How Emotions Are Made Is an emotional superconscious in our future? A networking of our brains through artificial intelligence? If so, what does it mean for our us, as individuals and as a society and culture? To help guide me on this quest, I read How Emotions Are Made by Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a University [...]
Neurology of Emotions What are emotions? As Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett describes them: guesses, created by billions of neurons. In the featured image of the mannequins, your brain may have had conflicting emotions about it. Happiness, community, laughter, excitement, attraction, weird and kooky may have all found an emotional outlet. Yet, a repulsion to the [...]
Memory Ethics Critical To Our Future "Memory is not for bystanders. It seduces us, haunts us, goads us, and ensnares us. It shows us who we are, what we care about, and what we’ll fight for." - Dr. Ravit Reichman In my last post I highlighted how scientific advancements are unraveling the riddle of how [...]
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Kepler Planet! The use of AI to find potential habitable planets is an exciting development. Although admittedly, also another blow to the ego of the human brain. This news potentially marks a whole new stage of space exploration. Maybe, even finding a world close enough for us to visit. The current discovery [...]
If science struggles to fully explain only 15% of the matter that surrounds us, all of us should maybe humble ourselves and open up to bigger possibilities.
While writing Evolved I have had my ears wide open about novel new energy sources. After all, thrusting a good portion of mankind to far away planets (as I do in Evolved) is simply not feasible with current energy sources. Recently an old friend mentioned his company was getting close to making water into a [...]