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A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe

A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe
A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe by Cliff Pickover, Reality Carnival Physicists discover that the structure of a brain cell is the same as the entire universe. Image Source Return to Reality Carnival. If you like stories like this, Reality Carnival has many more. Related:  from metaphor to model...

Thinkbase: Mapping the World's Brain If Freebase is an "open shared database of the world's knowledge," then Thinkbase (found via information aesthetics) is a mind map of the world's knowledge. The interesting and incredibly addictive Freebase visualization and search tool is the brainchild of master's degree student Christian Hirsch at the University of Auckland. Thinkbase is one of the cool proof of concept applications built on top of Freebase that we mentioned last week. As we've mentioned here on RWW, Freebase is best suited for complex inferencing queries -- the type that expose relationships between various entities to figure out an answer. Things like, "What's the name of the actor who was in both "The Lord of the Rings" and "From Hell?" Thinkbase doesn't necessarily answer those questions -- at least not directly, but it does allow people to visually explore the relationships that Freebase can expose.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society - All Issues - Wiley Online Library Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Impact Factor: 4.9 ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 9/56 (Astronomy & Astrophysics) Birth of the global mind The best symbiosis of man and computer is where a program learns from humans but notices things they would not Global consciousness. We’ve heard that before. In the 1960s we were all going to be mystically connected; or it would come as a super-intelligent machine – Terminator’s Skynet – that is inimical to humanity. And yet, what if the reality is more mundane? Computer scientist Danny Hillis once remarked, “Global consciousness is that thing responsible for deciding that pots containing decaffeinated coffee should be orange.” What is different today, though, is the speed with which knowledge propagates. One might say that this is the same underlying mechanism of human knowledge capture and retransmission that has always driven the advance of civilisation. The web is a perfect example of what engineer and early computer scientist Vannevar Bush called “intelligence augmentation” by computers, in his 1945 article “As We May Think” in The Atlantic. Technology special Billion dollar brains e-Print archive mirror Superintelligence A superintelligence, hyperintelligence, or superhuman intelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. ‘’Superintelligence’’ may also refer to the form or degree of intelligence possessed by such an agent. Technological forecasters and researchers disagree about when human intelligence is likely to be surpassed. Some argue that advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will probably result in general reasoning systems that lack human cognitive limitations. Experts in AI and biotechnology do not expect any of these technologies to produce a superintelligence in the very near future. Definition[edit] Summarizing the views of intelligence researchers, Linda Gottfredson writes: Intelligence is a very general mental capability that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience. Feasibility[edit]

INAF: Una stella di neutroni poco magnetica - Le Scienze Comunicato stampa - Un team di ricercatori guidato da Rosario Iaria del Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica dell'Università di Palermo (e associato INAF), a cui ha partecipato Melania Del Santo dell’INAF, ha misurato il più basso campo magnetico per una stella di neutroni finora ottenuto con tecniche dirette Palermo, 18 marzo 2015 - Sono piccole: il loro raggio tipico è dell’ordine dei 10 chilometri. Ma anche super dense: al loro interno c’è stipata tanta massa quanto una volta e mezza quella del nostro Sole. Ma la loro vera ‘specialità’ è il magnetismo: il campo che esse possiedono, in virtù anche delle proprietà estreme in cui si trova la materia che le compone, è elevatissimo: anche mille miliardi di volte superiore a quello della Terra. Di stelle di neutroni ne conosciamo ormai a migliaia e, grazie a strumenti sempre più sofisticati, come gli osservatori spaziali dedicati all’astrofisica delle alte energie, ne stiamo indagando sempre meglio le caratteristiche.

Noogenesis Noogenesis (Ancient Greek: νοῦς=mind + γένεσις=becoming) is the emergence of intelligent forms of life. The term was first used by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in regard to the evolution of humans. It also used in astrobiology in regard to the emergence of forms of life capable of technology and so interstellar communication and travel. Teilhard[edit] Noogenesis began with reflective thought; or with the first human beings. Teilhard imagines that noogenesis will eventually reach a critical point of consciousness, brought about by a maximum tension of human socialization. Astrobiology[edit] In astrobiology noogenesis concerns the origin of intelligent life and more specifically technological civilizations capable of communicating with humans and or traveling to Earth.[1] The lack of evidence for the existence of such extraterrestrial life creates the Fermi paradox. References[edit]

Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves | Underwire By Eliot Van Buskirk, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, review. That quote is zinging around the internet this week. [partner id="evolverfm"] The sentiment expressed above is funny, in a mocking sort of way. Unfortunately, it makes as little sense as the quote upon which it is based: “Those who can do. This is what people have always done: pass along things we find worthwhile. Plenty of person-to-person sharing goes on these days, obviously. There’s too much stuff. An academic librarian recently asked me to comment on what it means when people “curate” content for an upcoming article in a search-oriented publication. When we curate, we are enhancing a connection in the global neural network we are inadvertently creating. “Content curation is the natural evolution of our globally networked consciousness. is about music apps and digital music.

World Brain World Brain is a collection of essays and addresses by the English science fiction pioneer, social reformer, evolutionary biologist and historian H. G. Wells, dating from the period of 1936–38. Throughout the book, Wells describes his vision of the world brain: a new, free, synthetic, authoritative, permanent "World Encyclopaedia" that could help world citizens make the best use of universal information resources and make the best contribution to world peace. Development of the idea[edit] World Encyclopedia[edit] Wellsian dream of World Brain was first expressed in a lecture delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Weekly Evening Meeting, Friday, 20 November 1936. My particular line of country has always been generalization of synthesis. He wished the world to be such a whole "as coherent and consistent as possible." The Brain Organization of the Modern World[edit] (Lecture delivered in America, October and November 1937) A Permanent World Encyclopedia[edit] Brian R. [edit]

Metaman Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism (ISBN 067170723X) is a 1993 book by author Gregory Stock. The title refers to a superorganism comprising humanity and its technology. While many people have had ideas about a global brain, they have tended to suppose that this can be improved or altered by humans according to their will. Minding the Planet: From Semantic Web to Global Mind Draft 1.1 for Review (integrates some fixes from readers) Nova Spivack ( This article presents some thoughts about the future of intelligence on Earth. In particular, I discuss the similarities between the Internet and the brain, and how I believe the emerging Semantic Web will make this similarity even greater. The Semantic Web enables the formal communication of a higher level of language -- metalanguage. The invention of written language long ago changed the economics of communication by making it possible for information to be represented and shared independently of human minds. Semantic metalanguages provide a way to formally express, distribute and share the knowledge necessary to interpret and use information, independently of the human mind. The emergence of standards for sharing semantic metalanguage statements that encode the meaning of information will catalyze a new era of distributed knowledge and intelligence on the Internet.

Théorie des intelligences multiples Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La théorie des intelligences multiples suggère qu'il existe plusieurs types d'intelligence chez l'enfant d'âge scolaire et aussi, par extension, chez l'Homme. Cette théorie fut pour la première fois proposée par Howard Gardner en 1983. L'origine de la théorie[modifier | modifier le code] Lorsque Howard Gardner publia son livre Frames of Mind: the Theory of Multiple Intelligence en 1983, il introduisit une nouvelle façon de comprendre l'intelligence des enfants en échec scolaire aux États-Unis. Les diverses catégories d'intelligence pour Howard Gardner[modifier | modifier le code] L’intelligence logico-mathématique[modifier | modifier le code] Les personnes qui ont une intelligence logico-mathématique développée possèdent la capacité de calculer, de mesurer, de faire preuve de logique et de résoudre des problèmes mathématiques et scientifiques. L’intelligence spatiale[modifier | modifier le code] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code]

H.G. Wells, Wikipedia and the World Brain Matrix By Zen Gardner While H.G. Wells has been popularized to today’s generations as a profoundly prophetic science fiction writer, he was known in his day as a very busy boy getting the New World in Order…literally. An outspoken proponent of everything global, Wells pushed a consistent theme of a global community and held a deep disdain for common humanity, a typical elitist eugenicist trait which he also championed. Why was he so spot on with his forecasts, be it technology or societal changes? Could his membership in secretive clubs and societies have anything to do with it? Ha. Same old same old, who are we kidding. Cowards. Of course there’s hope for anyone– there’s always Now to discover your eternal self connected to all the Universe. But people have to decide to take it. H.G. The Plan Unfolds Here are some self-explanatory excerpts from an excellent paper on Wells’ World Brain theory. In 1938, aged 72, H.G. And to address the generations to come of transhumanism and the global mind: So what.

Six Global Theories of Mythology: Part Six – Myths express the Unconscious Human Mind | Once Upon A Time… The Human Mind The Sixth Global Theory – Myths reflect Man’s Unconscious Mind After the intensity of the progression of mythological theories in their investigation into the psychology, values, phenomenology, history and rituals of any particular civilisation or society, the Psychoanalytical Theory of myths was inevitable. Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ investigated the link between the language of dreams and mythological symbols based on the tribal belief that dreams and myths arise from the same reality. Freud (1856 – 1939) believed in a transhistorical and biological conception of mankind and furthermore that myth expressed repressed desires. Sigmund Freud on the realities of Mythical Themes in the Individual and Society: Hence the realm of myth and symbol moved into the field of depth psychology and remained linked to the fields of sociology and anthropology through studies such as the 1910 work of Lucien Levy-Bruhl entitled ‘How Natives Think’. Carl Jung on Mythology: Like this: J.