Beyond Zero And One

Author: Andrew Smart
ISBN: 1682190072
Size: 16,14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Can we build a robot that trips on acid? This is not a frivolous question, according to neuroscientist Andrew Smart. If we can’t, he argues, we haven’t really created artificial intelligence. In an exposition reminiscent of crossover works such as Gödel, Escher, Bach and Fermat’s Last Theorem, Andrew Smart weaves together Mangarevan binary numbers, the discovery of LSD, Leibniz, computer programming, and much more to connect the vast but largely forgotten world of psychedelic research with the resurgent field of AI and the attempt to build conscious robots. A book that draws on the history of mathematics, philosophy, and digital technology, Beyond Zero and One challenges fundamental assumptions underlying artificial intelligence. Is the human brain based on computation? Can information alone explain human consciousness and intelligence? Smart convincingly makes the case that true intelligence, and artificial intelligence, requires an appreciation of what is beyond the computational.

Outlook Traveller

Size: 12,83 MB
Format: PDF
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The Aims Of Anthroposophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855845717
Size: 15,12 MB
Format: PDF
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In his final lectures to the general public, Rudolf Steiner speaks with great clarity and purpose about the inner and outer necessity of the anthroposophical impulse in modern times. Following the fire that destroyed the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland, Steiner had focused his efforts on rebuilding and reorganizing the Anthroposophical Society. But he also continued to travel and speak to the public – in Prague, Vienna and Basel – to explain the purpose of the Goetheanum and to elucidate the broader aims of his spiritual work. These lectures, including a semi-public series in Dornach, are gathered here and published in English for the first time, together with an introduction, notes and index. The volume features the following lectures: ‘The Purpose of the Goetheanum and the Aims of Anthroposophy’; ‘Enhancing Human Powers of Perception to Develop Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition’; ‘Human Soul Life and the Development of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition’; ‘Experience and Perception of the Activities of Thinking and Speech’; ‘The Physical World and Moral-Spiritual Impulses’: ‘Four Stages of Inner Experience’; ‘Perceiving the Etheric World’; ‘Soul’s Eternity in the Light of Anthroposophy’; ‘Human Development and Education in the Light of Anthroposophy’; ‘Supersensible Perception, Anthroposophy as a Contemporary Need’; ‘Anthroposophy and the Ethical and Religious Life’; ‘How Do We Gain Knowledge of the Supersensible World?’

Beyond Zero Sum Leadership

Author: Gordon Peters
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1682891275
Size: 15,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why would you read yet another book on leadership? While writing this book I asked my long-time friend, the late Dr. George Steiner to critique it. After reading the first half of the book he said “This is really a fresh book”. So just maybe there is something in this book that makes it unlike any other leadership book you might have read before. I hope this book will encourage people to examine their assumptions (beliefs) about leadership and about people in general. Fair warning… this book is based on the hypothesis that people want to do well, make a contribution, and be a productive part of the organization. Doing something meaningful is more fun (and fulfilling) than clogging up the works, but it takes true leadership to pave the way. This book examines some of the roadblocks we (intentionally or otherwise) put in their way, it looks at the generational effect on decision making, and the weakness of reductive thinking… the “if I fix this one thing all will be well” fallacy. From some who have read it… Vijay Govindarajan Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth & Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School Beyond Zero Sum Leadership is a refreshing and enlightening book. It is not just a book on leadership but a thoughtful and compelling read on how to navigate today’s continually changing economic climate. Gordon Peters has provided a masterpiece for not only developing leaders but also building businesses and preserving free enterprise. Chip R. Bell, author of Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service. Great leadership is a never-ending journey of discovery, experience and insight. Gordon Peters has brought us amazing insights from his fascinating personal journey and rich professional experience. As a life-long learner with an astute sense of history and a keen eye for wisdom, his story is as instructive as it is inspirational. Beyond Zero Sum Leadership is more than a practical ‘what and how’ leadership book; it is a reflective ‘why’ leadership book. Ed Foreman, D.LIT, BSCE Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author U. S. Congressman (Rtd.) Texas and New Mexico CONGRATULATIONS! Your new book, Beyond Zero Sum Leadership, is undoubtedly the most profound, knowledgeable dissertation on developing leadership, building businesses, preserving free-enterprise, and saving America that has been written in years...perhaps, ever! You nailed it...crisp, clear, concise, documented, understandable and timely! Professor Iris Firstenberg, UCLA Anderson School Gordon Peters shares his insights on leadership from a unique vantage point in executive education. The Institute for Management Studies that he conceived, founded, and heads is an exemplary model of leadership done right. This book distills his decades of experience to help you shape your own opportunities to create value.

Properties Of The Environment Of Underground Nuclear Detonations At The Nevada Test Site

Author: Stanley E. Warner
Size: 13,28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Specifications And Drawings Of Patents Issued From The U S Patent Office

Author: United States. Patent Office
Size: 15,63 MB
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Sixth Sense

Author: Stuart Wilde
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401930202
Size: 11,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It’s a marvelous thing to know that you have the courage, discipline, and follow-through to enliven your consciousness. In this groundbreaking book, Stuart Wilde brings to light new and compelling information about the sixth sense and tells you how to develop it. He defines this sixth sense as sacred energy that taps you into the state of all-knowing. Once you discover the sixth sense/etheric point of view, it opens the energy centers in your subtle body and you take on more light, going naturally from stiff to pliant, flowing with life rather than struggling with it. Stuart tells us in Sixth Sense that "what you need is inner power, a personal charisma, a spiritual power, an extrasensory perception that makes you bigger than life. You garner that energy through compassion, kindness, introspection, and solidity." After reading this book, your perception of life in all its subtlety and vastness will reach beyond the mundane to a special level of spirituality.

Practical Conversion Of Zero Point Energy

Author: Thomas F. Valone
Editor: Integrity Research Institute
ISBN: 9780964107083
Size: 14,74 MB
Format: PDF
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The authoritative guide to the latest developments, tools, and physics behind the only inexhaustible source of energy for the future. This is the revised edition of a year-long 'Feasibility Study of the Extraction of Zero-Point Energy from the Quantum Vacuum for the Performance of Useful Work'. Profusely illustrated and professionally researched with almost 300 references by a noted expert in the science of zero-point energy.

Battle At Zero Point

Author: Mack Maloney
Editor: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1612321380
Size: 14,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The year is 7202 A.D. Evolving from genetic manipulation and virtually immortal, the Specials wielded their repressive power over a far-flung empire for nearly two thousand years. Until one man-a man of mystery, a gifted military strategist, a superb pilot, a charismatic leader-dared to raise the flag of rebellion. That man is Hawk Hunter.In the middle of a fierce battle with the Imperial forces, Hunter suddenly finds himself alone. His badly-damaged fleet has vanished-gone through a portal to another dimension. They can lay low, rest, make repairs, and gain strength for their next assault.But the enemy also finds the portal-and it leads them to a different dimension where they discover powerful and deadly new allies.Now Hunter must undertake his own Interdimensional search for support. Because when the portal reopens, the battle that follows could destroy not only the rebels and the Empire, but also the entire galaxy.

Zero Point

Author: Neal Asher
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230765440
Size: 16,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Zero Point is the second book in Neal Asher's near-future, science fiction Owner series. Earth’s Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee’s despotic network is in ruins and its robotic enforcers lie dormant. But the ruthless Serene Galahad sees an opportunity to grab power. On Mars, Var Delex fights for Antares Base’s survival, while the Argus Space Station hurtles towards the red planet. And Var knows whomever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. She must not only save the base, but deal with the first signs of rebellion. And aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul’s mind has expanded into the local computer network. In the process, he uncovers the ghastly experiments of the Humanoid Unit Development, the possibility of eternal life, and a madman who may hold the keys to interstellar flight. But Earth’s agents are closer than Saul thinks, and the killing will soon begin.