Quantum physics theory works successfully almost a hundred years already. But does it describes reality? Its “mysteries” and paradoxes excite our fantasy and desire to use them to explain all the not understood yet phenomena and conrtradictions.
Theory of consciousness, models, research, control.
Quantum theory is expressed in maths. But when the scientists talk about their work to laypeople, they inevitably use ordinary language and the ambiguity and misinterpretation creep in.
Pyramids, Stonehenge, Göbekli Tepe. Why spend so much time and energy? What was the motivation for building them?
We have a model of the world in our mind. It guides us and helps to plan ahead. But it tends to grow beyond what we need for the task at hand and takes the resources that might be needed for the survival. Does it weaken us as a species? Professor Hoffman thinks so.
Recently, the company I worked for was acquired by another company, and the new owner decided to close Denver office. Suddenly, I had to face the unpleasant necessity to sell myself on the job market again. Last time I did it five years ago and, since then, the programming job landscape has changed. The most […]
Aubrey De Grey, a Cambridge University researcher, who is also a head of the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) project (“senescence” is scientific jargon for aging), defines seven causes of aging, all of which he thinks can be dealt with. As the result, he estimates that 25 years from now, people will start living […]
For quite awhile, we are already connected via the internet and multitudes of communication devices, so the idea of connection straight between brains comes naturally. But the progress of the implementation is staggering. It is actually already here. Boy, I am looking forward to stop writing you and starting just thinking together! On July 9, […]
Big thanks to Volodia Timofeev who responded to my previous blog Elephant Inside by sending me pictures of Kopeikin’s paintings with elephants. One of my readers told me that the animal inside is independent only as long as the task at hand is not aligned with our main purpose in life. Because, as soon as […]
It is almost 12,000 years old. Those who visited the site reported unforgettable experience. When I look at the images, curved on the pillars, I cannot avoid the feeling that it was done by a very talented contemporary artist. Not that I have superiority complex over ancient civilizations. Far from it. I think the humanity […]
Emotions help, but should not control us. Recently, we have adjusted our understanding of the role of our emotions and the extent to which we can consider ourselves to be rational beings in certain circumstances