ORWELL’S DYSTOPIAN CCTV SURVEILLANCE STATE COMES TO LIFE IN CHINA – WHO’S NEXT?

by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times We are fast approaching the technological and political realization of George Orwell’s dystopian promise for humanity. In the classic work 1984, Orwell describes a tightly controlled future where technocratic elites have stamped out individualism with total information awareness and total surveillance from the home, to the office, to the street. “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But … Continue reading ORWELL’S DYSTOPIAN CCTV SURVEILLANCE STATE COMES TO LIFE IN CHINA – WHO’S NEXT?

Cellphones driving modern humans to the brink of insanity? New science reveals young brains DERANGED by cellphone radiation exposure

 by: Mike Adams (Natural News) It’s fairly obvious to most intelligent people that modern society is going insane. It’s especially true among today’s hyper-connected youth who seem to be truly deranged and mentally ill, hyperventilating over every issue imaginable such as “net neutrality” or the election of Donald Trump. The lunacy of modern society has never been more extreme, and many of us who observe all this are wondering is there a common cause behind the insanity? As it turns out, the mass poisoning of human brains with cellphone radiation has only been going on for a generation or so. It may be … Continue reading Cellphones driving modern humans to the brink of insanity? New science reveals young brains DERANGED by cellphone radiation exposure

HILBERT’S INFERNO

Images edited by Fernando Kaskais Hell may be the most interesting part of Dante’s famous poem, but its physical existence has always been a topic of debate among philosophers and theologians. If either space or time is finite—a distinct possibility in our current theories of cosmology—how can there be room for a potentially infinite number of sinners for eternity? In what he admits is a speculative proposal, University of Edinburgh philosopher Alasdair Richmond suggests that a hell large enough for an infinite number of the damned could be contained within the boundaries of a finite space, and could provide infinitely-long … Continue reading HILBERT’S INFERNO

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here’s What The Experts Are Saying.

image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Aylin Woodward on December 14, 2017 No More Equal Rights For Data In a 3-to-2 decision on December 14, 2017,  the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules that regulate how internet service providers (ISPs) connect us to the world wide web. Termed “net neutrality,” these rules ensured that companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast couldn’t charge more for higher quality service or block certain websites. In short, they helped guarantee equality for all voices and prevented censorship. With net neutrality in place, ISPs had to treat all data — no matter what the … Continue reading Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here’s What The Experts Are Saying.

WHY YOUR INTUITION MAY BE THE HIGHEST FORM OF INTELLIGENCE

by Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times Our intuition develops when we are babies, long before are indoctrinated into Newtonian physics – which largely prohibits us from understanding the quantum world. Ironically, one of our first intellectual abilities – intuition – may be one of the greatest forms of intelligence we will ever experience in a “grown-up” world. In the quantum world, there are no “positions” nor “speed.” These are classical, mechanical terms for a world that doesn’t really exist. Yet, as tiny babies we understand how things work without having a clear grasp of certain intellectual realities. Psychologists Susan Hespos from Northwestern … Continue reading WHY YOUR INTUITION MAY BE THE HIGHEST FORM OF INTELLIGENCE

IN THE CULTURE OF HUNGRY GHOSTS

by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side.” ― Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Something wicked bubbles just beneath the surface of the collective conscience. Our society is rife with corruption, predation, perversion, over-consumption, violence, addiction and so much more. Somehow enough is never enough, as if the driving force behind human existence is pure want. This is not true, though, for we know that spiritually well beings are content beings, looking no further than the present moment’s blessings for satisfaction. We don’t have an inherent need for want. Want … Continue reading IN THE CULTURE OF HUNGRY GHOSTS

ANOTHER FACEBOOK EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT ITS DISASTROUS EFFECT ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY

byVic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya In a recent talk with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, made some rather startling comments about the impact Facebook and social media are having on human culture.  He acknowledged feeling ‘tremendous guilt’ about his involvement with Facebook, citing the fact that the technology is so widely used that it is actually affecting how human beings interact with one another, upending our entire cultural history of communication. When asked what ‘soul-searching’ … Continue reading ANOTHER FACEBOOK EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT ITS DISASTROUS EFFECT ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY