Pluto is not any longer a Planet? Totally UnCool!

That’s NOT!

Have you read the news of today – the 24th
of August 2006 – about Pluto losing his
planet status?

I couldn’t believe this, really. It’s such a huge
stupidity that I can not get over it and can
only classify it as a NOT HOT NEWS!

What about the impact it will have on
Astrology?
But obviously not too many care about
it, otherwise it wouldn’t have happened…
Oh well, I wonder what will come next.

Tatiana

Thursday, August 24, 2006

 

Who or What would You like to Criticize?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Are you having one of those days when everything you do is failing? Or each
and everyone you encounter is acting
in a way that you perceive as highly
irritating?

Or other car drivers on the highway
are way to aggressive in their behavior?
Or you feel like your government is
failing you? Your husband or wife is
unsupportive? Your kid(s) are lacking
respect?

Whatever your problem might be – you
and everyone for that matter should have
the possibility to throw it away, to
vent, to get it off your chest.
Well, finally here it is our own:
www.kritiekop.nl

Go ahead and criticize whatever is
bothering you and your day…enjoy!

Tatiana

 

Nanotechnology and the Emphatic Computer

Nanotechnology and the Emphatic Computer
by Tatiana Velitchkov  © 2007

People show their emotions in many diverse and specialized ways, some of which a computer can be programmed to detect. By employing nanotechnology, a camera and image analysis software, some computers are able to observe a user’s body language and, with proper programming can accurately interpret a person’s posture, restlessness and various facial expressions like grimacing, smiling or scowling. Nanotechnology advances provide onboard sensors which can monitor heartbeats, breathing rates, fluctuations in blood pressure, and other subtle body changes such as skin temperature and voice inflection.

Because human skin has the capability of transmitting electric signals which can be utilized as a method of transmission, nanotechnology researchers have already been able to develop computers that are designed with nano sensors that have the uncanny ability to actually ‘see’ and ‘hear’ the people using them.  Inevitably it is only a matter of time until the technology is available to create a computer that can readily identify whether their users are in high spirits or in a bad mood.

With ever advancing nanotechnology equipped computers, scientists figure it is entirely possible to develop a computer that is able to interpret a user’s mood via input it receives based on body language, voice tone and facial expressions and that it will be programmed to adjust itself by providing images designed to provide a feeling of comfort and serenity.  Since emotions are ambiguous, transient and ultimately difficult to interpret, it would be very difficult for a computer to accurately construe the many human mood variances, regardless of how advanced the nanotechnology utilized. Therefore, in order to operate with any modicum of precision, a user would have to input the required data in advance.

Nanotechnology, with its sensor based abilities, gives programmers little problem with ‘intelligence’ based activities such as diagnosing a medical condition or participating in a game of chess, yet even with the major advancements in nanotechnology in recent years it is still somewhat of a challenge to design computers that accurately simulate human sight, audio functions, language interpretation and/or motor control.

Human vision and other sensory perceptions have evolved over billions of years and the how and why of their operations are still difficult to understand and/or simulate, while things like mathematics are explicitly taught and are, therefore, easier to express in a computer program.

Programmers are also attempting to employ nanotechnology advancements into programs that they expect to be able to accurately determine a person’s innate wishes regarding resuscitation should they fall ill and not be able to make that decision for themselves.  Although, theoretically this information would be beneficial to medical teams, caution should be exercised whenever we allow a machine to determine matters relative to ethics.  Regardless of the technology involved, machines are not equipped to differentiate between what is intrinsically right or wrong.

© Tatiana Velitchkov

About the Author:

Tatiana is the owner of the Nanotechnology site www.ecophagy.com
and runs www.cspy.org  among many other sites

Apologize

I’m holding on your rope

Got me ten feet of the ground  And I’m hearing what you say

But I just can’t make a sound

You tell me that you need me  Than you go and cut me down

But wait

You tell me that you’re sorry  Didn’t  think I’d turn around

To say

That it’s too late to apologize  It’s too late of

Take another chance Take a fall

Take a shot for you  I need you like a heart needs a beat

But it’s nothing new

Yeah, Yeah

I love you helfire red  Now it’s turning bleu

And you say  Sorry like a angel  Heaven bet me

Think it was you

But I’m afraid it’s to late to as wo ah its to late to apologize

 

writen in 2010

Tatiana Velitchkov

What Do We Think We Are?

© Tatiana Velitchkov

phy

“We are better than you”. These are the convictions and attitudes that we cherish and treasure as human beings. However, why do we think we are better than others? Largely, such attitudes are brought about by how we are brought up socially, and partly politically; although, it’s the individual’s viewpoint that develop the fundamental perspective of collective social-cultural convictions against others. Apparently, it is these attitudes, paranoia and fear that we have adopted, leading to increased antagonism in the global environment.

Where can we find ourselves back? It’s from the roots of our personal standpoints in regard to how we perceive members of the human society that do not share social-cultural, and, or political commonness. Its through this we shall be able to appreciate others, and ultimately appreciate ourselves best. Or social mind’s eye manifested through our families, education system, religion, sports and creative arts, among others develops the social-cultural views that we possess within us. Communally engaging activities are among the most powerful vehicles of such development that largely shape and put into somebody various notions of our “human being”.

For sure, we are not immune to the external influence, especially from the modern culture. The modern culture that surrounds us brings forth compositional approaches and alternative social methodologies, but still we tend to be tethered around ethnocentrism among other divisiveness. Sadly, this has been cemented by the contemporary media which still tend to hold and show the human divisiveness such as racism, sexism and individualism, among others. The beauty of modern society is in appreciating human diversity. Not seeing yourself as “better than him”, but seeing him different from you. Through this we will be able to make today’s social baggage as an accepted standard of life, and enjoy life. Else, we become what we think we are.

http://thephilosopherschair.com/view/general

Branches of Philosophy

by Tatiana Velitchkov © 2009

Philosophy is a Subject based on the Comprehensive Study of the Human Existence. Philosophy’s basic objective is to obtain a comprehensive justification of logical inferences, true human values, logical criteria for knowledge development and comprehensive interpretation of human life relative to nature. It also involves deep analysis of human problems in relation their social way of life and natural inhabitance. Philosophy always demands very deep and comprehensive studies on human life, nature and reality based on a subject of comprehensive study. Students of Philosophy are usually advised to be prepared for engagement in deep commitment during their studies.

Philosophy is a very unique field of study. It is unique in its subject content as field of study. It is also very far fetched in the methods of study that is applicable. Philosophy has a set of question for every situation experienced in the human life. It deeply examines logics, concepts and views drawn from science, art, religion, politics any field. In Philosophy the Theory of reality is called Metaphysics. The theory of knowledge is called Epistemology. The theory of moral values is called Ethics. The theory of legal rights and government is called Politics. The theory of arts is called Aesthetics.

There are other diversified systems of that also seek philosophical study, guidance and redress. The most common is religion. Religions like as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. What makes all these religions different is their difference in philosophy. They may be similar is some of the subject they address but they are very different in the method in which they address the issues. The way they address their mythic stories, the lessons taught, the beliefs and all the teachings taught are based on the philosophical approach. A philosophical study would reveal the method and the approach that each religion use to address a fundamental issue.

The foundation of philosophy was based on five major subjects. The first subject was logic. Logic is a study aimed at providing methods for clearly distinguishing between good and bad reasoning. The second subject is Ethics. Ethics is based on the study of addressing moral concepts such as actions, obligations, and justice that are based on the principles that guide moral decisions. Metaphysics is another subject of Philosophy. This subject analyses physical value to determine which one is physically relation to the human way of understanding. The other complex subject of philosophical study is Epistemology. This study is based on the study of the scope of knowledge relative to the human understanding. It justifies beliefs that go beyond the knowledge of the human understanding. The last Subject is the History of Philosophy. This study of Historical trends related to philosophy.

© Tatiana Velitchkov

About the Author:

Tatiana is the owner of the Nanotechnology site www.ecophagy.com
and runs www.totally-useless.com among many other sites

www.thephilosopherschaire.com     http://thephilosopherschair.com/view/general

“A Philosophy Of Life” – Sigmund Freud

by Tatiana Velitchkov © 2009

Sigmund Freud is one of the most recognized influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Sigmund Freud took a bold look on whether psychoanalysis may lead to any exacting Weltanschauung and if it does, to what extent. Weltanschauung is the wish list of any human since he or she would like to accomplish even though it is in normal sense difficult to fulfill them. You settle when you believe in such a thing according to Sigmund Freud. You should be certain of what he would like to do your utmost after, and how you ought to plan passions and interests.

Weltanschauung favors science in particular as it cannot be specialized. Seemingly, this way of looking at things came very close to get general receipt in the last century. The present century should lift up the objection that weltanschauung is both empty and unsatisfying; it fails to notice the spiritual demands of human beings and his or her needs. The protestation can’t be supposed as such since the subject of scientific investigation is in the spirit and mind. Exclusive of psychology science would not be complete as the input of psychoanalysis to scientific discipline consists by large in having extended research to the ways of the mind.

Looking from the scientific point of view, human beings must put into use the critical powers in a certain bearing and should not be afraid to deny when need be. Science is a pasture of human intellectual activity while religion and philosophy are others all together. Therefore, science has no obstruction with them. Philosophy and Religion have an equal balance to the truth and every human being is free to choose where to draw his certainty and in what he shall place his conviction in. Art is almost and always harmless and beneficent as it is not up to anything else apart from true illusion.

While philosophy is not a science, it normally takes itself as if it is a science although to a certain degree, it makes use of the same manners. Philosophy does not have an instant affect on majority of the human beings. It interests only a few while the rest find it beyond their understanding. Religion puts forth its powers over the strongest sentiments of human beings; it takes the place of science, when science hardly exists. Religion gives the elucidation about the source and origin of the universe; it assures people of fortification, final happiness and guides people’s thoughts and actions by means of precepts through the forces of spiritual authority.

© Tatiana Velitchkov

About the Author:

Tatiana is the owner of the Nanotechnology site www.ecophagy.com
and runs www.totally-useless.com among many other sites

www.thephilosopherschaire.com     http://thephilosopherschair.com/view/general

Philosophy of the Pseudo Absolute

by Tatiana Velitchkov © 2009

Philosophy refers to the study of general problems mostly concerning matters such as existence, truth, knowledge etc. Pseudo is used to signify that something is false, fraudulent or it is not whatever it is pretending to be, and Absolute refers to a concept of philosophy. Thus the Philosophy of Pseudo Absolute describes any idea or system that is taken to be a philosophy but it significantly fails to meet scholarly standards of philosophy. So in simple terms it is something which is pretending to be a philosophy.

A popular scholar called Nicholas Rescher referred Philosophy of Pseudo absolute as deliberations that masquerade as philosophical but which in fact are found to be inept, incompetent, and deficient of intellectual seriousness and they reflect on an insufficient commitment to the pursuit of truth. This has been the basic definition of pseudo philosophy that is commonly used in academic rounds.

Over a period of time pseudo philosophy has been found in academics or some scholars have been accused of pseudo philosophy. These pseudo philosophies have brought forward by fellow scholars while trying to justify each others work. Pseudo philosophy was quoted in academia in works by:

Hegel

Hegel is a scholar who was born in Germany and his colleagues and he came up with philosophies such as those for ethical life, importance of history. Hegel and his colleagues developed a concept of mind or spirit that later integrated and united. His philosophy was said to be a pseudo philosophy by Arthur Schopenhauer. He said that Hegel and his colleagues’ deliberately sound impressive but are without truth. The works sound impressive but they contain no verifiable content Arthur said of Hegel’s works. Despite this Hegel is still considered as an influential writer in world history.

Postmodernism

Accusations of pseudo philosophy have also been made against postmodernist Martin Heidegger. Richard Dawkins who is a biologist claims that modernists are generally intellectual con artist or tricksters who come up with weak ideas with difficult to understand wordings. In this claims he also included other modernist like Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze and Jean Luc Nancy. Another scholar who has accused these philosophers is Alan Sokal who said that the philosophers used scientific concepts but they lacked in rigor. Claims of pseudo philosophy have gone to as far as some scholar protesting to Cambridge University for awarding Jacques Derrida an Honorary degree; they claimed that his work did not meet the accepted standards of clarity.

© Tatiana Velitchkov

About the Author:

Tatiana is the owner of the Nanotechnology site www.ecophagy.com
and runs www.totally-useless.com among many other sites

www.thephilosopherschaire.com     http://thephilosopherschair.com/view/general

Nanotechnology – Just What the Doctor Orders!

by Tatiana Velitchkov  © 2007

What if you were terminally ill and your doctor informed you that the venom from a snail could save your life?

What if the technology was available to produce a non-addictive painkiller that was thousands of times more potent than any morphine based product available today?

What if nanotechnology could provide the method of administering these potentially life-saving, pain elimination medicines within the near future?  Would you be willing to support its advancement?

Well, nanotechnology is rapidly taking the “what if” out of just such medical conundrums.  Biochemists, working in close liaison with nano-scientists, have discovered that the highly lethal venom contained in cone snails, which are found in coastal waters near coral reefs, can be extracted and, when administered via nanotechnologic methods, can potentially be used as a safe and effective alternative to highly addictive morphine-based medications.

Nanotechnology initiative programs are leading the highly competitive worldwide race in mining and providing a conduit for administering spiral snail toxins (known as conotoxins) and are developing methods of administering this peptide in a safe and positive manner.

Changes to the ion channels in human cells are directly responsible for a myriad of health disorders.  Ion channels, which traditionally allow only calcium and potassium through their highly specific filtering system, can now be treated with toxins that have the ability to deactivate these channels.  However, in the past, administration of these life altering conotoxins has offered a bit of a challenge to biology experts.  That is, until now.  This is where nanotechnology, with its innate ability to connect quantum dots, has provided a viable method of probing and infiltrating the cells in order to safely administer life altering drugs.

Due to its ability to specifically target finite and defined cells, nano-quantum dot technology provides the wherewithal to deliver conotoxins to targeted areas.  Quantum dot, a nano-scale crystalline structure, is being investigated as a method of introducing medicine to specific areas of the body where the crystals act as probes that are able to track and report on antibodies, any viral activity, proteins in the area and even DNA composition.

By a system of imaging, this biochemistry and nanotechnology combination allows scientists and medical personnel alike to monitor the progression of the administered conotoxins within the body and allow the manipulation of toxin released at the designated sites.

Conotoxins have been proven as effective early detection and treatment methods for small cell lung cancer and for promoting anti-seizure treatment in epileptics. In addition, some success has been shown in treating patients who have suffered spinal cord injury, re-activating cells damaged due to oxygen deprivation and in treating clinical depression, irregular heart rhythms and some instances of urinary incontinence.  Nanotechnology plays a vital role in the success of administering this innovative treatment by providing a safe and non-invasive method of administering treatment while reducing the risk of rejection by the body.

The possibility of advanced medical treatments when biochemistry, medicine and nanotechnology work in conjunction with one another is limitless.

Nanotechnology research has showed some promise in treatment of aging-related tissue degeneration in humans.  With its in- vivo therapy, nanotechnology is credited with repairing degraded components of human DNA which significantly counterbalances and, in some cases, actually corrects the effects of common crippling age-related afflictions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and other debilitating diseases.

© Tatiana Velitchkov

About the Author:

Tatiana is the owner of the Nanotechnology site www.ecophagy.com  and runs www.totally-useless.com

Nanotechnology – For All to Use, or Only for the Free (read Wealthy)?

By Tatiana velitchkov,  © 2007

The overwhelming disparity in riches between third world countries and the more developed nations has never been more poignant that in today’s modern society.  While the technology exists, in the form of rapid strides in nanotechnology, its access is limited to and concentrated on the more affluent power brokers of the world.

The innovative strides in nanotechnology have the potential control poverty, eliminate hunger, and provide safer and cleaner water for the poor as well as providing a ready cure for tropical diseases in those areas where human suffering is the hallmark of existence.

But, will this technology ever reach those who need it the most? This is the burning question that must be addressed by the controlling agents within the government, military and private sectors.

Unfortunately, history has a disquieting way of repeating itself and, traditionally, the poorer nations of the world have been last on the list for technological advances that contribute to easing their innate suffering. Rather than focusing on enveloping poorer nations within the bosom of caring and just actions, far too often the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ is ever widening.

Nanotechnology, with its promise of hope and renewal could be the solution to drastically improving the quality of life for all, if it is distributed fairly and evenly.

Nanotechnological strides are being developed in some third world countries like Brazil, India, Thailand and South Africa where millions of dollars has been earmarked to encourage the progression of research and development of nanotechnology and its promise of overwhelming advancements in environmental, agricultural, medical and sustainable natural resources.  The hope is that the resulting developments will benefit rich and poor alike, thus satisfying the Millennium Development Goals as set out by the United Nations in their bid to eliminate, or at least control poverty in the poorest nations.

The more powerful scientific communities, like those in the United States, Britain and Japan lead the universal thirst for nanotechnology perfection. Yet there are those who decry the seeming objectives of these more powerful nations.  They say the nations who are able to encourage the rapid strides in scientific research in nanotechnology appear to be allocating more effort into using it for military gains and covert surveillance than in benefiting the poor and disadvantaged.

It is said that if you want to see into the future, you need only look to the past.  In previous decades, humanitarians put a lot of faith and hope into burgeoning technologies in biotechnology and its promise to solve world hunger via genetically modified organisms. However, the proposed benefits to the poorer nations have yet to materialize. It appears the developed nations are reaping the rewards of widely grown and readily available GMO enhanced foods which are being consumed in countries that do not have the abject poverty of the under-developed worlds.

The promise of dramatic improvement to the quality of life for the poor has yet to come to fruition.  It can only be hoped that saner minds will take precedence in the development of nanotechnology and that its benefits will be shared by both rich and poor throughout the entire world.

© Tatiana Velitchkov   About the Author:   Tatiana is the owner of the nanotechnology site www.ecophagy.com You could find her marketing articles on http://www.takeyourfortune.com/archives.php?page=archive