Category Archives: Arts, media & society

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The value of narrative in learning

We have a famous narrative in Lebanon about a young couple and their camel. The couple decides to walk from one end of town to the other. The young man is leading the camel while the the young woman sits … Continue reading

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Are portable EEG monitors science fiction?

There are those who do not know the answer is yes they are real and no they are not science fiction, and those who know the answer is yes they are real and no they are not science fiction. One … Continue reading

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This study means that remote sensing (up to 100 feet) of emotional and physiological indicators, including through walls, was possible by 1992

Microwave sensing of physiological movement and volume change: A review, written by JC Lin and published in Bioelectromagnetics in 1992. The article presents evidence of several remote sensing approaches which consist of a microwave generator, a sampling device, a transmitting-receiving … Continue reading

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Applying the 2-paper rule proposed by Paul Krugman to “event-related potentials”

From marginalrevolution, Paul Krugman addresses situations where there is a vast empirical literature and you’re suggesting to someone that they might look into it. Instead of pointing to some dozens, hundreds or thousands of middling papers, instead follow what he … Continue reading

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How to bring down a free country

Possible methods to castrating the future leadership potential of a free country: 1) Brainwash everyone into obsessions of dominating others, so that everyone will be so busy trying to dominate people that they will have no time or energy left … Continue reading

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Neurotechnology mainstreaming in highschool science, in order to capitalize on opportunities and be sufficiently informed to mitigate risks (1st review draft notes – conceptual)

Reviewing the Ontario grades 9-12 science curriculum, the following would be fairly unobtrusive ways to introduce many aspects of neurotechnologies into the curriculum: Related topics/concepts presently included in grades 9-10 curriculum: – angles of incidence/reflection/refraction: these are related to photonics. … Continue reading

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Roman peace is Roman peace – therefore any peace is Roman peace?

Some people seem to have this idea that if there is such a thing as “Roman peace”, then to speak of “peace” can only possibly refer to “Roman peace”. This could maybe be placed into the same category as “there … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of blackmail efforts #12389B

If you don’t want what I tell you to want, when I tell you to want it, this is proof of an incriminating aspect. For example, reading out your every key stroke or mouse click – if you mind that, … Continue reading

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Could a “flock of geese” metaphor provide a pathway towards CCP acknowledgement of how external technological advances hugely facilitated its rapid growth?

At this week’s Silk Road Summit, related to a major plan to improve land transportation and port infrastructure which connects economies in Asia, the Chinese president suggested that the world must unite like a ‘flock of geese’. This metaphor may … Continue reading

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Nothing seems to cause anything, instead everything just modulates everything else

“Nothing seems to cause anything, instead everything just modulates everything else”

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