Quantum Suicide is a thought experiment that was originally conceived in 1987 by Hans Moravec but later independently developed by Max Tegmark in 1998.
It is one of those ideas that really squeezes your brain juices in an effort to produce an elixir of profound contemplation.
The idea goes a little something like: get yourself one unobservable room, a healthy physicist and death inducing device i.e. a gun. However it so happens that this gun contains a moving particle and only fires when the particle is moving counterclockwise. There is a 50% chance of this.
The idea is that the physicist is situated in this room alone, holds the gun to his head and pulls the trigger. If the particle is moving counterclockwise we have one dead body and a hell of a mess on our hands (Quantum Suicide), otherwise a misfire is witnessed and the lucky physicist gets to have another go.
Well probability would have you believe that under these circumstances there is a 50% chance of survival for the first iteration and if you were unlucky enough to die in this sick and twisted room of disparity there is a definite 0% chance of survival, right.
Here is where it gets interesting, Quantum Immortality supposes that at this point the universe splits into two, one where the physicist is dead and one where he is alive. However because in one universe his consciousness is permanently terminated, the physicist can only consciously perceive the other, the one in which he survived. This means that the physicist will only ever experience the gun misfiring and therefore allow for immortality, in his eyes alone.
At this point however if you were to introduce an observer they may very well witness the death of a crazed suicidal physicist and think nothing more of it, as their consciousness remains unaffected by this entire bizarre and can continue going about their business in that particular universe.
This is merely a thought experiment that currently rests unproven however there are many real world examples that help provide evidence that such quantum operations may exist. One of which is Photosynthesis, it is a known fact that the process of Photosynthesis uses a quantum transport system to figure out the most efficient way to guide incoming light hitting a leaf and store it as energy in a plant or tree’s reaction centers. The light is said to travel through all routes first before choosing the most efficient and because of this it is theoretically possible that your conciseness does something similar and follows all stems of your life choices, ultimately choosing the one where you live the longest.
If you’re wondering what aspect of your well-being to work on next, focus on mindfulness.
Why? Because it’s such a simple practice, that’s the opposite of complicating our lives. It’s all about spending time in the present, instead of going back to painful memories or making too many plans about the future and thus bringing unnecessary stress, anxiety and negativism.
To be mindful is to be free of anything that’s not happening right now, simply because you know that the present moment itself is enough.
All that helps you embrace insecurity. You let go of the need to prepare for the future, as that usually isn’t effective. Instead, you’re present and happy with what is.
But let’s talk about the health benefits of mindfulness now.
Yes, staying mindful is closely related to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. So the more mindful you become, the more you boost your health. You will also become more liked and interesting for others, because you are going to actually be present I see them how they truly are.
Facebook wants to create a device that can read your mind — literally. It’s funding research on brain-machine interfaces that can pick up thoughts directly from your neurons and translate them into words, the company announced in a blog post last week.
The short-term goal is to help patients with paralysis, by decoding their brain signals and allowing them to “speak” their thoughts without ever having to move a muscle. That could be a real public good, significantly improving quality of life for millions of people. In the US alone, 5.4 million people currently live with paralysis.
But Facebook’s long-term goal is to reach a much, much wider audience: The aim, it says, is to give all of us the ability to control digital devices — from keyboards to augmented reality glasses — using the power of thought alone. To do that, the company will need access to our brain data. Which, of course, raises some ethical concerns.
Earl Nightingale (1921–1989) was one of the most prominent motivational speakers and authors of all time. He wrote and recorded over 7,000 radio programs, 250 audio programs as well as television programs and videos.
The Strangest Secret was recorded in 1956. During that time, it has sold over a million copies and has become one of the most renowned sources of motivation in the world. Its message is simple, yet powerful, and it became the basis for the Nightingale-Conant Corporation. Many thousands of people have attributed this recording with turning their lives around and helping them make their fortunes in the world.
And the secret is… “We become what we think about.”
You’re already awesome, but sometimes you’re tired, busy, or for some other reason can’t be at your best 100% of the time. When you need to be, however, you can manipulate your brain and body to rise to the challenge. Here’s how to fool yourself into living up to your full potential in a moment’s notice.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could absorb a power star or some sort of video-game-style power-up when you needed to overcome an obstacle that you just don’t have the energy for? It’s an alluring idea, and in ways, it’s more possible than you might think.
Look at it this way: your reasons for avoiding everything from work to exercise to social activity are all self-inflicted. We’re subconsciously playing tricks on our brains to avoid doing work. In this article, we’re going to look at how reverse the behaviors that cause common problems to solve them instead.