Thursday, May 25, 2017

iMinds: Total Technology and Human Evolution- Mari Swingle

 Interview via Legalise Freedom

 While some of the unwanted side effects of technology are recognised and well-known, are we too quick to dismiss them as a temporary phase affecting a lonely minority?

The advocates of 21st Century technology themselves are quick to point to an array of benefits, many undeniable, but at what point does our second life take over our real life, social media become anti-social? In our headlong rush towards techno-utopia, are we inadvertently breeding a generation of alienated, dysfunctional loners paralysed by endless choice and lost in a fantasy world of gaming, pornography, and all manner of virtual reality? Delving into the dark side of this brave new world, we examine the dangers of technological addiction and abuse, the debilitating psychological and physical fallout, and the potential to affect even the evolutionary future of the human race itself.

I thought this an excellent interview. Must listen stuff. Much food for thought

 Dr. Mari Swingle discusses her book i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing Our Brains, Our Behaviour, and the Evolution of Our Species.


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Give it a listen and share some rational, sentient, comments

 While I enjoy my blog and the ability to communicate with others via this resource- Sadly, the many negatives inherent in this type of technology are glaringly obvious. Not growing up with this technology gave me a much more real world basis for real life, that I find vastly more enjoyable
 Virtual reality is NOT reality. It is little more then an extremely limiting cheap imitation of actual physical life on the planet.

The immersion in technology and the lack of real world experiences is how nonsense such as the 'conceptual penis' and 'gender studies' can be sold as reality. Being groomed for exploitation by the elite psychopaths doesn't have any appeal to me.
I will be putting up another interview today regarding how the education system manipulates the minds of youth, prepping them to believe harmful, destructive nonsense. Making them less then human. Prepping for the borg mind. Yup, that's how I see it. 
Protect your kids, seriously.
I had to do it when our child was in  elementary school... From the crap being taught even then.
Retarded reading techniques and nonsensical mathematics.

UPDATE: Mari speaks in the interview about the Baby Einstein scam - Disney, of course!

Baby Einsteins: Not so smart after all, In fact dumber then other babies

In the latest study on the effects of popular videos such as the "Baby Einstein" and "Brainy Baby" series, researchers find that these products may be doing more harm than good. And they may actually delay language development in toddlers.
 Led by Frederick Zimmerman and Dr. Dimitri Christakis, both at the University of Washington, the research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos.
 These products had the strongest detrimental effect on babies 8 to 16 months old, the age at which language skills are starting to form. "The more videos they watched, the fewer words they knew," says Christakis. "These babies scored about 10% lower on language skills than infants who had not watched these videos."
 Screen time clearly has a dumbing down effect from the get go-

The accompanying interview is now posted:

Unspun: Robin S Eubanks "Education and Personalized Learning"

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  1. When children at an early age get to 'swipe' they get a different thing immediately and I wonder if it will in future hinder them from being able to concentrate - even the fairly short time to takes to change a lightbulb.

    They lights stopped working
    Jeez, we'll have to move house again

    How many people walk down the street staringa at a screen - voluntarily relinquishing their ability to be aware of their surroundings.

    M'lud, the defendant voluntarily relinquished his real world awareness and thus falling down a hole is his fault not this comapny's

    etc etc -

    Impatience, emo-outbursts will rise - having no recollection of the short-term past will breed psychopaths [ possibly]

    And the event-shapers will have free reign!


    1. good summarizing aferrismoon

      instant gratification- short term demands- inability to concentrate- - I would say it's a way to breed psychopathy-

      the event shapers already have a whole lot of free reign

      did you listen to the interview?
      or had you heard it previously?

      worth the 80 minutes of time and I want to get the book- the physical book- I do not buy ebooks. ever.

      How many people walk down the street staringa at a screen - voluntarily relinquishing their ability to be aware of their surroundings

      Too many. I see too many people doing that and it scares me. What in the hell are they thinking. I saw a young mom, staring at her phone, in a parking lot as cars were pulling in and out of the spaces- if she wants to be such and idiot- whatever
      but she's holding the hand of a small child
      hence she is holding the small child's life and well being in her hand and she's not even aware of the traffic- people like that? I just want to knock their phones out of their hands and ask them wtf is going on in their brain that they think their behaviour is acceptable!

      Sadly, it is socially acceptable to walk around like a zombie- hell it's even glorified- however I find it reprehensible and despicable and down right dangerous

    2. I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet, however, I'd like to pipe in from experience.

      When my oldest son was in his young teens, someone gave him an xbox. Well, I had years of sobriety by then (debauchery doesn't even begin to explain my youth, drugs,sex and tgd/haight/asbury) and I would equate his behavior to that of an actual crack head, once immersed in the xbox. I got rid of it.

      My next gripe, my now 15 year old daughter. She was able to buy herself an iphone, and has not been the same since (prior when the phone was via myself and husband, we were able to have more restrictions). She is almost devoid of a personality. I spent my youth around people, myself included, drugged out of their/our minds (cocaine, lsd, x, heroin, etc) and she is worse than even that! No exaggeration. If I ask her to come to my room, I can hear her snapping pictures while walking up the stairs! Not one pic, MULTIPLE! And for what?

      As I said, I was able to exert more control when I was paying, and can assure you, when things would get out of hand, and I would take the phone from her, her personality would change, 360 degrees, within the day too!

      These kids on their phones, are 100% worse than kids on drugs (the drugs of our generation, I know nothing of these synthetic drugs everyone's on now), and the horror of it all, because technology is NOT an actual "drug," no one realizes its true danger(s).

      Just the opinion of a mom, who has been around the block herself, and thus can compare the two, honestly.

      Have a good day!

    3. Nora I would agree the phone use is very much like drug addiction- Because the use is adhered to in the face of obvious danger to ones own well being as well as ignoring all harm being done to those around them- that's addiction

      ie: falling off of stuff- walking into traffic- endangering ones own children-

      And I understand about the video game issue- had that same issue with our daughter years ago..
      when video games were still relatively new-

  2. FYI: I`ve added additional information regarding the harm of screen exposure to infants and toddlers via Disney's so called baby einstein

    1. anything Disney related should be avoided. Remember their little mermaid bathing suits for toddlers that were akin to what had been being sold in shops selling attire for strippers? that pretty much sums up disney and their intent.

      p.s. you know, I have a 4.5 year old, and he has had a tablet with a pull out phone for a couple of years now. He is not addicted at all, but the pitfall for him; seeing things which he cannot erase - evil (which, is MY FAULT, 110%). idk, I'm sharing this because it seems like with him, it's something he has had access to his whole life (the tablet/phone), so he can give or take it. It's not an obsession like it is with my 15 year old, 20 and even 21 year old.

      peace to you all.

    2. thanks for the insights Nora

  3. Hi Penny

    haven't got round to watching it yet.

    'Knocking the phone out of hand....'

    If one 'wakes them up' it must be remembered that they don't know what's happening and will probably feel they are being attacked rather like waking up a sleeping person - who, what, wtf , what are you doing etc etc

    There was a passage in John Lilly's 'Centre of the cyclone' on how it was possible to manipulate via the periphery what were people were focussing on. A word loop was played repetitively and by bringing in a word printed on paper at 90degrees to their eyes the subjects would repeat what was on the card despite the word being different on the tape loop. I've simplified it a bit.


    1. Interesting, so perhaps I should make some "flash cards" to carry around? - That would be interesting to try- I'd have to think of a word to employ on the phone zombies..

      I'm going to try that...