Libet’s free will experiment is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience.
Category: Free Thought
A friend emailed me to say that he believed that transhumanists should strive to be free, if free will doesn’t currently exist, or strive to be freer, if humans currently possess some small modicum of free will.
This discovery — that our brains ‘make us do it’ and that ‘we’ don’t — is thought to have a number of significant social implications, particularly for our practices of blame and punishment.
Findings from experiments at Stanford have recorded the brain signals when a primate exercises free will by changing its mind.
Welcome to 2015, post-normal times, where peak oil is history but peak weirdness is still ahead.
“The spiritual things — the exotic phenomena people experience — in general violate the things we know to be correct on the basis of experiment, so they’re highly likely to be wrong,”
“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.” ― Bill Hicks
All Data is Credit Data — On Close Reading as a Reciprocal Process in Digital Knowledge Environments
Once I found a beautiful camera phone, lying on the sidewalk. It was muddy and the signal was dead, but I took it home anyway, and the Eves caught me with it. “Don’t you know any better?” they said. “Such a thing can hurt you! It can burn your brain! Don’t even look at it: if you can see it, it can see you.”
Edward Snowden leaked a top-secret GCHQ document which details the operations and the techniques used by JTRIG unit for propaganda and internet deception.