July 22:
Fran Kelly of ABC Radio National interview with Australian Thinker of the Year, Major-General Jim Molan AO DSC.

Each year the prestigious Australian Thinker of the Year Award is presented in recognition of the contribution Australian thinkers make both nationally and globally.

In 2009, the award went to Jim Molan AO DSC Major General (Retired), best-selling author of Running the War in Iraq in recognition of his unique work as an Australian general overseeing a total force of 300‚000 troops‚ including 155‚000 Americans.

See Media Release here.

If you don’t already know, there’s much more to your FULL address than just your street, town and country.

For example, I live in St Kilda, a bayside inner suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. But, that’s only half of it.

To pinpoint the exact spot, as far as we know it at present, it looks more like this:

St Kilda,
Victoria,
Australia
Earth, Planet No. 3,
Solar System,
Orion Spur on the Sagittarius Spiral Arm,
Milky Way Galaxy,
Local Cluster,
Virgo Supercluster,
Universe,
Multiverse.

Now there’s an address! You can also tag it on to your own local address.

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: If you like you can take ten minutes to meditate on your real place in the universe.

This article will help you to do so. I particularly liked Hubble’s comment to Edith Sitwell: — Read the full Washington Post article here …

German expert on Thinking Skills–Florian Rustler–asks Michael about teaching thinking and the universal brain software (CVS2BVS) …

Michael, you created the School of Thinking (SOT). For some people that might be an unusual concept that you need a school that teaches you how to think. A lot of people are of the opinion that they know already how to think. Why is there a necessity for having a School of Thinking?

Click through here for the interview …

WIRED SCIENCE:

Hackers who commandeer your computer are bad enough. Now scientists worry that someday, they’ll try to take over your brain.

In the past year, researchers have developed technology that makes it possible to use thoughts to operate a computer, maneuver a wheelchair or even use Twitter – all without lifting a finger. But as neural devices become more complicated – and go wireless – some scientists say the risks of “brain hacking” should be taken seriously.

“Neural devices are innovating at an extremely rapid rate and hold tremendous promise for the future,” said computer security expert Tadayoshi Kohno of the University of Washington. “But if we don’t start paying attention to security, we’re worried that we might find ourselves in five or 10 years saying we’ve made a big mistake.”

—Click through to the original article …