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  1. Human rights are sufficiently infringed by national databases, telephone monitoring and regular checks on the internet, and the controversial (but not yet in place) i.d cards. You cannot stop the progress of technology, or who has control over said technology, and it's really up to the individual how they wish to use such a device. A book can shape the way you 'think' which is just as intrusive as any other type of input. So called 'self help' books are highly manipulative, and unfortunately if you do not have the intelligence to question such material that's your own problem. Can you really imagine the majority of the population being inserted with chips and the government controlling our very thoughts...I think someone would realise something's a miss. There would have to be a level of ignorance for that to work, and as this only works on the memory, you can still forget the information, or question it's validity...you're aware that you're being fed the information using this method. Whoever supports such advancements there is always the contrast of institutions that are against, and so the public will be aware and can make their own choice in the matter.
  2. Although the Hippocampus has not yet been fully understood, this is how some neurologists interpret it's functionality... "Some researchers prefer to think of the hippocampus as part of a larger medial temporal lobe memory system responsible for general declarative memory (memories which can be explicitly verbalized—these would include, for example, memory for facts in addition to episodic memory)." from wordspider If input is coming from an external source in the same format, I presume the effect would be instantaneous. You would 'know' just as though you read and understood a book on quantum physics, because all the facts explaining and rationalising the facts would also be stored in your memory, therefore you would 'understand' your new found knowledge. I guess the sytem would be so finely tuned that anyone could understand the input. If you were fed a bunch of equations without any explanation as to their content and meaning, then the memory would be useless.
  3. Quote 'have you bothered to use our SEARCH ENGINE at all? if you had have done you`de find this has been done before!' Oops, will do in future. Thanks for pointing that out.
  4. I read this interesting article (albeit no conclusion) on why yawning is contagious on the 'world-science.net' web site. Does anyone have any theories on this strange behaviour. I'm wondering if it is a reaction that has mutated from primitive man or primates. A group reaction that is no longer needed so has mutated into something that seems nonsensical. My other theory is that if someone is sucking a bit too much air from their immediate vacinity, the other person yawns to compensate for the sudden lack of air. ;-)
  5. Isn't the point of this technology is that it's akin to neuro networks ? There would be no learning process you would just 'know'. Current communication is the downfall of proper understanding, so in order to get past this obstacle the information will be directly mapped as a memory. You can choose the information that you wish to have access to, and use it to your own ends. Eventually we would become Gods because there would be no limit to your understanding, which is why it's so important that there is very strict boundaries on what can be accessed, and how it's used. It's a far more advanced learning tool than say the internet.
  6. I think the idea of a quantum consciousness is so appealing that someone would dedicate their whole life trying to prove it. If you're going to base science on subjective accounts (out of body experiences under anaesthetic et.c) it's bound not to be taken seriously, and just breaks down to philosophy again. (I've tried and embarrassed myself). Whatever models you construct to prove it, the maths have to agree...string theory has thrown out multiple dimensions through it's equations which will (we hope) be whittled down through super symmetry, but it is just a theory (hence the name). If string theory hasn't yet provided us with a complete equation of our observations, how can you possibly have a viable model for conscious thought. I think that's the pinnacle of science, to answer the question 'why I am here', or 'why you are there'. I'd be very uneasy if they knew why 'I was here' but couldn't account for anyone else. Though the answer may manifest in a completely unpredicatable fashion...a technological breakthrough, and if anything has accelerated our understanding of the universe it's technology. I would also say that foundationalism is fundamental if you need to compare a viable theory e.g the foundation of physics is about as viable as you can get, against one mans quest to unlock the awesome power of consciousness. It isn't taken seriously by physicists because it's taking a huge jump. I believe conscious thought is unique, but probably best to work out the system around us than to work out something that can manipulate the system. One step at a time, or you end up with books like 'conversations with God', which makes me feel quite nauseous.
  7. That sounds like the way forward, have you managed to find any new developments with this technology (the article is two years old). Also do you think it's possible to have mis-information, or corruption with such a device, could it be used as a tool for manipulation. The other point which I find quite interesting is if an 'entity' can transcend space / time / space-time et.c do you think it's possible that we're experiencing the progression to this state and the global-consciousness is already firmly established...we cannot perceive as yet an entity that exists outside our current models of physics. I believe there are theories that state that there is more chance of reality being a simulation from an advanced version of ourselves. The book sounds very interesting though, definitely a future purchase.
  8. QUOTE : "But when you discover that this being has no limitation, be it such a small problem as forgetting to say "thank you" or killing half the world's population, God knows it, understands it, and can fix it. However, it is hard for people to recognize that this is a place of free will--where we learn to be gods. We learn to qualify God's energy. People then complain, kick, scream, and whine (some people, not all) about all the problems and seeming flaws, "Why doesn't God help us and fix everything? Why doesn't he come down in some physical form and indulge us in such an idolistic presence?" It's interesting that you've put 'to qualify God's energy' in that the idea and experience of reaching 'God Head' is neither good or bad, it runs in between the two. It's kind of experiencing the feeling of complete understanding - but I stress it's a feeling, and the result of the experience is my sudden compulsion for answers and also have applied it to my music et.c and the results have been highly positive. It by no means gives you any definite answers as I'm not convinced I have the capacity to understand the answers, hence I'm now investigating the physics and cosmology to correlate my experience. What I would say is that is impossible to really state what good or bad really is - it's more of a question of balance. If everyone strived to do good due to experiencing this feeling of total understanding - and given that my theory relies on consciousness being the very thing that governs the universe, then the universe would break down (assuming we had that kind of control). For example an electron cannot exist without a positron (anti-electron) - now neither can be determined as good or bad they are just the complete opposite. It's has also been proved that there is more matter than anti-matter - there is more order on earth than disorder otherwise we would of all killed each other by now, as you can see there is a reflection on events and the make up of the universe. If however, either of these swung slightly out of balance, everything would break down. It's a sad fact (if it is fact) but bad things have to happen (or what we perceive as bad) and there's really nothing we can do about it. If we did manage to break our physical ties and go floating around hyperspace sorting problems out that affected earth, then these would be have to be replaced by more problems. I think it's a case of understanding our existence rather than striving to change our existence, though please don't take that as though I think everyone should sit back and let things run there course, there are many atrocities I believe we have to sort out otherwise an in-balance would proceed due to our in-difference.
  9. I have been searching for answers to consciousness and have noticed it has been conveniently over looked in theories to understand our universe, and however much we understand about our physical surroundings it doesn't answer why we have the ability to plan events, look back on events and manipulate events. Consciousness must be an entity in itself, in that there is no particle, wave or photon in the know universe that has this ability. I'm by no means religious, and have always required proof to back a theory up albeit Heisenberg's uncertainty principle proved there is no way of recording both the velocity and position of a particle. However we seem to discount the thousands of years of religion as forms of control, as ignorant (due to the understanding of the universe in the past) and as something that goes against science. We should look at the practices that forms of religion entail, and one specific and obvious observation is getting together - to feel unified whether it's a football match or going to a festival. Apart from a few exceptions where understanding of this subject could probably help anti social behavior and alienation of one's self. These practices of congregation, sharing the same experience I would argue, have not evolved subconsciously through our evolution but they were there in the first place because consciousness has to exist parallel to our physical reality otherwise we would not have the ability to look back on events and manipulate future events, it has to exist separately in order for us to step back and observe are actions. Of course through mind techniques such as meditation, mantra chanting, use of ethnogens it’s possible to strip your physical reality down so all you experience is consciousness, and in this state there are no limits to where your consciousness can travel as space-time is something we exist outside of (and we can be aware of this so long as we induce the correct state). Bearing in mind our will for unification (perceived today as acceptance) but not fully understanding why we have this will, and the fact that a lot of this is dismissed due to a growing atheist society it’s never become a solid form of progression. We have concentrated on our immediate physical reality, and although I believe we were supposed to go down this path to a point – invention of computers / digital communication has helped in understanding the universe around us, but we have not explored the full potential of our consciousness, and as all the observations when we reach higher states are experienced subjectively it’s an impossible thing to divulge as fact, as there are no physical elements to observe, it’s just word of mouth if you like. The most startling element is that if consciousness exits outside of perceived space-time then it’s probable that it can exist before and after space-time, it doesn’t coincide with thermal dynamics as disruption builds we always have the ability to smooth out these disruptions, create order (to a point…we do not fully understand the universe to make it perfect) and it’s consciousness itself that I believe has created order in the first place, and now we’re trying to work out something we created. In essence we are a product of God and God is a product of us at the same time. There are boundless paths to travel when stripping your physical reality down, and infinite dimensions to glimpse and ponder at, all products of our own imagination, and although sometimes these paths are scary they’re just misunderstood and that’s all fear is – something we don’t understand…so it’s nonsensical that we shouldn’t explore paths that we feel shouldn’t be investigated. There are no limits now to the experiences and emotions that I come across, and since I reached a glimpse of what I was told (not through words, the information was there in the first place, it just needed to be unlocked) was the place I was going to go when I died, and it is a feeling of unification with everything…and I mean everything…as we are everywhere and always have been.
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