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  1. Does Quantum Physics Confirm The Occult?

    Rather than discrediting the occult, recent scientific discoveries in quantum physics seem to reaffirm a place for mystical ideas. But the author cautions both sides not to jump to hasty conclusions.

    Question: Have the scientific innovations of the past century made occultism obsolete?Mitch Horowitz: Science, as it reaches the public mind, has both served to discredit and unintentionally reaffirmed mystical ideas.  During the age of the Enlightenment, certainly people that were interested in astrology divination, alchemy, mesmerism, were forced out of royal courts and mainstream universities—this light shone throughout Europe and people were interested in Newtonian mechanics never mind the fact that Newton himself also had a lifelong interest in alchemy.  But the irony was that some people who were at the forefront of the Enlightenment were enamored of the religious experiments that occurred during the renaissance.  But, regardless, their experiments and their rationalist philosophy removed occultism forever from respectable courts and universities.  That was mirrored to a degree in America—although institutions were much more independent in America.  But if you move forward several generations, as you get into the 20th Century, really for the past 80 years, and really right now i…

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  2. A Fireside Chat with X’s Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller (Google I/O’19)

    One-on-one with the Captain of Moonshots at X, the birthplace of Waymo, Loon, Verily and more. In this discussion with Julie Hanna, find out why responsible innovation is a priority at X, and why not being afraid of failure is essential for moonshot taking. With a stated mission to have 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, dreaming big isn’t just something they do at X, it is essential.

    Watch more #io19 here: Inspiration at Google I/O 2019 Playlist → https://goo.gle/2LkBwCF Google I/O 2019 All Sessions Playlist → https://goo.gle/io19allsessions Learn more on the I/O Website → https://google.com/io

    Subscribe to the Google Developers Channel → https://goo.gle/developers Get started at → https://developers.google.com/

    Speaker(s): Astro Teller, Julie Hanna

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  3. John Vervaeke - The Cognitive Science of Wisdom

    The Cognitive Science of Wisdom: Wisdom as Rationally Self-Transcending Rationality that Enhances Relevance Realization"

    Abstract:

    Wisdom involves the enhancement of cognition (broadly construed). Cognitive science is converging on the conclusion that the central process of cognition that makes us intelligent agents is the ability to realize relevance. Therefore, a powerful way to enhance cognition is to enhance the process of relevance realization. Yet intelligence, although necessary, is not sufficient for wisdom. This makes good sense because there is good evidence that intelligence is not sufficient for rationality. Rationality involves the recursive application of intelligence to the problem of using intelligence well. In a similar manner, wisdom is the recursive application of rationality to the problem of developing good use of rationality. Wisdom is a process whereby rationality transcends itself in a rational manner so as to greatly enhance our central abilities of relevance realization. In particular, people who engage in this development should have enhanced abilities of active open-mindedness, insight, self-regulation, and perspectival knowing.

    Dr. John Vervaeke has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994. He currently teaches in the cognitive science program, the ps…

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  4. John Vervaeke - Can Foolishness lead to Mental Illness?

    Sorry about the out of sync audio, it gets better during the video

    Dr. J. Vervaeke, just one of four speakers from the "Mind Matters: Toward a New Understanding of Psychopathology" conference, held on Saturday March 19, 2011, gives a talk called "Salience Dysregulation and the Continuum Between Foolishness and Psychopathology." http://johnvervaeke.com/

    Information about the conference: What does it mean for the mind to be pathological? What criterion should we use to diagnose and categorize people as mentally ill? Can there be alternative models of psychopathology other than the medical model? If so, what are they? This conference presents a series of discussions, as well as an open panel debate, regarding the development and comparison of different conceptions of psychopathology. This conference was organized by the U of T Jungian Society and the Buddhism & Psychology Students Union. The following are recognized for their generous support: Arts and Science Student Union, Paradigms & Archetypes Program, Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Program, and New College.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Vervaeke http://www.johnvervaeke.com/

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  5. John Vervaeke - Chi Explained Without Magic

    John Vervaeke, Ph.D. is a cognitive scientist and buddhist psychologist at the University of Toronto. In this video titled "A Naturalistic Account of Qi", John offers a theory to explain the psychological experience of Qi.

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  6. Mind Matters - Open Panel Discussion - Part 2 of 2

    Dr. J. Vervaeke, Dr. T. Wapshall, Dr. T. Toneatto and Dr. J. Peterson answer public questions from the "Mind Matters: Toward a New Understanding of Psychopathology" conference, held on Saturday March 19, 2011, in an open panel discussion. Information about the conference: What does it mean for the mind to be pathological? What criterion should we use to diagnose and categorize people as mentally ill? Can there be alternative models of psychopathology other than the medical model? If so, what are they? This conference presents a series of discussions, as well as an open panel debate, regarding the development and comparison of different conceptions of psychopathology. This conference was organized by the U of T Jungian Society and the Buddhism & Psychology Students Union. The following are recognized for their generous support: Arts and Science Student Union, Paradigms & Archetypes Program, Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Program, and New College.

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  7. Sit down interview with Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck

    I had an amazing 80 minute sit down interview with the one and only Peter Beck, the founder and CEO of Rocket Lab. This man is brilliant and it was so much fun to pick his brain.

    Inside Rocket Lab - https://youtu.be/-VGZ8DGkiyc

    A rundown on the Electron rocket! - https://youtu.be/C0STPK3g9c8

    Everyday Astronaut hats, prints, shirts and more at - https://everydayastronaut.com/shop/

    All music is original! Check out the songs on soundcloud! http://soundcloud.com/everydayastronaut

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  8. NASA Administrator Bridenstine Chats with Elon Musk of SpaceX

    On the latest Watch this Space, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine chats with SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk during a tour of Launch Complex 39A just before the Demo-1 launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The historic Demo-1 mission launched at 2:49 a.m. EDT on Saturday, March 2 and was the first launch of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft and space system designed for humans as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

    Learn more about the Commercial Crew program: https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/.

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  9. The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great

    The American tinkering spirit, a unique combination of untamed creativity and practical business sense, helped build the United States into the worldΓÇÖs greatest economic power. Home to the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers and many more, the US has been a nation of tinkerers from its very beginning. TodayΓÇÖs American tinkerers are innovators, but theyΓÇÖre so much more: Brilliant, cockeyed dilettantes such as Segway inventor Dean Kamen, brain trust entrepreneur Nathan Myhrvold, and Tinkering School founder Gever Tulley are rethinking the way the country accesses its tinkering birthright. Lately, the country seems to be changing from a land of doers to one of consumers and the once-praised innovative aura seems to have fallen aside to corporate goals. But as companies begin to bring manufacturing back to domestic shores, industry can learn a lot from the history of the pure tinkering mindset, and better understand how to recapture its remarkable power.

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  10. Jordan Greenhall at i4j: Attaching Ourselves to a Well-being Economy

    About Jordan Greenhall:

    Jordan Greenhall is co-founder, former CEO, and current chairman of the Board of DivX Inc., the San Diego company behind the digital data compression application DivX that enabled reasonable quality video transmission over the Internet. Before DivX, Jordan was vice president at MP3.com, where he developed and implemented the company business and content development model. He also sits on the board of directors of Eyespot, a service devoted to simple video uploading, organizing, and sharing.

    ‘New Narratives: Innovation for Jobs’ is a series by i4j (Innovation for Jobs) and the GPA exploring perspectives on important topics that will impact the future of work, jobs and employment.

    About i4j: (iiij.org/i4j) Innovation for Jobs conferences bring together individuals from the public and private sectors to discuss the changing economy. "We engage in initiatives creating structures for developing shared language across silos. The starting point for any innovation is the creation of shared language, enabling stakeholders and change agents to interact horizontally."

    This film was created at the Mountain View 2015 i4j Conference. What are your hopes and fears about the future of meaningful work?

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