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The far future of humans and intelligence in the universe — episodes with Ray Kurzweil

The far future of humans and intelligence in the universe — episodes with Ray Kurzweil
Closer to Truth | Ray is a world-renowned inventor, computer scientist, innovative futurist and best-selling author. He founded four technology companies based on his revolutionary inventions in artificial intelligence, including reading machines for the blind, speech recognition, and music synthesis. Ray was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition. He has successfully founded, developed, and sold four AI businesses in OCR, music synthesis, speech recognition, and reading technology. Watch this video with Ray Kurzweil on Closer to Truth: What is the far future of humans in the universe? All of these technologies continue today as market leaders. Related:  Thinking

The Meaning of Life (or, What's it all about?) Now available in Spanish! (Traduccin de hsu - ) Let's step back a moment... Why do you want to know the meaning of life? Often people ask this question when they really want the answer to some other question. If you're questioning the meaning of life because you've been unhappy and depressed a good bit, click here. On a related note, if you want to know the meaning of life because you feel useless and worthless, click here. If you want to see our answer so that you can prove your intellectual prowess by poking holes in it, click here. If something awful just happened to you or someone you care about and you don't understand why bad things happen to good people, click here. If you would like to help the world but most of the rest of the world seems completely insane, click here. If you wonder why there is so much hatred in the world, click here. If you wonder why there is so much violence in our society, click here. The Meaning of Life - Part II

Culture Vaults : Resonant Frequencies and the Human Brain One of the great revelations of 20th century science is that all existence can be broken down into simple wave functions. Every photon, energy emission, and elementary particle rings with its own unique wave signature. When we see a color, we are actually seeing a distinct frequency of visible light. When we hear a sound, our eardrums are actually being vibrated by subtle waves in the air molecules around us. By studying the way that waves interact with other waves, researchers have found that even low-powered oscillations can have enormous effects on standing waves, physical structures, and even the human brain. Tesla first realized the massive potential of resonant waves in 1898 when he performed a simple experiment with an electromechanical oscillator the size of an alarm clock. In a later experiment using the same principle, Tesla clamped an oscillator to one of the exposed ground floor beams of a half built ten-story steel building. "The principle cannot fail," Tesla would say.

Mind as Separate Self - Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga and Klick Klack a Beezone Study of Adi Da Samraj 's Teaching Word Beezone Study Adapted and edited from various talks and writings of Adi Da Samraj The Separate "self" Does Not Exist - Except in Mind Atma Nadi Shakti Yoga "The individual separate self, sense or ego is a reflection...which is mind or the differentiating power, realized by experience..." Invisible Man - Adi Da Samraj 1975 "Realization is the realization of that which is already prior to thinking" Adi Da Samraj - 2004 "The Self or Real Consciousness does not think. unpublished notes, Franklin Jones (Adi Da Samraj) 1971 The Error Inherent in Mind There is a natural feeling that there is a thread in one's life connecting time with some identity call "I" or me. I recently asked an 82 year old woman how old she felt. The only "you", "I" or "me" that is constant, constant in all the states is the "I" that is trying to have a sense of identity. You appear to be thinking - but that thinking is not actually being done by you (as you Really Are). "There is no mind. Where is it then, this thread? More:

Analysis Of Neurotech Industry - News Markets - 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.

"The Universe: A Living Organism" by G. de Purucker The Universe: A Living Organism By G. de Purucker The Secret Doctrine teaches the progressive development of everything, worlds as well as atoms; and this stupendous development has neither conceivable beginning nor imaginable end. The life forces in a universe are incessantly working; not for an instant do they become motionless. A universe comes into being because a cosmic entity is imbodying itself; and a universe dies, as a man dies, because it has come to the point where the major part of its energies have already passed into the invisible realms. Men commonly think that they grow to maturity and then stop growing, remain mature for a while and then begin to decline. Man is at home on many planes. It is the same with a star or sun as it is with its parent universe. Look up into the violet dome of night. Yes, each one of us, in far distant aeons of the future, is going to be a sun, resplendent in the spaces of Space. Boundless Space is our home. Universal Brotherhood Menu

Extraordinary Claims TypeLogic Home Page Table of contents (With last update date) Cover Foreword (August 13, 2009) Part 1. Preface to part 1 (April 12, 2000) Chapter 1. 1.1. 1.6. 1.7. Chapter 2. 2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6. Chapter 3. 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. Chapter 4. 4.1. 4.2. 4.3. 4.4. Chapter 5. 5.1. 5.2. 5.3. 5.4. 5.5. 5.6. 5.7. 5.8. 5.9. 5.10. 5.11. 5.12. 5.13. 5.14. 5.15. 5.16. Chapter 6. 6.1. 6.2. 6.3. 6.4. 6.5. 6.6. 6.7. 6.8. 6.9. 6.10. 6.12. Part 2. Preface to part 2 (October 17, 2010) Chapter 7. 7.1. 7.2. 7.3. 7.4. 7.5. 7.6. 7.7. 7.9. 7.10. Chapter 8. 8.1. 8.2. Chapter 9. 9.1. 9.2. 9.3. 9.4. 9.6. Chapter 10. 10.1. 10.2. 10.3. 10.4. Chapter 11. 11.1. 11.2. 11.3. 11.4. 11.5. 11.6. 11.7.The victim/victimizer polar pair 11.8. 11.9. 11.10. Chapter 12. 12.1. 12.2. 12.3. 12.5. 12.6. 12.7. Chapter 13. 13.1. 13.2. 13.3. 13.4. 13.5. 13.6. 13.7. 13.8. 13.9. 13.10. 13.11. 13.12. 13.13. Chapter 14. 14.1. 14.2. 14.3. 14.4. 14.5. 14.6. 14.7. 14.8. Chapter 15. Chapter 16. 16.3. 16.4. 16.5. Part 3. Preface to part 3 (November 18, 2009) Chapter 17. 17.1.

SARCASM IN RELATIONSHIPS Sarcasm – a mocking or ironic remark (American Heritage Dictionary) Irony – the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning (American Heritage Dictionary) Sarcasm is a large component of social interaction and conversation. To demonstrate a sense of humor, people frequently use sarcasm as a means of “breaking the ice” during initial encounters with others. People also use sarcasm as a means of being comedic with groups of friends. Sarcasm is an indirect form of speech intentionally used to produce a particular dramatic effect on the listener (McDonald, 1999, p. 486). Many people relate sarcasm to irony, but there is a big difference between the two. The subject of sarcasm is complex because many factors are involved. Negative sarcasm, where positively worded utterances convey negative attitudes, is used frequently in everyday language. Sarcasm has been found to be “morphologically simpler and more flexible to use than direct forms” (McDonald, 1999, 487). *Question 2.

7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. But for the rest of us, we can still refer to the words they left behind. Even though these great teachers have passed on, their words still live, and in them their wisdom. 1. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” - Lawrence J. In order for us to achieve our dreams, we must have a vision of our goals. Action: Visualize a life of your wildest dreams. 2. “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson The best way to learn something is to dive right in to it. Action: You must define your fears in order to conquer them. 3. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Our thoughts determine our reality. Action: Create a list of your intentions and desires. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Power of Now The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle. The book is intended to be a self-help guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future. Published in the late 1990s,[1] the book was recommended by Oprah Winfrey[2] and has been translated into 33 languages.[3] As of 2009, it was estimated that three million copies had been sold in North America.[4] Overview[edit] The book draws from a variety of "spiritual traditions",[5] and has been described by one reviewer as "Buddhism mixed with mysticism and a few references to Jesus Christ, a sort of New Age re-working of Zen Selected chapters[edit] Introduction[edit] In the book's introduction the author relates his past experiences of "continuous anxiety" with periods of "suicidal depression". Chapter two: "Consciousness: The Way Out of Pain"[edit] Chapter three: "Moving Deeply Into the Now"[edit] Reception[edit] In popular culture[edit]

12 Brain Rules -- illustrated Buy Brain Rules The Brain Rules, illustrated Explore each rule through illustrations, charts and video. These tutorials are designed to reinforce the concepts in the book; we recommend reading the corresponding chapter first. EXERCISE: Exercise boosts brain power. SURVIVAL: The human brain evolved, too. WIRING: Every brain is wired differently. ATTENTION: We don't pay attention to boring things. MEMORY (SHORT-TERM): Repeat to remember. MEMORY (LONG-TERM): Remember to repeat. SLEEP: Sleep well, think well. STRESS: Stressed brains don't learn the same way. SENSORY INTEGRATION: Stimulate more of the senses. VISION: Vision trumps all other senses. MUSIC: Study or listen to boost cognition. GENDER: Male and female brains are different. EXPLORATION: We are powerful and natural explorers. MEMORY: Repeat to remember. VISION: Vision trumps all other senses. Download The 12 Brain Rules News Podcasts, Video, Articles, and More Brain Rules Blog