Alex Raichev

The End of Suffering and the Default Mode Network

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Gary Weber describes the brain's selfing process and how to inhibit it, leading to the end of suffering.

Video sourced from YouTube here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-10-22
Tags: video, nonduality
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What Happens Next Will Amaze You

Text version of a talk given by Maciej Cegłowski on 14 September 2015 at the FREMTIDENS INTERNET conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Good morning! Today's talk is being filmed, recorded and transcribed, and everything I say today will leave an indelible trace online. In other words, it's just a normal day on the Internet.

For people like me, who go around giving talks about the dystopian future, it's been an incredible year. Let me review the highlights so far."

Read the rest on Cegłowski's website.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-10-22
Tags: privacy, internet
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Interview with Nicole Foss

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Interview with Nicole Foss of The Automatic Earth from the upcoming documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

Video sourced from YouTube here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-07-27
Tags: video, resilience
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Nonduality Q&A 7

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Richard Doyle and Gary Weber dialog and answer questions about nonduality. This is episode 7 in an ongoing series.

Video sourced from YouTube here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-05-02
Tags: video, nonduality
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The Retro Future

In his latest essay, Archdruid John Michael Greer offers advice on constructive action that individuals can take now amid the staircase decline of industrial civilization:

The essay can be found on his blog, The Archdruid Report, here and summarizes well the themes of the blog.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-04-18
Tags: tip, resilience
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Ingenue

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Video sourced from YouTube here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-04-12
Tags: video, music
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The Party is Over

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Heinberg's talk was part of a teach-in held by the International Form on Globalization in October 2014 in New York City on the theme of techno-utopianism and the fate of the Earth. All the talks are available on the conference website.

Video sourced from YouTube here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-01-11
Tags: video, collapse
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Seven Brothers

Following up on Contours, A Mathematical Coloring Book, here's another contour plot for coloring:

The PDF version is here. The copyright is Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International.

Like the other contour plots in the book, this plot was created using Sage. Here's the Sage notebook code, in case you want to play with the plot.

a = exp(2*pi/3*I)
f(z) = sin(z^7 + a)
f = fast_callable(f, domain=CDF, vars='z')

def ff(x, y):
    return f(CDF(x, y)).real(), f(CDF(x, y)).imag()

def iterate(func, n):
    def g(x, y):
        for i in range(n):
            x, y = func(x, y)
        return abs(CDF(x,y))
    return g

G = Graphics()
for j in range(1, 6):
    G += contour_plot(iterate(ff, j), (-1.8, 1.8), (-1.8, 1.8),
      contours=[0.2, 0.5, 1], fill=False)
G.show(frame=True, axes=False, aspect_ratio=1)
Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2015-01-03
Tags: math, art
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How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It?

Here is Richard Heinberg's 10-point plan.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-12-30
Tags: resilience
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Future Shock

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Martenson has also elaborated this video into about 25 10-minute videos that you can watch on his Vimeo chanel.

Video sourced from Vimeo here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2014-12-30
Tags: video, collapse
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