Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

The Power of Thought -

There is an article in the New York Times today by Andrew Pollack on a paralyzed man with a small sensor implanted in his brain, who is able to control a computer, television set,  and a robot using only his thoughts. 

Pollack reports:  

"Those results offer hope that in the future, people with spinal cord injuries, Lou Gehrig’s disease or other conditions that impair movement may be able to communicate or better control their world.

"If your brain can do it, we can tap into it,” said John P. Donoghue, a professor of neuroscience at Brown University who has led development of the system and was the senior author of a report on it being published in today’s issue of the journal Nature."

I feel this taps into my comments earlier on how thought affects our body.

I have also been thinking about a game like Warcraft, which is played on-line, with your friends in various locations.  You go on an adventure with your friends, who may be scattered around the world as Jeff's friends are.   I say the game is not  "real," and yet, what is real.   I used to think my thoughts were not "real," but it seems they have valid consequences in my body.  How then is it to play such a game where you bond with your friends and fight "evil"?  Might a game like this prevent war, and release that need to conquer and explore?   I don't have any answers, but I feel us entering the realms of science fiction with this, and I am curious.   There is so much to know and play with.   Last night, I felt my head reaching out trying to know just a little bit more.  The muscles around my occipital ridge were flexing.  It was like an unborn baby kicking at the mother's stomach, announcing, "This is an alert!   Soon I will be entering your world in a whole, new way."  

I want to continue exploring,  but I'm not sure Warcraft is my game.       Peacecraft, anyone?  

In person!   Sharing crumpets and tea, or carrot juice and seeds. 

I would say personal contact works for me, and yet, here I am, and there, you are.   Ah,  I see.    : )

How complex the ignition, and yet, the point is to ignite, unite.   Do that today in whatever form works for you.  The world is rich, and it's wearing a smile from me to you, and back again.  We are held in a smile, and that is the gift!

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