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Declaration of Future / 未来宣言

Declaration of Future / 未来宣言


I will go on a journey looking for the end of the universe through the surplus dimensions with my Elena.



In order to get a map of “New Thought“, I will set up the next mission and design the “New Body” using as much of the technology as possible. And a test subject of this “New Body” is me who said it. If I am not a test subject, I can’t know its true validity. Also, I want to take responsibility on my own.



To survive the new environment including the space environment, I will create a “New Body”. A “New Body” is composed of four elements of Living Body, Real World Alter Ego, Internet Alter Ego and Alter Ego to the universe. Because the body of living is also remodeled with state-of-the-art medical care, the relationship of the four elements will become complicated. But, I will organize those relationships, raise a “New Body”, train my dreams according to changing circumstances, devise communication, and I will make a journey to the end of the universe together with Elena.



This mission will be successful if I am convinced by my friends who trust to travel on somewhere in the universe instead of having disappeared after my death. No matter where I am in the universe, I will take another form of my living for my activity and continue to communicate with my friends.


Looking for New Furniture / 新しい家具を見たい

Looking for New Furniture / 新しい家具を見たい


For example, now, as a ground version of “Fluid Furniture”, it is assumed that “Strange Furniture that has never existed, such as being a Chair and also a Bed” appeared. At that time, if 10 years or 20 years ago people just feel a sense of incongruity, if for some reason this furniture feels more comfortable than an existing chair or bed, what kind of situation has happened in our world? It is an important “One Sign” for changes in human senses?

たとえば、今、「流体家具」の地上版として、「椅子でもあり、ベッドでもあるような、これまで存在しなかった不思議な家具」が登場したとする。その時、10年や20年前なら人びとが違和感を覚えたに過ぎないとしても、なぜか、この家具の方が既成の椅子やベッドよりも心地いいと感じるとするならば、一体何が起きていることになるだろう? それは、人間の感覚の変化に対する重要な「ひとつのサイン」になるのではないか。


In other words, the people are now beginning to seek “Creation of a New Posture between <Stand> and <Sitting>, also <Sitting> and <Lying>“. For that reason, “New Furniture” that enables the new posture is needed, and maybe we are beginning to seek a more delicate, smoother and more amicable design between the chair and the bed?



Because, each time when we come to a furniture section in a department store we have a question like that how long the shape of a chair and a bed are fixed as the same before 100 years? Then, we have a hope, maybe people have a same hope too, it will be better that almost one completely fantastic furniture that we have never seen before will appear, because people’s senses and desires could change very much in our time.



Gently I would like to see “New Furniture“. Because, it was an ancient time, very before, humans could create “Chair for the Sitting”. If “Talismanic Fluid Furniture, as a chair and same time as a bed” will appear and if people love it, yes, this new furniture will be a great “Gift from the Universe” for us to bring a new era to the earth.



On our ground too, we can build up a new way to realize a new revolution based on the body through such a “Creating Postures”. On one occasion, like Shiro Kuramata, Japanese industrial designer could design a very eccentric chair. Now, like last Kuramata, we have a becoming time to start to seek “Talismanic Furniture” as a new type actively? Even so, as a demand of a new era, we would like to seek an appearance of “New Furniture” not only for “Release from the Gravity” which Kuramata has dreamed but also for “Creating Postures between 0 gravity and 1 gravity” with a wide field of the vision for the improvement of earth environment and the cultural space development.


Imagination in the age of AI – Space, Information, Body, and Way of Life / AI時代の想像力~宇宙・情報・身体・生き方

Now the world is changing dramatically with a big scale. For stepping into “Unknown World” with 4 themes such as “Space, Information, Body, and Way of Life” we are seeking a “New Imagination“.

[1] Space / 宇宙

From my view point as a Butoh-Space Dance Choreographer, the greatest result of the space development until today is finding a “Chance to organize a Gravity” by the creation of artificial gravity through several astronauts experiences that could realize the experiences of non-gravity environment in the space walk and at a spaceship, also they could experience 1/6 gravity on the Moon. Edwin Aldrin, one of first astronauts of NASA who could reach the ground of Moon on 1969 said “My body is light now, when I start a running I can’t stop! Also I can calm down with my slanting posture!” His reactions about Moon Walking are very interesting for me.


If the humans start to come and go to the conditions between 0 gravity and 1 gravity in the universe this happening will be a complete first experience in our human’s history. So, like a case of the fish that could get the evolution by the advance to the ground, this happening will be a special drama on a stage of the evolution such a “Challenge to the Step for Next Human”. If we have a possibility of the “Next” as the humans it will be started by such an adventure of the new creation of the postures.


So, can we get the pseudo experience to come and go to the conditions between 0 gravity and 1 gravity on this ground too? Can we try to do a new adventure? What are some similar experiences?

私たちは、この地上でも、ゼロ重力と一重力の間を往来するような疑似的体験を得られるだろうか? そんな新しい冒険ができるだろうか? それに近い体験にはどんなものがあるだろうか?

[2] Information / 情報

We have a big theme called “Progress of Virtual Reality” as a pending matter in our information-oriented society. Humans have never infiltrated the information as virtual in the daily world.


For example, what will happen if our lover figures projected around us evolves as an AR by AI? If not only visual effects but also all necessary sensations are artificially entered into the brain and increase reality as if it actually existed? Will it lead to unnecessary theory of a real lover or the problem of further promoting declining birthrate with the sexless? However, as a desire for cloned pets and cloned humans, would it benefit greatly to those who wish to see the deceased relatives or lover’s restorations?

たとえば、自分の周囲に投影される恋人像がARとしてAIにより進化するとどうなるだろうか。視覚効果だけではなく、必要なすべての感覚が脳に人工的に入力され、現実に存在しているかのようにリアリティを増加させるとすれば? リアルな恋人の不要論に結びついたり、セックスレスで少子化をさらに促進させるという問題も生じるだろうか? しかし、クローン人間に対する欲求と同じで、亡き親族や恋人の再生を願う者には大きな恩恵になるのでは?

Recently, the event that professional Go players and Shogi players lose to artificial intelligence Go and artificial intelligence Shogi is going on. As a result, the vigilance against artificial intelligence will rise at once, it is feared that AI will surpass the human’s intelligence and the day when human’s work will be totally deprived. Indeed, various programming of “AI models” such as “Taxi Driver with superior intuition than humans”, “Financial Market Trader who produce ideas better than humans”, and “Politician who create policies superior to humans” has begun.


However, what is the realization of  “Progress of Virtual Reality” that we really need? Instead of being swayed by “Progress of Virtual Reality” as we do today, what is “Virtual” that enriches ourselves truly? What do we want to do for that? We need to think more about it with enough imagination.

しかし、私たちに本当に必要な「仮想化の進展」の在り方とは? 現在のように「仮想化の進展」に私たちが振り回されるのではなく、私たち自身を豊かにする「仮想」とは? そのためには、私たちはどうなりたいのか? それについて、私たちは、充分な想像力により更に深く考える必要があるだろう。

[3] Body / 身体

Now Medical Service will open a new door of our human’s history using by iPS cell, Genome Editing and so on. The body is being in the spotlight as the object of “Regeneration” and “Industrialization.”


Moreover, on 2015 Anthony James, a molecule biologist, announced a sensational big news that he could get a success to create a new mosquito that don’t need the intermediation with a malaria parasite by Genome Edition.


At last, Humans has gotten a “Technology to handle All Species of the Creatures”.


The way how to treat the individual body will be “Free for everybody“, they don’t need any kind of permissions to do it including a makeup, a cosmetic surgery, and a drug, also a tattoo, a body pierce, a doing injury to the body, at last a suicide. So, nobody can oppose to it basically. By taking the Enhancement if we can get back our health, or if we can get the body ability more beyond the natural condition, and if we don’t have any side effects after the operation, also if we will be able to control a long life freely, it will be just a realization of our human’s long dream. In that time, we can’t find any kind of reasons for opposition, everybody will jump at the Enhancement.


If we can cover our lost lovers with its clones, can we control the urge to wish to see them even in clones?

亡き恋人をクローン人間で補えるとしたら? 私たちはクローンでも会いたいと願う衝動を抑えられるだろうか?
[4] Way of Life / 生き方

From now, the way of life as an individual becomes important, regardless of whether it is married or single, the trend will be a “Single Life”. Both men and women depend on their opponent as before, but something interesting does not begin, and it is difficult to mature with the age of interesting jobs we get once. Since a woman began to become self-sustaining, it would be serious if a man did not become independent. The concept of a retirement age and the second life also began to be suspicious. The sense of age is beginning to change incredibly.


When one meets an opposite sex, when the interest shifts to “Culture” instead of “Love”, the age of the partner is irrelevant. Even a nine-year-old child or an aged 90-year old, if we understand that they are the owner of the knowledge and skills that we wanted to know, we are interested in and obsessed with a form different from “Love.” Even though we are with them, we don’t feel expectation or incongruity as when “Love” was the purpose. Experiencing such a transformation of sensation becomes an important condition for “Single Life” because it can be freed from the feeling specialized in the sex of women and men.


Influenced by the great fluctuations of adults’ world, there are major changes in the world of children. When the present children go out to society, it is pointed out that becoming a profession where 60% or more of them don’t exist, and 20 years later many big companies also disappear, becoming a society without a specific success model. The great sense of death also changes, and it is fully expected that “Grave” will be unnecessary after 50 years. Children are urged to develop new imagination and obliging themselves to acquire new ways of living. What do the children learn and what kind of good skill can they learn? Education for children becomes increasingly important.


As the place where we should live is also higher the level at which information technology provides “New Real”, we will be able to do “One Place of Residence” and “World Tour” at the same time. People will combine real travel and net use, and will start a completely different form of life. Changing the life style itself becomes a symbol of “Age of the Individual.”


Why the humans chose the bipedalism? / ヒトはなぜ二足歩行を選択したのか?

Why the humans chose the bipedalism? /



When human being could get the bipedalism successfully first time, what kind of emotion that first person experienced in his standing up and in his walking? Its emotions are same or different from today’s astronauts who could succeed their first Moon Walking on the moon?



Human’s movements keep the massive amount of memories not only the memories at the time humans started the bipedalism but also many memories of the animals, and every day they organize their each behaviors by selecting such movements variously and unconsciously. In this concerns, each time something happen, humans feel “Nostalgia” without a reason and bring up the systems of “Beauty” also “Prayer” secretly based on “Nostalgia”. And its ideas will be useful for making up each person’s “Originalities” that will be different from each other before we know it. “Originalities” will be made up not only through the intelligent difference like the thought but also through this kind of difference like the unconscious selection of the behaviors.



I would like to get a taste of the pleasure when humans could get the bipedalism successfully first time. And, when they started to walk on the ground freely what kind of troubles they experienced? I would like to ruminate their experiences. Maybe, for only one step, they must be needed so many unbelievable troubles and they could get several new discoveries. If I can know that, it is possible to perceive more sensibly what is lost things by the person living in the present age, and what progresses are made.



In front of me, one disabled person is walking very slowly while he takes a rest many times. What its figure inspires my heart! He uses all muscles of his body desperately only for one step, and he twists his neck hardly, he flares his both eyes, he opens his both hands and throw it in the sky, finally he is smiling from ear to ear just like he can climb up a big mountain through his only one step.


For me, this kind of walking by a disabled person will be a dance itself and it will be a wonderful example to express “Miracle of Bipedalism”. Its walking takes the imagination to us about the time when human could start the bipedalism. Me too, as a Butoh-Space Dance Choreographer, I would like to start my dance by this kind of walking. I think this is our human’s existence, at the moment when we touch “The Whole of the Movements that we forgot” we will be stricken with a deep impression unconsciously still now.

A Story constituted on the Million Hypotheses / 百万の仮説の上に構成される一つの物語

A Story constituted on the Million Hypotheses /



As a Butoh-Space Dance Choreographer long year, I have bringing up these following ideas;


Our human’s body and brain keep all memories including the memories of animal’s age. We can get back these memories through our body’s characteristic movements. Humans are dreaming beings, and our dreams are flowing towards the Surplus Dimension and towards the Future.


I have one feeling which supports my ideas as “Surplus Dimension exists very near our world with a different layer, and the lost animals, the aliens, and the dead people live there. And always they are sending some messages to us”. This feeling is a true for me. Or, it is a true I hope that’s Surplus Dimension exists with such a condition. So, if today’s Science can’t prove my feeling I don’t need to negate it. Because I know today’s Science itself is a transitional existence and there’s no doubt that it have a destiny always to be renewed. I don’t need such a Science to guarantee my most important part.



In a very far-gone age, we have one hypothesis that “Strong Fishes” had pursed “Weak Fishes” like “Ichthyostega” to eat, then “Weak Fishes” run away to the river from the sea. And during the very long time when “Weak Fishes” was trying to keep their positions in the river keeping by their pectorals into the gravel of the bottom of a river, their pectorals could change to the feet with a bone. Then, by chance “Weak Fishes” could invent the pulmonary respiration, and at last they could advance to the ground, finally they could be an “Amphibian”.


If these hypotheses are right, “Amphibian” could be bone from the river, moreover from “Weak Fishes”. I wonder such “Amphibian” could keep the memory about “Ichthyostega” in their brain and in their behaviors? And, if “Amphibian” keeps its memory I wonder it is a memory with happiness? In other words, this accident that they could be born as “Amphibian” from “Weak Fishes” was happy or not? They were proud of its roots? Or, its memory was filled with sadness?



Why I want to ask these questions? Because “Amphibian” with this history could grow up at the various environments on the ground and they could evolve into many kind of quadruped animals. Then, one part of quadruped animals by a reason for getting the foods, or by other reason, they were driven by necessity to rise into the air. So they started to climb a tree and they changed their forefeet to the wings, finally they could transform into the “Birds”. Also, other part of quadruped animals by a same reason for getting the foods, or by other reason, they were driven by necessity to stand up. So they started to throw out their forefeet in the air and they could stand up on only their hind feet still imperfectly, finally they could transform into the “Apes”. And we know such the apes could use their forefeet as a “Hand” and they could organize the animal’s born as the weapon, then they could realize a first step of the instrument culture. So, these stories are true, or not?



And, at last, about our humans, one part of the apes, or one ethnic group near the apes, they started to feel their bipedalism was not enough for their life, and by a reason for feeling something lack, or by other motive, they could get a success to stand up only by hind feet perfectly evolved by two new muscles on the waists which other apes didn’t have it. Then, they could raise their bipedalism as a perfect activity and get a great success to point up their character as “First Human Race.”



Like that, our humans through a perfect bipedalism could enlarge a brain, could invent various tools using by “Hand” well, could make a fire, could create various artificial objects, could use language, could produce the foods, could develop a skill for the war, could increase the “Family” killing by the enemy, could develop a communication, and could develop the artificial and high cultural world which we couldn’t find it in the ape’s world. Then, little by little, they could dominate on the grand as “Human Race”. In this process, maybe, our human experienced several doubts and worries, and they were visited with several abstruse desires and despairs? Can we find people in our world even now who can express it as their memories about the “Worries” in the early stage of our humans, and about “Joy of Life” they could birth with these characters, or its “Sadness”?



And, moreover I will continue to tell my story. What is amazing is that like Pakicetus and Ambulocetus, other one part of quadruped animals, what kind of thinking they had in that time I don’t know, but they made choice to return back to the sea. Then, they were being the ancestors of the whales and the dolphins. So, I wonder about them, they could recognize “Something”, so they returned to the sea spontaneously? Or, they had a same reason with “Ichthyostega”, they came to be treated as nuisances, as “Weak Animals” from “Strong Animals” on the ground? They were exposed to the fears of the predation and the extinction, so they should returned to the sea helplessly as their only one way? Or, because they kept a strong nostalgia to the sea, so they couldn’t stand any more of their condition on the ground, then they returned to the sea? Or, more in simple, the food were running short in their habitat, so they thought the getting the food was more easy in the sea?


このパキケトゥスやアンプロケトゥスたちの行動の「」については、誰もが関心をもつのではないか? なぜ、せっかく、魚から動物になれたのに、ふたたび魚と同じような存在になる道を選んだのか。陸上に存在することに恐怖があったとしても、或いはその他にも何か居心地の悪さのようなものを感じたり、或いは地上にやがて危機が訪れることをいち早く感じ取った等の理由で、それで海への帰還を決断したのだろうか。われわれ人間は、なぜ、クジラやイルカを特別に愛したり、クジラやイルカに人間に似た高度な知性が宿っていると推測したり、特に平和な顔つきをしたイルカに特別の親しみを感じたりするのだろうか。われわれ人間は、本当のところでは、自分たちの進化の歴史に何か恥じるものを隠しているのだろうか。人間である事は「痛み」なのだろうか?

I think, maybe almost people will be interested in a “Mystery” of the behaviors of Pakicetus and Ambulocetus. Why they selected the way to be back to a same existence like the fish again, since they could transfer to the animal from the fish with big efforts? Even if they felt the fears to exist on the ground, also they felt something uncomfortable condition, or depend on such a reason they felt the crisis will come soon, then they decided to return back to the sea? Also, why our today’s people love whales and dolphins specially? Why we conjecture that maybe whales and dolphins keep a high intelligence? Particularly why we feel strong affinities with dolphins, because they keep a peaceful face? Are we ashamed of our history of human’s evolution with a true feeling? For us the existence of human beings is “Pain”?



Why human beings love to dive into the sea in the same way we love to climb a mountain and look up to the heaven? Both Mountain and Sea has been the subjects of worship mixed with fear and admiration from the ancient times. Why we feel whales and dolphins will be our “Friends” and why we feel “Restoration” in their existence? Or, our humans too, when our time come, we will be aware to our fate to advance to the universe or to return back to the sea in the same as Pakicetus and Ambulocetus unconsciously? So, in spite of ourselves, we could feel the affinities with them as a predecessor?



And, the ancestor of our humans, although they could notice the crisis which will come in the future on the ground, but they insisted on selecting a way to be on the ground? Or, it is not “Now” but they think it on “Someday”? Or, with a reason they didn’t notice the crisis, so they continued its existence on the ground as today’s condition? From these points, I will expand my story on more large scale depend on my hypothesis as follows;

人間は、近く、パキケトゥスやアンプロケトゥスたちと 「同じ種類の冒険」をはじめる

Our humans, in a short time, will start to do “Same kind of Adventures” like Pakicetus and Ambulocetus.


人間は、「坐るための椅子」をデザインすることで、 サルとは違う人間としての特有の進化を決定づけ、新しい文化を誕生させた。私の「物語」では、魚・両生類・四足動物・鳥・サル・人間のそれぞれにおいて、それぞれの姿勢に応じた文化が存在するという、「姿勢は文化創造の母胎である」という「仮説」を採用している。つまり、文化とは人間の独占物ではない。そのために「姿勢」が重要なキーワードになっている。

Humans could get a very characteristic evolution as human beings different from the monkey realized by a design of “Chair for the Sitting”. Then, they could develop a new culture. In my story I adopted a hypothesis that “Posture is a Womb for Creating Culture”. In this hypothesis each fish, amphibian, quadruped animal, bird, monkey, human have each cultures depend on each postures. So, the culture is not a monopoly of humans. In this meaning “Posture” is one of very important keywords in my story.



Humans could perfect the bipedalism well, so they could notice a special value of the sitting. And for supporting this behavior such a sitting humans could start to create “Chair for the Sitting”. Its awareness and its creation are estimated highly as “Design’s Behavior that developed Human’s Characteristic Evolution”. Indeed, not only humans but also monkey could sit on the rock, on the grass, on the tree, and on other every location. However, it is only human beings that bother to make the man-made article “Chair” and only human sit on it.



What is the difference between when humans sit on an artificial object named “Chair” and on other natural objects? Of course it is not only the theme about the comfortable sitting. Frankly speaking, humans could get an ability of “Looking Objectively”. In short, through the sitting on “Chair”, they could expand the body to the world, and at its point they could meet “Nature” again. Then, humans could start to look “Nature” and “Earth” including the body objectively.



This ability of “Looking Objectively” generated the definite difference between our humans and the monkey and other animals at my “A Story constituted on One Hundred Hypotheses”. In the end, by this ability, only humans could start to look our existence on the ground with a “View from Outside”. Its first fruits of this view were an invention of “God” and an occurrence of “Religion


Humans, through this ability of “Looking Objectively” could start to live into the universe as a spirit at the same time humans existed on the earth, and humans start to look same person who lived on the earth. Humans has been getting a new “Mind” different from the monkey and other animals.



Humans who has come to sit on the artificial object named “Chair” could belong to the outside of the earth with a different “Mind” from other animals at the same time they belong to the earth. They didn’t keep the unity with the nature, they had eyes to see themselves apart from the nature. Why humans, by chance, suddenly feel the loneliness or they are overcome with strong nostalgia? Because, it is a reason they took on the separation from the nature. A person who keeps the unity with the nature he don’t need this kind of “Return” to the nature.



Humans don’t feel the unnaturalness for thinking about the universe, because their “Alter Ego” exists into the universe. In other words, humans meet “Alter Ego” who lives into the universe and humans are taking a dialogue with them. Human symbolized such as “Alter Ego” as a name of “God” in Christian Religion or Islam, or called it as “Big Ego” in Buddhism, then humans has been living with a great respect to them just like they are big and great more than humans.



The ability of “Looking Objectively” will be watched as a special ability in my “Story”. Because now humans, as the merits and the demerits of the development of science technology and too much consumption, on the one side we advance to destroy the global environment, on the other side we can reach the initial foray into the universe, then humans enter upon a “New Era called Space Age” and they are becoming to face with unknown question like “What will you do as a human being now?” In short, in my “Story” we will use this ability of “Looking Objectively” strategically to solve these urgent themes.



For this my purpose, moreover I will bring in this new “Hypothesis” on a chain of my several hypothesizes I have mentioned so far;

人間が、「ポスト人間」に進化する為に必要な条件とは、宇宙を舞台として、0重力~1重力間における「新しい姿勢構築」を実現するために必要な「流体家具 – 姿勢支援ロボット」をデザインすることである。「流体家具」の使用によって、人間は「新しい宇宙文化」を誕生させることができる

For our humans, the necessary condition to evolve as “Post-Human” will be to design “Fluid Furniture” to realize the “Creating New Postures” between 0 gravity and 1 gravity at a stage of the universe. Then the humans can develop “New Universal Culture”.

人間が、地上において「坐るための椅子」をデザインすることで新しい進化を決定づけたように、人間が「ポスト人間」への進化を果たすためには、宇宙において「流体家具 – 姿勢支援ロボット」をデザインし、「客体視の能力」を最大限に利用して「もう一つの自己」をさらに強化し、新しい姿勢形成により「新しい宇宙文化」を誕生させることが必要、という「仮説」である。

Yes, this is a hypothesis that the humans at first needs to design a “Fluid Furniture”, then the humans needs to strengthen “Alter Ego” using by the ability of “Looking Objectively” as much as possible, at last the humans needs to create “New Universal Culture” by “Creating New Postures”, like humans could get a new evolution from the apes with a design of “Chair for the Sitting” on the ground in ancient times.



In the end, we will bring the condition of whales and dolphins they returned to the sea into the universe with 0 gravity, and about “Something the ancestors of whales and dolphins could notice in their life on the earth” we will move its stage to the universe and we will try to solve it there. The solution of its “Something” will be fulfilled as a “Task we will challenge into the Universe”.


Pakicetus and Ambulocetus returned back to the “Sea”, but our humans trust its hope to the “Universe”.


For this work, I try to find a “Way for Space Culture Development as a New Type” that has never been conceived. Then I will practice its way as I am a test subject for it. Because I think that if we bring only today’s earth culture to the universe we should lost our “Tomorrow for Human Beings”.