Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Upside Of GRINS, Or The Nightmare Of Transhumanism? The ‘Insect Man’ Uses Implanted Antenna To ‘Hear Colors’
Neil Harbisson was born color blind, with a condition known as achromatopsia. He sees the world in grayscale, a drab range of blacks and whites, never to know the deep indigo of a Pacific wave, the magnificent red of a hummingbird’s throat, the iridescent carapace of a jewel beetle, the crystalline orange of sorbet.
Unsatisfied with his natural-born abilities, Harbisson hacked his body. He had an antenna implanted in the bone of his skull designed to convert color into sound.
It took him three years, but he was able to memorize the microtones created by all 360 degrees of the color wheel. Once he mastered that, he added infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths to his repertoire.
He said he knew he had fully assimilated to the device when he began to dream in color. “My brain hears colors in my sleep,” he told the audience in attendance at this year’s first annual BodyHacking Conference in Austin, Tex
Credit to Skywatchtv
Credit to Skywatchtv
Radio Sputnik discusses the origins of the Syrian crisis with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., attorney and nephew of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Kennedy writes that the US decided to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power after he refused to back a Qatari gas pipeline project. Sputnik also touched upon US foreign policy, the refugee crisis and why Donald Trump would be a better president than Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
“We've compromised our own constitution, including the Bill of Rights in the name of the national security state and a warfare state. We've gotten rid, in many cases, of the right of jury trial. We've gotten rid of the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. We talked ourselves into this idea that it's okay to water board and torture people.”
He went on to say that the US public is disillusioned to think that the US is still a beacon of democracy. He spoke about how the government stood for freedom of people before. But the United States has intervened fifty eight times since WW2.
Kennedy further said that, “WW2 was a huge lesson to us. It was a moral lesson to the United States. It was something that we learned in school, that the Allied forces have done a wonderful thing by defeating Hitler.”
“But we haven't been responsive to the refugee crisis. And today we are doing the same thing. And the problem is that we really have been creating this refugee crisis. We are the ones that destroyed the government of Libya.”
Human barriers were formed by police in London tonight as heavy flooding led to overcrowding and severe rail disruption for thousands of commuters.
British Transport Police officers locked together in front of Euston’s main concourse to prevent passengers from gathering on the platforms.
They told travellers they were trying to ensure safety, with one saying that people had fallen from trains earlier and warning people could be killed.
Overhead announcements informed passengers at the station that ‘heavy rain’ had caused flooding between Rugby and Milton Keynes.
It came as Britain was hit by flooding and 80mph winds that saw an HGV blown over and crash onto the A35 dual carriageway near Bridport, Dorset.
Overcrowding: Passengers crowd the concourse at London Euston station as heavy flooding led to severe rail disruption this evening
Rail problems: Announcements informed passengers that ‘heavy rain’ had caused flooding between Rugby and Milton Keynes (above)
Train delays: The severe flooding between Rugby and Milton Keynes caused problems with signalling and electrical equipment today
Credit to Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3483676/Travel-misery-commuters-heavy-rain-gusts-70mph-batter-Britain-causing-trees-fall-cars-trains-cancelled.html#ixzz42Sy3L3gz