Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Can thoughts affect matter?“
Indeed, we can influence the world with our thoughts. A person can learn to influence an external device—electrical, mechanical, even electronic, or any other—and simply activate it at will. There is a relatively recent example of a 62-year-old man with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who turned his thoughts directly into tweets using a BCI (brain computer interface) implanted in his brain, and who, using the same device, learned how to email, bank and shop online solely with his thoughts.
In addition to thought-controlled motor activation, we can transmit emotions like love through thoughts. However, the ability to do so requires very serious training. Such training falls under Kabbalistic exercises that require people to start working on themselves, their thoughts and desires, until they start connecting with other people in these thoughts, desires, intentions and goals. These people can then feel each other perfectly well, needing no words or external communication.
They can be at a great distance, like on opposite sides of the planet, but still feel close to each other, as if talking to each other. However, such a mechanism works only if everyone involved wants to communicate with each other out of love. It is also how a mother feels her child thousands of miles away and how twins feel each other.
I think that we will have the technology based on inner human development so that we will be able to connect to external tools and devices, and thus have no problems with interaction between people and machines. Moreover, we will be able to control them with the power of thought.
Such understanding and ability comes gradually, to the extent that we can cope with it. Today, we can see how human relations have become incredibly negative, with more and more threats and weapons overshadowing correct internal human relations.
A thought can penetrate only from the position of love. This is a state we will have to reach. There is no issue on nature’s behalf. Nature would have already revealed everything it has to us.
The issue is on our side.
Nature—as if protecting itself—reveals itself to us as much as we can cope with it. For instance, imagine if a thought-controlled weapon surfaced in the world today. We would immediately destroy everything. We are nature’s most evil creatures, and we are very dangerous. However, nature will guide us to a state of corrected, loving and caring connections without destroying us—but it will take us a long time to learn.
Based on the video “Can Thoughts Control Machines?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Semion Vinokur. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.