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The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link , normally shortened to The WELL , is one of the oldest virtual communities in continuous operation. As of June 2012, it had 2,693 members. [ 2 ] It is best known for its Internet forums , but also provides email, shell accounts , and web pages. The discussion and topics on the WELL range from deeply serious to trivial, depending on the nature and interests of the participants. [ edit ] History The WELL was started by Stewart Brand and Larry Brilliant in 1985, and the name is partially a reference to some of Brand's earlier projects, including the Whole Earth Catalog . The WELL began as a dial-up bulletin board system (BBS), became one of the original dial-up ISPs in the early 1990s when commercial traffic was first allowed, and changed into its current form as the Internet and web technology evolved.
The eight-circuit model of consciousness is a transhuman theory proposed by Timothy Leary and expanded on by Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli . The model describes eight circuits of information (eight "brains") that operate within the human nervous system. Each circuit is concerned with a different sphere of activity. The lower four, the larval circuits , deal with normal psychology, while the upper four, the stellar circuits , deal with psychic , mystical , enlightened and psychedelic states of mind. These higher circuits are thought to have only recently evolved, with just a fraction of human beings using them. The higher the circuit, the fewer people have activated it.
In theosophy and anthroposophy , the akashic records (from akasha , the Sanskrit word for 'sky' 'space' or ' aether ') are a compendium of mystical knowledge supposedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence . [ edit ] Background The akashic records, - akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether" and is described as containing all knowledge of human experience and all experiences as well as the history of the cosmos encoded or written in the very aether or fabric of all existence. The records or The Book of Life in the Bible (Psalm 69:28, Philippians 4:3, Revelation 3:5, 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 20:15 and Revelation 21:27) are metaphorically on a non-physical plane described as a library ; other analogies commonly found in discourse on the subject include a "universal supercomputer " and the "Mind of God". People who describe the records assert that they are constantly updated automatically and that they can be accessed through astral projection or under deep hypnosis .
Boogiepop Phantom ( ブギーポップは笑わない Boogiepop Phantom , Bugīpoppu wa Warawanai Boogiepop Phantom ? , literally " Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom ") is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios , based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono , particularly that of Boogiepop and Others and Boogiepop At Dawn . The series is directed by Takashi Watanabe , from a screenplay by Sadayuki Murai , with original character designs by novel illustrator Kouji Ogata , and sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka. The story takes place in an unnamed Japanese city, a month after a pillar of light appeared in the night sky and five years after a string of serial killings . Boogiepop Phantom follows an ensemble cast of characters, mostly high school students, who are witnesses to the incident and its consequences.
A brain–computer interface ( BCI ), often called a mind-machine interface ( MMI ), or sometimes called a direct neural interface or a brain–machine interface ( BMI ), is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device. BCIs are often directed at assisting, augmenting, or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions. Research on BCIs began in the 1970s at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) under a grant from the National Science Foundation , followed by a contract from DARPA . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The papers published after this research also mark the first appearance of the expression brain–computer interface in scientific literature.
Carl Gustav Jung ( / ˈ j ʊ ŋ / YUUNG ; German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf ˈjʊŋ] ; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology . Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes , and the collective unconscious . His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion , literature, and related fields. The central concept of analytical psychology is individuation – the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious, while still maintaining their relative autonomy. [ 1 ] Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development. [ 2 ]
Collective unconscious is a term of analytical psychology , coined by Carl Jung . It is proposed to be a part of the unconscious mind , expressed in humanity and all life forms with nervous systems, and describes how the structure of the psyche autonomously organizes experience. Jung distinguished the collective unconscious from the personal unconscious , in that the personal unconscious is a personal reservoir of experience unique to each individual, while the collective unconscious collects and organizes those personal experiences in a similar way with each member of a particular species. [ edit ] Jung's definitions For Jung, “My thesis then, is as follows: in addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals.
A deus ex machina ( pron.: / ˈ d eɪ . ə s ɛ k s ˈ m ɑː k iː n ə / or / ˈ d iː ə s ɛ k s ˈ m æ k ɨ n ə / ; [ 1 ] Latin : "god from the machine" pronounced [ˈdeus eks ˈmaː.kʰi.na] ; plural: dei ex machina ) is a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved, with the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability, or object. Depending on how it's done, it can be intended to move the story forward when the writer has "painted himself into a corner" and sees no other way out, to surprise the audience, to bring a happy ending into the tale or as a comedy device. [ edit ] Linguistic considerations
Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems. Rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist , and known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native , and social currency. He has written ten books on media, technology, and culture. He wrote the first syndicated column on cyberculture for The New York Times Syndicate, as well as regular columns for The Guardian of London, [ 1 ] Arthur , [ 2 ] Discover , [ 3 ] and the online magazines Daily Beast , [ 4 ] TheFeature.com and meeting industry magazine One+. [ 5 ]
Computer simulation of the Earth 's field in a normal period between reversals. [ 1 ] The tubes represent magnetic field lines, blue when the field points towards the center and yellow when away. The rotation axis of the Earth is centered and vertical. The dense clusters of lines are within the Earth's core. [ 2 ] Earth's magnetic field (also known as the geomagnetic field ) is the magnetic field that extends from the Earth 's inner core to where it meets the solar wind , a stream of energetic particles emanating from the Sun . Its magnitude at the Earth's surface ranges from 25 to 65 µT (0.25 to 0.65 G ).
General layout of electricity networks. Voltages and depictions of electrical lines are typical for Germany and other European systems. An electrical grid is an interconnected network for delivering electricity from suppliers to consumers.
1982 aerial view of the U.S. Navy Clam Lake , Wisconsin ELF transmitter facility, used to communicate with deeply submerged submarines. Extremely low frequency (ELF) waves are electromagnetic radiation ( radio waves ) with frequencies from 3 to 300 Hz , and corresponding wavelengths from 100,000 to 1000 kilometers. [ 1 ] In atmosphere science, an alternative definition is usually given, from 3 Hz to 3 kHz. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] In the related magnetosphere science, the lower frequency electromagnetic oscillations (pulsations occurring below ~3 Hz) are considered to lie in the ULF range, which is thus also defined differently from the ITU Radio Bands .
In the science fiction of Cordwainer Smith , the Instrumentality of Mankind refers both to Smith's personal future history and universe and to the central government of humanity. The Instrumentality of Mankind is also the title of a paperback collection of short stories by Cordwainer Smith published in 1979 (now superseded by the later The Rediscovery of Man , which collects all of Smith's short stories). [ edit ] Origin and History In the history of Cordwainer Smith's "Instrumentality" universe, the Instrumentality originated as the police force of the Jwindz or "perfect ones" on a post-nuclear-holocaust Earth.
John Cunningham Lilly (January 6, 1915 – September 30, 2001) was an American physician , neuroscientist , psychoanalyst , psychonaut , philosopher and writer . He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly isolation tanks , [ 1 ] dolphin communication , and psychedelic drugs , sometimes in combination. [ edit ] Career summary Lilly was a physician and psychoanalyst .
Kabbalah , also spelled Cabala or Qabbālâ et al. (different transliterations now tend to denote alternative traditions, [ 1 ] Hebrew : קַבָּלָה literally "receiving/tradition"), is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. Its definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, [ 2 ] from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism , to its later Christian , New Age , or Occultist syncretic adaptations.