Our reincarnated savage would look round on a populace who, in spite of an unhealthy, stunted and weedy appearance, were yet able to perform feats which necessitated a nervous system quite incomprehensible to him.
The fact that everyone can perform without thinking the extraordinary act of reading; the possibility of any little girl becoming a telephone operator is a reality. The daily life of the average business man, who steps from a terrifyingly speeding car into a train, then rushes into the bowels of the earth to the Underground, then up again, then into a rumbling motor-bus, then is swirled up in a lift to his office, and all this before he even begins his daily task.
Then his rapid dealings with telephones, Dictaphone, cables and calculations; and finally a repetition of the morning's madness before he finds himself once more approaching his own home and family. This can lead to an increased anxiety level to the point where stress relief and various types of meditation become necessary.
Such a daily achievement on the part of thousands of men would seem to the savage to show a race of beings who, although quite crazy, yet possessed superhuman and miraculous powers to an astounding degree, and an abnormal strength in order to stand it at all.
Future changes will bring even greater adjustments for man to make both in his activities and in himself, as we have visioned. Therefore, as we look into the far future, we shall find ourselves in the position of the savage! And with change comes stress, luckily biofeedback and neurofeedback technology has developed enough to provide a larger change in relief.
A new epoch will have ripened, which will have caused men's focus of living to shift from one dimensional realm into another, bringing into play different capacities in his being altogether. Our only plan will be to work gradually forwards in our mental exploration, and consider the near future first of all.
For some time now people have been subjected to a new factor in life—that of vibration and radiation artificially produced and reproduced. This army of vibrations impinges upon human beings in their methods of transport, in factory machinery, in medical treatments, in the telephone and in the radio.
This all produces a vast new impact on the physical and nervous systems. We know that a certain note can smash a wine-glass, and that many things will crack under a given vibration, whether applied as sound or in other ways.
What will be the eventual result of the bath of artificially produced vibrations in which humanity is coming more and more to live? The immediate results can be ascertained in a small measure by visiting nursing homes and asylums and consulting the case-books of our nerve-specialists. But this is only the beginning.
A few generations will obviously have developed new characteristics altogether. What will they be? Mankind is moving irresistibly towards fusion, both consciously and subconsciously. How will it come about? Using Buddhist meditation, mindfulness meditation, or spiritual meditation can help progress the quality of these thoughts further.
The impossible has already happened, for even in political circles there are talks and plans around the ideal of "Federation," these ideas having now got as far as the public lecture hall. Some talk of the Federation of a few countries, others of the Federated States of Europe, still others of a World Federation.
Thoughts of a post-war World Conference are already in the air. Thus we see that in spite of the terrible cruelties and atrocities and aggressions of which we heard, a new spirit is already alive, even in countries famed for their martiality and hot temper, a spirit which is willing to forget all and arbitrate for tolerant and impartial treatment, and co-operation and collaboration all round, just as soon as any or every nation shows readiness to subscribe to it.