In the spring of this year, I’ll be launching ENTANGLED — a free mobile app based on the Global Consciousness Project, which examines random data for meaningful correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. With Entangled, I hope to give the world a better understanding of what it means to say "we're all connected."
Mikey Siegel, founder of Consciousness Hacking, is an advisor and collaborator for IONS new Innovation Lab which seeks to bring transcendent technology into people's lives. Check out Mikey’s interview with On the Block Radio (episode 21) to hear his thoughts on the future of meditation, shifting paradigms on transformative experiences, and how we can utilize current technology to ultimately achieve enlightenment.
In this episode of the Human Experience Podcast, IONS’ chief scientist Dean Radin talks about the field of psi research. While early work focused on demonstrating if the effects of psychic phenomena are real, he now feels the evidence for the existence of extraordinary human capacities is solid and is currently investigating how psi works.
In our competitive culture, we usually think "more is better”. Being Number One, winning at all costs, and "having the most" is deeply ingrained in our psyche as real success. This model of going for the max is often erroneously applied to our own understanding of happiness. People mistakenly think intense delight is a sign that their attempt at true well-being is really successful.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Can Meditation Gadgets Help You Reduce Your Stress—and Find Happiness? , mentions two opposing views on how meditation gadgets may foster happiness: on one hand, professors like Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, feel that technology cannot possibly be used as an aid to meditation.