"Creating complexity" in the sense of more measurable neural events is not a measure of "higher conscience". You can get the same effect with a pair of electrodes, or even getting patterns of neural events in seizures. The destruction of existing structures, and the inability to retain those "new insights" long enough to explain or use them either during or after the influence of psychedelic "events" is evidence that disruption is possible, not evidence of a "higher" consceience.
It's very *exciting* to get blitzed, and it can be *fun* to taste the color red. But it's hardly insightful. You can get more "insight" by simply paying attention.
You could not be more wrong. External electrical influences or seizures absolutely do not create more "complexity," in the same sense as psychedelics; they create dysfunction through disruption, which is very different. And using a ridiculous blanket term like "getting blitzed" shows that you have no understanding whatsoever of the difference between mere intoxication and other types of altered states, such as those produced by psychedelics. This study, while not groundbreaking, is interesting because it has produced more data supporting the notion that psychedelic states are not simply a form of random intoxication, as you suggest, but are indeed indicative of stimulation of certain brain functions.
You are interpreting the summary completely backwards, and you sound like someone who calls all drugs "narcotics," or thinks that any drug use simply amounts to "getting high," regardless of the intentions, results, or method of action in the body. Nancy Reagan and Richard Nixon would be proud.
you will get modded to hell by apple fanbois for that, how dare you question a contrived scenario to make an IPhone look best. heaven forbid they actually compare real world scenarios.
The iphone 7 runs iOS apps way, way waaayy faster than any Android phone, which is a fact you can't deny, so it must be better!
This gets to the heart of the problem around post-truth. Just who defines "truth"?
How does that fit in to the checks and balances in a democratic society? Does everything have to go through the courts?
Apparently real world data and scientifically proven facts are not considered "truth" any more.
We are now free to define our own alternative truth, like when you say someone wiretapped you, your subordinates who you say would have been responsible for doing so refute your claim, the people who you say will back you up also refuse to do so and say there's no evidence to support you, yet you keep repeating the same thing as your official spokesperson says you misspoke and/or didn't mean it the first time.
I thought truth was universal and limited to what has actually occurred, in a factual sense, rather than a matter of opinion, but a lot of people seem not to agree any more. Pretty scary.
they told you they were rebooting the Matrix and
I'll probably skip it, and just take some pills I got from some creepy strangers who ran from the Feds, or something.
There was a little-known version of the original that featured an alternative ending. Neo took the blue pill, and the movie was only 20 minutes long. Bad movie, but it would have had an upside: no Matrix 2 or 3.
Look the first one was kind of a twist. But to save it they need to go 'down the rabbit hole'.
The first one was great. Lame acting and dialogue, but an interesting movie that was pretty well done overall. The best thing they can do with the reboot is already a given - cast a better actor than Keanu as the lead.
How do you figure? The Force Awakens was a pretty blatent remake of A New Hope.
The plot lines were obviously weak, but the Force Awakens doesn't fit any definition of "remake." Yes, same characters behaving similarly, with similar foes, but it is a continuation that can not possibly be mistaken for a remake. If you disagree, then you must consider any sequel or subsequent movie in every series to be an unoriginal remake.
Total construction costs were $10,134 (USD)
"Total construction costs" does not mean "it cost this much to build a complete house," in this case. You could not realistically wire that house for the stated $242 and have it be legal here, and surely the other finishing work would cost more than the supposed $1178 if you weren't in Russia. So maybe it is $10k when built in Russia, with Russian labor and to Russian standards, but I bet you'd be looking at double that to build it to code in the US, with questionable profitability for the builder. I didn't see any mention of whether it was heated or connected to a sewer system or not, and what sort of foundation it is on - looks like it's just on a concrete slab.
This is an impressive tech demonstration, but we're a long way from complete $10k western homes. Plus, the square footage is about a third of the current US minimum for new single-family homes. So for this to be competitive with what an American would consider a house, you'd be looking at more like $30k if you did some work yourself and bribed the local inspectors, and that's without land. This may have a future, but you aren't going to be buying one of these any time soon, so keep saving your old bottles and tires and build an Earthship instead!
...is global warming.
A young hippie waitress just told me the other day that global warming is just the Earth's way of healing, since killing us off is what it wants and how it will recover. If I had told her the mantle just got a hundred degrees hotter she probably would have thought I was agreeing with her.
I also want notification LEDs to come back (and not be hidden and disabled). I loved the little ball on the Nexus One, too.
I won't buy a phone without a notification LED, but fortunately there are still plenty available, as far as I know. Samsung, LG and ZTE include them on flagships at least, off the top of my head.
Possessions increase to fill the space available for their storage. -- Ryan