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I just spent 6 minutes watching a guy in space play with a yo-yo. Time well spent, imo. :) I love knowing that on average 7 humans live in space. Just floating above our heads, playing with yo-yo's. Think about this, A percentage of our population has migrated off planet. Pessimists will scoff at how small that percentage is. But for me, Any percentage of our population living off world is just so incredible to contemplate. 
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Just finished part 3 of the Cognition Control Series. Enjoy! :)
The father of general semantics, Alfred Korzybski coined the term “A map is not the territory”. This is to say, how we perceive reality is not reality itself, but our own version of it. We individually generate a ‘map’ of reality and this becomes how we navigate our perceptions. Read further here: http://www.seriouswonder.com/navigating-attention-neural-nirvana
If directed appropriately, our cognition can be the key to finding continuous happiness, or nirvana.
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We have domesticated our humanity as much as we have domesticated our horses.-Kevin Kelly
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"Did we become transhuman when our parents placed the first electronic gadget into our hands? Perhaps it is was when we received our first ‘life-promoting’ vaccines such as the hepatitis A, B, or the influenza vaccine? Personally, I believe this isn't the case, and that we become transhuman much earlier. I believe we shed our pure human form and become transhuman in the womb through the use of genetically engineered foods, iodized salt, and prenatal pills." - +Brandon Tomlin 
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Join us Saturday for the first live Techno-Optimist Hangout! Though society is inundated with negative, dystopic news and predictions about the future, we believe that science, technology and creativity will help us bring to life the worlds of our imagination. Every few weeks, we will have a group of (Scientists, Futurists, Philosophers, Authors ext.) expressing their opinions and perspectives about these exponential times.  Guests for this Hangout:  Nicole Cannavaro , Mike Cassidy , Kyle Russell, Cecile Tamura and Johan Nygren
Techno Optimist Hangout
Sat, July 27, 2013, 8:00 PM

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 Guests for this Hangout:  Nicole Cannavaro , Brandon Tomlin, Mike Cassidy , Kyle Russell, Cecile Tamura and Johan Nygren
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"I have become a philosophical surgeon, suturing pains of the past with perceptual stitches of hope and optimism."
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The ability to write this sentence is directly affected by the environment in which these thoughts and ideas exist. A linguistic womb ovulates within my imagination, taking labored breaths between syntactical contractions. I push memetic constructions through my fingertips, birthing ideas into your mind.
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    Kevin, who also goes by the moniker 'The Techno-Optimist', is a transhumanist, philosopher, futurist, researcher, lecturer, founder of Simulet.com, and the Executive Director of Serious Wonder.com. He enjoys educating and debating positively about technology, and plans on embarking on a stand-up philosophy tour sometime next year.
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Host of the Techno-Optimist Podcast and Executive Director @ Serious Wonder
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