'Human brain' supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time by magnora7 in technology

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This is consistent with a new theory of consciousness being advocated by physicist Sir Roger Penrose and Dr. Stuart Hameroff. Penrose and Hameroff suggest that consciousness is something applied to the brain, not generated by it.

Came to the comments to mention Hammeroff. He's an anesthesiologist who thinks consciousness arises out of the quantum states of microtubules within the neuron. Basically, the brain is more a quantum antenna than a computer. Really fascinating stuff, and interesting that it comes from a guy who's an expert in turning consciousness off (and hopefully back on again).

The Video Game That Can Control Your Mind by Crazy_Bananas in conspiracy

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Oregon Public Broadcasting did a short segment on the Polybius arcade story about a year ago. I'll link if I can find it. Their conclusion was it had been a total urban legend, but that's exactly what THEY would want you to think isn't it? Some claim there is still a ROM of the game floating around somewhere on the dark web.

Apple and US Customs team-up to shakedown tech vlogger Louis Rossman by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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Days after appearing on the CBC to expose Apples exorbitant repair costs for out of warranty devices, Rossman had a shipment of macbook batteries seized by US Customs. Coincidence?