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Is consciousness an engineering problem? – Michael Graziano. The brain is a machine: a device that processes information.
That’s according to the last 100 years of neuroscience. And yet, somehow, it also has a subjective experience of at least some of that information. Whether we’re talking about the thoughts and memories swirling around on the inside, or awareness of the stuff entering through the senses, somehow the brain experiences its own data. It has consciousness. How can that be? That question has been called the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness, where ‘hard’ is a euphemism for ‘impossible’. Popular now How often do ethics professors call their mothers? How bad experiences in childhood lead to adult illness.
Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas — The Physics arXiv Blog. There’s a quiet revolution underway in theoretical physics.
For as long as the discipline has existed, physicists have been reluctant to discuss consciousness, considering it a topic for quacks and charlatans. Indeed, the mere mention of the ‘c’ word could ruin careers. That’s finally beginning to change thanks to a fundamentally new way of thinking about consciousness that is spreading like wildfire through the theoretical physics community. And while the problem of consciousness is far from being solved, it is finally being formulated mathematically as a set of problems that researchers can understand, explore and discuss. How The Health Trackers Of The Future Could Turn Us Into Cyborgs [Future Of Health. As many people are adopting fitness and wellness trackers as part of their daily lives, researchers and scientists are hard at work developing smaller and more specialized sensors.
These devices are designed to conform to people’s bodies as to make them nearly imperceptible to the wearer, giving us the ability to gather more sophisticated and accurate health data. Whether it is getting a concise measure of temperature from the skin, a blood sugar reading from the eyes or even clearer picture about a person’s dental health, these small and sophisticated sensors can greatly improve the level of information doctors can collect and monitor without burdening the patient with excessive medical equipment.
PSFK Labs’ latest Future of Health report has outlined a trend we’re calling Embedded Vital Monitors, which looks at how these shrinking devices are impacting healthcare. Contributed by: Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby. Egyptian Symbols and Definitions. Djed It is believed that the Djed is a rendering of a human backbone.
It represents stability and strength. It was originally associated with the creation god Ptah. The gaming headset that (literally) shocks your brain to attention. SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Earlier this week, Ars showed up at a demo day for the painful-to-read HAXLR8R (pronounced hack-celerator), a startup accelerator program that takes ten teams of entrepreneurs, gives them $25,000, and flies them between San Francisco and Shenzhen to work on a hardware-based product of their design.
Most of the products were still in progress, so many teams spent demo day courting VC funders or imploring the crowd to visit their Kickstarter campaign. But Foc.us, a company founded by mechanical engineers Michael Oxley and Martin Skinner, actually had its product launch that day. Its Foc.us headset is a device that is meant to shock your brain with electricity—and make you a better gamer because of it.
The headset is a red or black band that goes around the back of your head, with four disks that are placed on your forehead, just above your eyebrows. The disks contain electrodes beneath small circular sponges soaked in saline solution. Technology & the Future. First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface Lets Scientist Control Colleague's Body. By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists said Tuesday they have achieved the first human-to-human mind meld, with one researcher sending a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motion of a colleague sitting across the Seattle campus of the University of Washington.
The feat is less a conceptual advance than another step in the years-long progress that researchers have made toward brain-computer interfaces, in which electrical signals generated from one brain are translated by a computer into commands that can move a mechanical arm or a computer cursor - or, in more and more studies, can affect another brain. Much of the research has been aimed at helping paralyzed patients regain some power of movement, but bioethicists have raised concerns about more controversial uses. That raised dystopian visions of battalions of animal soldiers - or even human ones - whose brains are remotely controlled by others. For the new study, funded by the U.S. Transhumanism. Gods of Ancient Egypt: Atum. Atum (also known as Tem or Temu) was the first and most important Ancient Egyptian god to be worshiped in Iunu (Heliopolis, Lower Egypt), although in later times Ra rose in importance in the city, and eclipsed him to some extent.
He was the main deity of Per-Tem ("house of Atum") in Pithom in the eastern Delta. Although he was at his most popular in the Old Kingdom in Lower Egypt, he is often closely associated with the Pharaoh all over Egypt.