- Mar 28, 2013
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That about helps me decide on what not to eat for supper------Salad is OUT!!!:x
The pompous, sanctimonious, self-righteous assclowns who insist that everyone "think" as they do, that's who.Frank Zappa":07mu4dsx said:"Who are the brain police?"
Yup. Nailed it...well, except for the fact that they'll never have their "fair share" until they completely dominate and control every aspect of everyone else's life.Cartaphilus":07mu4dsx said:...they just want to stand on there (sic) soap box and see if they can control something or someone...Pure and simple and no doubt about it.
Get your fair share of power today?
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/09/20/hive-mind-invisible-thread/Marc Oromaner":6ou6gcm9 said:Back in September, 2010, Wired magazine published a discussion between two of its tech writers, Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson about where ideas come from. Despite the stereotype of the solitary genius toiling away in his basement, the duo argued that great discoveries typically come not from individual minds but from the hive mind, aka, the collective consciousness. History shows that the most game-changing innovations including calculus, the electric battery, the telephone, the steam engine, the radio, and thousands more, were all uncovered simultaneously by different inventors who had no knowledge of one another. As Malcolm Gladwell brought up in a 2008 New Yorker article titled “In The Air,” this phenomenon of simultaneous discovery, innovation, and invention is extremely common. So much so, historians even have a term for it—“multiples.” It’s almost as if all these breakthroughs come from the same, unseen information source.
The concept reminds me of a lesson from one of my college anthropology classes that had been wedged somewhere deep within the recesses of my brain. It was about an isolated group of monkeys on some island that had learned to use sticks as tools to get at termites or wash sweet potatoes or something to that effect. Despite no other group of monkeys on record having this knowledge, allegedly, after a critical mass of these monkeys had learned the technique, monkeys on other islands began to use the same technique, as if their minds were somehow all connected.
“Hive mind” experiments have also been done with humans to see if we are similarly connected. In the late 1980’s British biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s The Presence of the Past reported on experiments that he felt proved a collective human memory. In one, a difficult hidden figure puzzle was solved much faster by various groups around the world after its solution had been made known to millions during a British television broadcast. Even though these groups had not seen the broadcast, they were able to solve the puzzle much faster than earlier groups who’d tried before the solution had been aired. It’s as though they all somehow had access to the same info or were sharing one mind.
Well, said, Kyle. That is the insidious truth of the version of the Matrix that we've created — namely, that it is a far more pernicious form of slavery than the kind that comes with chains. At least those who are in chains KNOW they're enslaved. But those who've been defrauded into believing they're "free" simply because they get to choose their masters...they're victims of total enslavement.Kyle Weiss":q4a6ecyh said:...slavery is still alive and well. Isn't it better to have your subjects choose their shackles and a few different jobs, even be proud of them--rather than whip, beat and curse them into restraints and work? It's much easier for those at the helm, cost-effective, even...dare I say... productive. A free man is one of a trade, a skill, and a goal. These are dangerous men, because they edge toward independence.
There's a glitch in the matrix if anyone suspects anything is wrong, eh Veet?
Thanks, Richard. The very fact that you know that "the collective mind" is a fiction [...I mean, in the sense that Mr. Oromaner uses the term, which undermines and obfuscates creative individuals as the true source of primary value, whether he does so intentionally or merely because he's confused and doesn't know better] tells me that you probably know why folks have a need to fabricate such bizarre constructs, and then believe them with such tenacity that they ultimately descend into the limbic brain, whereupon they acquire a permanent emotional impetus that is immune to reason.Richard Burley":izhkrpdy said:This is mysticism; there is no such thing as a collective mind. Why oddities and coincidences of existence, of which there are many, have to be "explained" by bizarre constructs eludes me.
(I lie. I know why, especially in this case. I don't have the time. Who is the writer who said "Never write, except for money." Boswell? Besides, Vito has done yeoman's work above. Kudos to Vito.)
[Translation continues] That being the case, no matter how often such "coincidences" continue to happen, this will not affect my capacity to warp the mechanism they suggest into approximate conformity with what I believe.HPDH":itw581ym said:This cannot be, because it cannot be !
I leave room for that.Charles Fort":6tuiscw5 said:Reality is not only stranger than we imagine ;
it is stranger than we CAN imagine.
That is laudable.Yak":r4arasr3 said:
It's cool. There was nothing in my post suggesting I took up a snooze against/aloof to your thoughts.Yak":ln5b3g2s said:Enjoy your snooze, gents. There was nothing in that post about ideological conformity.