How to Sell a Robot

Waldon Brandisher Mysteries and Discoveries

These “get used to the robots” messages have been hitting the big corporate media outlets lately. Like the featured video with Marco Tempest, a self-described Virtual Magician and Techno-illusionist. Using The Art of Deception to Sell Robots is ______… fill in the blank! Here is article from Wired where Eric Schmidt tells us not to fear the AI… contrary to the recent statements from Elon Musk …

Opening the File on Oppenheimer

Waldon Brandisher Mysteries and Discoveries, War and Poverty

Secrets don’t last forever, especially when so much history is ensconced on ledgers meticulously recorded by dedicated court scribes. After being lost for some number of years, the unabridged version of the Oppenheimer hearing can now be viewed in all it’s uncensored glory. Although this story is over a half century long at this point, there is much to be learned from that one time the U.S. …

Hot Science Talk Cast: The Roving Search for Life on Mars LIVE 18 Oct @7pm

Waldon Brandisher Environment, Mysteries and Discoveries

If you have ever been curious about the exploration of other worlds and the possibility of  life on Mars (or wonder what Curiosity does when on furlough), this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet Dr. John Grotzinger, NASA’s lead scientist for the Curiosity mission. So add this upcoming Hot Science Cool Talks to your calendar, because they only …

Eckhart Tolle: What is Awakening?

Waldon Brandisher Consciousness, Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

Expanded Consciousness: Eckhart Tolle: What is awakening?. Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of metaphor that points to the transformation of human consciousness. There are parables in the New Testament that speak of the importance of being awake, of not falling back to sleep. The word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit word Budh, meaning, …

Bee Death and the American Dream

Waldon Brandisher Environment, Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

Farmers and humans think they are pretty clever these days, but not clever enough to take responsibility for the pollination of $30 billion worth of nourishing food crops each year; currently a task taken happily by Honey Bees. Important work is being done to determine what is devastating the population of apis mellifera; but do Americans want to wake up from …

The Monty Hall Problem – YouTube

Waldon Brandisher Amalgam Coast, Mysteries and Discoveries

When making important decisions with unknown outcomes, oftentimes it just ‘feels right’ to let your initial instincts decide, but it turns out that it is not always in your best interest to stick with your gut. The video below is an illustration of when it may be especially beneficial to change your mind, just in case you ever find yourself being presented with options …

Are You Feeling Lucky? Derren Brown Does.

Waldon Brandisher Amalgam Coast, Mysteries and Discoveries

Are you lucky? I consider myself extremely lucky, and have always felt like my attitude and the way I connect with the environment has a huge impact on the opportunities that arise in my daily life. In this webisode, incarnate sorcerer of the 43rd degree Derren Brown attempts to show just how true this can be in an experiment on the secret behind getting lucky… …

Art and Information: An Exploration into Communication, Censorship, and Influence

Waldon Brandisher Consciousness, Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

The modern age of mass communication brings us many messages that improve our lives, but we must arm ourselves with the knowledge of its power to influence, lull, suppress, or deceive through techniques that affect a spectrum of human emotion. There is an obscured and often unnoticed tendency towards information manipulation in our complex media environment, undertaken by politicians, government …