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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.


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.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Poll (Humor): How to Spend $5 Million to Become Superhuman -- Part IV -- Body, Easy, Hum, Mind, Plan, Psych, Self, $$$

For those just joining this thread, I've asked the question "If you had (an extra) $5 million to spend to make yourself into a superhuman being, what kind of plan would you come up with? What would you do to transform yourself, and how would you like to be transformed?" (That's the essence of the question, anyway.)

The sad thing about this question is that most people would never consider becoming superhuman (in any respect -- spiritually, mentally, physically, "skillfully," etc) to be an option in the first place. Even if they had a spare $5 million and a couple years to spend on the project. I'm asking in part because looking at this as a likely reality -- something that could be potentially, and maybe even realistically achieved using any one of dozen plans -- is a very big difference from seeing it as an impossible dream. In the one case you'll have your eyes open to the options in front of you. In the other, you'll be closing them to ideas that are somehow always impractical, frivolous or mad.

So here I'm listing some options for your consideration. Please note that I don't claim to be an expert in every field that might be relevant to this question. I simply dredged up options that most people would never consider -- that most people wouldn't even realize were on the table.

Today, we're looking at technologies designed to directly enhance the mind. If any of this sparks some ideas about how you could improve your own life (maybe even before you get your $5 million), well then, so be it.


Acquire brain boosting devices and use them, including...
...floatation tanks. http://www.cyberfloat.clara.net/1.html The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Sea by Michael Hutchison

...biofeedback devices. http://www.toolsforwellness.com/biofeedback-machines.html
...meditation states induced by audio tracks that drive brainwave patterns (through binaural beats, etc). https://www.centerpointe.com
...brainwave driving devices such as Cranial Electro-Stimulation (CES)). http://www.toolsforwellness.com/ces.html
...brainwave driving devices using photic and auditory stimulation. http://www.toolsforwellness.com/light-sound-machines.html
...ganzfelds. http://brain.web-us.com/ganzfeld.htm
...neurophones. http://www.toolsforwellness.com/neurophone.html
...blasting my brain with powerful electromagnetic fields, hoping to temporarily knock out parts of it and thus develop savant-like abilities. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/22/magazine/22SAVANT.html?ex=1097640000&en=72c5f06f8e0d7d37&ei=5070
...Not to mention all those varieties of self-hypnosis out there... http://www.wendi.com (For example...)
...use self-hypnosis to help me build up my muscles. http://www.wendi.com/html/body_building.html
...use self-hypnosis to help me lose weight. http://www.wendi.com/thin/html/appetite_zapper.html http://www.wendi.com/thin/
...use self-hypnosis to help me stop drinking (alcohol). http://www.wendi.com/html/alcohol_freedom.html
...use self-hypnosis to help me stop smoking. http://www.wendi.com/html/quit_smoking.html
...use self-hypnosis to become a dedicated, enthusiastic exerciser. https://secure5.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=wendi&BusType=BtoC&Count1=249981105&Count2=167121529&Target=products%2Easp&ProductID=417
...use self-hypnosis to help me kick addictive habits. https://secure9.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=wendi&BusType=BtoC&Count1=791729152&Count2=708869576&Target=products%2Easp&ProductID=451
...use self-hypnosis to help me beat depression. https://secure5.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=wendi&BusType=BtoC&Count1=261303126&Count2=178443551&Target=products%2Easp&ProductID=457
...use self-hypnosis to help me become more musically talented. https://secure1.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=wendi&BusType=BtoC&Count1=576793849&Count2=493934273&Target=products%2Easp&ProductID=497
...use self-hypnosis to help me grow taller. http://www.wendi.com/html/height_increase.html
...use self-hypnosis to help me enhance my intelligence and sharpen my memory. http://www.wendi.com/html/memory_magic.html
...use self-hypnosis to help me improve my eyesight. http://www.wendi.com/html/eyesight_.html

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Take the first Atomic Bomb - it could lay waste to an entire city in seconds. Or the gravitational pull of the Sun which stops our tiny planet from hurtling into space. Imagine the power of a black hole - that region of spacetime from which nothing can escape not even light travelling at 186 thousand miles a second. The Universe is full of powerful forces. Yet, all these wondrous things pale into insignificance when compared to the power of the subconscious mind.

The subconscious part of your mind is that part which regulates your heartbeat, lungs, digestive system and everything else in your body. It directs the inner workings of your body and such things as (what biologists call) 'machines' - tiny living cells that are composed of motors, drive-shafts and propellers - seriously!!! There is mounting evidence that the cells in our bodies have memory and that our very DNA is coded with memories of our ancestors. As well as having full control of all these functions and more your subconscious also retains all the thoughts, experiences and emotions you have ever felt. It regulates the most complicated mechanism in the unknown Universe - your body - and it can calculate the trajectory of multiple moving objects while supplying you with the words necessary to debate an issue while controlling a complex task of activities such as driving a car!
These tasks alone show how powerful the subconscious mind is. But it is much more powerful than that!

The truth is: No-one knows the limits of the subconscious mind's power!

Tell yourself that you will wake up at 6 a.m. and chances are you will awake. Go to a crowed party and through a mass of voices you will hear someone at the other side of the room mention your name! Set a problem aside and miraculously, out of nowhere, the answer comes while you are involved in another task. It recreates situations in your life that correspond to your beliefs. Time and time again you find yourself in the same situations, with similar partners, in almost identical jobs. Like a wheel your subconscious mind creates situations that bring your life back to the same spot.
Likewise it can totally transform your life - even overnight! It can bring you new situations, life experiences, luxuries and even people.

However, it is like a na�ve child or a better analogy is that of a computer. It believes everything that you tell it. Your conscious mind is the gatekeeper. Anything you think with complete faith is immediately past to the subconscious mind - which it then takes as literal fact. There will be no arguments because it has no discriminating capabilities.
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