Minding the Planet: From Semantic Web to Global Mind Draft 1.1 for Review (integrates some fixes from readers) Nova Spivack (www.mindingtheplanet.net) 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.
Google launches Calico, a new company tasked with extending human life Google said today it has created a new company called Calico to make improvements in human health and well-being. Art Levinson, chairman of Apple's board and former CEO of Genentech, will be Calico's CEO. "Illness and aging affect all our families," Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement.
Paul Bloom (psychologist) Paul Bloom (born December 24, 1963) is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on language, morality, religion, fiction, and art. Bloom was born in to a Jewish family in Montreal, Quebec. As an undergraduate he attended McGill University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with honors first class) in 1985. He attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology in 1990, under the supervision of Susan Carey.
Six Global Theories of Mythology: Part Six – Myths express the Unconscious Human Mind 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. music painter [Advance Feature] 1. In Musicpainter, all music creation is saved as a composition or a musical brick. In general, musical bricks are small music patterns such as the melody, rhythm, or chord, which are the components of a music composition. 2.
Introduction to Psychology Syllabus Professor Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology Description What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? The Global Brain, the Semantic Web, the Singularity and 360-2020 consciousness to create the Web of WE: socially-voiced co-creation - un knol de 刘Twain Video Introduction F irstly, thank you for your interest and I hope readers will contribute their own considered analysis and gut intuitions here intelligently, regardless of whether or not they agree with these postulations and the presentation of them. Secondly, I’m looking forward to our interactions and building upon this model together. Thirdly, I have the flu whilst I write this so my own brain may not be optimally functioning!
how we future (since the following is un-screen-readably-long there is a pdf) I remember when a friend, Abby Mellick-Lopes, lent me Design Noir (2002) shortly after its publication. Though Abby and I were both working at the EcoDesign Foundation at the time, Abby had the book, if I remember rightly, more because it was about Electro-Magnetic Radiation, which she was researching, than because it was about design. It was one of those great moments, when you open up a book and immediately start to wonder, ‘What is this?’ The first half of the book contained a rich theoretical excursus that established both the nature of the design work in a lineage of ‘conceptual art meets science fiction,’ and also the nature of the issue being explored through a historical survey of encounters with electricity and magneticism. The second half of the text comprised apparently verbatim interviews with people who had lived with the conceptual pieces of furniture at the heart of the project.
Introduction to Psychology Course, Yale Psychology Video Tutorials, Paul Bloom SEE: Guide to Download Yale Video Lecture Lecture Details : Professor Paul Bloom welcomes students and presents the course as a comprehensive introduction to the study of the human mind. Course readings and requirements are discussed. to be published in: R. Trappl (ed.) (1996): Cybernetics and Systems '96 (World Science, Singapore?)Francis Heylighen & Johan Bollen Center "Leo Apostel", Free University of Brussels, complex system This article largely discusses complex systems as a subject of mathematics and the attempts to emulate physical complex systems with emergent properties. For other scientific and professional disciplines addressing complexity in their fields see the complex systems article and references. A complex system is a damped, driven system (for example, a harmonic oscillator) whose total energy exceeds the threshold for it to perform according to classical mechanics but does not reach the threshold for the system to exhibit properties according to chaos theory. History
A Metathinking Manifesto The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Einstein For several years now, I’ve been studying the intersection of technology, culture and communication, the impacts of social media, the relationship between creativity, innovation and design, and the potential of various futures. I’ve had this gnawing sensation at the edges of my mind that all these areas were held together by a common thread, but I couldn’t put my finger on the connection. 3 Astronauts Who Had Spiritual Experiences ‘Up There’ Andrei Burke, Ultra Culture Waking Times Several astronauts who have seen Earth from space have had profoundly awakening spiritual experiences. Here’s three of them. Seeing Earth from space will cause you to lose your shit.
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.