Pharmaceuticals Anonymous

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Exploring Inner Space: TED and Serenity

"To date, there hasn't been an overarching theory of how the human brain really works, Jeff Hawkins argues in this compelling talk. That's because we still haven't defined intelligence accurately. But one thing's for sure, he says: The brain isn't like a powerful computer processor. It's more like a memory system that records everything we experience and helps us predict, intelligently, what will happen next. Bringing this new brain science to computer devices will enable powerful new applications -- and it will happen sooner than you think."

The next two clips are based on a Josh Whedon film, SERENITY, a cautionary tale set in the future in which mind control through machines and drugs is common. In SERENITY, the population of an entire planet is wiped out because a medication called PAX.. is put in the air supply, for the good of all - they thought. Business and the military no doubt have plans for this technology.