Estudiantes predicen el estado actual del Internet en profético video de 1995

Por: pijamasurf - 08/21/2012

En un adorable y ominoso video un grupo de estudiantes  estadounidenses de 5 grado de primaria, liderado por una visionaria maestra, recita con asombrosa precisión, hace 17 años, lo que es hoy el Internet y la adopción tecnológica de esta Red de redes. "Para el momento en el que estemos en la universidad, el Internet será nuestro teléfono, televisión, centro comercial y lugar de trabajo", dicen los niños sobre este cool medio. "En menos de una hora puedes visitar Júpiter, tomar un tour de la Capilla Sixtina, investigar el bosque tropical, obtener los resultado de la liga  italiana, chatear con  un amigo en Australia e incluso obtener una receta para hacer postres para gatos".

The extended eye: when we look at the stars does our consciousness reach into them?

Por: pijamasurf - 08/21/2012

Looking at something might not be a one-way process; the act of seeing possibly emanates a force that affects that which is seen; maverick biologist Rupert Sheldrake dwells on this fascinating subject

Maverick biologist Rupert Sheldrake has researched what he calls "the sense of being stared at", how people know when somebody is looking at them even though they cant's see them.  You know the expression "piercing eyes", well something like that:  in a way that is statistically signifcant people  feel an emanation --sort of a dart-- that cues them that they are being watched. Sheldrake suggests tht seeing is always a two-way process where the seer is inextricably connected with the seen, whether he knows it or not. Perhaps looking at someone is a way to extend our mind, directing intention, to touch in light:

Instead of the usual hypothesis that seeing implies a one-way process, consider it implies a two-way process. At the same time that light enters the eyes, the images and the perceptions are projected outside into the world around us. What we perceive are mental constructs, which imply the interpretative activity of our mind. But while we have images in our mind, this images are also outside our organism. If they exist both inside the mind and outside the body, the mind must extend outside the body. Our mind extends itself and touches all that we see. If we look at far away stars,our mind extends through astronomical distances until it touches their celestial bodies. Subject and object undoubtedly mix. Through what we perceive, what surrounds us enters us, but we also extend ourselves outside into the environment. 


(For a more extensive look at Mr. Sheldrake's experiments on "The Sense Of Being Stared At" check sheldrake.org)

Consider seeing as a double-flux embedded on as crystal feedback... we transform raw frequencies of light into coherent color images that we play on our brains, but we also transform raw reality by re-emitting the light of the images we have formed, thus re-producing the tone and qualia of our perceptions on to nature... in this way reality is constructed by a sort of ping-pong between the light of the sun and the eyes which work as an open mirror... this could help explain why paradigmatic views have such a determinant effect over reality: why people who share certain conditions perceive the world around very much the same and why people who do not share those conditions but participate in another world-mindframe (a sort of visionary tradition that inhabits the world through repetition) perceive the physical world so differently... and most importantly, that by looking at the world we transform it, we ingrain on it the soft radiance of our thoughts and paint the sky, as the ancients used to say: the eye is the sun, the sun: the eye.