The Mind Machine

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Author by : Kevin Zeph
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-09-13
Publisher by :

Description : This is a pocket guidebook for understanding the illusion, a map for navigating your spiritual journey which draws from the philosophy of yoga as well as many other traditions of mysticism from throughout the span of existence.
Utilizing modern mechanical metaphor to elucidate the cosmic principles of consciousness and Creation, this book provides a new spin on ancient wisdom from a multitude of meditative traditions.
May this blueprint of the Mind and it's Machine-like ways bring you glimmers of insight and the inspiration to know more than what you once thought possible.

Mind Machines Human Book 1

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Author by : Dima Zales
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2016-11-29
Publisher by : Mozaika Publications

Description : From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Dima Zales, an intense new techno-thriller that pushes the limits of what it means to be human.

With billions in the bank and my own venture capital firm, I’m living the American dream. My only problem? A car accident that leaves my mother with memory problems.

Brainocytes, a new technology that can transform our brains, could be the answer to all of my problems—but I’m not the only one who sees its potential.

Plunged into a criminal underworld darker than anything I could’ve imagined, my life-saving technology might be the death of me.

My name is Mike Cohen, and this is how I became more than human.

Please note: This book was formerly titled Human++.

Mind Machine A Decision Model For Optimizing And Implementing Analytics

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Author by : Marc Vollenweider
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2016-10-14
Publisher by : Wiley

Description :

Cut through information overload to make better decisions faster

Success relies on making the correct decisions at the appropriate time, which is only possible if the decision maker has the necessary insights in a suitable format. Mind+Machine is the guide to getting the right insights in the right format at the right time to the right person. Designed to show decision makers how to get the most out of every level of data analytics, this book explores the extraordinary potential to be found in a model where human ingenuity and skill are supported with cutting-edge tools, including automations.

The marriage of the perceptive power of the human brain with the benefits of automation is essential because mind or machine alone cannot handle the complexities of modern analytics. Only when the two come together with structure and purpose to solve a problem are goals achieved.

With various stakeholders in data analytics having their own take on what is important, it can be challenging for a business leader to create such a structure. This book provides a blueprint for decision makers, helping them ask the right questions, understand the answers, and ensure an approach to analytics that properly supports organizational growth.

Discover how to:

  • Harness the power of insightful minds and the speed of analytics technology
  • Understand the demands and claims of various analytics stakeholders
  • Focus on the right data and automate the right processes
·         Navigate decisions with confidence in a fast-paced world

The Mind+Machine model streamlines analytics workflows and refines the never-ending flood of incoming data into useful insights. Thus, Mind+Machine equips you to take on the big decisions and win.

The Mind And The Machine What It Means To Be Human And Why It Matters

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Author by : Matthew T. Dickerson
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2016-08-04
Publisher by :

Description : Are humans just complex biochemical machines, mere physical parts of a causally closed materialist universe? Are we approaching the so-called "Singularity" when human consciousness can (and will) be downloaded into computers? Or is there more to the human person--something that might be known as soul or spirit? As this book makes clear, the answers to these questions have profound implications to topics such as heroism, creativity, ecology, and the possibility of reason and science. In exploring this important topic, Dickerson engages the ideas of some well-known twentieth- and twenty-first-century espousers of physicalism, including philosopher Daniel Dennett (Consciousness Explained), biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), futurist-engineer Raymond Kurzweil (The Age of Spiritual Machines), psychologist B. F. Skinner (Beyond Freedom and Dignity), and mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell (Why I Am Not a Christian). Through a careful reading of their works, Dickerson not only provides a five-fold critique of physicalism, but also offers a Christian alternative in the form of "integrative dualism," which affirms the existence of both a physical and spiritual reality without diminishing the goodness or importance of either, and acknowledges that humans are spiritual as well as bodily persons.

"An engaging and probing exploration of some of the fundamental questions humans ask about themselves: Is a human being just a machine made out of protein? Are humans completely determined by the physical processes going on in their bodies? Is the belief that humans are spiritual just a vestige of prescientific thinking? Dickerson attacks these questions--and many others--with verve and élan. The book is a model of interdisciplinary inquiry, drawing on a deep understanding of contemporary philosophy, science, and computers."
--C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University

"[A] complex, thoughtful book."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dickerson deftly evaluates cutting-edge cultural implications of physicalist treatments of human persons. Refreshingly, he presents a specific dualist alternative and underscores the important entailments of that alternative. I am glad to recommend this wonderful book."
--J. P. Moreland, Biola University; author, The Recalcitrant Imago Dei

"Dickerson is one of the most gifted, clear-headed contemporary writers working on consciousness today. He has a command of the philosophical literature, a love for well-crafted, compelling arguments, and a matchless grasp of the deep wisdom that can be found in the work of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. His latest book is both an accessible introduction to central questions about human nature and a sustained, rigorous argument for recognizing the distinctive, overwhelming value of human persons."
--Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College; author, Consciousness and the Mind of God

"Whether human minds are machines is a central question not only for philosophers and scientists but also for the future of our culture and of the human race itself. This book is clearer, fairer, more helpful, and more reliable than 99 out of 100 others on the subject. Its author knows both halves of his book's title very well."
--Peter Kreeft, Boston College

Matthew Dickerson is a professor at Middlebury College (Vermont), affiliated with the Department of Computer Science and the Program of Environmental Studies. His most recent books include The Rood and the Torc: The Song of Kristinge, Son of Finn (2014); Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia (2014, with David O'Hara); The Gifted (2015); and Trout in the Desert: On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest (2015).

The Emotion Machine Commonsense Thinking Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of The Human Mind

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Author by : Marvin Minsky
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2006-11-07
Publisher by : Simon & Schuster

Description : In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions, intuitions, and feelings are not distinct things, but different ways of thinking.

By examining these different forms of mind activity, Minsky says, we can explain why our thought sometimes takes the form of carefully reasoned analysis and at other times turns to emotion. He shows how our minds progress from simple, instinctive kinds of thought to more complex forms, such as consciousness or self-awareness. And he argues that because we tend to see our thinking as fragmented, we fail to appreciate what powerful thinkers we really are. Indeed, says Minsky, if thinking can be understood as the step-by-step process that it is, then we can build machines -- artificial intelligences -- that not only can assist with our thinking by thinking as we do but have the potential to be as conscious as we are.

Eloquently written, The Emotion Machine is an intriguing look into a future where more powerful artificial intelligences await.

Mind Machine Super Learning Or Brainwashing?

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Author by : Jacob Mesmer
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2015-12-06
Publisher by :

Description : A well respected high school principal is mysteriously killed. A billionaire weapons defense contractor is set to install advanced hypnotic learning machines into a high school. A student stabs her step father to death with a pair of chop sticks. Murders, disappearances and a conspiracy up into the high levels of government surveillance are what Sean Lovac and his team of covert operatives must stop before they pay the ultimate price.

Mind States 3 An Introduction To Light Sound Mind Machine Technology

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Author by : Michael Landgraf
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2012-11-26
Publisher by : Little Minnie's Publishing House

Description : All-new Kindle exclusive 3rd Edition updated November 2012:

Mind States is the only easy-to-understand guide for the beginning and intermediate light and sound mind machine user. In this new third volume learn how to use brainwave frequency stimulation safely and effectively, with focus on maximizing mind machine experiences. This third edition reflects the many technological advances made in the light and sound industry since the second update in 2005.

Based on twenty years of sponsoring learning and relaxation programs in the educational, business, medical and law enforcement communities and ten years publishing the AVS Journal, the only magazine devoted to the light and sound industry, Michael Landgraf describes how today’s mind machines are more beneficial and user-friendly than ever before.

You will learn what a light and sound machine is. You will also learn the general characteristics of each brainwave state and how, by utilizing light and sound frequency stimulation, these different brainwave states can be accessed. Also, you will gain an understanding of how frequencies and brainwaves are associated and whether or not this technology is safe for you to use.

How do you choose a light and sound system? What type of machine would best suit your needs? Mind States will help you in answering these questions. Is the system easy to use? Portable? What about eye frames and headphones? What types of light and sound generation are these mind machines capable of producing? Are binaural beat sessions included? Very important questions you need to have answers for before purchasing a light and sound system. The more you know about mind machine technology, the better choice you will make when choosing a system that best meets your specific needs.

Read how simple it is to use light and sound machines and why you have no reason to be overwhelmed by the technology. Quick starting your unit, along with helpful hints, will enable you to begin your light and sound experience immediately. You will see what adding music or spoken word can do. You will learn what built-in and downloadable sessions are and how, if these sessions do not meet a specific need, you can design your own light and sound session to meet that need.

There is a 30-day program that will start you in the right direction. It is a flexible guide that can easily fit 
into anyone's busy schedule. And there is a daily journal for you to write down your session experiences and sensations. This personal daily journal will allow you in one month to look back and compare the mental, emotional and physical sensations that you will be experiencing with how you are feeling today. Use it! You will be glad you did.

Mind States will provide you with a basic understanding of how to use your light and sound machine safely and effectively, what you should expect from light and sound frequency stimulation and how you can maximize your session experiences.

I. Introducing Light & Sound Technology:
A. What is a light and sound instrument?
B. How are frequencies associated with brainwaves?
C. Are light and sound instruments for everyone?

II. Accessing Brain States with Light & Sound Instruments:
A. Benefiting from light and sound technology
B. Peak performing in beta
C. Why achieve alpha?
D. Discoveries await you in theta
E. The significance of delta

III. How to choose a Light & Sound Instrument:
A. What type of system do you need?
B. Lightframes and headphones: what to look for
C. Different types of stimulation:
1. Audio frequency stimulation
2. Pulsed light stimulation
3. Tactile (vibration) stimulation

IV. How to use your Light & Sound Instrument:
A. How to "Quick Start" your light and sound instrument
B. Helpful hints
C. Adding music or spoken word to your light and sound sessions
D. Understanding what built-in and downloadable sessions are
E. Designing your own sessions

V. Beginning Use

Heart Of The Machine Our Future In A World Of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

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Author by : Richard Yonck
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-03-07
Publisher by : Arcade Publishing

Description :

For Readers of Ray Kurzweil and Michio Kaku, a New Look at the Cutting Edge of Artificial Intelligence

Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can read and respond to a child’s emotional state, a commercial that can recognize and change based on a customer’s facial expression, or a company that can actually create feelings as though a person were experiencing them naturally. Heart of the Machine explores the next giant step in the relationship between humans and technology: the ability of computers to recognize, respond to, and even replicate emotions. Computers have long been integral to our lives, and their advances continue at an exponential rate. Many believe that artificial intelligence equal or superior to human intelligence will happen in the not-too-distance future; some even think machine consciousness will follow. Futurist Richard Yonck argues that emotion, the first, most basic, and most natural form of communication, is at the heart of how we will soon work with and use computers.

Instilling emotions into computers is the next leap in our centuries-old obsession with creating machines that replicate humans. But for every benefit this progress may bring to our lives, there is a possible pitfall. Emotion recognition could lead to advanced surveillance, and the same technology that can manipulate our feelings could become a method of mass control. And, as shown in movies like Her and Ex Machina, our society already holds a deep-seated anxiety about what might happen if machines could actually feel and break free from our control. Heart of the Machine is an exploration of the new and inevitable ways in which mankind and technology will interact.

Machines Minds And Computers

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Author by : The Open University
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2016-03-01
Publisher by : The Open University

Description : This 10-hour free course looked at what ‘intelligence’ is, how computers may become intelligent, and whether they ever will really be so.

Soul Machine The Invention Of The Modern Mind

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Author by : George Makari
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2015-10-22
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company

Description :

A brilliant and comprehensive history of the creation of the modern Western mind.

Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept—the mind—emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither.

In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, Diderot, and Kant worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, these frequently shocking, always embattled efforts would give rise to psychiatry, mind sciences such as phrenology, and radically new visions of the self. Further, they would be crucial to the establishment of secular ethics and political liberalism. Boldly original, wide-ranging, and brilliantly synthetic, Soul Machine gives us a masterful, new account of the making of the modern Western mind.