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People are batteries that can power your robotic hearts

A new range of artificial, electrically-powered organs are now under development, including hearts, kidneys, and bladder sphincter, and work has begun on fully-functioning artificial limbs such as hands, fingers, and even eyes. But they all have one Achilles heel: they need electricity to run.  The fuel cells are made from a compressed push of enzymes and carbon nanotubes.

At heart, biofuel cells are incredibly simple. They are made of two special electrodes – one is endowed with the ability to remove electrons from glucose, the other with the ability to donate electrons to molecules of oxygen and hydrogen, producing water.

Pop these electrodes into a solution containing glucose and oxygen, and one will start to rip electrons off the glucose and the other will start dumping electrons onto oxygen. Connect the electrodes to a circuit and they produce a net flow of electrons from one electrode to the other via the circuit – resulting in an electrical current.Glucose and oxygen are both freely available in the human body, so hypothetically, a biofuel cell could keep working indefinitely. “A battery consumes the energy stored in it, and when it’s finished, it’s finished. A biofuel cell in theory can work without limits because it consumes substances that come from physiological fluids, and are constantly being replenished,” said Dr Cosnier.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15305579

What is Reality and the Reality Matrix?

A New Theory of Reality

What is Reality?

Our brain receives data from our senses:

  • Visual data from our eyes
  • Auditory data from our ears
  • Gustatory data from our tongue
  • Olfactory data from our nose
  • Somatosensory data from our skin and nerves

Our brain takes all this data and creates a virtual world experience that we call reality.

We remember state in the form of engrams or memories which allow us to perceive change.

How do we change reality?

With intention, we take actions that change “reality” which at its basic levels alters our data stream which changes our stored state of what we remember.

When we go to sleep, our brain is explicitly cutting off our senses and creating a feedback loop where a brain generated reality is fed into the input of those senses creating an alternative world that we call “dreaming”.

When we are dreaming, we typical believe we are in “reality” except when we are lucid and are able to realize we are in this sleep dream state, in which case we are able to create and control our “dream world” with explicit intention.

To put it simply, when we believe it is not reality we create our experience explicitly. So either reality has external rules and structure that we must follow or our consciousness creates them when we believe we are in “reality”.

So at it’s most basic level, reality is a very personal and subjective data stream that we are able to influence through intention and attention.

What is Time?

Now let’s think about time. Conventional thought is that time flows naturally in the forward direction in progression of one event after the next. The term “time travel” is used to convey moving your awareness to a different event in the sequence either in the future or the past of where you think you are now (where your attention is).

If we completely throw away this concept of time and time travel, then we can posit something much more interesting and reflective of what we really experience.

Time is a data stream of input into our senses and, when we direct our attention to a different data stream, we have a different reality.

What is the Reality Matrix?

In essense, we could be simple static entities using intention, attention and self-reflection to change the content of our data stream thereby forming a reality with a variable time rate (sequence of discrete events) and even arbitrary content within the universal content of history (both past and future).

We perceive time as a thread of events. An event at the lowest level are sub-atomic particles interacting with each other in a certain way and producing a new arrangement resulting from quantum uncertainty (which is to say we don’t know what happens at that level). Quantum mechanics poses that every possible outcome is true when a event is in a quantum superposition. This means everything happened. So we have a universe where there is a matrix of every single possible arrangement of reality in which our consciousness travels a multi-dimensional path through this space time matrix. Our consciousness, our attention collapses the superposition and creates a path through the matrix we call our history and life situation.

We have certain cognitive tools available to us for whatever unknown reason. Those tools allow us to navigate a path through the reality matrix which is what we call “living”. Some examples of tools we use are “walking”, “manipulating”, “looking”, “talking”. All these are simply abstractions of an unknown mechanism that moves our consciousness through the reality matrix creating the illusion of causality.

To use a simple analogy, You’re standing in a city with a standard grid street layout at the cross section of street 1, avenue 1… and you were just born. You walk a block and you’re at street 1, avenue 2… you just experienced a month of life with all the richness, joy and pain that block provided. Now you have a choice, you can got to street 1, avenue 3 or street 2, avenue 2. Both cross sections exist, but your consciousness can only go to one place because that is the nature of our single threaded experience of time.

But all nodes are available to you if you have the right tools and use them in such a way to enter that node.

The Existential Universe

At the most highest level we could simply be the universe with infinite threads of consciousness traveling EVERY single path on the reality matrix. This level is pointless to talk about since we are limited to a single threads of something we can’t perceive or comprehend.

Shadows and Mirrors

We’re really trying to see ourselves, where are we… what is consciousness. But you cannot perceive yourself, so we can never truly know. We are looking at mirrors and shadows to create models of what we can barely piece together by looking at the impact we make on our data stream of reality which is constantly shifting us to different nodes on the Reality Matrix.

If we take what we perceive as absolute reality, then we are deluding ourselves.

Of course what I’ve written here is by definition a finite model of an infinite reality.


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Electronic contact lens displays pixels on the eyes

Bioengineers have placed the first contact lenses containing electronic displays into the eyes of rabbits as a first step on the way to proving they are safe for humans. The bunnies suffered no ill effects, the researchers say.

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