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Learn To Live Only In Thoughts

959Question: Is virtual connection enough to develop an individual as a person?

Answer: In the future, virtual communication will be of a different quality. It will only be the basis for the development of sensory, internal connections that cannot be transmitted through verbal or physical communication.

It just seems to us that we are somehow in contact with each other. We need to establish contact with our hearts and thoughts rather than physically when we are opposite to one other and thus perceive and are impressed by each other.

Question: What new sensory organs would you recommend developing for better communication through virtual connection?

Answer: I would advise people to learn to live only in thoughts so that we would all try to be connected together in one thought called the “thought of creation.” In this thought, we would understand each other, merge with each other, and reach a connection with the thought that governs the entire universe, the entire creation, and in which we must all be included.
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From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 10/7/20

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Who Should Run The Virtual Community?

961.2Question: How do you think the virtual community should be managed and by whom?

Answer: It should be a special spiritual organ that will regulate all properties, all types and forms of our communication. It should be above everything else and represent a cohort of great Kabbalistic thinkers who could give commands to the world, and the world would understand that it is desirable to listen to them.

Question: What about those horizontal connections that we have today are no longer working?

Answer: Those laws that are being established today in connection between everyone are purely selfish, purely forceful laws.

Question: Could a virtual world government be created in the future?

Answer: Of course.
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From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 10/7/20

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Social Networks As A Place To Express Emotions

962.8Question: If before a person was overwhelmed with some positive or negative emotions and could share them with several friends, today he or she can share them with millions of people. Does this opportunity develop us as people?

Answer: No, this is nonsense like what happens in kindergarten. What does a person share? What emotions do others get from him or her? How do they react to this? All of this is at a primitive level and does not mean anything. After all, what guides each of us is just everyday egoism.

Question: It is becoming increasingly difficult to express one’s thoughts and emotions verbally, especially for the younger generation. In addition, many are embarrassed by spelling illiteracy, so people use emoticons, likes, and other symbols. Do you think we are going back to cave times or is this some kind of development?

Answer: I think it’s a good thing. These are not cave times.

In cave times, there were no restrictions on the transmission of information except for technical ones. Today, there is a restriction on the transfer of information because the information itself simply does not exist; it is very flat. Therefore, it fits into emoticons without any problems.

The degradation is not due to the emoticons but by itself. Emoticons are the by-product of this degradation.
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From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 10/7/20

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Everything Stems From Egoism

959Question: There are two main principles of virtual communities.

First: free horizontal connection, everyone can communicate with everyone without an intermediary.

Second: an opportunity for everyone to find their own place, that is, to become a completely different person, not like in reality.

Do you think these principles will help a person in personal or spiritual development? After all, today we have the opportunity to communicate with everyone, and I can communicate with millions.

Answer: On the one hand, this certainly is a good thing. But the point is how we use it. You are talking about technical capabilities. But what do they contain? That is the problem.

Question: The Internet allows a person to act as if from a distance, without being physically present in society, and make some contacts, interactions, communication. Is this a manifestation of the growing egoism?

Answer: Everything stems from egoism, there is nothing else here. We must understand that we cannot escape from ourselves, from our nature. As soon as we start to correct it systematically, we will naturally come to a qualitatively new type of connection between us.
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The Way To Ultimate Communication

962.8Question: The Internet is an inexhaustible source of communication today. More and more often, virtual communities characterized by the absence of restrictions on languages, anonymity, voluntariness, and common goals and interests are being formed.

What do you think is the trend of these changes? What is nature pushing us to?

Answer: Nature pushes us toward correct communication with each other. We do not yet know what correct communication is, but we will gradually find out. It will take several more years and we will understand what nature requires of us.

In the end, it will all come down to changing communication between people. We see that over the course of many millennia of our development, people have tried to come to some new state of communication. They were chasing the discovery of land, power, and wealth, but in the end, they figured out which images, methods, and forms of communication were the most optimal for them. They did not understand what they were doing, but in general, they were moving toward this.

And in our time, these clarifications are elevated to a new level. It turns out that the very technology of changing distances, which are reduced due to transportation techniques, virtual communication between us, etc., leads us to the fact that we can very quickly and efficiently establish ultimate communication with each other.

At the same time, we reveal that our connection is purely mechanical, technical, and not the one that nature requires from us.

Question: Do you think that the appearance of such virtual communities in which everyone can communicate with millions of people is a positive phenomenon?

Answer: Of course.

Question: For hundreds of years, books were the main source of information, but today they simply disappear, and all communication has changed. Is it development or degradation? If in the past a person could read several books a week, today people read much less.

Answer: In any case, the form of recording in writing will not disappear, and we will continue to use it. After all, this is not communication in the form of writing, but memory.
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From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 10/7/20

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New Life 493 – Online Connection Between The People And The Elected Officials

New Life 493 – Online Connection Between The People And The Elected Officials
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

The modern forms of communication enable people to confuse, cheat, and rob each other. On the whole, the current use of the Internet brings mainly destruction to our lives. This is the recognition of evil. There is no turning back.

We need to learn how to use the Internet wisely. It was revealed to the world in order to help us to connect in a circle, in equality, and in mutuality. An online education system will align everyone, bring us to a common understanding, and generate future leaders who will explain how to connect with each other. It will help us advance toward a more internal network of connection between the hearts until we feel as one man.
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From KabTV’s “New Life 493 – Online Connection Between The People And The Elected Officials,” 1/6/15

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Will Online Communication Lead To The Severing Of Social Ties?

laitman_962.8Question: Now everyone is talking about the emergence of online professions, in particular, a digital transformation. Everyone learned how to use Zoom. In general, a large-scale digitization took place in two months.

How can one remain a full-fledged member of society if, in online professions, you will constantly interact with a computer, with numbers?

Answer: I do not see any problems here. Many of my friends, despite the coronavirus, continue to work from home. Most of them love it. And the enterprises themselves like it too because this is a big budget saver.

I think that the majority of enterprises will develop in this direction. A person will work from home.

I also switched to such a job. Previously, up to 500 or 600 people gathered in our center every morning, not counting those in different parts of the world who connected to our broadcasts. And for the last few months I have only been teaching online, and I must say that the number of people is only constantly increasing, and everyone is happy with it.

Question: Do you think that the severing of social ties due to online communication will not happen?

Answer: I think, on the contrary, new, correct, good social connections will appear. And breaking past ties is only for our benefit.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/24/20

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Recognized Harm In Facebook

laitman_959Remark: Facebook recognizes its influence. This social network no longer denies that it can cause people to become dependent on it and spread false information. On its official blog, the company representatives confirmed that social networks directly affect democracy, and not in the best way.

My Comment: There is nothing to be done about it. They will continue to do it in every possible way. It is a very profitable business, which provides the most powerful way to influence the world.

Specialists in social technologies, in fact, program a person, determine his way of thinking, his feelings and views. It is impossible to resist them because we see only the tip of the iceberg.

While we do not want to be guided by the upper management, the program of our internal development, our own domestic “fate programmers” will cause us trouble again and again. Under their “keen guidance,” egoism will take power over all spheres of life and turn people into a herd. It already does.

There is only one solution: realizing the evil that lies within our nature. Then, we will “expose” ourselves to a different program that develops us, rather than “trains” us. In direct communication, with the help of Kabbalah, a person will discover a system of relationships that elevates him vertically upward into the upper world, above the surface of this network that will choke him to the last.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/18

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The Health Of Social Networks

laitman_959In the News (Wired): “Twitter launched a new initiative Thursday to find out exactly what it means to be a healthy social network in 2018. The company, which has been plagued by a number of election-meddling, harassment, bot, and scam-related scandals since the 2016 presidential election, announced that it was looking to partner with outside experts to help ‘identify how we measure the health of Twitter.’ The company said it was looking to find new ways to fight abuse and spam, and to encourage ‘healthy’ debates and conversations.

“In a series of tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that his company didn’t ‘fully predict or understand the real-world negative consequences’ of how the platform was designed, like harassment, trolls, bots, and other forms of abuse. ‘We aren’t proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough,’ he wrote.”

Question: This begs the question, what is a healthy social network?

Answer: I suppose that to give an answer to the question, it is first necessary to understand the significance of our development. Then it will be possible to evaluate scientific and social platforms according to the degree of benefit or harm they cause, relative to the attainment of the goal in the best way. Then the “diagnosis” of the social networks will be severe: “terminally ill.”

I understand the disappointment of the creators of the Internet with what people have done with their brainchild. The problem here is not about the Internet itself, but the ego that controls us. We must correct ourselves, not the Internet. Without correcting ourselves, nothing will help. People will bypass everything because the ego is what motivates them.

Twitter in particular and the Internet in general must begin to be involved with only one thing: re-education. It is necessary to fill the virtual space with what is useful for the development of positive mutual connections among people.

I am not an ascetic and I do not advocate restriction. However, people have stopped reading, stopped consuming normal information, have forgotten how to think, analyze, and empathize. In fact, they are unhappy, duped.

Today in the network where the majority are entangled, most engage with everything except what is most important—themselves! A person is captivated and mesmerized by the flickering screen and doesn’t desire anything higher, the next level.

It’s time to use the same system differently, for ascent, to benefit all people.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/18

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