A place for spirituality in health care

Health care fraud affects the little guy - there is a place for spirituality in health care, but it has to be balanced, and people who provide these services must be psychologically mature and personally whole, as well as intuitively gifted.

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Biological warfare tested on ordinary citizens as human subjects

Does it sound incredible that our own governments may have tested biological warfare agents on ordinary citizens? Continue Reading...

Get Ready for the Bear Market

Get ready for the Bear Market with O'Neill, How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short. Continue Reading...

Roachbots integrate into cockroach society

Scientists report today that cockroach robots, affectionately known as roachbots, effectively integrated themselves into insect communities. Continue Reading...

Wireless thinking by 2030

Wireless thinking will become widespread, predicts the Futurist. Continue Reading...

Cell phone risk assessed

Do cell phones chronically pressed up to the brain cause damage or simply increase the rapidity and flexibility of human communication? Continue Reading...

Cybyrev seeks to preserve individual consciousness

The Terasem Movement aims to preserve 'units of beingness' or individual uniqueness through cybertechnology. Continue Reading...

Brain chips to reform medicine

Brain chips will cure disease or prevent symptoms, scientists say. Continue Reading...

Bionic hand costs less than 6 million dollars

The real bionic hand has arrived, at a price tag less than Lee Majors paid. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Transhumanist Technologies

Top 10 Transhumanist Technologies listed by futurist are almost here. Continue Reading...

The Singularity Vanishes

More accurately, "Singularity" has been overused and the signifier no longer fits the signified. Continue Reading...

Beam me up, Scotty - for real

No wonder I am having dreams about meeting Captain Kirk - teleportation is coming.

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We may be living in a computer simulation

And the Matrix could be very real, physicists and mathematicians tells us.

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Resonance powers wireless energy of the future

The principle of resonance will power future energy devices, from light bulbs to laptops.

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Nuclear secrets safety sealed

Professor James Chadwick, who discovered the neutron, had sealed the envelope containing the instructions, many decades ago.

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Technology facilitates powernap

A new device can help people achieve relaxation and a refreshing nano-nap.

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Implantable chip available to keep track of humans

Implantable chips have been approved for use in humans.

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Humans are not special simply because they are human

Speciesism, the notion that humans are unique and special and therefore deserve to dominate everything on this planet, takes another knock.

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Chimp personhood advanced, deepening animal rights

A test case in Austria is seeking to establish that Hiasl, a chimp, deserves legal recognition as a person.

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Black holes could be portals to other universes, scientists say

Black holes could be portals to other universes, scientists now say, and in fact may be "wormholes," or rapid-transit gateways.

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Electronically sensitive individual takes precautions

A UK woman has described herself as "electronically sensitive" and her symptoms are being acknowledged as real.

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Warning; tears can damage cellphone

Tears damaged a cellphone, in an n of 1 study recently reported on a Tech News Blog.

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Virtual clones doubles while you enjoy cappucino

If you are too busy to chat on-line with buddies, here is a solution: create a virtual clone.

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New planet could harbor intelligent life

The search for intelligent extraterrestrial life gains a boost with discovery of a planet that has air and water sufficient to support life.

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The Internet in Space

The Internet is coming soon to a space station near you.

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Swarming "smart dust" to explore space

Swarming "smart dust" could be used to explore space, according to engineers at the UK's National Astronomy Meeting.

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Our spiritual destiny outlined by physicist

It's refreshing to see the videos of leading thinkers that TED has put together, including a talk by quantum physicist David Deutsch describing his idea of the multiverse.

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Nanotech self-healing house slated for construction

The University of Leeds is designing a so-called "self-healing" house.

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Sixth sense to be artificially delivered

Technology is bringing us not only the "sixth sense," but lots of other hybrid senses, too.

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Star-Trek-like virtual reality to be built

Virtual reality structures are being constructed that will immortalize virtual representations of living people.

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The Spike is here with faster-than-light travel

Researchers tell us that objects can indeed travel faster-than-light, the paradox being that such objects have no mass.

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Surgical implant already available, linking to your doctor

A surgically implanted device is already available that can send information to your medical doctor.

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Autism video describes language of the soul

A woman with autism has made a remarkable video that speaks to the soul.

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Robots learning emotions from people

Robots are learning emotions from people, and they'll be reading this blog before long.

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Robot companions

Following "robot phone home," the next prediction from the AAAS meeting is that, within a decade cars could start driving themselves on highways and in less than 25 years automakers may be producing vehicles "smart" enough to chauffeur passengers through city streets.

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Robots with feelings phone home

Abraham Maslow explored the 'farther reaches of human nature' with a positive psychology of motivation; now, robot psychology is being used industrially to guide motivation of android helpmates.

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Virtual reality used to treat PTSD

Virtual reality is being used to treat soldiers returning from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Cyborg technology helping patients

Robotic therapy is shown to help restore hand use after stroke.

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Neural Implants Gaining Momentum

Science fiction once again becomes science fact as neural implants gain momentum, aiding those suffering from spinal cord injuries.

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Quantum computers claimed to prove existence of parallel universes

Wired posts an interesting interview with the scientist who invented the notion of quantum computers with the aim of proving the existence of parallel universes.

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Consciousness pushes bounds of neuroscience yet again

Patients in a persistent vegetative state nonetheless have neurological consciousness, Time reported.

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An answer to the Fermi paradox

The reason we have not yet been "contacted" by other beings in the universe is being there is so much space to cover, they haven't had time, reports a Danish researcher.

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Botnets take over the world

The threat of "botnets" that take over others' computers and weave them into a cybercrime network is very real.

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Was snake worship oldest human ritual?

Some think so, saying the python was worshiped in African caves "as 70,000 years ago--30,000 years earlier than the oldest previously known human rites."

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Repetition of Milgrom's experiments suggests empathy for virtual characters

I'm afraid we are losing the distinction between physical and virtual reality, just like Ray Kurzweil has prophesied (predicted).

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Cloned animals will supply us food

Buddhists tell us every being has been our mother in one incarnation or another. What about cloned pork? Compassion doubtless remains.

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Wireless Teleportation Established

By wireless teleportation, I refer to the use of the brain to send signals to move a physical object.

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Nanotechnology and robotic surgery accelerating medical progress

Medical use of nanotechnology and robotic surgery is accelerating, bringing futurist technology to the fore of conventional health care.

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) promotes health in Second Life

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has begun promoting health in the digital world through appearance in Second Life as a female avatar named Philo Hygeia (lover of health).

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Evanescent coupling may be the energy of the future

Is it really so far-out to assume that information can be mediated through the human energy field, even though we are as yet unable to determine or measure the mechanism?

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Doctor Google helps real medical doctors diagnose

Information age maven Ray Kurzweil has predicted that computers will continue to exceed human capabilities in many arenas, including the medical.

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Medical Humanities Link to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law

Medical humanities is linked to complementary and alternative medicine law, ethics, regulation, and health care policy in more ways than a backlink.

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"Antimatter Cures Cancer"

If a holistic practitioner advertised that antimatter cures cancer on his or her website, legal sanctions (such as an action for fraud) would probably apply.

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'Speaking in Tongues' Result of Different Brain Function

Glossolalia, otherwise referred to as "speaking in tongues," may be a religious practice, but is also the subject of new medical research on the brain.

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Animals are self-aware

In Elephants Recognize Selves in Mirror, Study Says, National Geographic reports on a new study showing that elephants have self-awareness.

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Personalized Therapies: Alternative Medicine, Conventional, or Integrative?

Alternative medicine proponents have frequently criticized conventional medicine for 'cookbook' techniques and ignoring the individual, thereby committing the twin sins of materialism and reductionism.

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Blogging About Blogging: Seth Speaks

The original Seth Speaks was highly entertaining (and informative) in providing an alternative view of personal reality.

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Scientists warned of hubris by the Pope

The Pope compared scientists bent on taking technology to its limits to Icarus.

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Evidence-Based Medicine Questioned

Evidence-based medicine, the Holy Grail of modern health care, again is being questioned.

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Mind-Body Effect Confirmed by Blood Pressure Study

In Positive emotions linked to lower blood pressure, Reuters noted that "having a positive outlook makes life more enjoyable, and it may also lower blood pressure in older adults."

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Humanity Saved By The Internet

Actually, the news from the Department of Homeland Security is just the opposite, according to Boing Boing citing Reuters on Chertoff: The internet is turning people into terrorists.

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Privacy, Individuality Eroded by Creation of the Communal Self

Personhood could shift in coming years as technology continues to raise privacy concerns by changing the way humans interconnect.

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