RAW: What the Thinker Thinks, the Prover will Prove

Editor’s Note: The following article is an excerpt from: Robert Anton Wilson’s Prometheus Rising, and has been reprinted with permission. What the Thinker thinks, the Prover will prove: William James, the ‘father’ of American psychology, tells of meeting an old lady who told him the Earth rested on the back of a huge turtle. “But, my dear lady,” Professor…


Five Ways Augmented Reality Will Make Us Transhuman

Transhumanism is all about the creative and ethical use of technology to better the human condition. Futurists, when discussing topics related to transhumanism, tend to look at nano-tech, bio-mechanical augmentation and related technology that, for the most part, is beyond the comprehension of lay-people. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jsHv4czvL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″] If transhumanism as a movement…


Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or liked, every YouTube video watched, every Reddit upvote, and all the StumbleUpon rabbit holes that make up your digital persona. With algorithms like Watson coming online, where natural language…


ASMR – The Secret Brain Tingle

Imagine that you are five years old. You are sitting on the end of a couch opposite your older sister, who is chatting away to a friend on the phone. This takes place in a time before wireless phones, so she is wrapping the coiled cord around her finger absentmindedly. When it reaches her nail,…


Consciousness Considered: Phi by Giulio Tononi

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”030790721X” locale=”us” height=”250″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4173njDrKKL.jpg” width=”170″]Will neuroscience ever explain consciousness? With the surfeit of philosophic trench warfare over the past 20 years, one has good reason to feel skeptical. Whether explained away by the deterministic rigor of reductive materialism or obscured by the epistemological fog of mysterianism, a serious analysis of the conceptual landscape…

EEG Headsets Emotiv


The future has arrived! You can now rule the world and the future with these EEG headsets. However, as anyone who reads SEROUS WONDER knows, consciousness and imagination can literally create and alter the material world through technology. That said, by using these EEG Headsets to control your computer, you are just steps away from…

Simulation Theory

The Simulated Universe Theory May Be Real

The Simulated Universe may be real. We assume that what we taste, smell, feel and see in our world are all “real” experiences.  However, physicists are now saying that we may be able to find proof that we are really living inside a simulation. This unbelievable theory is not a new concept. The Matrix, Plato’s Allegory…

Life After Death

Immortality Now: Death as Metamorphosis

Death may be the most uncomfortable and fear-inducing fact of life. But recent research suggests that there may be nothing to fear because death is more like a metamorphosis than an ending. Our views of death are important. Research over the years has found that our fear of death influences our beliefs and choices in…