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Brainwaves & Qigong

Paras Kaul is a brainwave researcher and Qigong practitioner who explores the use of brainwave applications and demonstrates brainwave morphing, a technique she coined that combines multimedia and brainwave interactive technology for learning and rehabilitation. Paras has held professional internships at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and Real Time Design in Chicago. As a production assistant at Digital Effects, Inc. in NY, she handled post production operations for digital animation.

In Mississippi, as an assistant professor in a Graduate Program for Electronic Visualization, she founded a professional chapter of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Paras also has 10 years as director of web communications at George Mason University where she was also a member of the Senior Management Team and held membership positions in policy-making and strategic planning committees for Information Technology.

She has been interviewed for Studio 360, With Good Reason Public Radio, GMU-TV and Masonʼs English Matters. Paras has published peer-reviewed articles on brainwave learning and gaming, and has been an invited speaker to France, Australia, and the UK. Currently, Paras is a member of the Healing Arts Ensemble in the Music and Well-Being Program at George Mason University and a Board Member for Peaceable Dragon, a consortium of educators in the Healing Arts. She is also the Media Relations Coordinator on the Board of Directors for DC SIGGRAPH and a Board Member for the Hillsdale Homeowners Association. Periodically, she gives presentations on Brain to Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Brain Wave Wellness at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

  • Singularity Q&A
    Originally published in 2005 with the launch of The Singularity Is Near. Questions and Answers So what is the Singularity? Within a quarter century, nonbiological intelligence will match the range and subtlety of human intelligence. It will then soar past it because of the continuing acceleration of information-based technologies, as well as the ability of […]
    Ray Kurzweil
  • Femtotech: Computing at the femtometer scale using quarks and gluons
    How the properties of quarks and gluons can be used (in principle) to perform computation at the femtometer (10^-15 meter) scale. I’ve been thinking on and off for two decades about the possibility of a femtotech. Now that nanotech is well established, and well funded, I feel that the time is right to start thinking […]
    Hugo de Garis
  • Can we develop and test machine minds and uploads ethically?
    A fundamental principle of bioethics requires the consent of a patient to any medical procedure performed upon them. A patient will exist the moment a conscious mindclone arises in some academic laboratory, or hacker’s garage. At that moment, ethical rules will be challenged, for the mindclone has not consented to the work being done on […]
    Martine Rothblatt
  • Pattern survival versus gene survival
    I decided to write this article after I found that many colleagues and participants whom I  spoke with at the recent Humanity+ (ref. R.A. Koene, 2010b) and Transvision (ref. R.A. Koene, 2010a) conferences were struggling with personal and strategic decisions when they considered what sort of future to strive for. We are hampered by a […]
    Randal A. Koene
  • The new era of health and medicine as an information technology is broader than individual genes
    Is it time to rethink the promise of genomics?  There has been recent disappointment expressed in the progress in the field of genomics. In my view, this results from an overly narrow view of the science of genes and biological information processing in general. It reminds me of the time when the field of “artificial […]
    Ray Kurzweil
  • Globa: Accelerating technologies will create a global state by 2050
    This essay argues that the exponential rate of technical progress will create within 40 years an Internet that is a trillion times faster than today’s, a global media, a global education system, a global language, and a globally homogenized culture, thus establishing the prerequisites for the creation of a global democratic state, “Globa,” and ridding […]
    Hugo de Garis
  • From cosmism to deism
    The rise of artilects (artificial intellects, i.e., godlike massively intelligent machines with intellectual capacities trillions of trillions of times above the human level) in this century makes the existence of a deity (a massively intelligent entity capable of creating a universe) seem much more plausible. There are now thousands of AI scientists around the world […]
    Hugo de Garis
  • On genes, memes, bemes, and conscious things
    As human memory, personality, values, and other attributes are increasingly being captured in cybernetic form, they are becoming virtual entities of their own. These “bemes” — units of beingness — are analogous to memes (culturally transmissible ideas) and genes, but go far beyond them. Common sets of bemes will lead to a new “Beme Neural […]
    Martine Rothblatt
  • Is the business cycle in your DNA?
    From The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism by Howard Bloom, Prometheus Books, 2009. Reprinted with permission. Why bankers are like bacteria What has tumbled you and me into the pit of the Great Recession of 2008-2010? What causes boom and bust? Does economic catastrophe come from a perverse monetary system, from […]
    Howard Bloom
  • Communicating with the universe
    Over the next million years, a descendant of the Internet will maintain contact with inhabited planets throughout our galaxy and begin to spread out into the larger universe, linking up countless new or existing civilizations into the Universenet, a network of ultimate intelligence. (updated) Originally published in Year Million: Science at the Far Edge of […]
    Amara D. Angelica
  • A Review Study on the Beneficial Effects of Baduanjin.
    A Review Study on the Beneficial Effects of Baduanjin. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Dec 11;: Authors: Zou L, Pan Z, Yeung A, Talwar S, Wang C, Liu Y, Shu Y, Chen X, Thomas GA Abstract AIM: Baduanjin, a Chinese traditional Qigong exercise that focuses on a mind-body integration, is considered to be an effective […]
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