In conversation with Surendra Kumar Sagar, the author of
`Six Words`, `Intelligent Field', 'Bright Light In The Sky', 'Switched On' and 'Deep State’, we find out more about his latest book `Is This Our Final
Millennium`, which is a critical examination of what`s going wrong on our planet.
NM: This is your 6th book, tell us a little bit about the
premise of 'Is This Our Final Millennium'?
SK: In January 2021, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
fixed the location of the Doomsday Clock at `100 Seconds To Midnight`. This is
a metaphor for the end of humanity where the time is set by taking into account
a variety of factors including human caused climate change, disruptive
technologies, Bio warfare and of course nuclear wars. In my book `Is This Our
Final Millennium? I have attempted to perform an in-depth analysis and correlate
this with extinction probabilities and tell the world : If the doomsday clock
stays at 100 seconds to midnight - the closest since World War 2 - then there
is a 56 % chance of the collapse of human civilization in the next one thousand
years. The `Intelligent Field` on the planet Earth is severely contaminated.
The Deep States of the world continue to play havoc with human lives to ensure
that business is flourishing in certain category of industries that cannot
survive in peaceful times.
It looks like, our universe, even if it is meaningfully
informed, is still one in which great evil can exist alongside good. Perhaps it
is a requirement for progress that the real world has to be a mixture of
harmony and nuance. But life must go on. We cannot allow its extinction; It
cannot be that this is our final millennium.
In this sense, the book is an investigation into what`s
going terribly.. terribly - wrong on the planet Earth, and what should be done
to make it right.
NM: How did you come up with the idea of bringing in leaders
and experts in the field, from the past and the present, to talk about these concerns
in a parallel universe?
SK: Beginning with the question - who am I? What is my locus
standi? And arriving at what do I do?
It was simple, I bring in the experts, the great scientists,
philosophers, world leaders from the past, in their revised versions of course,
and some experts/scientists who are alive.
I therefore contrive a seminar, where all these great people
provide their presentations, which is recorded and uploaded on you-tube.
If you ask - Why were Dead Scientists chosen as participants
in the Seminar?
Since the ones who are living are afraid of the Deep State.
They are playing safe and simply do not like to be involved.
NM: What is the Unity of Consciousness?
SK: The most important subject discussed in the seminar (in
the book) is the one relating to the Unity of Consciousness, the `Oneness of
the Mind`. Recall my first book `Six Words`, where the six words are `We All
Have The Same Mind’. It’s just that our consciousness is in the singular.
All the scientists and philosophers of the past agreed that
Mind and Consciousness have a central place in the ultimate nature of reality. Never
mind whether the said idea is not professionally useful to contemporary
scientists, or practically useful to build machines. But it can be
philosophically useful to unite science with religion, to unite people, to
unite cultures, to unite religions, to unite factions within religions, to end
conflicts and wars including civil wars, and so on.
A unified approach with a clear conscience is the only way
the clock can be pushed back to safety. I recall Dr Narayan Murthy`s words
during the 2003 symposium on Science and beyond held at NIAS - 'The Softest Pillow Is A Clear Conscience'
NM: That’s very interesting. Do tell us what's on your
SK: About a hundred books on Science - Quantum Physics,
Cosmology - and Philosophy.
I’m currently reading `Information And The Nature Of
Reality` (Paul Davies), `Some Strangeness In The Proportion` (Harry Woolf),
`Cycles of Time`(Roger Penrose).
Also, Classics by Thomas Hardy, Dickens, Arthur.C. Clarke
which I have already read but intend to read again in the future when the
writing days are over and the mind is relaxed.
Not forgetting `Critique Of Pure Reason` (Kant)
NM: And, lastly, what are your forthcoming writing projects?
SK: I am working on the Second Edition of my flagship book `Intelligent
Field` as well as on my seventh book `Time To Imagine .. And Other Short Pieces`
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