Techniques for Influencing Time

nilprenia

Well-known member
The average person can rarely hold a thought for more than three or four seconds, eight at the most, before the mind wanders. It's very unusual to be fully conscious for more than a tiny window of time. That is, unless you're having a conversation with someone else, in which case you can often do it for long periods of time, especially if the conversation is with someone you find particularly interesting. In other words, most of the time we're conscious is when we're talking to someone else, or otherwise interacting intensely; during moments in which when we're not clear whose mind is whose.

Where is this from, I almost don't believe that.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
What's fully conscious though? Is that "as conscious as one can be"? Cos if so it's not surprising that we can't maintain that state for long - most things we do at a normal level but can push to a peak for a little while. Seems fairly plausible to me that we are in a normally conscious state most of the time which is good enough for what we need to do - but at times we go into a more heightened state cos we need to concentrate.
I think that that's what the above quote is saying but with a different emphasis so it makes it sound as though we're walking round in a doze most of the time.
 

woops

is not like other people
Conversation is a big one, it sheds the hours. Read this the other day



which at first thought might make you think conversation would extend time, but the experience of conversation is contrary. and the familiar, time shrunk return trip- comfortable in your surroundings so you typically 'talk' to yourself. The extension of time when bored, 'bored' could be a state of having nothing to sustain dialogue with.
loneliness = unconsciousness. that make sense
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
 

entertainment

Well-known member
apperently, when you're depressed, time seems to move too quickly for you. you can't keep up, everything flies by in a hurry leaving you morbidly still.

while when manic, it's the opposite. time moves too slow for you. things need to happen faster and faster.
 

nilprenia

Well-known member
I originally heard it in a lecture, couldn't remember said lecture, but was able to find the speaker saying the same thing again in this interview. No neuroscientist but a reputable source

This was interesting but it didn't seem to answer any questions. (Well with the conversation thing that's crazy because it definitely doesn't feel that way!)

Hairy topic - the idea of consciousness as "slices" is new to me. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160412160346.htm
 

woops

is not like other people
apperently, when you're depressed, time seems to move too quickly for you. you can't keep up, everything flies by in a hurry leaving you morbidly still.

while when manic, it's the opposite. time moves too slow for you. things need to happen faster and faster.
all the best footballers are maniacs
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
"Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast" always admired the studied gormlessness of that line
 

sufi

lala
that moment on the train where it's pulling out of the station and you're not sure if it's you that's moving or the train on the next platform heading off in the opposite direction
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Ever since the year-span when I took LSD ten times, time has dilated, experientially.

The last three years have felt significantly longer than the first twenty. Time does not fly by any longer anymore.

My best crack at this is that more mind is paid, moment by moment, than ever before. Its as if each quanta of experience is richer. Not talking qualia, but quanta. Not intensive, but extensive.

Has anyone else noticed this?

It seems this sort of effect can be achieved by way of brute willpower, but I don;t have any purely sober frame of reference here.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
apperently, when you're depressed, time seems to move too quickly for you. you can't keep up, everything flies by in a hurry leaving you morbidly still.

while when manic, it's the opposite. time moves too slow for you. things need to happen faster and faster.
I tend to get the sense, these days, that a closer-to-neutral (edit: pathos-wise) sensibility involves a much more dilated sense of time, hinting at the eternity that lay latent within every minute.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
This is the record, this year, of free educational material viewed on youtube. "[BG]" indicates that the lecture was played in the background while some other activity took precedent.

1/2 The Warped Side of the Universe: Kip Thorne at Cardiff University
1/2 [BG] Cecile Malaspina - The Material Intellect: Simondon and the Individuation of Thought and Matter [Centre for Critical Thought]
1/2 [BG] Keynote Session 3, Cecile Malaspina, Q&A & Discussion [Centre for Critical Thought]
1/2 [BG] Juho Rantala, Blockchain as a Technological Foundation for Transindividual Collective [Centre for Critical Thought]
1/2 [BG] Stefano Mazzilli-Daechsel, Simondon, the Maker Movement, Sociotechnical Associated Milieus [Centre for Critical Thought]
1/5 Lecture 1 | Quantum Entanglements, Part 1 (Stanford) [Leonard Susskind]
1/8 Judith Butler. Benjamin and Kafka. 2011 [E.G.S.]
1/9 [Fell asleep to] Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life
1/10 [Fell asleep to] Mick O’Hara, On Hylomorphism: Simondon & Husserl & Object Relations
1/13 NYU Game Center Lecture Series Presents McKenzie Wark
1/16 A conversation with Yanis Varoufakis on post-capitalism and the future of democracy | DiEM25
1/23 Demystifying the Higgs Boson with Leonard Susskind [Stanford]
1/25 The Age of Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshana Zuboff, Carole Cadwalladr, Paul Hilder & Shahmir Sanni [and Marianne Mazzucato @ UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose]
1/25 Ursula King, PhD - "Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: His Life, His Work, and His Spirituality" - IRS
1/26 Slavoj Žižek: "Why I Am Still A Communist". The 2019 Holberg Debate with Slavoj Žižek & Tyler Cowen.
1/26 Leonard Susskind | Lecture 1: Boltzmann and the Arrow of Time [Cornell]
1/28 INCOMPLETENESS: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel, Dr. Rebecca Goldstein, Harvard
1/28 Great Ideas in Theoretical Computer Science: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems (Spring 2013)
1/28 Learning Q# with Python: building the quantum programming community - CFS2020
[Sarah Kaiser]
1/31 [Fell asleep to] Stuart Hameroff - Anesthetic action on quantum terahertz oscillations in microtubules… [Oxford]
2/1 The Science of Consciousness: Stuart Hameroff [Science and Non-Duality (SAND)]
2/1 Žižek - Lacan and Sexual Difference [25/3/11, The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities]
2/1 [Fell asleep to] Nervous Systems | Feedback Forms: Behaviorism, Cybernetics, Autopoiesis [Ana Teixeira Pinto]
2/3 Yanis Varoufakis: Has capitalism failed us? | On Civil Society | May 18, 2018 [Toronto Public Library]
2/3 Graham Harman: Form and its rivals (October 5, 2015) [Sci-Arc]
2/4 Gilles Retsin: Bits & pieces: discrete architecture (December 5, 2018) [Sci-Arc]
2/4 [BG] Quantum Computation for Quantum Chemistry: Status, Challenges, and Prospects - Session 1 [Microsoft Research]
2/4 [BG] The Uses and abuses of Antonio Gramsci - Megan Trudell
2/5 [BG] Discrete : Reappraising the digital in architecture (November 15, 2019) [Gilles Retsin, followed by Jose Sanchez, Damjan Jovanovic, M. Casey Rehm and Soomeen Hahm]
2/7 [BG] Software Fictions - Damjan Jovanovic [dMA Hannover]
2/7 [BG] Origins Science Scholars Program "From Atoms to Quarks" [Glenn Starkmann] [Case Western Reserve University]
2/7 [BG] Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law - Part 1 The Law of Gravitation
2/8 Yanis Varoufakis and Brian Eno on Money, Power and a Call to Radical Change [Intelligence Squared]
2/9 Yanis Varoufakis: The Future of Capitalism | The New School
2/10 Slavoj Žižek. Object a and The Function of Ideology. 2012 [EGS]
2/12 Stuart A. Umpleby: Second Order Cybernetics Then and Now (Heinz von Foerster Lecture 2013)
2/14 Bjarke Ingels "Hedonistic Sustainability” [KTH Arkitekturskolan]
2/15 Deleuze for the Desperate #1 Introduction [Dave Harris]
2/16 Deleuze for the Desperate #2 Rhizome [Dave Harris]
2/16 34C3 - Forensic Architecture [Eyal Weizman] [12-28-1017]
2/16 36C3 Wikipaka WG: Helping WordPress users build climate-friendly websites - english translation [Christian Neumann]
2/19 Yanis Varoufakis: why Britain must stay in Europe | Guardian Live [with Paul Mason]
2/21 Slavoj Žižek. Ontological Incompleteness in Film. 2012 [EGS]
2/22 [BG] Innovation in Storage and Battery Technologies [CSIS - Paul Dabbar]
2/22 [BG] Searching for Habitable Worlds: A Special Panel Discussion [NASA - Aki Roberge, Andrew Rushby, Giada Arney, Elizabeth Tasker]
2/23 Parallella: An open hardware platform for teaching parallel programming [Andreas Olofsson]
2/24 Quantum Complexity Inside Black Holes | Leonard Susskind [2014, University of Santa Barbara?]
2/24 Nanogenerators for self-powered systems, internet of things and large-scale blue energy [University of Tsukuba - Dr. Zhong Lin Wang]
2/24 [BG] Edward Said Memorial Conference - Etienne Balibar
[Centre for the Humanities Utrecht University]
2/25 Sustainable Development Goal #9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure [CSIS]
2/27 Cities of Tomorrow: Safety, Smarts, and Surveillance [CSIS - Jan 23, 2020]
2/27 6.858 Fall 2014 Lecture 1: Introduction [MIT] [“Buffer Overflow”]
2/28 [BG] Building the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem [Entire Talk]
2/28 System Architecture: Strategy and Product Development For Complex Systems
[MITsdm - Bruce Cameron]
2/28 [~60 minutes of short videos on cryptocurrency]
2/29 [BG] Life After Startups & the Blockchain | Balaji Srinivasan (21.co & a16z) & Michael Gasiorek (SG)
2/29 all of this is temporary: Mark Fisher
2/29 [~30 minutes of short videos on Software Defined Radio; Othernet; DIY satellite dishes]
3/1 [BG] Decoding the air around you with Java and $7 hardware [Bert Jan Schrijver - @ DEVOXX]
3/2 [BG] The Cloud, an Arduino, an Application, Server, and me - Adventures In and Out of the Cloud [Holly Cummins @ DEVOXX]
3/3 David Baker (U. Washington / HHMI) Part 1: Introduction to Protein Design
3/3 Molecular Red, Labor after Nature (1001 Plateaus, # 4) [McKenzie Wark]
3/5 How is Jacob Böhme relevant today? Lecture by Scott Brown
[Embassy of the Free Mind]
3/5 Infinite Fire Webinar VI - Prof. Dr. Wouter J. Hanegraaff on The Theosophical System of Jakob Böhme [Embassy of the Free Mind]
3/6 Nuclear 101: How Nuclear Bombs Work Part 1/2 [Harvard - Belfer Center - Matthew Bunn]
3/7 [BG] Infinite Fire Webinar IX - Dr. Marco Pasi on Arthur Edward Waite
[Embassy of the Free Mind]
3/8 China's AI Innovation Ecosystem
[CSIS - Helen Toner, Kaiser Kuo, Paul triolo, Naomi Wilson, William Carter]
3/8 MIT 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, Fall 2011 - R1. Asymptotic Complexity, Peak Finding [Victor Costan]
3/8 [BG] CRISPR Tools for Gene Editing in the Brain
[Jeremy Day - American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy]
3/8 Bernie Sanders: The Vox Conversation [July 28, 2015]
3/8 How Convolutional Neural Networks work [Brandon Rohrer]
3/9 [BG] Intro to Vacancy Defects
3/10 The Politics of Sexual Difference: Slavoj Žižek, Mladen Dolar, and Alenka Zupančič
[moderated by Avital Ronell]
3/11 Network Security 101: Full Workshop [SecureSet]
3/18 MIT 5.07SC Biological Chemistry, Fall 2013 - Lecture 5. Enzymes and Catalysis [JoAnne Stubbe]
3/19 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 1. Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology [Robert Sapolsky]
3/19 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 2. Behavioral Evolution I
3/21 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 3. Behavioral Evolution II
3/23 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 4. Molecular Genetics I
3/24 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 5. Molecular Genetics II
3/27 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 6. Behavioral Genetics I
3/28 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 7. Behavioral Genetics II
3/30 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 8. Recognizing Relatives
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
4/1 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 9. Ethology
4/2 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 10. Introduction to Neuroscience I
4/3 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 11. Introduction to Neuroscience II
4/4 Yanis Varoufakis | Cambridge Union
4/7 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 12. Endocrinology

4/8 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 13. Advanced Neurology and Endocrinology
4/9 [BG] MIT 8.02x [Physics II] - Lect 1 - Electric Charges and Forces - Coulomb's Law - Polarization [Walter Lewin]
4/9 MIT 8.02x - Lect 2 - Electric Field Lines, Superposition, Inductive Charging, Induced Dipoles
4/10 MIT 8.02x - Lect 3 - Electric Flux, Gauss' Law, Examples
4/12 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 14. Limbic System
4/13 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 15. Human Sexual Behavior I
4/13 MIT 8.02x - Lect 4 - Electrostatic Potential, Electric Energy, Equipotential Surfaces
4/15 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 16. Human Sexual Behavior II
4/15 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 17. Human Sexual Behavior III & Aggression I
4/15 MIT 8.02x - Lect 5 - E= - grad V, Conductors, Electrostatic Shielding (Faraday Cage)
4/16 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 18. Aggression II
4/18 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 19. Aggression III
4/18 MIT 8.02x - Lect 6 - High-voltage Breakdown, Lightning, Sparks, St-Elmo's Fire
4/20 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 20. Aggression IV
4/20 MIT 8.02x - Lect 7 - Capacitance, Electric Field Energy
4/21 [BG] Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Webinar
4/21 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 21. Chaos and Reductionism
4/22 Feb 2018 -- Randy Beer -- Making Sense of Autopoiesis [ENSO Seminar Series]
4/23 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 22. Emergence and Complexity
4/23 Carl Sagan lecture
4/25 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 23. Language
4/27 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 24. Schizophrenia
4/29 MIT 8.02x - Lect 8 - Polarization, Dielectrics, Van de Graaff Generator, Capacitors
4/30 Stanford - Human Behavioral Biology - Lecture 25. Individual Differences
4/30 Lec 1 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007 [David Jerison]
5/6 MIT 8.02x - Lect 9 - Electric Currents, Resistivity, Conductivity, Ohm's Law
5/6 Lec 2 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus
5/7 Pynchon’s Paranoid California with Michael Mark Cohen [Berkeley]
5/11 MIT 8.02x - Lect 10 - Batteries, Power, Kirchhoff's Rules, Circuits, Kelvin Water Dropper
5/13 Special Relativity | Lecture 1 [Stanford, Leonard Susskind]
5/13 Lec 3 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
5/13 Undergrad Complexity at CMU - Lecture 1: Course Overview [Ryan o’donnell]
5/14 The Story of Complexity - Christos Papadimitriou [University of Toronto]
5/15 Deleuze for the Desperate #3 Haecceity [Dave Harris]
5/15 [BG] David Mobley - Current status of OpenFF and our near-term roadmap
5/15 Lec 4 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
5/16 Tech Talk: John Martinis, "Design of a Superconducting Quantum Computer"
5/16 MIT 8.02x - Lect 11 - Magnetic Fields, Lorentz Force, Torques, Electric Motors (DC)
5/16 Lec 5 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
5/18 Undergrad Complexity at CMU - Lecture 2: Turing Machines

5/18 DIY EEG to Arduino // Live Hardware Hacking! [hackster.io]
5/18 [BG] The Dialectic from Marx to Lukacs - Stacey Whittle
5/18 MIT 8.02x - Lect 12 - First Exam Review
5/18 Deep brain Recording and Stimulation of Real World Episodic Memory in Humans [Nanthia Suthana]
5/19 Lec 6 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
5/21 Undergrad Complexity at CMU - Lecture 3: Simulations and Turing Machine Variants
5/22 MIT 8.02x - Lect 13 - Moving charges in B-fields, Cyclotrons, Mass Spectrometers, LHC
5/22 Ming Liu on Chinese Daoism (Taoism) - March 14 ACS Colloquium at CIIS (Part 1)
5/22 Ming Liu on Chinese Daoism (Taoism) - March 14 ACS Colloquium at CIIS (Part 2)
5/26 The Occult History of the Third Reich (1/4)
5/26 The Occult History of the Third Reich (2/4)
5/27 The Occult History of the Third Reich (3/4)
5/28 MIT 8.02x - Lect 14 - Biot-Savart, div B = 0, High-voltage Power Lines, Leyden Jar revisited
5/29 The Occult History of the Third Reich (4/4)
6/3 Lec 7: Exam 1 review | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/3 Everything Matters: Germanium With Ron Hipschman
6/4 [BG] Academy in One Day: Georg Lukács, History and Class Consciousness [Tim Black]
6/4 [BG] Lukács, alienation and class consciousness with Chris Nineham
6/8 The Russian Revolution: January 1905-December 1917 [Mark Albertson, Darien Library]
6/9 The Migration of Indo-European Languages
6/10 Lec 9 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/12 Undergrad Complexity at CMU - Lecture 4: Time Complexity and Universal Turing Machines
6/15 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Special Public Lecture: The Discovery of Pulsars [Perimeter Institute]
6/16 Understanding the Atom [William Sponholtz]
6/16 MIT 8.02x - Lect 15 - Ampere's Law, Solenoids, Kelvin Water Dropper (revisited)
6/17 Social Collapse Best Practices | Dmitry Orlov [Long Now Foundation]
6/18 Lec 10 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/18 What is rhythmanalysis? by Dr Dawn Lyon
6/18 Bret Victor - The Future of Programming [Dropbox's DBX conference, 2013]
6/23 Michel Serres: Thinking in Figures [Christopher Watkin @ Stanford]
 
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