Dr. Laura A. king’s research on meaning of life

July 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Based on contemporary social cognition theories , meaning in life , wellbeing ,intuition,information, mood, regularities(order,structure),culture, magic, worldviews and death are making sense all together.

https://youtu.be/GJroM-NOunQ

 

 

 

The Self

June 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

it’s now, choosing  from the past and opening to the future.

The whole project of understanding how brains do the uniquely human things — learn language and abstract concepts, and thinking about other people’s thoughts — that’s brand new.

August 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Collage, Well-being, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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CA: So I’ve got one last question. There is this thing called the hard problem of consciousness, that puzzles a lot of people. The notion that you can understand why a brain works, perhaps. But why does anyone have to feel anything? Why does it seem to require these beings who sense things for us to operate? You’re a brilliant young neuroscientist. I mean, what chances do you think there are that at some time in your career, someone, you or someone else, is going to come up with some paradigm shift in understanding what seems an impossible problem?

16:26 RS: I hope they do. And I think they probably won’t.

16:30 CA: Why?

16:33 RS: It’s not called the hard problem of consciousness for nothing. (Laughter)

16:38 CA: That’s a great answer. Rebecca Saxe, thank you very much. That was fantastic. (Applause)

Truth,Information and Data

May 6, 2014 at 11:44 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Mindfulness, Personal Knowledge Management, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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“Data is the foundation of information ,knowledge, and ultimately , wisdom and informed action.

Is data truth? Not necessarily! Data can be inaccurate,incomplete,out of date, and misunderstood.For centuries,philosophers have asked,”What is truth?”,and the answer remains elusive.

On a practical level,truth is,to some extent,information of the highest quality-data, that is available,relevant,complete,accurate ,consistence,timely,usable,meaningful,and understood.

Organizations that recognize the value of data can take concrete,proactive steps to increase the the quality of data and information.”

What I liked about this definition, from the Data Management Association DAMA guide to the data management body of knowledge,is the precaution taken when defining the relation between information and truth in an organizational context ,these can be  noticed in the phrases “On a practical level” and “to some extent”!. While it can be an scientific way of writing still it amaze me in the knowledge era.

The second observation is about the first sentence,precisely about the order of Data,information,then  knowledge which is alright with me,but wisdom and informed action, it could make more sense  to me,without  the organizational context,if it was flipped so informed action and wisdom.

Methodological Pluralism

March 6, 2014 at 11:08 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Personal Knowledge Management, Well-being | Leave a comment
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Knowledge cannot be seen as cumulative (building into a more and more accurate picture of reality) so the theories should be seen as more or less useful in terms of the purposes of the intervention being pursued and there always an agent making choices amongst a plurality of options and we should talk in terms of locally relevant rather than universal standards for choice. At the methodological level respecting the fact that others might have useful insights that we may learn from in constructing our own methodological ideas and the level of methods we can draw upon methods originally produced within other methodologies (Midgley , 2000 , p. 168 ) .

 

Cloud Computing is a sustaining innovation and some of its applications are disruptive innovations

November 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Personal Knowledge Management | Leave a comment
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Cloud Computing the current hype trend in IT are  commonly described as a disruptive innovation by the industry giants,where i see it through the following definitions as a sustaining innovation , at the same time according to the same definitions some of the applications of the Cloud Computing are  disruptive innovation but they are still emerging and are under the radar, so when looking for this applications you will not find it in the common market as a common product offered by the industry giants.

The term disruptive technologies was coined by Clayton M. Christensen and introduced in his 1995 article Disruptive Technologies Catching the Wave, which he co-wrote with Joseph Bower.Christensen replaced the term disruptive technology with disruptive innovation because he recognized that few technologies are intrinsically disruptive or sustaining in character; rather, it is the business model that the technology enables that creates the disruptive impact.

There are two basic types of innovation—sustaining and disruptive—that follow different trajectories and lead to different results.

Sustaining innovations help leading, or incumbent, organizations make better products or services that can often be sold for better profits to their best customers. They serve existing customers according to the original definition of performance— that is, according to the way the market has historically defined what’s good.

Disruptive innovations are not breakthrough technologies that make good products better; rather they are innovations that transform sectors to make products affordable and convenient, thereby making them available to a much larger population. Disruptive innovations do not try to bring better products to existing customers in established markets. Instead, they offer a new definition of what’s good.

Initially, a disruptive innovation is formed in a niche market that may appear unattractive or inconsequential to industry incumbents, but eventually the new product or idea completely redefines the industry.

Characteristics of disruptive businesses, at least in their initial stages, can include:  lower gross margins, smaller target markets, and simpler products and services that may not appear as attractive as existing solutions .

Some examples of disruptive innovation include:

Disruptor

Disruptee

Personal computers               Mainframe and mini computers
Wikipedia              Traditional encyclopedias

see more at: http://www.claytonchristensen.com/key-concepts/#sthash.TfHZe9nH.dpuf

A common misreading of the theory of disruptive innovation is that disruptive innovations are good and sustaining innovations are bad. This is false. Sustaining innovations are vital to a healthy and robust sector, as organizations strive to make better products or deliver better services to their best customers.

The Post is an excerpt from

1-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_innovation

2-http://www.claytonchristensen.com/key-concepts/

3-http://www.christenseninstitute.org/publications/hybrids/

Night Train to Iisbon

November 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Posted in Collage | Leave a comment
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life,I can’t degrade one of its stories to a complex phenomena .

Life is life,continuously  thrilling by its mysterious vital beauty .

Night train to Lisbon is a brilliantly crafted 111 min movie of a story.

Brain-inspired synaptic transistor learns while it computes

November 2, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Posted in Collage | Leave a comment

Synaptic Transistor Learns While it Computes | Neuroscience News

A new brain inspired device, which learns while it computes, could take parallel computing into a new era of ultra efficient high performance.

Read more at neurosciencenews.com

Meaning of life From Wikipedia,Popular views

November 1, 2013 at 11:22 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Mindfulness, Personal Knowledge Management, Well-being, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment

“What is the meaning of life?” is a question many people ask themselves at some point during their lives, most in the context “What is the purpose of life?”.[10] Some popular answers include:

To realize one’s potential and ideals

  • To chase dreams.[143]
  • To live one’s dreams.[144]
  • To spend it for something that will outlast it.[145]
  • To matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.[145]
  • To expand one’s potential in life.[144]
  • To become the person you’ve always wanted to be.[146]
  • To become the best version of yourself.[147]
  • To seek happiness[148][149] and flourish.[3]
  • To be a true authentic human being.[150]
  • To be able to put the whole of oneself into one’s feelings, one’s work, one’s beliefs.[145]
  • To follow or submit to our destiny.[151][152][153]
  • To achieve eudaimonia,[154] a flourishing of human spirit.

To achieve biological perfection

To seek wisdom and knowledge

  •  To expand one’s perception of the world.[144]

To do good, to do the right thing

  • To leave the world as a better place than you found it.[143]
  • To do your best to leave every situation better than you found it.[143]
  • To benefit others.[6]
  • To give more than you take.[143]
  • To end suffering.[173][174][175]
  • To create equality.[176][177][178]
  • To challenge oppression.[179]
  • To distribute wealth.[180][181]
  • To be generous.[182][183]
  • To contribute to the well-being and spirit of others.[184]
  • To help others,[3][183] to help one another.[185]
  • To take every chance to help another while on your journey here.[143]
  • To be creative and innovative.[184]
  • To forgive.[143]
  • To accept and forgive human flaws.[186][187]
  • To be emotionally sincere.[145]
  • To be responsible.[145]
  • To be honorable.[145]
  • To seek peace.[145]

Meanings relating to religion

  • To reach the highest heaven and be at the heart of the Divine.[188]
  • To have a pure soul and experience God.[145]
  • To understand the mystery of God.[151]
  • To know or attain union with God.[189][190]
  • To know oneself, know others, and know the will of heaven.[191]
  • To love something bigger, greater, and beyond ourselves, something we did not create or have the power to create, something intangible and made holy by our very belief in it.[143]
  • To love God[189] and all of his creations.[192]
  • To glorify God by enjoying him forever.[52][193]
  • To go and make new disciples of Jesus Christ.[194]
  • To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.[195]
  • To be fruitful and multiply.[196] (Genesis 1:28)
  • To obtain freedom (Romans 8:20-21)
  • To fill the Earth and subdue it.[196] (Genesis 1:28)

To love, to feel, to enjoy the act of living

  • To love more.[143]
  • To love those who mean the most. Every life you touch will touch you back.[143]
  • To treasure every enjoyable sensation one has.[143]
  • To seek beauty in all its forms.[143]
  • To have fun or enjoy life.[151][184]
  • To seek pleasure[145] and avoid pain.[197]
  • To be compassionate.[145]
  • To be moved by the tears and pain of others, and try to help them out of love and compassion.[143]
  • To love others as best we possibly can.[143]
  • To eat, drink, and be merry.[198]

To have power, to be better

Life has no meaning

  • Life or human existence has no real meaning or purpose because human existence occurred out of a random chance in nature, and anything that exists by chance has no intended purpose.[172]
  • Life has no meaning, but as humans we try to associate a meaning or purpose so we can justify our existence.[143]
  • There is no point in life, and that is exactly what makes it so special.[143]

One should not seek to know and understand the meaning of life

  • The answer to the meaning of life is too profound to be known and understood.[172]
  • You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.[143]
  • The meaning of life is to forget about the search for the meaning of life.[143]
  • Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.[201]

Life is bad

  • Life is a bitch, and then you die.[146]
  • Better never to have been.[202]

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life

Sonja Lyubomirsky’s, The How of Happiness

October 18, 2013 at 9:15 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Mindfulness, Personal Knowledge Management, Well-being, ايضاحات | Leave a comment

Sonja Lyubomirsky is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness.

The premise of The How of Happiness is (1) that happiness is worth striving for, and (2) that 50 percent of a given human’s happiness level is genetically determined (based on twin studies),10 percent is affected by life circumstances and situation, and a remaining 40 percent of happiness is subject to self control

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