Cosmic Tortoise

(Mostly) Rational exploration of ideas, science, technology, philosophy, society; musical performances; the sensible and the nonsensical; everything between and beyond.

CTP #005 - Electric James and Michael Koefman

July 13th, 2017

I feel very lucky to have befriended such interesting fellows as James and Michael. 

It's with these two that I have spent many an evening talking about anything and everything into the early hours.

Michael and James are both highly knowledegable and curious people; they always carry a wide range of topical discussion plucked from a bunch of disciplines.

This conversation was particularly enjoyable. Some topics we discuss include:  Brain interfaces, dreams, philosophy, the multiverse, gods, abstinence, pheromones, conspiracy theorists, food ethics, movies, craigslist and non-human entities...

So...strap yourself in - this is a gouwun.

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Links:

Neuralink Wait But Why Article:
https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html 

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/ 

God Helmet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_helmet 

Biofeedback:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofeedback 

Qualia (In discussion of Free Will):
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qualia/ 

Max Tegmark Level 4 Multiverse:
http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/crazy.html 

Atum Egyptian God:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atum 

Wizard Chan:
https://wizchan.org/ 

Art of the Conspiracy Theory:
https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2016/10/06/the-art-of-the-conspiracy-theory/

Alex Jones as a performance artist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Q72qYWxKQ 

Story of the Cashew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdMjW3W6SAY&t=27s 

Breast Milk Ice Cream:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360225/Shop-sells-breast-milk-ice-cream-London-restaurant-Icecreamists-Baby-Gaga.html 

Mark Chadbourn (Author Michael talks about near the end)

 

SOME CLARIFICATIONS:

- Sapience/Sentience: Sapience is the ability to think, and to reason, while Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.

- Ryan had read that David Icke had gone back on his theory of reptilians, but alas he was incorrect: It seems Icke still believes the Queen is a lizard ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pR5CKbJ4GI&t=19s  )

Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand
Edited by Michael Koefman
Theme song by Cosmic Tortoise

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