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Daniel Maddox

Pacific Grove, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • conduit of experience
  • 15,000 hours compulsery education, 2...
  • From Pacific Grove, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Expanding my consciousness, understanding and skills.

ABOUT ME

I'm originally from San Diego, but soon after being born we moved to Europe and my sister and I were raised in Germany where my moms from. A few years later we moved back to San Diego, and finally to Pacific Grove in Central California where I truly consider myself from.

I'm all about the unknown, seeking out the mystery's of life, whatever and wherever they may be, and continuing to share my life with the countless individuals whom I meet along the way. Life is short... so they say, I say life is long and wonderful, it's everything you make it and as long as your hearts beating in your chest and your body does what your brain is telling it to do, go for your dreams no matter what!

Most important to me, above much else I can think of is the pursuit of knowledge, a good conversation could keep me enthralled all day and night, new ideas and compelling arguments with solid logic are more intoxicating than any drug. Exploring the world, it's many cultures and peoples are a great love of mine.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Someone once asked me if couch surfing was for real, if it was safe and even an option for them. It reminded me of the first time I had been introduced to it by a very good friend of mine, I didn't have an all knowing all telling mystical answer for them, but what I basically said was, "you know all those stories you hear about brotherhood and ever lasting friendship in books and movies? well it's kind of like that."

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started my couch surfing experience at a group meeting in South Korea with around 15 surfers participating.

Hosting Experience-

Israel:
Eli Neimark

Spain:
Maria Besora, Catalonia

Germany:
Daniel wirz

India:
Anshuman Pal

Sweden:
Mikael Holmberg
Fredrik Lundstrom

Canada:
Katie Filteau, British Columbia

Czech Republic:
Jakub Maravek

Surfing Experience-

America:
Jenna Wiley, San Francisco, California
Jeffrey Werle, Kona, hawaii

Thailand:
Mimi, Bangkok

Australia:
House of Sin, Melbourne
Cathryn, Nightcliff, Darwin
Chris, Palmerston, Darwin
Amanda, Malak, Darwin
Sylvia Sun, Malak, Darwin

Peru: Nino, Lima, Peru
Ninoska & Humberto - Cusco, Peru

Interests

I love to swim, Dancing is fun too but only the crazy kind without rules and regulation.

My greatest interest, outside of improving myself daily and spreading the word about the New Word Order and their plans, is traveling, but im not talking about the kind where you visit a place a couple of days and go on the deluxe tour, Im talking about the kind where you stay as long as you can and see the things that no one else sees, the things the locals enjoy. I know im a tourist when I travel, but Im the tourist thats a local at heart, and wouldn't have it any other way.

PHILOSOPHY (Read at your own Peril)

Philosophy is my life, it surrounds and consumes me at every moment. When I'm not totally focused on something else, or when your talking to me I might be thinking about the entire cosmos, macro and micro. Which really is impossible unless your god, so It's mainly me just zoning out. I like to think about as much as I can relating to one thing until im just tired of it all, It's just the way my mind works.

I'm a Libertarian and constitutionalists, I believe in liberty, freedom and equal rights for everyone, period (and no, that's not like Obama saying, "if you like your doctor or your plan you can keep your doctor and your plan, Period" it's equal right for everyone, period, for REAL!).

No, I'm not interested in who played last night or who won, nor am I interested in who did what in which "great" television series people religiously subscribe to, or who slept with who and which Hollywood door stop did what with his hundreds of millions, all these weapons of culture are there for mass mind control and mass distraction, they indoctrinate you from the time you are born on and serve only to enslave. Believe it!

I used to say "Life, you can play but you can't stay." as a way to get both myself and others to live in the moment since tomorrow is promised to no one. Nowadays I don't say it so much anymore because I've studied the trends in technology and their implications, through my studies I've come to believe that you will both be able to play and stay, indefinitely.

As you may or may not be aware, information technologies advance exponentially, not linearly. So counting linearly 30 steps from 1-30 you get to 30, but when you count 30 steps from 1 exponentially you get over 1 billion, it's a ridiculous difference in proportion. Today there are a large number of information technologies, such as computing, telecommunication and even medicine, these areas of knowledge double every year, and even the doubling will someday soon double, that is the nature of exponential technologies.

While any one area of technology advancing at this rate would have little effect on the dream of uploading one's consciousness to a virtual existence, the rise of multiple exponential technologies and many different groups working in tandem together towards this common goal could see the dream realized in under 30 years.

Humanity has always lived in the present and looked into the future with a linear perspective, thus it cannot so easily imagine an exponential future, but the evidence is all around us, no one would have believed 40 years ago that ubiquitous internet and cheap, if not free (via skype) worldwide communication would be possible, even 10 years ago, very few people could conceive of having an iphone 5s with all it's capability in the palm of their hand, and at such a low cost at that.

People tend to take for granted search engines such as google as if they have always existed, yet they have only come into our lives very recently. At an ever increasing rate, new technologies will become ever more inescapable, and disruptive, even now the percentage of youth who cannot function properly without the devices they have come to rely on, in some cases even fuse with, has increased at an alarming rate.

This is not to say that we are doomed, it is only a precursor to the new world in which we will soon live. This new way of life is of course not for everyone, this is evidenced by the large number of older generations who want little to do with these new technologies.

Many will embrace these technologies full heartedly, as for myself, I've seen how damaging they are and have reversed my beliefs in regards to their application. Technology is magic, but without proper ethics and rules, we will burn ourselves to death with it, the addiction of technology, once rooted in a person (which doesn't take much) is itself an exponential reality, and spreads both within the individual and outside of itself, by contact with the people they encounter.

A child for instance that see's another playing with an advanced tech toy, will want to play with it as well, once it has, going back to a much simpler type of toy will be of little comparison, and thus the desire for perpetual "newness" as I call it, will be complete. The upside to all this is of course is global generations of people growing up to master technology and further increasing the exponential curve leading our species ever closer to unimagined heights of technological capability.

Transformed by the power of our technologies, the world will never be the same, War will be useless, famine and poverty a forgotten legacy of our history, money and class struggle a joke we sometimes laugh about in passing memory of our earlier times. Needs and wants will be replaced by our desire to further our kind into the cosmos, and every individual will exist in harmony with the world. That is the utopic version of the future at any rate, one I have little stock in myself.
But I think I've Rambled on enough for the time being, so I'll leave you with this:

Keep and open mind about the future, it's a endless place of endless possibilities, but not so open that your brains fall out. As a matter of fact, if you truly want to know the future before it happens, study the past, for everything that's coming has already happened once before.

And now a quote from one of our forefathers that completely negates my desire for humanity to live forever.. "It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that count" Abraham Lincoln.

Music, Movies & Books

In no Particular order: Casablanca, Fight Club, Terminator 1-2, Aliens 1-3, Apocalypse now, Platoon, Inception, Avatar, True Lies, Predator 1-2, Saw 1 only!, Running Man, Total Recall (original), Requiem for a Dream, Basketball Diaries, The beach, Titanic, Aviator, Independance Day, The Thing (original), Soldier, Rambo.

I absolutely Love Anime! My favorites include, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Ninja Scroll, Akira, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Great Teacher Onizuka, Full metal Alchemist, Blue Gender, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Hellsing, Death Note, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Princess Mononoke, Code Geass, Spirited Away, My neighbor Totoro, Vampire Hunter D, and many more..

As far as Music goes, I love Rap, Classical, and classics, but I can get into anything when the mood strikes. As far as artists go, E-40 is my favorite rapper, then Immortal Technique.

I love books, especially ones that make me laugh and cry throughout, but this is rare.. Some of the great books Ive read recently are, the Magician, Shantaram, The Grapes of Wrath and Marching Powder.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Totally convinced myself that I knew it all, then proved myself wrong in every possible way.

Rode A Motorcycle with my best friend on the highest drivable road on earth (18,380 feet) in the Himalayas of India.

Traveled 30,000 miles, visited 8 countries and spent 1300 dollars over a 4 month period.

fell in (love)E99 "that's a math term by the way"

Went to Peru and Did DMT with my best friend. (Yes there is a God, and you cannot be told what it is, you must be shown!)

Teach, Learn, Share

What I can teach: History, language, politics

Want to learn: survival skills, languages, history, about you, secrets of the universe.

Want to Share: The reality of our world, in part.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Probably more political, historical, societal and scientific stuff than anyone cares to hear about at one time. But only if your interested in that kind of thing, the truth I mean, Let's talk!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Germany, South Korea, United States

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