High tech companies with names like Dante

In this previous post, reference was made to Dante and how Dante was alleged to have been influenced by an obscure writing by Thomas Aquinas about alchemy related to transhumanism.  It was suggested Dante was influenced by Thomas Aquinas who Joesph Farrell interesting observed, that Dante, Aquinas and others from that period of time were writing about esoteric transhumanism even back then. So a search for technology companies using the name “Dante” came up with the following including this company called “Dante.” This company which has changed its name apparently to GÉANT, works closely with CERN. It is interesting how a company names itself after Dante when Dante had apparently knew about alchemy related to transhumanism. Is this what influenced Dante in writing “Divine Comedy?” Did Dante see the comedy in man chasing this technology and how it would end in tragedy like in Dante’s Inferno and Paradiso? Notice in this description of Dante’s Paradiso, he makes reference to Jupiter and the other planets as well as representing the soul’s ascent to God. Will that ascent to God be achieved by technology?

Paradiso (Italian for “Paradise” or “Heaven”) is the third and final part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, following the Inferno and the Purgatorio. It is an allegory telling of Dante’s journey through Heaven, guided by Beatrice, who symbolises theology. In the poem, Paradise is depicted as a series of concentric spheres surrounding the Earth, consisting of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Fixed Stars, the Primum Mobile and finally, the Empyrean. It was written in the early 14th century. Allegorically, the poem represents the soul’s ascent to God.

The company GÉANT is involved in the following. This company will store data for CERN experiments.

DANTE (GEANT) plans, procures, builds and operates large scale, advanced high speed networks for global research and education, including the award-winning 500Gbps pan-European GÉANT network. We manage R&E networking projects serving Europe, the Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia regions, coordinate Europe-China collaboration, and assist the projects underway in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

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