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Deepak Chopra: The Mideast Protests, Social Networks & the Global Brain

Deepak Chopra: The Mideast Protests, Social Networks & the Global Brain | Evolution of Consciousness | Scoop.it
The future of the Middle East looks like a race between the mullahs and the iPad—and despite recent setbacks, social networks are rewiring our brains to topple traditional barriers, says Deepak Chopra, author of God: A Story of Revelation.
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Speculations on the Evolution of Consciousness

Glisten, I came upon your EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS Scoop it! So much now being revealed in cyberspace. At a conference held every other year in Tucson, TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, I made a presentation in April 2010 titled SPECULATIONS ON THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, which I submit as a contribution. There are three urls to QuickDoc files. There is a script I used in making the verbal presentation. Then, there is a larger outline created during my brainstorming on the theme. Many items in the outline remain to be written about. Then there is a chronological timeline of achievements by humans during their evolution which I constructed during my research. I put these docs on QuickDoc but have not had any dialog related to them.
Script for presention 4/16/2010
http://www.quicktopic.com/44/D/jaBZDrGyvEr.html
Annotated Draft Outline
http://www.quicktopic.com/44/D/FgYKBAZnXZiP.html
Human Evolution Timeline
http://www.quicktopic.com/44/D/9wu7uKV2A3R2D.html

 

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The Nature of Consciousness: How the Internet Could Learn to Feel

The Nature of Consciousness: How the Internet Could Learn to Feel | Evolution of Consciousness | Scoop.it

The Internet now already has a couple of billion nodes. Each node is a computer. Each one of these computers contains a couple of billion transistors, so it is in principle possible that the complexity of the Internet is such that it feels like something to be conscious. I mean, that’s what it would be if the Internet as a whole has consciousness. Depending on the exact state of the transistors in the Internet, it might feel sad one day and happy another day, or whatever the equivalent is in Internet space. (…)

 

What I’m serious about is that the Internet, in principle, could have conscious states. Now, do these conscious states express happiness? Do they express pain? Pleasure? Anger? Red? Blue? That really depends on the exact kind of relationship between the transistors, the nodes, the computers. It’s more difficult to ascertain what exactly it feels. But there’s no question that in principle it could feel something. (…)

 

Christof Koch, American neuroscientist working on the neural basis of consciousness, Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at California Institute of Technology, The Nature of Consciousness: How the Internet Could Learn to Feel, The Atlantic, Aug 22, 2012.

 

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danijel drnić's comment, February 21, 2013 4:39 PM
Have you ever tried to move an arm or a leg just by thinking, not with the mechanics of movement, but simply thoughts??? I failed.
danijel drnić's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:42 PM

...negdije davno, davno tko to zna, možda i prije nekoliko miliona godina čovijek je krenuo krivim putem, od prvih crteža u pečinama, prvih slova... nažalost nije bili nikoga da nam kaže da griješimo u prvim koracima.

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A Course in Consciousness

http://faculty.virginia.edu/consciousness/

Part 1: Quantum theory and consciousness

Part 2: The metaphysics of nonduality

Part 3: The end of suffering and the discovery of our true nature

 

Stanley Sobottka
Emeritus Professor of Physics

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714

Permission is granted to copy and distribute freely. Changes in content are not permitted. Please cite this website. To print the contents of a frame, click it first.

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MindPapers: Contents

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A bibliography of work in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of cognitive science, and the science of consciousness consisting of over 18,000 entries organized by fine-grained topics.
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Larry Victor's comment, February 13, 2012 11:26 AM
An awesome collection of references. Chalmers is one of the founders of our Science of Consciousness conference held in Tucson every other year since 1994, in April. Unfortunately, this year they moved the venue from downtown Tucson to an upscale resort and increased the registration fee so I won't attend (formally). This will make it better for those coming from outside Tucson where the increase in registration fee is a small increment to the total cost. Actually, we need to be weaned from large conferences which have long been noted as the least effective means for sharing knowledge. F2F gatherings should have few information presentations and be more a place for facilitated interaction on information accessed online prior to the F2F gathering.
tec123's comment, February 13, 2012 12:24 PM
What a resource! Thanks GD for revealing this :)
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The Nature of Reality, Consciousness & Evolution with Tom Campbell - Part 1 of 3

EBTV on http://evolvingbeings.com presents - The Nature of Reality, Consciousness and Evolution - featuring special guest physicist and author of the book My...
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Imprint Academic Journal of Consciousness Studies jcs

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Book list for Consciousness Studies

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The Christ is NOT a Person: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Destiny of Man by J.C. Tefft

Welcome to the official website of J. C. Tefft, Author of The Christ is NOT a Person: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Destiny of Man. A Guide to an Enlightened Understanding of Ancient Scripture from Around the World.
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Spiritual Inquiry and the Evolution of Consciousness – Andrewcohen.org

In light of the reality of our postmodern predicament, engagement with spiritual inquiry becomes very potent and inherently meaningful, because what you are doing is not just philosophical and intellectual entertainment. You are actually trying to make sense of life in the biggest context for the biggest reasons. It’s not a game. You are literally trying to create new grooves in consciousness—new structures, deeper perspectives, and higher potentials.

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The Evolution of Consciousness

The evolution of consciousness, role of language, self-awareness and impact of global affairs...
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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

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The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence brings together faculty from across MIT to conduct research on how new communications technologies are changing they way people work together.
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How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable

How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable | Evolution of Consciousness | Scoop.it

I haven't read this yet, but it's going on my list toward the top. -- Howard

 

"In Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist (public library), neuroscientist Christof Koch — “reductionist, because I seek quantitative explanations for consciousness in the ceaseless and ever-varied activity of billions of tiny nerve cells, each with their tens of thousands of synapses; romantic, because of my insistence that the universe has contrails of meaning that can be deciphered in the sky about us and deep within us” — explores how subjective feelings, or consciousness, come into being. Among Koch’s most fascinating arguments is one that bridges philosophy, evolutionary biology and technofuturism to predict a global Übermind not unlike McLuhan’s “global village,” but one in which our technology melds with what Carl Jung has termed the “collective unconscious” to produce a kind of sentient global brain:"

 

"There is no reason why this web of hypertrophied consciousness cannot spread to the planets and, ultimately, beyond the stellar night to th..."


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Neurofeedback

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Neurofeedback BrainPaint algorithm that creates a new beautiful fractal every minute with Princeton's Global Consciousness Project.
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Enlightened Structure | An Open Source Startup

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Larry Victor's comment, February 12, 2012 12:38 PM
Very impressive project PROPOSAL. How much does this depend on funding? I sense many proposals by different groups for similar projects. Might there be too much competition? Not that we shouldn't have many varieties to enhance the emergence, but it can also stretch thin threshold support. What is the projected timeline for beta versions to appear?

Larry Victor's comment, February 12, 2012 12:51 PM
My concern is that these great and imaginative efforts really manifest; thus my critiques.

I am reading John Seely Brown's THE SOCIAL LIFE OF INFORMATION (2000). He cautions about the over dependence on information structure (alone) to create miracles. He documents where real human-human contact is needed that requires more than facilitating information structures. I wonder if the problems he cited over a decade ago have been corrected. The projects in the enlightened STRUCTURE web appear to provide avenues for what Brown deems essential - but I have concerns whether just providing the tools will be sufficient. IMHO all 6 T's in Technology6 need attending: Tools, Techniques, Tasks, Training, Teams, Time.
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InternetRising – The Internet And Global Consciousness

InternetRising is a digi-documentary investigating the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity.
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Mystical Poetry and Politics: The Evolution Of Consciousness

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Nassim Haramein on 2012, Evolution & Consciousness | Mayan Prophecy 2012

Nassim Haramein on 2012, Evolution & Consciousness | Mayan Prophecy 2012 | Evolution of Consciousness | Scoop.it

In the following interview Nassim Haramein discusses his findings on the structure of vacuum and how he feels that this unified understanding of the universe is what satisfies Einstein's relativistic equations and the quantum world of sub-atomic particles .

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The Evolution of Consciousness

A look at a developmental map of consciousness, Spiral Dynamics. Evolution is vertical, are we looking horizontal? Very important, complimentary video on evo...
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Evolution of consciousness.

Evolution of consciousness. | Evolution of Consciousness | Scoop.it

The hypothesis of the origin of consciousness is built upon the unique properties of the mammalian neocortex.

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Lyricus.org

Materials from the Lyricus Teaching Order for the expansion of consciousness in the individual, and for the irrefutable scientific discovery of the soul in the human species...
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