Transition to a world without oil: Rob Hopkins on TED Global Issues X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks The paradox of finding peace in a war zone, and a way to make aid more effective — by decentralizing it and thus speeding it up. Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. […] News X marks the spot: Beatboxing brilliance from TEDxSydney and this week’s favorite TEDx talks Tom Thum wowed at TEDxSydney this week by doing strange things with his mouth. The Book of Symbols: Carl Jung’s Catalog of the Unconscious by Kirstin Butler Why Sarah Palin identifies with the grizzly bear, or what the unconscious knows but doesn’t reveal. A primary method for making sense of the world is by interpreting its symbols. We decode meaning through images and, often without realizing, are swayed by the power of their attendant associations. A central proponent of this theory, iconic Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Gustaf Jung, made an academic case for it in the now-classic Man and His Symbols, and a much more personal case in The Red Book. Beginning in the 1930s, Jung’s devotees started collecting mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic imagery under the auspices of The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS), an organization with institutes throughout the U.S. You can browse through ARAS via a list of common archetypes, or search by word, producing a cross-indexed result with thumbnail images and a timeline of where and when that idea appeared throughout history. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr
Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each By Maria Popova From the fine folks at the Open University comes 60-Second Adventures in Thought, a fascinating and delightfully animated series exploring six famous thought experiments. The Paradox of the Tortoise and Achilles comes from Ancient Greece and explores motion as an illusion: The Grandfather Paradox grapples with time travel: Chinese Room comes from the work of John Searle, originally published in 1980, and deals with artificial intelligence: Hilbert’s paradox of the Grand Hotel, proposed by German mathematician David Hilbert, tackles the gargantuan issue of infinity: The Twin Paradox, first explained by Paul Langevin in 1911, examines special relativity: Schrödinger’s Cat, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, is a quantum mechanics mind-bender: For more such fascination and cognitive calisthenics, you won’t go wrong with Peg Tittle’s What If….Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy . via Open Culture
Deepermind Table of Contents-George Norwood Home Page March 23,2013 1. Introduction to Deepermind Words are not things. 2. Blissful Optimization. 3. History of the Body-Mind Problem. 4. Self Actualization and other Needs. 5. New Age Health Dummies. 6. Freedom. 7. Our Culture's Influence. 8. Logic and Fallacy with Drawings. 9. Emotions are Difficult to Classify. 10. Many Lives are Dedicated to the Study of Nature. 11. Science and Religion. 12. Crack in the Cosmic Egg. 13. History of William. 14. Survival of the Fittest. 15. What is Goodness? 16. Center for Spiritual Living. 17. Spiritual Practice. 18. I'd be Happier if I Just Had More/Less To Do... Visit my sister site: DeeperHeart.com Contact This web site is in copyright. Add your comments to the Deepermind Blog Creation of Deepermind The Deepermind website was designed and written by George Norwood. I have been a member of many religious groups trying to find the truth. This Deepermind web site goal is to unify people on this planet in a deeper way.
Deep Web Intelligence We are finding many different industries are able to capitalize on Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). In this post we’ll uncover how a mining company is using BrightPlanet’s Data-as-a-Service model to monitor the Ebola health outbreak to keep their expatriates informed and out of harm’s way with the use of one dataset. You’ll see what type of data is harvested and how it is enriched to make it usable. Continue reading At BrightPlanet, we receive a number of questions about how BrightPlanet’s technology differs from our biggest competitors. In this post, we hope to give you an understanding of how extraction companies and BrightPlanet’s harvesting technology don’t compete, as one may think, and explore the advantages of each individual technology. Continue reading Earlier this week, Forbes released an article titled “Insider Trading on the Dark Web”. Continue reading Continue reading With more data than ever existing online, that value of accessing data from the World Wide Web has never been greater.
Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web by Maria Popova “Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted.” Ever since its invention in 1839, the photographic image and its steady evolution have shaped our experience of reality — from chronicling our changing world and recording its diversity to helping us understand the science of emotion to anchored us to consumer culture. Though On Photography (public library) — the seminal collection of essays by reconstructionist Susan Sontag — was originally published in 1977, Sontag’s astute insight resonates with extraordinary timeliness today, shedding light on the psychology and social dynamics of visual culture online. In the opening essay, “In Plato’s Cave,” Sontag contextualizes the question of how and why photographs came to grip us so powerfully: Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato’s cave, still reveling, its age-old habit, in mere images of the truth. All photographs are memento mori.
25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques by Celes on Feb 9, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post Caught with a problem you cannot solve? Need new ideas and solutions? The idea for this post was triggered by a question from a reader, who asked me on my thoughts of the best brainstorming methods to achieve the best results. Here is a list of 25 brainstorming techniques you can use to get out of the situation you are in. Time Travel. Final note: To get a quick mental boost in just 15 minutes, check out: Increase Your Mental Clarity in Just 15 Minutes Get the manifesto version of this article: [Manifesto] 25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques Image ©
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This Guys Digitally Recreates His Dreams Every morning after waking up, one reddit user tries to digitally recreate the dream he had the night before. Here are some of his favorites: See more at Truth Seeker Daily Share and Enjoy train-working-memory What is Working Memory? Can it Be Trained? By: Dr. Pascale Michelon You have probably noticed the increasing amount of research and media coverage focused on “working memory”. Working memory is the ability to keep information current in mind for a short period, while using this information for the task at hand. Let’s take a few concrete examples to understand in which situations working memory is used. Brain Exercises for the Weekend By: Alvaro Fernandez Harriet Vines, Ph.D., an experienced author and retired college professor, sends us a few fun brain exercises to train our attention and working memory (the ability to keep information current for a short period while using this information). Say the days of the week backwards, then in alphabetical order.Say the months of the year in alphabetical order. PS: Enjoy these 50 brain teasers to test your cognitive ability. Free give-aways: Sandra Bullock’s Premonition and our Brain Fitness Center
Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' - Christine Gross-Loh Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. I recently accompanied Krista Kiuru, Finland’s minister of education and science, when she visited the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston, and asked her what Finland is doing that we could learn from. I visited four Finnish schools while researching my book Parenting Without Borders. We used to have a system which was really unequal. Do you think that this takes time away from academics?