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New Tool for Social Entrepreneurs: The Benefit Corporation

New Tool for Social Entrepreneurs: The Benefit Corporation | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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Mind (un?)fitting the future
Humanity needs a new design and architecture of mind to fit the future
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Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We're Only a Rung on the Ladder

Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We're Only a Rung on the Ladder | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
In his latest video, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games and techno-poet, Jason Silva, explores the universe’s tendency to
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I know Silva isn't saying evolution ends with humans in our current form. He thinks technology is driving evolution at an accelerating pace. And indeed, the video’s opening quote from Kevin Kelly is far from human-centric, “The arc of complexity and open-ended creation in the last four billion years is nothing compared to what lies ahead.”

 

But the line about humans being the “evolutionary pinnacle” reminded me of a trap we've fallen into time and again—the temptation to place ourselves at the center of all things. We once believed the cosmos revolved around the Earth. Now, we know the Earth is a vanishingly tiny fragment of metal and rock revolving around an average yellow star.

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Power robs the brain of empathy

Power robs the brain of empathy | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.

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"For their study that builds on past information about how the brain operates, the researchers found that even the smallest bit of power - for instance from a job promotion or more money - can shut down our ability to empathize with others."

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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth
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The Future of Technology Isn't Just a Rich Man's Game - SERIOUS WONDER

The Future of Technology Isn't Just a Rich Man's Game - SERIOUS WONDER | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
While many still fear of a wealth gap in technology, history shows a different story for our future! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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"One Can Make Up an Evolutionary Explanation for Anything"

"One Can Make Up an Evolutionary Explanation for Anything" | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biologist Michael Eisen has just written a terrific response to the idea that cultural characteristics of a group are the result of "natural selection." No, he says, there's no evidence that the ability to create a democratic government -- or to foster social unrest -- is genetic.
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The psychology of your future self

The psychology of your future self | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

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The psychology of your future self - now is everything but it's hard to live that way

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How Does The Brain Twist Time? Watch "The Deceptive Watchman" - World Science Festival

How Does The Brain Twist Time? Watch "The Deceptive Watchman" - World Science Festival | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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The future of two ‘inevitable’ parts of the human condition; work and death

The future of two ‘inevitable’ parts of the human condition; work and death | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?

Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
To change false beliefs, appealing to a person’s sense of self may be more important than the facts.
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The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
How the disconnect between information and insight explains our dangerous self-righteousness.

"Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of
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The Neuroscience of Car Dependence

The Neuroscience of Car Dependence | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Why the brain has such a hard time considering all travel options.
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Using a Foreign Language Could Affect Moral Judgement - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

Using a Foreign Language Could Affect Moral Judgement - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Interpreting a moral dilemma in a foreign language, researchers say, creates emotional and psychological distance from the decision.
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Beyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur?

Beyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
In the future, the economy and society will re-orient itself around collaborative commons, with a more peripheric role for the market dynamics....
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We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To

We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The development of effective and evidence-based psychological treatments is one of the major triumphs of the last decades. And based on this triumph, some folks say we don't really need to know why they work, we just need more of them. But that is ju...
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Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes

Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Brian Chesky, wants a world more like the villages of old: highly trusting and filled with micro-entrepreneurs who shared their assets to make a living.

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Mind uploading won't lead to immortality

Mind uploading won't lead to immortality | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Uploading the content of one’s mind, including one’s personality, memories and emotions, into a computer may one day be possible, but it won’t transfer our biological consciousness and won’t make us immortal.

Uploading one’s mind into a computer, a concept popularized by the 2014 movie Transcendence starring Johnny Depp, is likely to become at least partially possible, but won’t lead to immortality. Major objections have been raised regarding the feasibility of mind uploading. Even if we could surpass every technical obstacle and successfully copy the totality of one’s mind, emotions, memories, personality and intellect into a machine, that would be just that: a copy, which itself can be copied again and again on various computers.
THE DILEMMA OF SPLIT CONSCIOUSNESS
Neuroscientists have not yet been able to explain what consciousness is, or how it works at a neurological level. Once they do, it is might be possible to reproduce consciousness in artificial intelligence. If that proves feasible, then it should in theory be possible to replicate our consciousness on computers too. Or is that jumpig to conclusions ?
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In a Foreign Language, “Killing 1 to Save 5” May Be More Permissible

In a Foreign Language, “Killing 1 to Save 5” May Be More Permissible | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Language shapes our moral judgments
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How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias

How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
How evolution made the average person believe she is better in every imaginable way than the average person.

"Optimism is the faith that
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DARPA Program Seeks to Use Brain Implants to Control Mental Illness | MIT Technology Review

DARPA Program Seeks to Use Brain Implants to Control Mental Illness | MIT Technology Review | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
A $70 million program will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill.
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Why Have Female Hurricanes Killed More People Than Male Ones? – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Why Have Female Hurricanes Killed More People Than Male Ones? – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Here’s a simple fact with an uncertain explanation: historically, hurricanes with female names have, on average, killed more people than those with male ones. Kiju Jung from the University of Illin...
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Is It Possible to Create an Anti-Love Drug?

Is It Possible to Create an Anti-Love Drug? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
They could help us treat domestic abuse, too.
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The Myths, Realities, and Ethics of Neuroenhancement

The Myths, Realities, and Ethics of Neuroenhancement | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
A new EU project saw a panel including David Nutt discuss smart drugs, immoral molecules, and the ethics of brain boosting.
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How Human Rights Will Change When Everyone Can Upgrade Their Brains

How Human Rights Will Change When Everyone Can Upgrade Their Brains | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times. 
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Moral Enhancement and Violence | Practical Ethics

Moral Enhancement and Violence | Practical Ethics | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
In recent years, I’ve written a lot on moral enhancement, including moral bioenhancement (e.g., here, here and here), and argued that we should not reject its
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The future is coming. 6 ways it will change everything | TED Blog

The future is coming. 6 ways it will change everything | TED Blog | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The future is coming. 6 ways it will change everything. Posted by: TED Guest Author March 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT. More. Blaise. by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Google. How will our minds be blown in the next 30 years?
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