(B&W Version) ¿Can our spirituality be explained through the use of technology? In his first book, Spirituality 101, Dr. Iván Figueroa-Otero presents a guide to self-understanding while closing the apparent gap between the religious and scientific vision with an eclectic and original delivery. This version (1.2) is a deliciously funny, tongue-in-cheek update, where every concept, idea, image and advice is carefully defined with technological elements like virtual domains, bits, and RAM. Here, the questions, Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? the human race has been studying for centuries are explained in a way accessible to anyone with a smartphone or a computer. "Imagine our Universe as a big computer, where the quality of its computation is directly proportional to the quality of the input data. And where every programming error is reversible and re-programmable, with a little bit of patience!" Iván Figueroa-Otero, MD FACS
About the Author
After graduating from the School of Medicine of the University of PR in 1970, Dr. Figueroa Otero trains as General Surgeon at the University Hospital of the UPR School of Medicine, integrating a one-year fellowship in the study of cancer, and one year in experimental research. Post-graduate studies in Pediatric Surgery, then follow at Miami Children's Hospital and the San Juan Municipal Hospital.
Looking for non-surgical or less invasive options for pediatric conditions, Dr. Figueroa Otero explores Eastern philosophies that emphasize a holistic concept of disease. He was one of the first physicians to become certified in medical acupuncture in Puerto Rico, training in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with professors from the University of Seville. Eventually he was certified in medical acupuncture nationally.
In 2009, he became certified in anti- aging medicine and in December of that year he retired from the practice of pediatric surgery, focusing instead on a holistic medical practice and emphasizing disease prevention and modification of life styles. In 2011 he was invited to become a Trustee of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, which is the national body organization responsible for certifying physicians in the field of acupuncture through national exams. In that same year he was recognized by Natural Awakenings magazine as Holistic Physician of the Year.
Dr. Figueroa Otero is currently engaged in his private practice and continues in his role as an educator, trying to achieve full integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture courses in the curriculum of medical schools, promoting that physicians to be certified both locally and nationally, and to establish clinical research protocols on the use of acupuncture in known conditions compared to the methodology established by modern medicine. Another immediate priority is to incorporate spirituality and meditation techniques into the medical curriculum and promote their role in preventive and therapeutic medicine.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
Poem "Virtual Disconnection (Loneliness)"
Lord's Prayer For Tekkies
Chapter I - The Origin of Our Universe (How Did We Get into this Cybernetic Chaos?)
Chapter II - We are Terminals of the Great Primordial Cyber Network (The false illusion of the Material Virtual Reality)
Chapter III - Our Universe, A Cybernetic Program (Software) with Infinite (Endless) Updates (Co-programming and co-responsibility in maintaining our primordial software)
Chapter IV - The Name of the Great Primordial Cyber Network is not computable. (The source of corrupt programs and retransmitting errors)
Chapter V - When the User Learns to Observe the Material Virtual Reality Through the (Peripheral) Terminals of the Great Primordial Cyber Network, He Only Sees the Primordial CyberReality (Love) (The reunion of our virtual realities [material and cybernetic] at our work station)
Chapter VI - The Fictitious Virtual Realities Created by the User (Those who don't connect to the great primordial cyber network are like cybernetic blind persons [obsolete and corrupt terminals, without webcams] browsing in a sea full of junk [spam and spyware] without an antivirus program)
Chapter VII - Accepting Our Responsibility as Co-programmers of the Primordial Cyber Operating System (Love) (The result of the reconciliation between the Material Virtual Reality (Son of Man) and Cybernetic Virtual Reality (Son of God)
Chapter VIII - The Return to the Kingdom of Free Unlimited Data Use and Games (The Garden of Eden of users and programmers) (The kingdom of free and unlimited minutes and downloads)
Chapter IX - Final Exam for the Disconnected From the School of Life