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Future Imperative

What if technology were being developed that could enhance your mind or body to extraordinary or even superhuman levels -- and some of these tools were already here? Wouldn't you be curious?

Actually, some are here. But human enhancement is an incredibly broad and compartmentalized field. We’re often unaware of what’s right next door. This site reviews resources and ideas from across the field and makes it easy for readers to find exactly the information they're most interested in.

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The future is coming fast, and it's no longer possible to ignore how rapidly the world is changing. As the old order changes -- or more frequently crumbles altogether -- I offer a perspective on how we can transform ourselves in turn... for the better. Nothing on this site is intended as legal, financial or medical advice. Indeed, much of what I discuss amounts to possibilities rather than certainties, in an ever-changing present and an ever-uncertain future.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Poll (Humor): How to Spend $5 Million to Become Superhuman -- Part III -- AL, CPS, Easy, Hum, MA, Plan, Self, $$$

So how are you going to call yourself a superguy/gal (in the classic sense) if you can't hop from building to building, whip up implausible supertech from scratch (or scrap) and become an unparalleled expert on dozens of obscure subjects ( "Iocane powder. I'd know it anywhere!"). In order to pull off feats like these, you're going to need an edge. Actually, several.

So let's do what we have to, my fellow not-quite-superbeings... and "cheat." =)

Your choices are...

Practice superskills like...

...freerunning. So I can get around the city’s obstacles and rooftops like Batman. Hopefully. (“Aaaahhhh!!!!” )
http://www.parkour.org.uk/

...superinvention. To invent all that supertech that superheroes have access to.
http://www.winwenger.com/beachhd.htm

...superfast learning. Including...
http://www.winwenger.com/edtech.htm

http://www.geniusbydesign.com/other/windocs.shtml

http://www.buzan.org/EN/index.html

...amazing speed reading. To keep up with all that information superguys/gals are supposed to stay on top of.
http://www.mindtools.com/speedrd.html

...amazing PhotoReading (more controversial).
http://www.learningstrategies.com/PhotoReading/Home.html

...borrowing the skills of a genius in order to learn them, through Borrowed Genius.
http://www.winwenger.com/borrow1.htm

...creating even better accelerated learning tools than have ever been devised, using Toolbuilder.
http://www.winwenger.com/toolbld.htm

...lots of creativity boosting/problem solving tricks. Including...
http://www.winwenger.com/mind.htm

http://www.buzan.org/EN/index.html

...tapping my unnoticed “sidebands of perception.”
http://www.winwenger.com/engage.htm

...using Lateral Thinking to break out of my mental ruts.
Lateral Thinking : Creativity Step by Step by Edward de Bono




Future Imperative

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All that we have heard, touched, smelt, tasted and seen are stored in the recesses of our minds. The subconscious mind holds on to this information until we need to recall it. For example when you were young your curiosity lead you to investigate your surroundings. When you approached a substance that was dangerous, such as fire, your parents or guardians would most likely have rebuked or scolded you if you ventured too near the flame. Perhaps you may even recall an incident when you were physically burned. Your subconscious mind then began to relate scolding (or pain) with the intense heat of the fire and would therefore feed the feelings of the scolding incident back to you whenever you got too close to fire again, thus acting as an early warning system.
This is the mechanism used by our brains to learn. It is also the same method employed by the mind in every situation. The subconscious mind has a tendency to emulate what it sees - it tends to replicate its environment. This is why so many people find themselves in similar relationships and situations that they saw their parents in while they were growing up. Most people also hold very strongly or similar views of their parents.
Think of a time when you gave yourself praise. What words did you use? Do you use the same words that your parents or peers used when they were praising you? The same is applicable when you scold yourself.

Watch your internal dialogue. Look at it closely. It takes diligence to change the way you think. When you notice yourself thinking a negative chose to think the opposite. This way you neutralise the negative thought. Now the think the positive thought again! You have just reversed the negative thinking in that moment and remember you only have this moment. No other time exists!
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By doing this simple procedure you will begin to retrain your subconscious mind to think positively and you will ultimately begin to consciously create a life that dreams are made of! personal development

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