Cerebralhack past, present, and future.
When I first started this blog in 2008, it was actually a saved notepad file I had on my desktop. Then, being an old user of Dodgeball, I had made a Twitter account around the time they killed it in 2009. Its main purpose was as a link farm for my own categorization of the information I came across while reading up on new consumer products that used the waves your muscles and brain emit (biopotentials) through the skull, to interface with computers through software and sensors on the scalp (BCI). I remember being initially surprised that the technology had “flown under/over my radar” and perplexed as to how no one else knew this kind of stuff was being made. Writing about it seemed the next logical step for me and reaching out to people that were involved with like minded projects in the technology at the time was how I’d try to get better information. I don’t say this often enough, but the individuals who follow @cerebralhack are some of the most interesting people I’ve come across on the internet. If you’re not a twitter user, or are but don’t follow, or just haven’t checked it out, just browse through it…people are AMAZING.
Fast-forward to 2015, new technology has been sprouting at a pace that seems if it’s not on track with Moore’s Law, then its exceeding it. Oppressive governments have been overthrown by Twitter, Medical science replacing vital organs with exact replicas. People 3D printing their own prosthetic limbs and in that same breath using that same technology to destroy and dehumanize.
There’s peace, there’s war, and there is hope.
For me, the end result goal for Cerebralhack is to be a quality independent resource run by people who have day jobs and don’t have the time or energy to attempt a “News 24/7 modle” but DO have the position, ability and motivation to put quality periodic bursts of what is going on in the world of technology and science from our perspective. Hacking, in its traditional sense within the culture it derived from is done by someone who thinks out of the box on any given subject, understands what it does (through experiments and/or research) and theorizes (sometimes in practice) on the full capabilities of it.
Currently things are changing around a bit. Cerebralhack is now hosted on a a dedicated and self administrated SSD driven cloud VPS and utilizing Amazons CDN services for hosting podcasts…..making a good transition to mention all the Audio from the old interviews in 2009 being available. Currently Im working on a demo platform for a podcast for Cerebralhack with a couple of interested cohorts, but more on that will be touched on when there’s more material…and more time.
From a light in the sky, to a campfire on the ground, to a monitor on our desks, our perception changes in how we shape the world. The phrase Cerebralhack refers to advances in all sciences and technologies that cause these rapid micro-global revelations of consciousness, changes in how we define the human experience, something that as time goes by has been increasing substantially.