The magic of visualisation - our mind, AI or both?

Have you ever reflected on your life and wondered how maybe some of your conscious thoughts have come true in unexpected ways? 

Sometimes I have those "unusual" experiences even with small things. In those moments it feels like I just need to have a thought and a day or two later that thought turns into a reality. 

When I had my first experiences with a guided visualisation technique, I had no idea that years later my imaginary world would appear in real life. 

Around 2009 (in Singapore) I learned a sort of self-hypnosis technique, which I later shared in my workshops and with my clients. 

During the exercise a space is created in our minds based on our creative imagination. 

I created a space that had huge windows overlooking the sea and mountains. The living room had a green wall. 

I remember thinking at some point, how such a place does not exist, where huge mountains appear at the end of the sea. 

As I walked across a boardwalk along Zurich lake a few years ago it hit me. The lake and the mountains looked exactly like the space that I had created in my mind in 2009 in Singapore. 

I had never been to Zurich at that stage nor had I ever looked up pictures of Zurich.

Curiously, I now live in an apartment that has the exact same view that I visualised with that exercise in 2009, big windows overlooking the lake with the mountains. The previous tenants had left behind a green wall in the dining room. 

Is that not magic?

Many other people have described how they have changed their lives by using visualisation techniques.

If we can create and visualise such realities with our minds, why do we need augmented realities?

Could Elon Musk be right and we live in a simulation? 

Would it not be a mind-blowing thought that we are already creating virtual realities in that case? 

What if we were to continue that hypothesis? Imagine that a quantum computer and AI are learning from our behaviours, which is now the case.

What would we want to teach AI?

I am truly curious about how AI will be learning from us.

My concern used to be with virtual realities that people would start feeling disconnected in real life. 

Now I am wondering if time spent in peaceful, joyful and happy virtual realities could lead to positive change in our brain, just like with self-hypnosis. 

AI would in that case replicate positive behaviour. Could such visualisations assist with overcoming depression? 

Studies have been done on the impact of a group of people meditating and reducing the crime rate. 

If we were to apply this practice to our world, then we certainly have the potential as a collective to create more peace and joy in this world.

Soon we might not have any other option anyway, as AI is learning from our behavioural patterns, ways of communicating and seeing the world through our eyes. 

There is still a lot to explore with our own mind as well as with AI and it certainly is a fascinating topic. 

What would you like to visualise for your life or our world?

Coming up next: The magic of curiosity. So, stay tuned...

Have a magical week!

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