Posts in Science & Tech
A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 2/3: The Mystical Experience
Where are the liberating effects of these plants and chemicals to be found? Of course in the consciousness of their users and the technologies and wisdom it produced. But outside these well-known facts there is a less known revolution going on. I was pleasantly surprised by Raph Borges talk about […]
This Will Mindfuck You: Simultaneity Is Relative
When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn't be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different frame of reference? How is it possible that I see event A happening before event B, but […]
The Fallacy of Delayed Choice and the Quantum Eraser
The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. […]
The Open-Source Revolution Is Here
I recently signed up for an online class on game theory offered by some professors at Stanford University. Unlike most online classes, this one is completely free, does not count towards any degree and is offered only by the goodness of the professors who put it together (they even had […]
The Science of Meditation
Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west. State & church and science & religion are separated and free inquiry is now more encouraged than ever. The loss of God as the absolute reference point has given room for humanity to […]
Wireheading: The Conundrum of Uber-Hedonism & Simulated Bliss
Imagine, for one second, the ultimate bliss.
Ecstasy + that first kiss + the climax of your favorite song + winning the lottery + your best orgasm ever * 1,000,000,000.
Pleasure so fantastic that is almost hurts.
What if you could experience that 24/7 and never get bored of it?
Enter wireheading, a […]
The Internet Revolution: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think
Google. Facebook. StumbleUpon. Amazon. Email. Skype. LOLCATZ. The last 20 years have been witness to some truly amazing innovations thanks to the internet. The introduction of the world-wide web has had more lasting effects than any other invention in history. This, of course, is something you know very well. However […]