SoulPhone: will anybody care?

I read the following post on a Facebook group:

Do you believe the invention of a phone with which you could talk to loved ones on the other side would change the world?

“I was listening to a podcast with Dr. Mark Pitstick recently in which he was talking about the research going on (particularly with Dr. Gary Schwartz) in an effort to create the SoulPhone—a device in which it is believed we’ll be able to contact the afterlife by telephone. He believes this will change the world because people will realize there’s no death.

“Later, I listened to a Leslie Flint recording in which a man who died in ww2 had a lovely (and very personal) discussion with his mother, and I thought how optimistic Dr. Pitstick is to think a SoulPhone will change the world when Leslie Flint didn’t. After all, how many people who don’t share our fascination even know about Leslie Flint? Do you think skeptics would even try a SoulPhone, or would they—as I suspect—simply dismiss it as another clever fraud?”

MY RESPONSE

Admittedly, I am an optimistic skeptic. I am rooting for the SoulPhone. I am rooting for vast social change that the SoulPhone could potentially bring to humanity.

Right now I am pretty pumped up about the invention of the SoulSwitch, SoulKeyboard, and eventually SoulAudio and SoulVideo as Dr. Pitstick describes them. (Read all about it.) But I must admit that among my friends who are not already interested in afterlife research, the response is tepid. It’s like talking about colonizing Mars, flying cars, and free energy. “Wake me up when it’s actually here and happening.”

Many of the social changes that I dream up make a few key assumptions. One is that the technology will be tested fully enough to remove as much doubt as is humanly possible about its scientific authenticity. Another assumption is that it will be developed for the common good and not just to create more billionaires. A third is that critical mass will occur and many stalwart social institutions such as media, heath care, and government will embed these discoveries into their systems. A fourth is that most of what is channeled about the other side is true and that trans-dimensional communication is allowed.

I don’t do much more than to look at what goes on in today’s world and ask, “How would or could a SoulPhone change this situation?”

The quote above addresses the concern that even if the SoulPhone is real, not enough people will care. “So what? I can talk to dead people. Big deal. I didn’t want to talk to them when they were alive, so why would I want to talk to them when they’re dead?”

Perhaps the consequences of the information download from the other side in such a recordable and potentially verifiable way would be too much. The forces that do not want change would discredit the research and anything else to push back hard against spiritual progress.

I don’t know much about Leslie Flint’s work yet, but his flesh lifetime was in an era before easy media access. These days we can follow his archived work on the Internet. We can envision through EVP and ITC research how a SoulPhone might be possible. When results of research are promising, and especially replicable, the information can put put out there unlike in Flint’s time.

Ultimately, the purpose of Soul Phone News & Views is to stir up interest in soul phone technology and in afterlife research. It is to show positive possibilities of what it could mean for society. It is also a place to discuss questions such as will anybody care about the invention of a SoulPhone?

In this era, when a working SoulPhone comes out, there should be plenty of buzz.

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