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The Universe May Be Conscious, Say Prominent Scientists

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What consciousness is and where it emanates from has stymied great minds in societies across the globe since the dawn of speculation. In today’s world, it’s a realm tackled more and more by physicists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists. There are a few prevailing theories. The first is materialism. This is the notion that consciousness emanates from matter, in our case, by the firing of neurons inside the brain.

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malek's curator insight, July 30, 2017 6:25 PM

more of outlandish theories: a mental joy

Sharon Bakar's comment, August 2, 2017 5:46 AM
But do i understand it? No.
malek's comment, August 3, 2017 1:57 PM
first a theory, then we may understand
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After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures

After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures | consciousness & development 2.0 | Scoop.it
When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, which shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond ...

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Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The ... - 3DPrint.com

Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The ... - 3DPrint.com | consciousness & development 2.0 | Scoop.it


The project, started by physicist Dr. Marcin Jakubowski, is on a mission to create the next economy.


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7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology

7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology | consciousness & development 2.0 | Scoop.it
Technology is here to stay. Why not embrace it and use it to raise our levels of presence? We can do this by tuning into our breath, our feelings and bodily sensations. This lets us know how we are relating to technology in the moment.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:10 AM

(From the article): Here are seven ways you can practice mindfulness with your technology platforms. Try these practices as an experiment to raise your own awareness. Refrain from judging yourself or being too harsh about how these practices work for you. These exercises are intended to raise awareness by simply being aware.

Create Wise Leader's comment, January 16, 2013 7:57 AM
Some great practices to help ensure our technological gadgets serve us rather than the other way round.
Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:14 PM

Technology can be an anxiety-producing energy depending on our approach. How we discipline ourselves and think about the daily onslaught of e-mail, voicemail, and text messages impacts how much we are truly connected or disconnected in our life. Mindfulness practices recommended in this article are very practical and impacts the quality of connections between people and their capacity to feel seen, heard and valued. 

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Paris en 2037

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Ils sont jeunes, inventifs, curieux et sans doute un peu "fous" aussi. Ne résistant pas au plaisir de voir toujours plus loin - soit un quart de siècle en avant -, le Figaroscope a demandé aux architectes les plus prometteurs du moment de plancher sur le Paris de 2037. Sans se brider, huit agences ont imaginé leur quartier rêvé, la métamorphose d'un monument ou l'irruption de quasi-ovnis dans la capitale. Attention les yeux !


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Consciousness & Development 2.0 | Positive futures

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Incredible free collection of leading consciousness thinkers: Thirty three authors and 288 pages on Consciousness and Development.

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Creativity & Collective Enlightenment

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The Spanda Journal special issue on "Creativity & Collective Enlightenment",  VI, 2, December 2015, is now available; you can read or download your free copy here:   http://bit.ly/1VwnNCT

This issue features the first series of articles on the topic — more to come soon — namely:
~  Editorial  |  Sahlan Momo, Mesocreativity | Pages V-VII.
~  Charles Tart, Enlightenment and Creativity: Grappling with the Angel/Devil of "Non-Duality" | Pages 1-7.
~  Rosa Zubizarreta, Participatory Public Microcosm: Diversity and Empathy as Generators of Creative Wholeness | Pages 9-17
~  Gerard J. Puccio, Democratizing Creativity: How Creative Thinking Contributes to Individual, Organizational and Societal Success | Pages 19-26
~  Mónica Edwards-Schachter, On the Interrelationships between Creativity, Learning and Social Innovation | Pages 27-34
~  Lousie Sunderarjan, Indigenizing Creativity: A Creative Solution to Orientalism in Cross-Cultural Psychology | Pages 35-40
~  Stanislav Panin, Notion of Evolution and Enlightenment in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Esoteric Literature | Pages 41-45
~  Paul von Ward, Collective and Evolving Human Consciousness | Pages 47-49
~  Steve Mcintosh, Toward a Method of Evolving Consciousness | Pages 51-58
~  Pierre Lévy, Innovation in Coding | Pages 59-66
Abstracts :: Summaries | Pages 67-70.

ISBN 978-88-7778-151-2   |   ISSN 2210-2175   |   82 (X+72)p.

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Video: A documentary on P2P Mesh Networks in the Sarantaporo area of Greece | P2P Foundation

Video: A documentary on P2P Mesh Networks in the Sarantaporo area of Greece | P2P Foundation | consciousness & development 2.0 | Scoop.it

“The project is about creating a wireless networking infrastructure as a commons and building a community around it. It is not just about bringing the Internet to remote areas. Locals are already participating in and are offering their premises for infrastructure deployment, forming local support groups in which they organize their participation, acquiring knowledge, skills and expertise on deploying and maintaining this infrastructure.


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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

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"The process of combining more primitive pieces of information to create something more meaningful is a crucial aspect both of learning and of consciousness and is one of the defining features of human experience. Once we have reached adulthood, we have decades of intensive learning behind us, where the discovery of thousands of useful combinations of features, as well as combinations of combinations and so on, has collectively generated an amazingly rich, hierarchical model of the world. Inside us is also written a multitude of mini strategies about how to direct our attention in order to maximize further learning. We can allow our attention to roam anywhere around us and glean interesting new clues about any facet of our local environment, to compare and potentially add to our extensive internal model."


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luiy's comment, January 30, 2013 11:49 AM
What makes the difference, Bor argues, is a concept called chunking, which allows us to hack the limits of our working memory — a kind of cognitive compression mechanism wherein we parse information into chunks that are more memorable and easier to process than the seemingly random bits of which they’re composed.
wayne_b's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:58 AM

It is the process of combining various pieces of information to create something new and more meaningful - that is our learning process. As we combine information from one person or site, and add the thoughts of someone else, that we generate new ideas or expressions of those combined thoughts.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:27 AM

Tech fuels chunking info and curation.

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Transformational Leadership Theory – The 4 Key Components in Leading & Managing Change

Transformational Leadership Theory – The 4 Key Components in Leading & Managing Change | consciousness & development 2.0 | Scoop.it
Transformational leadership theory is all about leadership that creates positive change in the followers whereby they take care of each other's interests and act in the interests of the group as a whole.

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Consciousness & Development 2.0

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