Re: How will this age be remembered?

The last few decades will be viewed as the catalyst decade in the creation of a global community. We are establishing the ability for more people to follow their dreams and access the resources necessary to accomplish these dreams. This is happening around the globe as we see more global citizens emerge from below subsistence to productive members of our global community than has ever been seen before. What must happen now is we must address democracy, freedom and rights. How do we achieve greater participation, further maximization of individual utility and continued growth around the world. In my opinion the answer is less government. Allow global citizens to move, communicate, choose and lead. In doing so we will create productivity, wealth and a stronger society for all. The last time we were in this position was the earlier 1900's... unfortunately there was a drastic reversal lead by a protectionist, anti-globalization movement, we're back, we can't make the same mistake.

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"

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  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
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Are we all multiple personalities of universal consciousness?

Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.

We’re all one mind in "idealism." (Credit: Alex Grey)
Mind & Brain

There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.

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New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

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  • Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
  • While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
  • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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