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The Intelligence Agents (Future History) Paperback – November 1, 1996

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During his extraordinary life, Dr. Leary was known as a world-renowned psychologist, a student at West point, a defrocked Harvard professor, a hero, a relentless champion of brain-change, a counterculture guru, a stand-up philosopher, a prisoner of the U.S. Federal Government, a developer of computer software, friend to such notables as Aldous Huxley, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, "the most dangerous man on the planet", and he was an inspiration for millions of freedom-loving and free-thinking people throughout the world. He died of cancer in 1996.
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Product Details

  • Series: Future History
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: New Falcon Publications (November 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561840386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561840380
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,249,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By rareoopdvds VINE VOICE on March 24, 2000
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As Marvin Minsky desribes in his book 'Society of Mind' the Agents are small programs that achieve small tasks on their own. Once an Agent is grouped with another Agent new functions and actions can occur that single Agents cannot produce on their own. So what about a whole society of Agents?
Dr. Timothy Leary, in his own chaotic style, recapitulates evolution from the first organism in which life began in the Eastern Oriental shorelines. DNA, the breath of life is always chasing the Sun Westward towards our neurological destiny. If you are familar with Dr. Leary's 24 Stage/8 Neuro-Circuit theory, then you will get a rise from this book. We have migrated from Asia to California as the launching pad into space where we will create H.O.M.E.s (High Oribtal Mini-Earths). The Intelligence Agents have already established their homes in future hive colonies. The secret to becoming an Intelligence Agent and Intelligence Increase is to SMILE (Space Migration Intelligence Increase Life Extension - the 'I' is squared).
The book is designed to look like articles written from future and past Intelligence Agents, with Leary out in the wings sending you transmissions from Switzerland on his update. The articles falsely written by such neuronauts as Carol Rosin, Anise Nun, Henry Marshall, Pauline Kael, Andy Warhol, Susan Kaiser Vogel and so many others that Leary includes in the Genetic Hall of Fame (however, one must realize at some point this was all written by Leary himself). The Intelligence Agents are all working together to get you moving.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 2000
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A superbly, creatively paradoxical book. This book doesn't just set forth, dogmatically and exclusively, a set of ideas held by the author to be 'objectively true', it puts forward a set of ideas which enter into paradoxical (critical) relationships with each other, stimulating the reader to take up a critical position towards the book hirself. If intelligence rests on a critical attitude, then this book will increase your intelligence. Philosophy as art and dance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Neil Freer on October 5, 2012
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I am included in this book by good friend, Tim, so this must be taken as a prejudiced review.
Background: Tim and grad students were running lsd sessions for the toughest prisoners in the toughest prisons in Massachusetts, funded by the State of MA. They were getting all kinds of excellent evaluations and kudos because the prisoners they were working with saw through their own criminal trips and, when released on parole, 85% easily stayed out whereas the recidivism rate previously had been 85%. When Tim was delivering his monthly report to the Warden one month, the Warden showed him a scale model of all the new prison buildings he was having built, and Tim said "If we keep going the way we're going you won't need these" (expanded facilities, money feather in the Warden's cap)and immediately realized his offhand remark had turned the Warden seriously off. Within 6 months the program had been badmouthed to the press, funding cut off, Harvard asking Tim to leave. It wasn't "drugs": follow the money.
This book's theme is "futants", term invented by Tim, future+mutant, 1 1/2 to 2% of the population at any given time genetically programmed to be the evolutionary scouts. No better or worse than any other human proclivities whether artist, engineer, teacher, etc. Like the honey scout bees they experience the future from the present, "return" to the human "hive" and, if permitted, do a "dance" indicating the evolutionary direction of greatest potential in which it seems best to move. Futants tend to be, pun intended, ahead of time. Tim's writings --- all are brilliant and recommended --- are gradually becoming recognized. Working against the 24 step schema of bio-psychical personal evolution he developed and using a wide variety of personalities as examples, The Intelligence Agents both elucidates the concept of the futant role and how the futant can integrate into society without meeting the fate of a Giordano Bruno, Tesla........or Timothy Leary.
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By John J. Gibbs on February 12, 2015
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must read for anyone interested in timothy leary
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By Richard R on January 21, 2015
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very funny
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