Did you ever wonder where my mystical inner journey directs me? Sometime I can’t describe it… here, however, is some video of what I ‘see’ about technology… too bad I am not a mechanical engineer with advanced physics capability – nah – I’m just an average old guy with a passion for investigating some exotic stuff about consciousness… have fun at my latest blog… it’s over the top, I think… got my back dear friends.
David Adair explains what a (alien) symbiotic engine is.
We are about possibilities… perspectives, observations, deductions, reason, and more possibilities. Is it a maze? No, I think not. It is a dream. It is akin to multiple personality disorder (dissociation – dissociative identity disorder). Getting in touch with reality requires spiritual progress. Any information provided here is offered for entertainment purposes only. Discernment is always required.
I love science. However, I do believe that science is meant to hold hands with faith and the two ought in my opinion be like dear friends. Popping off against one or the other just seems wrong to me. Love this post though Shaun. ~ Eric
Stephen Hawking, eminent physicist says: no god; nor is there fate; no heaven. He is stating an opinion for effect – for press time. He is misusing his position to stir up controversy. Here is an article based on real facts of science that proves that science cannot support even one of Hawking’s claims…
Science looks into the possibility of an afterlife; perhaps mostly because knowing about an afterlife is compelling for some of us. Also, how our universe works is important for many areas of scientific inquiry. How does scientific research occur? Scientific research begins with someone that has empirical evidence and a theory… often, theories lead to finding of more facts… new discoveries bring about new theories. It’s a process. Meantime, evidence is amassing that supports that reality depends greatly upon observations.
When it comes right down to it, science can’t so far even prove that you and I are “real” in some sense of the definition. There are many competing theories that explore what is real. However, if a person really wants to grow in happiness, it makes good sense to follow high moral and ethical standards and to invest plenty of time in developing of higher awareness (spiritual growth), intuitively knowing that this is best.
Artificial Intelligence and Tech advances are expanding our abilities already. The future arrived – did you notice? Here is a robot that has no programming instructions for movements. It has a “Brain” — a Neurologically-Based Control System. It can generate instructions based on experiments. It can create self models, take action, and generate instructions based on its analysis of its models and actions:
Here is a short video that demonstrates amazing robot technology:
When the sci-fi film “The Matrix” first hit theaters back in 1999, it inspired a whole new generation of amateur philosophers to ponder whether the world really is as it appears. In the film, sentient machines have subdued humanity by plugging everyone’s brains into a sophisticatedcomputer network that convinces them to believe in a simulated reality.
The film is a play on a philosophical conundrum as old as philosophy itself: How can we know whether the world really is how we perceive it to be?
Now a group of physicists led by Silas Beane of the University of Washington think they have accomplished what centuries of philosophy could not,according to Discover. They believe they have discovered a solution to this age-old mystery. Or at least, they believe they have devised a test that can determine, once and for all, whether we live in a computer simulation like the one in “The Matrix” or not.
Their proposed experiment has been deemed the “cosmic ray test.” It assumes that any simulation of the universe would need to be constructed out of a lattice, or grid, much as television images are built from pixels. The researchers then calculated that such a simulation would require that the fastest particles — or cosmic rays — would always bombard the Earth with a maximum energy amount.
Beane and colleagues surmise that if we do indeed observe a maximum energy amount for the cosmic rays that bombard the Earth, that this should provide confirmation that we really are living in a simulation. (In case you’re wondering, this is what has been observed: cosmic rays always arrive at Earth with a specific maximum energy of about 1020 electron volts.)
So does that decide it then? Is Beane’s experiment proof that we’re living in a simulated universe? Beane himself doesn’t think it matters one way or another: “Learning we live in a simulation would make no more difference to my life than believing that the universe was seeded at the Big Bang,” he suggested. To him, the issue is a mere scientific curiosity.
Philosophers aren’t likely to be so easily sated, however. Beane’s test makes a lot of unnecessary assumptions. For instance, it assumes that any simulation of the universe would need to be constructed from a lattice or grid. Perhaps our supergenius simulator overlords have discovered some more advanced way of constructing a simulation.
Beane’s test also can’t rule out the possibility that the universe might actually happen to function like a latticed simulation. In other words, it’s possible that reality and simulated reality are simply perceptively indistinguishable. If such were the case, then no test would suffice. We’d be right back at square one — a place where the scientist must, incontrovertibly, give way to the philosopher.
I’d almost forgotten about them: a crew of colorful toy cars you drop on a stylish track-etched mat, then watch as they scoot around on their own, intelligently weaving and shifting, angling for better positioning, smartly avoiding each other while acing red-lined curves at breakneck (for a bunch of toy cars, anyway) speeds.
They’re from a company called Anki, not to be confused with Ankh, which is an Egyptian hieroglyphic character used in Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar, a 1980s-era computer roleplaying game.
But there’s your hook: Anki’s eclectic experiment, dubbed Anki Drive, resembles a slot cars game — one that happens to conceal advanced robotics wizardry. You might not get that, watching a bunch of Hot Wheels-wannabes scoot around a track, sometimes manipulated by humans standing nearby with phones or tablets. Haven’t we had remote control race cars for decades? Aren’t we now piloting drones that can hover way, way up in the sky — drones capable of guiding people around like Halo‘s 343 Guilty Spark? What’s the big deal about a handful of plasticky race cars?
Like the slot cars you grew up with, you can hold Anki Drive cars in your hand. But each car has advanced artificial intelligence and robotics built in that gives it unique personality traits and characteristics that evolve the more you play.
Similar to a video game, your character evolves over time. You get to upgrade with new weapons, you can play offensively or defensively, and the cars even react to each other. So if you blast your pulse carbine towards the car in front of you, his car will actually spin out.
The cars can be controlled using an iOS device, letting you keep tabs on a car’s performance and fiddle with metrics like positioning, speed, weaponry and so forth. The cars can even engage in virtual Cars Wars-style battles, sort of like laser tag only the lasers are radio frequency signals conveyed via Bluetooth.
Anki says they’ll be available in the Apple Store in the U.S. and Canada as well as from Anki.com starting October 23; $199 gets you the starter set — two cars and the track — and additional cars can be purchased for $69 a piece.
My colleague Harry McCracken sat down with Anki Drive’s creators this summer. Give that a read if you have a few minutes, because while it’d be easy to mistake Anki for a novelty toy company (especially given how much more sophisticated and expansive video game racers can be than this), Anki is really a robotics and artificial intelligence enterprise. Those cars are canny little robots, not rote toys, and what you’re looking at isn’t just the advent of some multi-stage effort to reconquer slot racing, it’s the vanguard of future artificially intelligent devices capable of doing exponentially more than resting passively in our hands and pockets.