Theory of Dreaming: Do Dreams Occur in Slow Motion?

In a BBC Future article, David Robson wonders “Do dreams occur in slow motion?” “When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. … Continue reading

Let’s Digitize Our Minds and Live Forever! Or… Maybe Not.

“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” – Susan Ertz “The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.” – Herb Caen Some futurists and … Continue reading

The Dark Side of Free Will

Gregg Caruso calls himself a free will skeptic. In his words, he believes that “who we are and what we do are ultimately the result of factors beyond our control.” As for myself, free will is one of those things … Continue reading

Unsatisfying Encounters with Academics of Renown, Episode 2: Russell Targ

It was 1983. February, I think. I was in the San Francisco Bay Area to see friends. This particular evening I was visiting my friend Mike in Palo Alto. Mike’s a really great guy. The previous year he and his … Continue reading

Science vs. Science Dogma

“There is a conflict in the heart of science between science as a method of inquiry based on reason, evidence, hypothesis, and collective investigation, and science as a belief system, or a world view. And unfortunately the world view aspect … Continue reading