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The Straight Dope - Fighting Ignorance Since 1973. The Future of Privacy. “We have seen the emergence of publicy as the default modality, with privacy declining.

The Future of Privacy

In order to ‘exist’ online, you have to publish things to be shared, and that has to be done in open, public spaces.” The terms of citizenship and social life are rapidly changing in the digital age. No issue highlights this any better than privacy, always a fluid and context-situated concept and more so now as the boundary between being private and being public is shifting. Over 300 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza. 49 Locals Tell You What You Absolutely Must Not Do In Their Home Countries. If I ever go to Sweden, I’ll be sure to keep quiet and keep away from people.

49 Locals Tell You What You Absolutely Must Not Do In Their Home Countries

Found on r/AskReddit. 1. Danger_kitten Denmark: Do not stand on or walk on our bike lanes. You’ll be yelled at like never before or possibly be run over by an angry cyclist. 2. Search for Aliens, Extraterrestrials, Martian Life. Staff | September 20, 2013 05:55am ET Credit: Hoover/Journal of CosmologyFor as long as we can remember, humans have wondered if we are alone in the universe.In fact, in September 2013, a team of British scientists claimed a cell fragment found by a balloon flight in the upper atmosphere may be proof of life from space.

Search for Aliens, Extraterrestrials, Martian Life

While individuals and conspiracy theorists often come forward with new "proof" of alien visitations, even scientists have claimed to find evidence for extraterrestrial life. Here are our top five scientific claims for aliens. FIRST STOP: Microbes in Meteorites. Quote by Leo Tolstoy: There is something in the human spirit that wil... North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World. The North Pole probably looks a bit different than you would expect right now.

North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World

Because, at this very moment, it's actually a lake. The time-lapse video below comes from a webcam set up by the North Pole Environmental Observatory that has monitored the state of Arctic sea ice since the spring of 2000. Surprisingly, the pole has been melting since at least 2002, according to photos on the project's website. July is usually the warmest month in the area, but temperatures were 1 to 3 degrees Celsius above average this year.

Lisa Traficanti. Every new life begins at conception.

Lisa Traficanti

This is an irrefutable fact of biology. It is true for animals and true for humans. When considered alongside the law of biogenesis – that every species reproduces after its own kind – we can draw only one conclusion in regard to abortion. Brain & Technology. According to a team of philosophers, mathematicians and scientists from Oxford University , who are exploring the future of humanity, there is growing evidence that our reliance on technology can cause elimination of human race. The media is actively discussing a range of possible disasters that can destroy humanity, but the most “obvious” threats, which include asteroids, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are unlikely to ruin the world’s population in the near future.

This is the opinion of Nick Bostrom , a philosopher and director of the University of the future of humanity, who, together with his colleagues, is trying to determine the actual causes of destruction for mankind. In their last publication, the experts are pointing out that people are capable of destroying themselves through their technology. Scientists create 3D map of the brain. Scientists at Harvard University managed to explore the interior of the brain using new, hi-tech imaging methods.

Scientists create 3D map of the brain

With the help of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), which provides three-dimensional color images, experts now can have the first real image of one hundred billion brain cells, as well as of their modus operandi, which can result in treatment of many brain disorders. “Over the years we have been studying the brain with the help of conventional imaging methods which could not provide us real image of it.

We could see only a shadow of its surface“, says professor Jan Wedeen referring to the new method of using three different colors to mark neurons before identifying the connections between them – a process that would take hundreds of thousands of years to complete using traditional methods. “The human brain is the most complex object in the universe. It keeps our memories and fears, and by processing information from the environment allows us to see, hear and feel. What can the third eye see?

June 16, 2012 The third eye is essentially a “blind” pituitary gland (or, to put into simple words, an autonomous “tube” that has neither the beginning nor the end) which is located at the base of our brain and, according to medical science, has no reason to exist. That is to say, it is something that the science has not yet found a role for. 9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World. What I've noticed is that most people don't really pay attention to "science" news, unless it's something that they can see immediately.

9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World

I think this is at least partially because of the amount of news that comes out daily - whatever we may think about the quality of news, there is just a flood of it, which makes picking out "interesting" items difficult. When I talk about (just for example) the idea of gene therapy, most people think that it is still complete science fiction, as opposed to a very near-term product that will be available. Of course, CSP has been around for years, so it isn't really "new" to the average person. What they don't realize is the way that efficiencies have improved... Living in a Parallel Universe. The Real Matrix Holographic Parallel Universes. Pythagoras, Sacred Geometry, "The Fundamental Programming Language of the Holographic Universe" The Holographic Universe - 1 of 5 - Quantum Physics. Learning 2 point perspective in 2

LUCID DREAMING. The Eight Circuits of Consciousness. Human Energy Octave. Slow-wave sleep. Slow-wave sleep (SWS), often referred to as deep sleep, consists of stage 3 and 4 of non-rapid eye movement sleep, according to the Rechtschaffen & Kales (R & K) standard of 1968.[2] As of 2008, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has discontinued the use of stage 4,[3][4][5] such that the previous stages 3 and 4 now are combined as stage 3.

Slow-wave sleep

An epoch (30 seconds of sleep) which consists of 20% or more slow wave (delta) sleep, now is considered to be stage 3. Slow-wave sleep is considered important to consolidate new memories.[6] Sleep deprivation studies with humans suggest that the primary function of slow-wave sleep may be to allow the brain to recover from its daily activities. Daydream. Daydreaming gentleman in 1912 Society and the negative vs. positive aspects[edit] Negative aspects of daydreaming were stressed after human work became dictated by the motion of the tool.


As craft production was largely replaced by assembly line that did not allow for any creativity, no place was left for positive aspects of daydreaming. It not only became associated with laziness, but also with danger. For example, in the late 19th century, Toni Nelson argued that some daydreams with grandiose fantasies are self-gratifying attempts at "wish fulfillment". Psychological studies[edit] Freudian psychology interpreted daydreaming as expression of the repressed instincts similarly to those revealing themselves in nighttime dreams. Altered state of consciousness. An altered state of consciousness (ASC),[1] also called altered state of mind, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state.

Altered state of consciousness

The expression was used as early as 1966 by Arnold M. Ludwig[2] and brought into common usage from 1969 by Charles Tart.[3][4] It describes induced changes in one's mental state, almost always temporary. Astral projection. Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an "astral body" separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it.[1] Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in an astral plane.

The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife[2] in which the consciousness' or soul's journey or "ascent" is described in such terms as "an... out-of body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into ‘higher’ realms. "[3] It is frequently reported in association with dreams, drug experiences and forms of meditation.[4][5] Patients have reported feelings similar to the descriptions of astral projection induced through various hallucinogenic and hypnotic (including self-hypnotic) means.

Western beliefs[edit] Bible[edit] Ancient Egypt[edit] Astral Projection - Astral Projection: You Can Do It Too. Everyone can have an out-of-body experience (OBE), says expert Jerry Gross - in fact, you probably have. In this interview, Gross explains OBEs, what happens and how to begin your adventure. When noted out-of-body teacher and practitioner Jerry Gross wants to travel long distances, he doesn't bother with the time and expense of catching a plane. He just uses a different kind of plane, and travels there astrally - unless, of course, he is teaching one of his many classes and workshops on astral projection, also known as OBE or out-of-body experience. According to Gross, the ability to leave the body has been with him since childhood. Yet, rather than regarding this as a special gift, he believes that this is an inherent ability that can be developed by anyone.

Jones: What is astral projection? LUCID DREAMING. Lucid Dreaming FAQ Frequently Asked Questions with answers about Lucid Dreaming and Lucid dreams. Click here for Dream FAQ "They have become lucid in the waking dream" -Infinite Player Table of Contents: 1. General 1.1. What is Lucid Dreaming? 1.2. How to Lucid Dream. Edit Article Modified Look at Hand Method Edited by Sondra C, Choicefresh, Jack Herrick, Krystle and 361 others.

Empathy. Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is experiencing from within the other person's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's shoes.[1] Empathy definition, techniques and training, levels of listening theory, listening even.. Home » self/personal development » empathy, trust, listening, diffusing conflict and handling complaints. Initiation. Initiation ceremony, Korogo Village, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, 1975. The Secret Doctrines of the Assassins. Legends Myths Initiation - American Indians Arikara - Lux Orientalis. Numerous Indian myths of creation are built according to a scenario which reminds the first steps of our pattern. In these myths, a celestial woman falls from Heaven’s vault, usually after being thrown or after having been attracted through a hole located below a tree, sometimes following a bear.

Initiation. Consciousness. Non local consciousness. Consciousness / Philosophy.