Mikhayl Von Riebon's Blog (20)

Indiscriminate creation

Ok guys, so ive spent a couple of days now trying to tweak this out. tell me what you think?

Abstract: Through this series of propositions I demonstrate that the idea of an infinite yet personal creator (that discriminately chooses to create some things over others and keeps those that have existed from coming

about again) is a…


Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 17, 2010 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Lankavatara and Secret Doctrine??

Obviously it refers to the philosophers of their time but i came across this interesting discussion in the Lankavatara i thought id share and gauge some responses with. what do you think?


"Then Mahamti said to the blessed one: The philosophers declare that the world rises from causal agencies according to the law of…


Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on March 29, 2010 at 10:07pm — 4 Comments

The future...

Just came across a wiki page i wanted to share with everyone about the predictions made by Ray Kurzweil.

Naturally these particular two predictions are dated quite far off so im not concerned with accuracy. what i am interested in is both the probability of such events taking place and how we relate to the particular nature and possibility of these events today. irrespective of whether these events happen or not, they give us a very unique perspective into what the mind is…


Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on March 23, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Forget IQ, Collective Intelligence is the New Measure of Smart

Forget IQ, Collective Intelligence is the New Measure of Smart (video)


Do you know your IQ, that little number that’s supposed to measure how smart you are? Forget it. Individual intelligence is old news, collective…


Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on March 22, 2010 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Queen's astronomer says aliens 'like us'


(The title is actually the header of the article and should be changed as this guy's words have clearly been taken out of context, but here you go)


Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on February 22, 2010 at 5:51pm — 3 Comments

"Progress" in Buddhism

Hi guys,

i thought i would share the following with you:



Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna

tr. by Teitaro Suzuki


"Fifthly, hearing that it is said in the Sûtras 1 that depending on the Tathâgata's womb, there is birth-and-death…


Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on February 18, 2010 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Perception manipulation - the cognetic effect - military warfare

Hi guys,

let me first say i dont particularly hold to conspiracy theories but i thought this was an interesting read, in regards to the manipulation of perceptions for military applications and mass communication:



Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on January 11, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

EYES ON AIS by Intelligence Realm



Blurb - "Artificial Intelligence System is a distributed computing project being undertaken by Intelligence Realm, Inc. with the long-term goal of simulating the human brain in real time, complete with artificial consciousness and artificial general intelligence. They claim to have found, in research, the “mechanisms of knowledge representation in… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on June 1, 2009 at 2:58am — No Comments

Create an AI on Your Computer


Create an AI on Your Computer

Written on May 28, 2009 – 11:48 am | by Aaron Saenz |

Intelligence Realm is seeking to build the first AI using distributed computing.

If many hands make light work, then maybe many computers can make an artificial brain. That’s the basic reasoning behind Intelligence Realm’s Artificial Intelligence project. By reverse engineering the brain through a simulation… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 29, 2009 at 2:59am — No Comments

Wolfram Alpha ‘knowledge engine’ the new nerd on the block

A NEW site that aims to catalogue “as much of the world’s knowledge as possible” and use it to answer every question imaginable has the tech industry buzzing.

Developed by British physicist Stephen Wolfram, the Wolfram Alpha “knowledge engine” was this week opened to the public — and much fanfare.

The idea is that if Google sorts through all the pages on the web and tells you which one to read, Wolfram Alpha reads them itself and then tells you the answer.

In… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 18, 2009 at 12:29am — 2 Comments

Free will

A question occurred to me that i thought i would share.

it asks, if free will exists can we renounce it?

if the answer is yes we can renounce it, then how do we maintain our renunciation without the power of free will?

if the answer is no we cannot, then the question is asked, is free will forced upon us? and if it is forced upon us then can we not surrender our will to god/the universe/the higher self?

i cant remember if it was Thomas Aquinas or St… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 10, 2009 at 8:20am — 11 Comments

Brain Activity Prior to Conscious Awareness

Brain Activity Prior to Conscious Awareness

A recent study in Nature Neuroscience has sent freewheeling free will discussion aflutter. Here's the abstract:

There has been a long controversy as to whether subjectively 'free' decisions are determined by brain activity ahead of time. We found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex up to 10 s before it enters awareness. This delay presumably reflects the operation of a… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on May 2, 2009 at 10:02pm — 6 Comments

Check out the latest headlines!!!

"Internet has only just begun: founders"

WHILE the internet has dramatically changed lives around the world, its full impact will only be realised when far more people and information go online, its founders said today.


"Bionic eye gets $50m grant"

THE Rudd Government will invest $50 million towards the development of a bionic… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 22, 2009 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Some interesting Wiki Entries

Some interesting wiki entries

Digital philosophy

"Digital philosophy is a new direction in philosophy and cosmology advocated by certain mathematicians and theoretical physicists, e.g., Gregory Chaitin, Edward Fredkin, Stephen Wolfram, and Konrad Zuse (see his Calculating Space)."



"Singularitarianism is a moral philosophy based upon the belief that a technological… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 16, 2009 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Facebook celebrates 200 millionth user


HOT social networking website Facebook expects to welcome its 200 millionth user, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said.

Mr Zuckerberg, who created Facebook with two Harvard University roommates five years ago, announced the milestone in a post on the official Facebook blog.

"We will welcome our 200 millionth user to Facebook some time today,'' the 24-year-old chief executive said, describing it as a "really… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 8, 2009 at 8:10pm — 4 Comments

CB2, the Robo-Boy prototype of the next generation


A BALD, child-like creature dangles its legs from a chair as its shoulders rise and fall with rythmic breathing and its black eyes follow movements across the room. It's not human - but it is paying attention.

Below the soft silicon skin of one of Japan's most sophisticated robots, processors record and evaluate information. The 130cm humanoid is designed to learn just like a human… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 6, 2009 at 11:51pm — 6 Comments

Battery built out of virus could power iPods, cars - MIT


SCIENTISTS have engineered a virus that could form a battery three times more powerful than those found in gadgets today.

The bio-battery could conceivably power mp3 players, mobile phones, and possibly even a car.

The genes in the virus, dubbed M13, were modified to collect negatively charged particles and build a powerful, tiny electrode out of metal compounds and carbon… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 3, 2009 at 1:35am — No Comments

The global economic crisis threatens to create failed states, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon warns


Agence France-Presse

April 02, 2009 12:23pm

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned that failing to act to halt the global economic crisis could lead to widespread social unrest and failed states, ahead of the G20 crisis summit in London.

"What began as a financial crisis has become a global economic crisis,'' the UN secretary general wrote in an article in today's Guardian newspaper in Britain.

"I… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on April 1, 2009 at 10:34pm — 6 Comments

Vioxx maker Merck and Co drew up a doctor 'hit list'


AN international drug company made a hit list of doctors who had to be "neutralised" or discredited because they criticised the anti-arthritis drug the pharmaceutical giant produced.

Staff at US company Merck & Co emailed each other about the list of doctors - mainly researchers and academics - who had been negative about the drug Vioxx or Merck and a recommended course of action.

The email,… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on March 31, 2009 at 10:53pm — 3 Comments

Mind-reading robot a step closer


OPENING a car boot or controlling a home air conditioner could become just a wish away with Honda's new technology that connects thoughts inside a brain with robotics.

Honda Motor Co. has developed a way to read patterns of electric currents on a person's scalp as well as changes in cerebral blood flow when a person thinks about four simple movements - moving the right hand, moving the left hand, running… Continue

Added by Mikhayl Von Riebon on March 31, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

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