Digital Convergence Future is Now.

Digital Convergence Future is Now.

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Digital Convergence can be compared similarly to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, in how the best of two things combine to make a more resilient creation.

A strong man can be compared to a monopolized, capitalized, company. A company that has energy invested in it, and breathes life into materialism.

A beautiful woman can be compared to a sleek, masterfully crafted, technological device. A device that everyone wants, but only those that can afford it have.

Throw in the Apple[commerce] tree and the snake[desire] impulse, and you got a little baby Jesus[iPad Pro 11inch].

I like my iPad Pro 11 inch.  But, this isn’t specifically about the iPad. If you have an iPhone or an Android capable phone, then you can relate to what i’m saying. Also, if you’ve ever used the internet you can relate to what i’m saying; and if you’re reading this then duh, you can relate.

Convergence = Evolution.

Technology is evolving just like the human race. Look at me for example; I’m Filipino and Salvadoran. I haven’t done ancestry.com yet but I do know my Fathers Mom, my Grandma, is Chinese too. So, I’m Filipino, Salvadoran, Chinese, and Spaniard; since Spain conquered both the Philippines and El Salvador at one point.

But, I digress.

When you get a chance, and only if you’d like, watch this educational video on Charles Darwin:

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Now, I would like to thank a great contributor to humanity; Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Steve Wozniak. Steve Wozniak is just like me, because I bet a lot of people don’t know who he is since he is an introvert, and not like Jobs; an extrovert. However, other than being an introvert I am not as cool as Wozniak. All these people helped make the computer accessible to the everyday person, and after several iterations turned into the iPad Pro 11 inch. I’m not saying the iPad is the new computer, but it did evolve from it.

The iPad allows me to write this blog, watch youtube, listen to Bach, and tweet my thoughts, all at the same time. For real 🧙🏽‍♂️… This is some wizardry. If you look at my image, the mind map, then you can see what I mean:

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The arrows point to items that connect, and ultimately, it all connects to the one iPad device. At one point it took many devices to enjoy such luxuries. Devices of the past that led to this are the a-track, the cassette player, the Atari, the Nintendo, the Sega Genesis, the Super Nintendo, the Playstation, the cd player, the television, the boob tube, the flatscreen, the light emitting diode (LED), the organic light emitting diode (OLED), and even the lightbulb played a contributing role. I hope you get the idea.

I can play Minecraft, or I can write a research paper, or I can use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) to drive to Taco Bell. I have the route memorized by now, but that’s not the point! The point is GPS was a military technology that used to require a separate clunk of device, but thanks to the freedom of information act some tech nerd got the patent info and incorporated it for every day use. Thanks tech nerd 🤓. Without GPS we’d be parked on the side of the road unfolding a massive map fighting with our significant other, friend, or family member about where we are exactly. We’d have to talk to strangers, and ask for directions 😲. Yikes!

Not too long ago a typewriter was what people used to write pertinent information on, and not long before that they used the printing press. Did you know that in the medieval times only priests of the church knew how to read and write, and hence were the only ones capable of writing anything. More often than not they chose to write and rewrite the bible. Every bible was written by hand… by hand!! I’m already starting to cramp up typing this blog.

TL;DR

Appreciate your history, and know that the future is now.

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Free Write Whilst in the Classroom.

Free Write Whilst in the Classroom.

Boy i'm tired never got hired neither fired but deny it; i will not.

Got all my school supplies in stock ready to be on top with my grades and papers that shock in class.

I always watch the clock to see when class will finish line.

Bye, bye to my classmates hello to my homework days off I relax and just sit on my ass.

Maybe, make music or visit friends from the past.

As I free write I take a bite off of history.

Penicillin cures everything.

My paper on pharmaceutical companies and medical research got graded; too wordy.

When I get home i'm a order a slurpee…

More likely a coffee or vanilla ice cream.

Written in 2013.

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A Conversation with Myself on How to Carry a Conversation with Another.

A Conversation with Myself on How to Carry a Conversation with Another.

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ME:

How do I talk good?

METOO:

The best way to talk good, is to not talk at all.

ME:

Oh… k. Um, what?

METOO:

The best way to talk good is to listen better. 

ME:

Oh… k. Wait, I’m still not sure I quite understand. So, you are saying that listening is the same as talking?

METOO:

Yes. By listening intuitively, you gain credibility, because the speaker speaks of themselves, and who knows about the speaker more, than the speaker? That’s right, No one.

ME:

Wow, that’s meta.

METOO:

See, when we look back at past conversations, we don’t always remember what was said, but instead remember how we felt when we said it. So, when someone talks about themselves, they’re talking of topics relevant to what interests them, so when they look back they’ll feel positive about the interaction.

ME:

That sounds so narcissistic.

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METOO:

And it kind of is, but we all have to like who we are. It’s kind of essential and apart of life; finding oneself, accepting oneself.

ME:

Namaste. Well, I guess then the question that arises is, how do I listen better?

METOO:

The best way to listen better, is by asking better questions.

ME:

How do I ask “better” questions if I know nothing about the other person?

METOO:

I’m sure you know something about the other person. We are always making observations of people we come across. It’s embedded in us as a part of our fight or flight response. We unconsciously judge whether the person is safe or dangerous, but danger doesn’t necessarily have to be physical. In today’s world it is more often than not psychological; like the fear of awkward silence.

ME:

METOO:

Anyway, we begin by making observations of those we want to approach, analyze their qualities, and find something about them that truly catches our interest. Qualities such as the clothing they are wearing, a common objective, or any relatable experience that comes to mind. Be genuine, and be humble. Here’s an example of a conversation between two people:

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MYBOB:

Nice shoes, where’d you get them?

MYJOB:

The mall.

MYBOB:

Oh yea? The one here on Broadway?

MYJOB:

No, but I like that one. The one on Sherman Oaks.

MYBOB:

I’ve heard good things about that place, and i’ve been meaning to go. Is it nice?

METOO:

And so on…

The key is to be genuine with your intrigue, and of course be humble in the process.

ME:

Okay, let me see if I understand what you’re saying. In order to prevent a conversation from going stagnant, you recommend listening, and the best way to listen is to ask questions with sincere intrigue. The best way to find interest is by making observations of the immediate moment. Observations, like what the person is wearing, a common objective, or anything that I might want to know.

METOO:

Yes! Now, you’re getting it. Everyone live’s their own path. Every person’s journey is unique, and we can grow together interdependently. Not one person will ever walk in your shoes, because as soon as you give them to another, they are no longer your shoes, but become their shoes. It’s a continuous effort to ensure we set aside our differences, and work together to understand what makes us different. The more we learn about each other, the more we realize we are the same, and the more accepting we become of our differences.

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ME:

Thank You. And, on an unrelated note, I must say that I think you’re a handsome, intelligent, caring, and important person in society.

METOO:

That’s so nice of you to say, but I’m nobody; really.

ME:

No, really. You are extremely good looking.

METOO:

I know.

ME:

Humble… Anyway, thank you and I love you.

METOO:

You are most welcome, and I love you too.

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Quantum Mechanics and the Conscious Conscience.

Did God the create the universe, or was it the after effects of the big bang? These questions arise due to our ability to reflect on the very nature of things; to be aware or conscious. We are conscious; aware that we exist, and we are able to manipulate the environment around us. All we need to change the world is focus, and the will to do so. What if consciousness was tangible, and had two states: Energy, and Matter. The world around us is dependent on our subjective perception; reality is what we make it. Breakthroughs in quantum physics are shedding light in understanding more about the mind. Therefore, Quantum theory may lay a path to discovering how our internal reality; consciousness, effects our external reality; physical surroundings, and once realized may increase the readers capability to influence the real world. It is a common assertion to say consciousness derives from the mind, and the mind is physically located in the brain. Before delving into the philosophical nature of consciousness let’s get a frame on how the brain works:

The brain functions by sending information through electrical and chemical neurons, or cells. These neurons create patterns that are initiated through external stimuli. The activation of a neuronal assembly is necessary to make the encoded content consciously accessible. This activation is considered to be initiated by external stimuli. Mental effort can prolong the lifetime of the neuronal assemblies that represent the templates for action due to quantum effects. A template is the neural correlate of a mental representation and is activated if the neurons forming the assembly fire at a higher rate than the default; exocytosis. A neuron is a cell that transmits information electrically and chemically by using excitable nerve impulses through the brain using the synapse. (Atmanspacher).

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In order to understand what a synapse is let us relate it to an old telephone switchboard that is controlled by a local operator. The operator is your mental effort, and the connection of wires, or neurons, are based on the information provided by the one who called, the external stimuli.

Within the brain comes the mental entity; the mind. Mind is the concept of identity and existence. The mind is where we process attention, sensations, emotions, and images. Attention is an intentional state of mind, and is where consciousness comes from, “Consciousness just is intentionality; to be in a conscious state is to be in an intentional state” (Addis 1). Consciousness comes in two parts: conscious by willfully focusing one’s attention, and sub-conscious where the brain runs independently from one’s will.

DeWall conducted an experiment testing the difference between the conscious and sub-conscious states when conducting logical reasoning, and found that being attentive, or conscious, can have a counter-intuitive effect compared to being subconscious when conducting reason:

The results of Experiment 1 favored the view that the impairment of logical reasoning caused by cognitive load is due to interference with conscious (as opposed to non-conscious) processing. Participants in the non-conscious load conditions showed no impairments in logical reasoning, even though their non-conscious system continued to work on thoughts and cues regarding the former relationship (DeWall).

So, the mind does not have to be aware of its process in order to function. This may explain why we need to sleep; to allow our subconscious to take over and create a proper foundation for the following day when we use that information and manipulate it through conscious, or attentive, means. Musicians use the power of the subconscious to create some of their best works, because the lack of attention to specific moments creates a better sound overall.

Now that we have a thorough understanding of consciousness, we will delve further into the secrets of quantum theory and get a better understanding of how internal reality; energy, can transform into external reality; matter. There are two models when dealing with physics: the standard model of physics and the modern model. The standard model was established by Isaac Newton, and it was accurate when it came to measuring matter that can be seen with the naked eye. Albert Einstein helped create the modern model of physics, that was made to measure matter in an atomic, and sub-atomic scale; matter that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

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Quantum theory falls into the modern model of physics and has developed radical theories on experiments conducted. We will discuss two: the double-slit experiment, and the Schrödinger cat paradox. The double-slit experiment deals with light particles known as photons. Imagine a light shining through a single slit, and projecting into a wall. The light particles go through the single slit only passing through what is open. When two slits are created the light changes its form from particle to wave diffracting itself, creating a pattern across the wall of dark and bright dots. The observer effect happens when someone consciously focuses their attention on the photons that are passing the slits, inducing a particle like behavior just like the first single slit. The light particles shaped into two slits.

It was when the observer did not consciously focus on the double-slit experiment that the light particles transformed into waves creating a pattern of dark and bright dots. This then leads to the conclusion that the observer’s conscious efforts manipulate the result of the experiment. Pradhan conducted an interesting experiment that expanded from the double-slit experiment observer effect:

The first postulate takes care of the fact that everything physical has a psychic counterpart. The second postulate ensures that a mere passing thought for fleeting moments does not produce the desired effect. It is attention or concentrated thought that is required for the purpose. Thus, the psychophysical parallelism is broken and is now replaced by interactionism or psychic activism (Pradhan).

The experiment had half the observers meditate on one of the two slits, and the other half did not use any means of attention. The results led to the conclusion that the mind can interact with matter by one’s use of free-will; conscious process. Schrödinger devised a thought experiment known as the paradox of Schrödinger’s cat.

In Schrödinger’s experiment, a live cat is put into a box containing a small amount of radioactive material, and a bottle of poison. In the normal world, we would expect there to be a 50-50 chance of finding the cat alive after opening the box:

Quantum physics presents a very different and quite bizarre picture. It asserts that, until we make a measurement (open the box, or even peep through a tiny window), the radioactive atom is in a sort of limbo, and it is neither ‘whole’ nor decayed.

The entire apparatus, including the cat, is described by the superposition of two quantum states — one in which the cat is alive and the other in which it is dead (Rowlands). Superposition is the phenomena where matter can be at two places at once. In the cat experiment it isn’t until the box is opened and observed that the cat dies or survives. Let us revise what has been established:

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  1. The mind is what shapes our concept of identity, and existence.
  2. The mind physical counterpart is the brain, and the brain transmits information by assembling specific neuronal patterns that are dependent on external stimuli.
  3. Consciousness is an intentional state of being, subjective perception.
  4. Consciousness has two parts: The attentive level known as consciousness, and the inattentive level known as the subconscious. Both parts play an important role in logical deduction of what is real.
  5. Quantum theory proves that internal reality; conscious thought, can manipulate external reality; matter in the form of light wave/particle duality.
  6. Explained by the double-slit experiment observer effect.

George Musser from Scientific American gives a useful metaphor to help understand this ambiguity in reality:

For a sense of why the ambiguity arises, consider how we experience geography in everyday life. We might suppose there is a unique “real” shape to the landscape—what Google Earth shows—but in practice the shape is defined by the experience of being embedded within that landscape, and that experience can vary. A student running late to an exam, an athlete hobbling on a sprained ankle, a professor walking with a colleague while deep in conversation and a cyclist yelling at pedestrians to get out of the way will perceive very different campuses. A short distance for one may seem an interminable crossing to another. When we eschew the view from on high, we can no longer make definitive statements about what is where (Musser).

Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that our mental efforts, our conscious, our attention, has a direct influence in the physical realm of reality that we see. A question to ponder is what if we collaborated our mental efforts and fused our consciousness into one. Would the collaborative attention create a stronger interaction with the physical realm? Is consciousness independent of each entity, and or does it play a more uniformed role within the universe. Are all our minds intertwined in some kind of mental mapping, that in turn allows matter to retain its physical shape.

Our attitudes of ourselves are important when living in this world. Our observation of ourselves, of others, and of the physical realm are independent on how clear or distorted our mind perceives reality. If this is the case, then we should be always striving to create a subjective environment where we can thrive. One where laughter, and happiness come often. An environment where tears are shed because of joy, not of sadness. An environment where stress is not detrimental to health but used as an effective tool to in attentive logical reasoning. Hindering our perspective on what’s possible will result in a poor lifestyle. We now know that we are capable of creating a reality that we see fit. We just need to be able to believe, visualize, then apply. Let us end this discussion with an excerpt from Dyson’s book titled Infinite in All Directions:

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The universe shows evidence of the operations of mind on three levels. The first level is the level of elementary physical processes in quantum mechanics. Matter in quantum mechanics is not an inherent substance but an active agent, constantly making choices. It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every electron. The second level at which we detect operations of mind is the level of direct human experience. Our brains appear to be devices for the amplification of the mental component of the quantum choices made by molecules inside our heads. We are the second big step in the development of the mind. Now comes the argument from design. There is evidence from peculiar features of the laws of nature that the universe as a whole is hospitable to the growth of mind. The argument here is merely an extension of the Anthropic Principle up to a universal scale. Therefore, it is reasonable to believe in the existence of a third level of mind, a mental component of the universe. If we believe in this mental component and call it God, then we can say that we are small pieces of God’s mental apparatus (Dyson).

God isn’t necessarily a separate entity, but an extension of the mind; a sort of alter ego per-say, that is you. It may be awkward to believe that we control the universe through thoughts. I mean, we aren’t superhero’s after all and that’s fine because we don’t control the universe through thoughts, but instead the universe controls us through our thoughts. God is the direct communication to the subconscious conscious. Our comprehension may never fully grasp the capacity that it contains for it is not something you can fill in a container. With quantum mechanics the line is only a frame of reference, and that frame of reference only exists once you acknowledge it. So when someone say’s the sky’s the limit in the quantum world, they are limiting themselves.

Works Cited

Addis, Laird. Mind: Ontology and Explanation: Collected Papers 1981-2005. De Gruyter, 2008.

Philosophical Analysis. EBSCOhost, libproxy.csun.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=603698&site=ehost-live.

Atmanspacher, Harald. “Quantum Approaches to Consciousness.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2015 Edition), plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-consciousness/.

DeWall, Nathan C., et al. “Evidence that logical reasoning depends on conscious processing.” Conscious and Cognition vol. 17, no. 3, Sep. 2008, pp. 628-645., ScienceDirect, doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2007.12.004.

Dyson, Freeman J. Infinite in All Directions. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., “Logic, Probability, and Human Reasoning.” Trends in Cognitive Science, vol. 19, no. 4, Apr. 2015, pp. 1-14. ScienceDirect, doi: 10.1103/RevModPhys.81.865.

Lewis, Peter J. Quantum Ontology:  A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics. Oxford

University Press, 2016. OxfordScholarshipOnline, m.oxfordscholarship.com/mobile/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469825.001.0001/acprof-9780190469825.

Rowlands, Peter. How Schrodinger’s Cat Escaped the Box. World Scientific, 2015. EBSCOhost, libproxy.csun.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=942200&site=ehost-live.

Pradhan, Rajat Kumar. “An Explanation of Psychophysical Interactions in the Quantum Double- slit Experiment.”http://dx.doi.org.libproxy.csun.edu/10.4006/0836-1398-28.3.324

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Mock Up’s of Work Writings.

Mock Up’s of Work Writings.

These are assignments I did at university, and If you click on the links it will open a page to the documents. This is like, job job stuff. I got to keep my options open, you know?

Proposal

Long Report

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Lov3.

Lov3.

All my life I think of you.

Never stayed no stops;

Lov3 runs right through.

Dangerous passion throbs 24/7.

My heart was robbed; Smith & Wesson.

From lov3 come’s murder; a subsidiary.

Alas, you killed innocence; seminary.

If lov3 is joy then what is sex?

A sin committed, but

Come in child now it's innocent.
 
1 + 1 = 3

Adolescent.

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Veronica.

Veronica.

ONE OF EVERY. LOVE TOO MANY.

RED.

ONE IS PLENTY.

BED.

CONTEMPLATE JENNY.

REST.

HEAD STAY STEADY.

DEATH.

THOUGHTS TOO MANY.

GO WITH HIM. COME WITH ME.

HAPPY WAS JUST A FLING.

LOVE = THE DEATH OF ME.

BLOOD RED AS SHE CARVED HER LEG.

MY NAME IN FLESH, PERMANENT.

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An Improv Piece, Pills, and No Cheeseburgers.

An Improv Piece, Pills, and No Cheeseburgers.

# Mar 6, 2019 at 8:49 PM I don’t understand some of this but I allow it to run.

The world is filled with life and the free write that I have is known as the thought process that allows you to continue to write and not stop as long as a thought goes through the brain the medulla oblongata will allow you to come up with creative primal instinctive revelations like the Bible has in it’s final chapter.

This technique that I am using was learned in a book I read a long time ago. I don’t remember the title but it has a guy who directed and acted in theatre for a long time and talks about masks and hypnotism and improvisation for the theatre. The point is to create a stream of thought on paper to create content with the point of preventing “writers block” but the world does not cope with depression without external reality.

Pills are consumed on a daily basis because it connects our internal with the external and the external solidity really is just atoms that came in and out of our internal but triggers the realization that we our in existence with others because we are the others. What we don’t do is what we do do, and yes I talk about poo poo. Waste is not doing anything and Presence is giving everything.

The trick though is that the solidity of the ingestion is only the realization of what is already inside of us. The pills don’t add to the chemicals that combust inside but simply give us the awareness of the chemicals that combust inside. We have all and we should know. Know, no. Know, Yes. Knowledge is power and power is energy and energy is light and light is life.

Filters can be limiting but they help with order because what you do not see is a stream, a wave, a continuous perplexity of the unknown clashing and crashing into infinite realities until the conscious decides to make it into existence. Thats when it becomes solid, a state of matter, an external bit of existence that follows the four dimensional apparatus that is our reality of existence. What of an ant? Does an ant have a conscience.

Does an ant decide what it believes to be right and wrong, or does it simply follow the electromagnetic fields that revolve through the atmosphere. Does it not have a free will? How about us? Do we have free will? Does the free will in us relate to the electric fields that is our brain. Does our brain trigger change in the electromagnetic field of waves that surround us. Does thought really have the power to change our fate, our environment, and in turn our reality?

You be the judge. Just like you always have done.

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A Blindfolded Step in a Direction.

A Blindfolded Step in a Direction.

So I got my Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Communication Studies.  Nooice. Now what? Where is my Yacht in the Cayman Islands with Instagram Models feeding me grapes. Wow, I feel pretentious. I guess we don’t need the grapes, just the models and the yacht.

Anyway, the reason I am writing this blog is to add substance to my website. I don’t know what I want from this, but I do know I should start somewhere. So here I am, blindfolded walking straight ahead with my first blog post. I don’t have anything to talk about in specificity but I do have thoughts that are streaming from my brain to my fingers to this page.

I could start with my name; Rey. Hi ya’ll! Hmm.. What else.. Oh, I am a huge technology nerd. In fact my most expensive addiction is camera gear. I got to have it at all times. Tony Northrup from YouTube calls it GAS or Gear Acquisition Syndrome. I remember listening to NPR or a book on Audible that spoke of happiness. The pursuit of happiness. As human beings we tend to remember the negative experiences more than the positive experiences and it’s attributed to our subconscious and survival.

We remember the negative experiences in our life as a preventive measure. It’s a gift and a burden. If we didn’t remember these negative experiences we would live in the present just like a dog does. We would always be happy, but we would be basic in our existence. It’s that need to fill the void that gave rise to our ingenuity. Our cave ancestors felt inadequate with only their hands and began using tools. The difference now is instead of a rock to survive we have a web. The world wide web.

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