Mick Malkemus

American Psychological Association
Santee, CA, United States

About Mick

Bio

Lived in Hawaii twelve years, the EU five years, the US mainland for the rest of it.

I like to study culture by living it. Use to be interested in addressing terrorism by it's root causes, but those in power only care about force. No one wants to listen right now.

Languages

English, French, Latvian, Russian

Areas of Expertise

world peace and mission, Enjoying life, Terror management theory

An idea worth spreading

The world needs a set of common laws that apply to all, one currency that depends upon the efforts of all, one common passport, and equality of resource sharing worldwide.

Culture is blending and changing via modern communications, and there is nothing that can or should be done to stop this change.

I'm passionate about

Finding solutions to world peace through understanding state and non-state terrorism, whatever name it may have, or however it is cloaked in justification.

Talk to me about

Anything of interest that helps to benefit humanity and ensure the long term survival of our species. Ultimately leading to the migration of our species throughout the local cosmos.

People don't know I'm good at

Taking disparate facts and insights, and forming new understanding about the synergistic whole.

My TED story

If I were to present a ted talk, it would be on an alternative cosmology where dark energy is not needed to explain the apparent expansion of the universe. Dark energy to me is nothing more than the modern version of Phlogiston.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Posted about 1 month ago
Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk
The NSA takes a portion of the culpability emerging the Snowden situation. Why? If they were open about spying on every American, I doubt Snowden would have felt the need to blow the whistle. The NSA overstepped their bounds in my opinion. I know this much for certain: I am damn glad I was made aware of it. You should be too. I think the NSA today is basically benign towards law abiding persons... it's the NSA of tomorrow we should be concerned with. Governments can change in nature within a decade. Then what?
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Posted 2 months ago
Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?
To mention aliens in a TED post will likely brand me as a quack. So be it. Most governments other than the Mexican, and perhaps Russian government, still do not wish the truth to be known by the general populace. From an academic perspective alone, I feel quite certain that the likelihood of advanced civilizations in our radial arm of the galaxy is high. And from my own personal experience shared by other witnesses, certain. Therefore an interstellar coalition of advanced space faring civilizations exists. Their purpose here is likely an effort to help guide us through this perilous evolutionary time in our species: advanced technology, limited wisdom. Why? Most civilizations don't make it through this gateway period on the road towards interstellar travel. They self-annihilate or are annihilated instead... unless they are guided through it. They must see the potential of our species, otherwise, they'd simply let evolution and nature take its course, eliminating the possibility of us showing up at their planet someday, unwelcome and with aggressive intent.
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Posted 2 months ago
Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing
In addition, future cars could be modular also. Cars would lose individuality via modularity, but you could get into any car anywhere and drive. A shared resource for all. Something goes wrong? Activate an alert and get into another car.
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Posted 2 months ago
Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing
The Block Phone seen at 5:30... Now imagine the Block Laptop Computer. Instead of throwing our computer out when a component goes bad, we simply replace it, or upgrade RAM, upgrade CPU, upgrade upgrade upgrade whenever we feel it's time to do so. Now there's an idea whose time has come.
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Posted 4 months ago
David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?
While I agree that consciousness is like a sea of consciousness that we exist within, I doubt that egos are caused by consciousness. More likely, ego is caused by the illusion that we are separate from all other consciousness, and by our own unique brain formation within the environment. Anyway, this putative science doesn't really have a baseline for correct communication. Misunderstandings are bound to happen. And there likely will not be a correct way to communicate about it until technology advances to the point that we can be sure of certain facts.
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Posted 4 months ago
David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?
Perhaps the main reason that consciousness is so mysterious is because it is an interface between the micro and the macro. A quantum phenomenon that cannot be observed with current technology. Although the quantum double slit experiment hints at this interface, as does spooky action at a distance. The Fundamental aspect of consciousness is the only hypothesis that works. We all share the same consciousness. The individual ego only exists because of brain mechanics that form different memories, learning, and single point perspective. After our system breaks down, the interface for consciousness falls apart... for us. Not others.