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There Will Always Be Limits to How Creative a Computer Can Be

Artificial intelligence is disturbing the workforce, and will continue to do so as its capabilities increase. Inevitably, “artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.” But, when it comes to more …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

Mind

A Vest That Can Cure Deafness, and Maybe One Day Give Us Entirely New Senses

Back in 2015, Neuroscientist David Eagleman gave a TED talk about the potential to expand and create new senses. He showed off a haptic vest …

Consciousness

The end of privacy? Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

Secretive Facebook division working on technology to let users communicate using thought alone.<p>If you thought your thoughts were safe, think again: …

Facebook

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity

Neuroscientists Figured Out How Deep Breathing Calms You Down

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

Meditation

Mind Wandering Is More Than Just A Fault In The System

<i>Summary: Researchers report two neural networks broadly overlap in people who intentionally let their minds wander.</i><p>Source: Max Planck Institute.<p><b>In</b> …

Neuroscience

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …

Consciousness

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do (and What They Do Instead)

Check yourself--you may be lacking EQ<p>As I've previously written, one of the most vital components of emotionalintelligence is self-awareness. Whether you're a janitor or a CEO, self-awareness is an important aspect of improving yourself as a person and a professional.<p>Unfortunately, we live in a …

Self-awareness

Mindless Medical Interventions

Mindless Medical Interventions<p>PROF DR BM Hegde <br>20 February 2017 <i>3</i><p>The human body is an extension of the human consciousness. The latter is what should …

Science Reveals Yet Another Reason Octopuses and Squid Are So Weird

Octopuses are aliens living on Earth. They solve puzzles, use tools, and communicate with color. They also squirt ink, open jars, and occasionally …

Genetics

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

11 Cognitive Biases You Must Know to Avoid Making Silly Mistakes in Life

Mistakes are part of life. Some teach us how to be happier, wiser, and become better versions of ourselves. However, there are mistakes that can …

Psychology

Automation Nightmare: Philosopher Warns We Are Creating a World Without Consciousness

Philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers warns about an AI-dominated future world without consciousness at a recent conference on …

Singularity

Chris Berka’s Lifelong Quest To Make Consciousness Visible

Her company, Advanced Brain Monitoring, has demonstrated it can use EEG to help train snipers, detect sleep apnea, and potentially build better teams.<p>The first time Chris Berka watched her brainwaves changing in front of her, it transformed her life.<p>Berka was a psychology major at Ohio State when …

Neurology

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter

It’s not enough to have a brain. Consciousness—a hallmark of humans, mammals, birds, and even octopuses—is that mysterious force that makes all those …

Consciousness

How Is This Possible & What Does It Mean? ONE Particle Existing In Multiple States Until It’s ‘Observed’

Donate<p>“Matter”: it’s what atoms and molecules are made up of. On the physical material level, it’s what all physical objects are made up of; it is …

Why the Rise of AI Makes Human Intelligence More Valuable Than Ever

In the popular TV show <i>Sherlock</i>, visual depictions of our hero’s deductive reasoning often look like machine algorithms. And probably not by accident, …

Artificial Intelligence

Flipboard on Flipboard

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness<p>Erin Brodwin , Jessica Orwig and Dina Spector , Business Insider UK<p>It's the little things.<p>Some …

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

Kurzweil: AI aces Turing Test in 2029, and the Singularity arrives in 2045

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>As the capabilities of artificial intelligence increase, and as technology improves at an exponential rate Kurzweil …

When Will The Machines Wake Up?

Machines matter to people. But, they “matter” only because they affect people. It’s widely supposed that today’s machines themselves cannot be “affected” — because they have no feelings, no conscious thought, no sentience.<p>Interestingly enough, it might not always be that way.<p>While biology has held …

Consciousness

The Mind in the Whirlwind

In our last conversation about consciousness, Riccardo Manzotti and I arrived at a crux. Having found both brain- and action-based explanations of …

Consciousness

Scientists develop a robot capable of listening when told it's wrong, in real time

Baxter is a robot developed in 2012 by Rethink Robotics, the project of former CSAIL director Rodney Brooks. Now a research team from Boston …

Humans Will Have Cloud-Connected Hybrid Brains by 2030, Ray Kurzweil Says

So, you think you’ve seen it all? You haven’t seen anything yet. By the year 2030, advancements will excel anything we’ve seen before concerning …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Predicts the Singularity Will be “Sexy”

The singularity is going to make us even better at being human, says leading futurist Ray Kurzweil. When it comes and we upload out brains into the …

How to think like a futurist

Want to reframe your view of what lies ahead? Innovation consultant Ari Wallach shares three transformative ways of thinking that could help us …

The Future