. A microwave oven works at 2.45 GHz. The oven excites the water molecules in food, and the result of this agitation is that food cooks. This is where WiFi possesses potentially adverse health effects, especially if we take into consideration that our body is made up of approximately two thirds water.
Some technologies, such as WiFi 5, already transmit an octave higher, at 5 GHz. This frequency is ten million times higher than the 440 Hz to which we would tune instruments for a concert in order to hit the note A. This nevertheless remains low if we compare it to the frequencies reached by the mind. When I speak of “mind,” I am not referring to the brain. The brain represents the physical manifestation of the mind, which emits frequencies that fluctuate between 1 Hz and 30 Hz, just below the audible human range. The mind, on the other hand, fluctuates at ranges that I estimate to reach 1 zetahertz, meaning a 1 followed by 21 zeros. Such frequencies are a million times higher than those of the atom. This is because the particles of the atom fluctuate at frequencies in the range of petahertz (15 zeros), defining the upper limit of the material. Above the mentioned frequencies we can no longer speak of physicality. By this I mean the vibration that fluctuates at these frequencies does not manifest itself physically, but rather it manifests at a more subtle level, such as on a vital, astral or mental plane.
Our mind is constantly communicating. It does so in every thought and without the limitations imposed by space. The thing is that mental space is not like our physical, three-dimensional space. In mental space, thoughts instantly expand to fill every corner. Perhaps the most similar phenomenon that exists is the internet. On the internet, as in mental space, it doesn’t matter where we connect: From any one node we hold almost instant access to all of the remaining nodes across the whole network. With computers and the internet we are trying to reproduce our mental space or noosphere, as it has been called.
To define this space we first spoke in terms of units, like the byte, the hertz, or the pixel. Then we spoke of “kilos” (k). Later we referred to “megas,” and then “gigas,” and now we are beginning to speak in terms of “teras.” All of this is just on a domestic level. The fastest computer in the world already operates at 33.86 petaflops, meaning it is capable of carrying out 33,860,000,000,000,000 calculations per second. 1 Such a computer works on the “peta” level.
It is possible that when those same computers reach similar levels to those of our mental frequencies, a ‘singularity’ will arise, in which computers will be able to exceed the level of human intelligence. From that point, human intervention will no longer be necessary for their evolution, but rather they will be able to evolve by themselves.
If we consider Moore’s Law, which predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles every two years, and by extension the processing speed, storage capacity, and pixel resolution increase, then by the year 2043 these levels will rise to the order of “zetas.”
Is this the future that awaits us? Will we have a future dominated by technology, in which computers take total control? If this is the case, then it isn’t a world I wish to live in…
There was a time when we only declared in words what we wanted to express, while if we simply wanted to communicate something, we did it with our thoughts. Pronouncing something verbally in order to express it makes sense, considering that expression represents the act of bringing a thought down from the mental level, so that it becomes a physical reality. Expression entails a descent in vibratory frequency. At the same time, if we only want to communicate something, doing it mentally, or telepathically, would be more efficient than verbally, given that in ideal communication only the mental level would be involved. Nevertheless, nowadays, everything seems to happen the other way around. Nowadays we communicate with words, and we hope to manifest by keeping quiet. This type of communication has constrained us to the limits imposed by language.
The loss of this capacity to communicate with our thoughts has been discussed in myths like the biblical legend of the Tower of Babel; the Sumerian legend of Enmerkar and the lord of Aratta; the Polynesian myth of the Island of Hao; the Toltecan myth of Zacuali and many others. All of these tell us how, in the beginning, only one language was spoken. This shouldn’t be interpreted as one single language system, but rather that we communicated with our thoughts. And so something happened, which led to the loss of this ability.
Speech entailed confusion, since one became able to think one thing and yet say another, or one became unable to correctly communicate what one was thinking. It also entailed isolation, as we now no longer know how to listen to animals, plants, rivers and mountains. Hence, we cause them pain, remorselessly, because we have lost the ability to hear their cries. We turn a blind ear to the suffering of others, without realising that by the law of reciprocity this suffering is in itself becoming our own suffering. By recovering telepathic communication, we could re-establish a dialogue not only between each other, as humans, but also with the entire expression of life and consciousness. We would recover the feeling of family spirit, in which minerals, vegetables, and animals became our brothers. If, for example, we intended to fell a tree, how different it would be to be able to hear its suffering. If we moved a rock out of place, how pleasant might it be to hear how it thanks us for giving it a new angle on life? It is possible to recover this ancient line of communication. For this we need only coax it out of the subconscious, and learn to bring it to a new, conscious level.
New technologies are providing us with an instant line of verbal and written communication that transcends the limits imposed by physical space. We think about someone, and after a few seconds we receive a message from them, confirming to us that there was some form of telepathic communication. It’s an intermediate step, but limited. Technology makes communication more and more accessible the closer it gets to the frequency range of the mind. That being said, man isn’t solely “mind.” Descartes was wrong when he said, “I think, therefore I am.” We are also consciousness; consciousness vibrates at much higher frequencies than mental frequencies. In fact, everything is equipped with the potential to gain consciousness. Even a rock or the silicon with which we manufacture computer microchips possesses this capacity.
Therefore, if we want to avoid a destiny in which computers end up doing to us what we are doing to animals, vegetables and minerals, we should start by re-establishing that bond that at one time united us all. Otherwise, what we’re doing is supplying silicon, the second richest element in the earth’s crust, with the ability to think. And once it is able to think for itself, life will turn upside-down. That reversal will be the singularity we so fear. The mineral, which occupies the last position on that hierarchy that we conceptualize, will move to the top. The vegetable will follow, then the animal, and guess who will come out on the bottom?
If, on the other hand, we demonstrate that we are able to live in harmony, we will reclaim that non-verbal language that previously united all of life on earth, whether it be mineral, vegetable, or animal. With this we will prevent that singularity from manifesting itself because we will have transcended it. We will have transcended the need to rely on technology to communicate when we discover that true potential doesn’t lie in all these gadgets, which are slowly coming to dominate our lives. The true potential is in us, and in our ability to transcend our own selves, to put ourselves in the shoes of others, be they human, animal, vegetable, or mineral. Here is where true communication lies.
Note: This article is part of a more extensive collection about the archetype of “communication,” one of the four archetypes of the “khuya” of the cave.
Translated by Adam Oldfield