Monday, November 30, 2015

A new start-up wants to transfer your consciousness to an artificial body so you can live forever

 
Death is the one thing that's guaranteed in today's uncertain word, but now a new start-up called Humai thinks it might be able to get rid of that inconvenient problem for us too, by promising to transfer people's consciousness into a new, artificial body. 

If it sounds like science fiction, and that's because it still is, with none of the technology required for Humai's business plan currently up and running. But that's not deterring the company's CEO, Josh Bocanegra, who says his team will resurrect their first human within 30 years

So how do you go about transferring someone's consciousness to another robot body? As Humai explains on their website (which comes complete with new-age backing music): 
"We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioural patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out. 
This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human. Using cloning technology, we will restore the brain as it matures."
What does that mean in plain speak? While it sounds very much like the singularity (with our brains being uploaded into computers), basically the company just wants to cryogenically freeze your brain and put it back in another body once the technology is ready to hook it up and repair it.
"When the technology is fully developed we'll implant the brain into an artificial body," Bocanegra explained to Popular Science. "The artificial body functions will be controlled with your thoughts by measuring brain waves. As the brain ages we'll use nanotechnology to repair and improve cells. Cloning technology is going to help with this too." 

That sounds straightforward enough, but in reality, this is something that scientists around the world have struggled with for decades, and as yet there's no evidence that it can actually be achieved. 

Sure, we've worked out how to use brain waves to control things like artificial limbs, robots, and even other people's arms, but getting an isolated brain to think and control a body independently is a whole other story. 

Not to mention the fact that it's becoming increasingly clear that our brain doesn't work alone when it comes to regulating our behaviour and actions. Feedback from our hormones is crucial to this process, as is information from other parts of our bodies, and even the bacteria that's living in our intestines.

For the rest of the story: http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-start-up-wants-to-transfer-your-consciousness-to-an-artificial-body-so-you-can-live-forever

Thursday, November 26, 2015

John Perkins | Confessions of an Economic Hit Man [Encore]


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This is an ENCORE presentation.

John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States-and in fact the entire planet-spiraling toward disaster.

Tonight, we will be discussing John's latest book. Here, Perkins pulls back the curtain on the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. He shows how we've been hoodwinked (which is the title of his new book) by the CEOs who run the corporatocracy-those few corporations that control the vast amounts of capital, land, and resources around the globe-and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats, Perkins explains, have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, a misguided form of geopolitics and capitalism that encourages a widespread exploitation of the many to benefit a small number of the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to this perilous edge. The solution is not a "return to normal."

But there is a way out. Perkins makes clear, that we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, not only in the interests of their shareholders and corporate partners (and the lobbyists they have in their pockets), but in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large. Perkins assures that we can create a society that fosters a just, sustainable, and safe world for us and our children. Each one of us makes these choices every day.

"We hold the power," he says, "if only we recognize it." Tonight, John Perkins will share with us how we all have been Hoodwinked, how we arrived at this precarious point in our history but also what we must do to stop the global tailspin. 

B i

As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. His books on economics and geo-politics have sold more than 1 million copies, spent many months on the New York Times and other bestseller lists, and are published in over 30 languages. John's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list) is a startling exposé of international corruption. His The Secret History of the American Empire, also a New York Times bestseller, details the clandestine operations that created the world's first truly global empire. His Hoodwinked is a blueprint for a new form of global economics. The solutions are not “return to normal” ones. Instead, John challenges us to soar to new heights, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. His writings detail specific steps each of us can take to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world. John is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit, has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world, and is the author of books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications, as well as in numerous documentaries including The End of Poverty?, Zeitgeist Addendum, and Apology of an Economic Hit Man. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

People unlikely to change their mind, even when facts contradict their views - study

© Ralph Orlowski 

A fresh study has confirmed that people are reluctant to change their minds and adapt their views, even when new information has been presented. This holds true even if they stand to lose money.

The research from the University of Iowa is based on previous studies indicating that people are particularly likely to stick to their original viewpoint when they’ve had to write their beliefs down– a phenomenon known as the ‘explanation effect’, which also affects future actions.

In the study, Tom Gruca, a professor of marketing at the Tippie College of Business, tried to find evidence of something called ‘confirmation bias’ – the tendency to give preference to existing information or beliefs, rather than considering alternative possibilities. He says equity analysts working on financial markets are particularly prone to this bias, with those who issue written forecasts being especially vulnerable to falling into the trap, despite having access to new data to influence them. 


Gruca believes the findings are particularly relevant to market research, and that they may be used to better predict trader behavior in future.

The study took place over a 10-year period, between 1998 and 2008, and focused on the Iowa Electronic Markets, an online futures market at the college, where payoffs are contingent upon real life events. In that time frame, Gruca had the students analyze the movie market. The students had to predict four-week opening box office totals for 18 movies, while also buying and selling contracts with real money.

It was discovered that, despite the initial box office figures giving a good indication of potential success, the student traders ignored the stocks and stuck to their original predictions. As a result, nobody was buying or selling – confirmation bias prevented the prices from becoming unstable.

In order to test for the presence of the bias, Gruca had the student traders explain why they had made the predictions they did prior to the beginning of trading. According to his results, it was this process of explaining – or the ‘explanation effect’ –  that solidified the students’ beliefs and prevented their trading behavior from changing.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Brian David Andersen | Was November 22, 1963 the Day JFK Died Lived and Became a Martyr?



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As we approach the 52nd Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we continue searching for clues that may once and for all elucidate what happened that Friday afternoon, on November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 PM central standard time on Elm street, in Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

What if President Kennedy did not die after all? What if he experienced a transformation that changed him as a human being throughout his presidency? He became a different person; a better human who realized his goals did not coincide with those who put him in power? What if he was presented two choices because he was no longer allowed to lead: Choice #1: Be killed and become a martyr and Choice #2: Pretend to be killed and become a martyr and live the rest of your life elsewhere and in secrecy.

If you are ready to be shocked with new information about the assassination of our 35th president, then listen to this interview.

As a courtesy, Brian David Andersen has provided the following link to his presentation so you can follow while you listen:


B i o 

Brian David Andersen became a self-taught researcher/inventor/scientist after 20 years as a freelance investigative writer and photojournalist trained at the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism. When making the transition to investigating physics and chemistry, Andersen's focus was on discovering the simple truths of our reality rather than just achieving a passing grade that is the core emphasis of traditional education. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mark Passio | "I Was Only Following Orders": The Cult of the Order Followers

 

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The order follower always bears more moral culpability than the order giver, because the order follower is the one who actually performed the action, and in taking such action actually brought the resultant harm into physical manifestation. Order following is the pathway to every form of evil and chaos in our world. It should never be seen as a "virtue" by anyone who considers themselves a moral human being. Order followers have ultimately been personally responsible and morally culpable for every form of slavery and every single totalitarian regime that have ever existed upon the face of the Earth. 

B i o 

Mark Passio is an independent researcher, public speaker, radio talk show host, conference organizer and freedom activist from Philadelphia, PA. Mark has undertaken the task of assembling vast amounts of research in the areas of metaphysics, occultism, spirituality, symbology and consciousness studies. In 2007, Mark began presenting this information in the form of a presentation series titled What On Earth Is Happening, with the intention of bringing the implications of this body of knowledge to greater public awareness. In 2010, Mark began hosting his own weekly internet radio show, also called What On Earth Is Happening, which is now broadcast live every Sunday on the Oracle Broadcasting network. Mark is also one of the co-hosts of Free Your Mind, the Philadelphia-based conference on consciousness, mind control and the Occult.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BBC Journalist Comes Clean: “Believe Nothing You Read Or Watch”


John Darvall is a BBC radio host who recently had an epiphany over the state of journalism, after realizing the industry he’d served so well wouldn’t think twice about screwing him over for a good story.

Darvall, who hosts a show on BBC radio Bristol, has just lost his daughter. Polly was 22, and died in a tragic car accident on Halloween. Since he works for the BBC, Darvall’s grief became public, and he agreed to give an interview. The report was full of inaccuracies and mistakes which compounded his loss, and caused huge problems in the family.

‘This poor piece of journalism made Tuesday probably the worst day of this whole episode so far. This includes seeing our dead daughter in a hospital mortuary just 12 hours after she was killed,’ Darvall wrote in a moving blog post.

‘Newspapers have contacted me and provided appallingly written articles, which I have had to change, ‘polish’ or make actual sense of. Other papers have published articles using my personal relationship as ‘the in line’, when this is NOT the story but, at best, just a very small part of the story.’

Darvall goes on:      
Those who know me well will know that I never, ever wanted to be the story, just to tell or share the story, as a journalist, correctly. I have never wanted to be on TV, I don’t want to be known, perhaps just be known of, to do my job well and to help people if I can and to get to the truth for others.
However, he’s now seen the light: ‘truth’ and the mainstream media don’t go together, after all. Darvall suggests there’s no future for his industry, suggesting that the Internet will eventually take over as the primary source of finding out about current affairs: 

For the rest of the story: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/bbc-journalist-comes-clean-believe-nothing-you-read-or-watch.html

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bart Sibrel | Was the $150 Billion Apollo Mission a Giant Hoax for Mankind?


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We have all heard the famous words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he allegedly stepped on the moon for the first time on July 20, 1969: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Was it? Or was it a $150 billion giant hoax for mankind? If they couldn't make it, did they fake it? You decide.

                                                                      B i o  

Bart Sibrel is an award winning filmmaker, writer and investigative journalist who has been producing movies and television programs for thirty years. During this time he has owned five production companies, been employed by two of the three major networks and produced films shown on ABC, NBC, CNN, TLC, USA, BET, as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. To discuss his films, he has appeared and been interviewed on The Daily Show, Geraldo, NBC, CNN, FOX, Tech TV, Coast to Coast, and The Abrams Report. Articles featuring Mr. Sibrel's films have been published in Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times and many others. His top awards from the American Motion Picture Society include "Best Cinematography", "Best Editing" and "Top Ten Director". Mr. Sibrel has also taught about twenty workshops on Acting, Filmmaking, Editing, and Writing; privately and for The Screen Actor's Guild. In his youth he brought to the stage several original theatrical productions, hosted a cable television talk show, and appeared as a seasoned actor on the stage himself over 500 times.  

Five year old savant from LA who displays signs of being telepathic.

Is already learning seven languages, is being studied by scientists after his mother filmed him 'reciting numbers written in secret'

A five-year-old savant who is apparently displaying signs of telepathy is being studied by scientists after his mother posted videos online showing him reciting random numbers 'written in secret'.

Ramses Sanguino - who is already learning seven languages and solving complex mathematical equations -  was filmed seemingly demonstrating telepathy at his home in Los Angeles, California.

In the footage, the youngster, who has a 'high functioning' form of autism, correctly recounts the value and suits of playing cards, as well as numbers that were reportedly penned out of sight.

'Mind reader': Ramses Sanguino (pictured with his mother, Nyx Sanguino) - who is already learning seven languages - was filmed seemingly demonstrating telepathy at his family home in Los Angeles, California

'Mind reader': Ramses Sanguino (pictured with his mother, Nyx Sanguino) - who is already learning seven languages - was filmed seemingly demonstrating telepathy at his family home in Los Angeles, California.



For the rest of the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3305206/Five-year-old-savant-LA-displays-signs-telepathic-learning-seven-languages-studied-scientists-mother-filmed-reciting-numbers-written-secret.html
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