In the western world we pride ourselves on the fact that we have achieved an unprecedented level of personal and civil freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, but how free are we really if we are not free to explore our own consciousness? What about freedom of mind? Consciousness expanding substances like DMT, psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide remain illegal despite their valuable and promising therapeutic use. In this banned TED talk “The War on Consciousness” Graham Hancock explores the links between the evolution of human consciousness and psychoactive substances.
These are not your nice cuddly, Saturday afternoon robots, these are kick ass, custom designed battle bots, yep folks its that kind of show. The Robot Combat League premiers February 26th 2013 on the SyFy Channel. Each week the show will feature robotic gladiatorial combat controlled by operators using an exoskeleton controller. Kind of reminds you of the 2011 movie Real Steel staring Hugh Jackman, just set now and not in the near future. Actually since the movie came out back in 2011 and this is now 2013 this is the future from the perspective from someone in the year 2011 so…anyway check it out.
In the 21st century it is nearly impossible to escape the watchful eyes of technology, the net and the world, a private dinner cannot be assumed to be truly private nor can a casual “off the cuff remark”. There are no more private places or private spaces. Those in political office and those that seek political power can no longer shape their messages to appeal to a particular audience in a world where nearly everything politicians say and do is on the record. Moments like this represent an important moment in history demonstrating both the power and influence of technology and the value of truth, honesty and transparency.
Herbal and plant medicines have been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of conditions but some plants are considered to be too controversial for use to modern western medical science. Cannabis commonly known as Marijuana has been used by many to relive nausea, chronic pain and to reduce anxiety. The Montana PBS documentary “Clearing The Smoke” explores the complex world of researchers, doctors, patients and politics of Cannabis research.