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What is Consciousness?

In this new video, I explore defining consciousness in a simple, extremely realistic, physics-based way, looking at how atoms that are “informationally connected” in molecules (and larger material objects) are aware of their current states, and potential future states. The more complex the connected matter system becomes, and the more possible future states it has, the more consciousness we can describe it as having. This also could be considered “free will” in a deterministic universe.

What do you think? Does this explain consciousness robustly and clearly enough for you?

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The Library of All Stories

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TWTS – Episode 80 – The Library of All Stories

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Enjoy the library. :-)

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Links referenced in episode:

Last Year’s Solstice Video: The Grand Solstice of Life on Earth

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land! Thanks to generous donations, my dream of starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves has real, material beginnings! We now have a (very cheap) small blop of property in mid-coast Maine, and I’m seeking folks who can help physically build spaces for volunteers to live, and the public to explore and create with us.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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The Speaking Up Process in Action! Featuring Ellie (my mom)

Loves, losses, dreams, and needs.

The Speaking Up process is a simple way to refine our dialogue so that we can explore, clarify, and share our most meaningful stories of who we are and what we want in life.

In this beautiful video that I’m so very happy has come into being, I guide my mother through my four questions, so that not only can she share her stories with us, but also so that you can learn a bit more about how this process can work, and be adapted to diverse situations and individuals.

I very much hope you enjoy it!

For more about the Speaking Up process, please check out the category list for previous posts on this blog, or find me on Reddit or Twitter and explore!

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Links referenced in episode:

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

An old, sparse website introducing the CREATE Space project: http://www.createspaceearth.org

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land now! Whoohoooo!

My big goal is literally close enough to walk on and touch with your toes! Thanks to generous donations I’m finally in the physical stages of starting CREATE Space, a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’ve finally purchased (very cheap) property, that can use a whole lot of love, in a small town in mid-coast Maine. So now I’m actively seeking folks who can help figure out how to make some (free) housing for volunteers, and some public workshop spaces for doing our creative work, as well as folks to help sort out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever. Please connect with me using one of the links here if you have any suggestions or want to join us!

If you want to toss us a little Bitcoinage , this is the wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Morality: A How To

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TWTS – Episode 79 – Morality: A How To

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Where do you draw the line? What do you stand for? Is it more important to you to conserve the good things that are already here, or is it more important to liberate new possibilities?

It’s all good.

But there’s this one simple trick!

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Links referenced in episode:

Peter Draws: http://www.peterdraws.com

A quincunx/Galton board you can play with to see the bell curve in action

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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Safe Spaces for Mammalian Memes

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TWTS – Episode 78 –

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We’re seeing history repeat itself, on a higher level now. We kinda know how the story of the dinosaurs’ genes went, and now we can see the dinosaur memes flame out too, to be recycled into informational fuel for the future.

While that happens, our small, furry, pro-social, creative memes need a place to hide out for a while. We can CREATE spaces for us to be safe, while we focus on taking excellent care of the basic needs of the small resourceful groups that are starting to spread out into the cracks and crevices of our planet, staying well away from the oversized, aggressive, dangerous beasts of centralized corporations and national governments.

You can join me in working to make truly safe spaces for all of our mammalian memes, and the bodies that contain them, or just go for it on your own, in your own local spaces.

It might not be the most comfortable time on the Earth right now, but if we focus on the best stuff, in small, decentralized ways, we just need to hang tight for a bit, and then we’ll finally inherit the Earth.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Love,
Turil

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Links referenced in episode:

The video podcast this one is following up on: The Grand Solstice of Life on Earth

Speaker John Ash’s Twitter thread that partly inspired this story

An old, sparse website introducing the CREATE Space project: http://www.createspaceearth.org

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Entropy is Provocative

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TWTS – Episode 77 – Entropy is Provocative

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Memetic procreation is fun!

Happy Birthday to me! (I’m 50! Yay!)

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaker John Ash’s video on the creative unpredictability of communication Words: Distilling a Distributed Excitation of a Body of Cells

Speaker John Ash’s very sweet song about meeting someone else in one’s cautious explorations: Snail

Peter Draws is a wisdom dealer, offering free words. Find lots of his words, and non-words, here, and how about a couple of them over here too?

It’s pretty, and clever, and I like it Terran’s titanium anodizer. (He made my fork yellow-purple once. I didn’t know yellow-purple was a color before then. It was very nice. I still have the fork, but the yellow-purple wore off.)

This, right here, is a placeholder for something new. Some idea, perhaps from you, that dances beautifully with my own ideas!

“A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.” ~ Albert Einstein

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

Yay!

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TWTS – This is Valuable

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TWTS – Episode 76 – This is Valuable

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How do we bring our own personal values, of what we most want to get from the universe, and most want to share with the universe, into the internet culture and economy?

I explore a bit about what value is, and ask for ideas and help for incorporating our priorities, in some quantifiable way, into our communications online, in social media, government, education, and basic physical needs.

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaker John Ash’s video on quantified human value #Trashtag: Social Proof of Work

Choice blindness | Petter Johansson | TEDxUppsalaUniversity video (Talking about the “explain why you prefered this photo” study.)

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

Yay!

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