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Mitch SMith


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Should we trust the invisible hand?

James B Glattfelder outlines an emergent entity in his study of transnational company data.

Is this entity trustworthy?

Please state your reasons for trust or otherwise on the assumption that this emergent entity exists.

I'd also be interested in your opinion of whether the entity outlined in the math is essentially separate from the people who created it?


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    Feb 20 2013: To this point we agree 100%. It seems obvious to me that super-magnets could change the way the the electric part of the brain works. Essentially if this happens continouosly.
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      Feb 20 2013: Hi Gilbert,

      Can you use the "reply" option - the conversation is losing sequence :)

      Yes - magenetic fields do affect barins .. so far I've only seen general supressive affects directed at specific brain areas. I have not seen any sophisticated targeting - it would be almost impossible to do that to someone covertly. The affects of high frequency radiation from phones and devices is not well understood - but known to be generally disruptive.
      The problem with specific analysis is that the synaptic topology is the medium of thought - the system of anlysis would need to have many times more nodes than a brain (about 1 trillion), and each node would need to have near-analogue resolution. Most practical method is to use another brain. For now, propaganda is the best mind-control - it targets "world view" and you can, for instance, induce false objects .. simply by naming them and talling stories about them. This affects only the autobiographical self, core and proto selves are only affected by direct field of perception.

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