Philosopher David Pearce on Serious Wonder Podcast #3

http://bagnine.life/site bagnine David Pearce is a British utilitarian philosopher. He believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His book-length internet manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how technologies such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, pharmacology, and neurosurgery could potentially converge to…

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BOX: The Synthesis of Real and Digital Space

http://fearskirt.live/forum fearskirt [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0017OFRCY” locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LAkVypvAL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Engineers are conducting symphonies of art with the use of 6-axis industrial robots, blurring the lines between the digital and real dimensions. Our imaginations are spilling into the world around us in exponential ways. Each new technology created is another paint brush for future artists to wield. Immerse yourself…

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Navigating Attention to Neural-Nirvana

commonpress check It’s not what I say, it’s what you hear. (This article is Part 3 of  the Cognition Control series.) When I was growing up, and my father would offer his advice and suggestions, he always concluded by asking me what I heard him say, not what he said. Most of the time, I heard my defiant voice…

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Space Dreams

artgrow here Think about this. A child sends their favorite toy into space on a [easyazon-link asin=”B0081UGJ9W” locale=”us”]weather balloon[/easyazon-link]. A camera documents the entire trip, and when the chest lands, they go track it down with a GPS enabled treasure map. In a matter of hours, their toy is so much more than a prized possession; it has…

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Digital Addiction and Internet Age Shamans

Drugs can be defined as anything that changes an individual’s conscious state, whether chemical or technological, can cause our experience of life to be altered. I will elaborate on this principle by discussing the technological hallucinations we are currently intoxicated by. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007P4VOWC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZF%2BlJj4NL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Terence Mckenna,  an American psychonaut, lecturer, and writer,…

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Cognition Control Part 2: Navigating Hedonic Highways

To read Part One of this article, click here. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0871544237″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W0XK30J2L._SL160_.jpg” width=”117″]The hedonic treadmill, or ‘adaptation’ as its been coined, is the human ability to quickly return to a baseline of happiness regardless of emotionally traumatic or even physically traumatic experiences. Researchers have found that statistically, it does not matter if…

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Cognition Control: How to Operate Your Awareness

Cognition Control Manual:  A philosophical drivers education for operating awareness along dendritic highways of the mind. Our brains contain miles upon miles of dendritic highways. Our awareness of these roads comes from within a perceptual windshield built upon our experiences, memories and thoughts. With this understanding of how the brain operates, how do we take…

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