A Journey from Dust to Consciousness
About the Book
The billions of galaxies with stars, planets, and moons are all made of the same substance: dust from the universe. Unlike other lifeforms on Earth, humans possess consciousness—and we’ve created fields of knowledge that are stored in libraries, on the internet, and elsewhere. Even now, there are some humans that are creating new fields of knowledge, and when they die, they’ll be remembered. They will no doubt influence new thinkers that add to and expand upon their knowledge. But our fields of knowledge seem to be driving us to use enormous amounts of energy, and we need to consider alternatives, such as a worldwide power network based on solar and wind power. This book examines those ideas and many others, and while its author believes in a Creator, he thinks it’s up to individuals to decide whether to pray or not to pray. The overall message is that we must work as hard as we can in our chosen fields to become a star and shape the future for those that come after us as we continue A Journey from Dust to Consciousness.
About the Author
Vincent J. Hyde was born in September 1954 in Calcutta, India. While living in Calcutta, he studied at Saint Xavier’s College. He migrated to Sydney, Australia, in February 1970. While living in Sydney, he completed his secondary education at Marcellin College and Merrylands High School, where he obtained his Higher School Certificate in 1973. He completed an Electrical Engineering degree course at the University of New South Wales in 1979. He completed a postgraduate Diploma in Illumination Design at the University of Sydney in 1983. He worked as an electrical engineer at the NSW Public Works from 1979 to 2014 and retired from active engineering duties in 2014. Since 2014, Vincent has been writing to continue his professional development. He is a current member of the Institution of Engineers Australia MIEAust CPEng (ret).