DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES THE ALARMING TRUTH – TV PUTS US IN HYPNOTIC STATE AND SUPPRESSES CRITICAL THINKING

by Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer Waking Times A documentary titled Pseudology: The Art of Lying tells what many of us already presumed. Watching television does put the viewer in a suggestible, almost hypnotic, state of mind and suppresses our ability to think critically. The documentary explains: “If you’ve ever experienced a mind fog after watching television, you’re not alone. The brain has four modes that it operates in, and four brain wave patterns. Delta is when you’re deep asleep, Theta is when you’re in light sleep, Alpha is awake but relaxed, it’s the mode of thinking that you are in when you’re in the most … Continue reading DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES THE ALARMING TRUTH – TV PUTS US IN HYPNOTIC STATE AND SUPPRESSES CRITICAL THINKING

HONEY VERSUS BLOOD – THE BATTLE BETWEEN COMFORT AND COURAGE

by Gary Z McGee, Self-inflicted Philosophy Waking Times “Remember: you are master of your own destiny, digger of your own rut. Destiny can be altered. Ruts are filled all the time. If you lay in yours too long, someone will bury you in it.” ~Pat Mestern Fortitude. Backbone. Gumption. Grit. Mettle. All too often our abundant privilege and soothing creature comforts rob us of these vital aspects of character. We grow soft, weighed down by extreme convenience, uncontrolled contentedness, and a cultural conditioning that brainwashes us into believing that maintaining the comfort zone is the be-all-end-all. As a culture, courage is … Continue reading HONEY VERSUS BLOOD – THE BATTLE BETWEEN COMFORT AND COURAGE

THE HARMONY OF NONCONFORMITY

by Jason Gregory, New Dawn Waking Times In a linear world, the external order dictates an artificial way of life to the individual, creating a conformist society and forcing us to relinquish our power to a machine that is unnatural and devoid of life. This passive conformity can be traced back to the origins of the Vedic Hindu caste system and the feudal system under medieval Western Christianity. When a settled agrarian culture such as these is born, it tends to build towns, not only to protect people from outside influences but also to develop a mental framework based on rules … Continue reading THE HARMONY OF NONCONFORMITY

META-MASTERY: TRANSCENDING BELIEF

Gary Z McGee, Self-inflicted Philosophy Waking Times “Now I am nimble, now I fly, now I see myself under myself, now a god dances within me.” ~Nietzsche To go Meta. To transcend. To surpass, eclipse, excel. To rise above and go beyond the limits. Meta-mastery is the uncommon ability to overcome all beliefs. To allow that which does not matter truly slide. “To entertain a thought without accepting it.” To go Meta over all answers. A meta-master is an existential ninja injecting a Buddhist nonattachment into all things. A meta-master is the personification of the bird’s-eye view, perched upon the Branch … Continue reading META-MASTERY: TRANSCENDING BELIEF

The mind-blowing science behind how our brains shape reality

Do we see the world as it really is, or are we creating our own reality? We delve into the neuroscience behind the world that we experience. By Dr Lisa Feldman-Barrett There is a classic Monty Python sketch in which a customer, played by John Cleese, enters a pet shop to buy a cat. The dodgy shopkeeper, played by Michael Palin, whips out a terrier instead and offers to convert the dog surgically into a cat, a budgie, or a fish. “Terriers make lovely fish,” he assures the customer. “I could do that for you straight away. Legs off, fins on, stick a … Continue reading The mind-blowing science behind how our brains shape reality

DIGITAL VACCINE PASSPORTS BEING ROLLED OUT EVERYWHERE TO PROVE YOU’VE ‘GOT YOUR SHOTS’

Robert Wheeler, The Organic Pepper Waking Times For those of you who thought the pandemic hysteria and the totalitarian results from it would magically disappear after Joe Biden’s inauguration, you were, well… …wrong. As I wrote about in this article, there are currently two existing vaccine passports options, one being operational in the United States right now: Common Pass: Created by Commons Project, this health pass has been in international use since October on United and Cathay Pacific flights between New York, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Common Pass operates via Apple’s Health app on iOS and CommonHealth for Android. It connects to 230 … Continue reading DIGITAL VACCINE PASSPORTS BEING ROLLED OUT EVERYWHERE TO PROVE YOU’VE ‘GOT YOUR SHOTS’

New research indicates the whole universe could be a giant neural network

All the universe is a neural network, and all the humans merely nodes by Tristan Greene The core idea is deceptively simple: every observable phenomenon in the entire universe can be modeled by a neural network. And that means, by extension, the universe itself may be a neural network. Vitaly Vanchurin, a professor of physics at the University of Minnesota Duluth, published an incredible paper last August entitled “The World as a Neural Network” on the arXiv pre-print server. It managed to slide past our notice until today when Futurism’s Victor Tangermann published an interview with Vanchurin discussing the paper. The big idea According … Continue reading New research indicates the whole universe could be a giant neural network

IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD TODAY YOU MUST UNLEARN THIS ONE THING

Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer Waking Times At present, we are dangerously trending toward chaos, total world war, civil war, incivility, and a complete breakdown of civil society, and to the indoctrinated, it’s difficult to understand why exactly this is happening. As the stress of this mounts, the misinformed lash out at friends, family members and strangers who do not fully subscribe to their worldview. The battle really is one of understanding how the world works, and with such epidemic false perceptions, people choose the wrong targets for their ire. If one were to unlearn, however, many of the things we’ve been … Continue reading IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD TODAY YOU MUST UNLEARN THIS ONE THING

THE REAL WORLD AND THE NARRATIVE WORLD

Caitlin Johnstone, Guest Waking Times We each inhabit two very different worlds simultaneously: the real world, and the narrative world. The real world is the physical world of matter, of atoms and molecules and stars and planets and animals wandering around trying to bite and copulate with each other. Science does not yet understand much of this world, but it can reasonably be said to have some degree of existence to it. The narrative world is made of stories, of mental chatter about what’s going on. It is only related to the real world in the loosest of terms, and commonly … Continue reading THE REAL WORLD AND THE NARRATIVE WORLD

Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy

Image Credit: peterhowell/Getty Images by Gary Grossman, Edelman From TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform.Register Now Our thoughts are private – or at least they were. New breakthroughs in neuroscience and artificial intelligence are changing that assumption, while at the same time inviting new questions around ethics, privacy, and the horizons of brain/computer interaction. Research published last week from Queen Mary University in London describes an application of a deep neural network that can determine a person’s emotional state by analyzing wireless signals that are … Continue reading Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy