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The Science Of Entanglement & The Illusion Of Separation – SAND 2014

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With great gratitude I found myself with like-minded scientists and thought leaders at this year’s Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND) where a common ground was sought between neuroscientists, physicists and the consciousness community. This year’s theme was “Entanglement” and recognition that “when science drills down into the core of even the most solid-looking object, separateness dissolves, and all that remains are relationships extending throughout and possibly beyond, space and time.”

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What is so interesting about SAND is the confluence of the nondualists who simply attribute EVERYTHING to consciousness without a need for science, and those among us whose minds still seek “answers” and for whom a scientific “explanation” makes things land more deeply.

What is also so extraordinary about this conference is the ability to exchange ideas with so  many different scientific and nondual thinkers (the latter being a necessary contradiction) in a nourishing environment.

A Balance Of Informed Perspectives

I immediately found myself “entangled” with Wolfgang Baer, another attendee who teaches at the graduate level in Monterey and with a PhD in physics from Berkeley who believes he has discovered an energetic basis for consciousness in the binding energy of minute particles. From there I immediately found myself in an amazing panel discussion moderated by Cassandra Vieten, PhD, President and CEO of IONS, the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She first delivered an interesting discourse on the cycle of consciousness changing theories – from being seen as heretical and subversive to eventually either replacing or becoming absorbed into the conventional thought and mainstream of the times.

Neil Theise a researcher in stem cells described how, “at cellular this self doesn’t exist”– suggesting that as neuroscientists have suggested it is a construction of complex neural networks. Dr. Rudi Tanzi, a noted medical researcher and leader of the Alzheimer’s Genome Project described how local consciousness is based on memory, so that his patients will often describe Alzheimer’s as “I’ve lost my self, requires a continuity of Time.” While great strides have been made in his research, Dr. Tanzi says that it is still a mystery how memories are encoded in proteins and neural networks; in other words, again, what constitutes the real “Self.”

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Menas Kafalos, Professor of Computational Physics and Director of Excellence at Chapman University –said that conventional science has it backwards in many respects –that “without events and objects you don’t have space or time” and of course events are an interpretation or manifestation of consciousness. Julia Mossbridge from Northwestern University is studying how time works in perception – and the language that is integral to our experience of “before and after.”  She wonders where insights come from and suggests a “handshake” or “gentle relationship between the conscious and unconscious.”

Insightful Presentations by Renowned Teachers

Bentinho Massaro in his talk, “Each Part contains All of Existence – Living in Fullness” echoed Jed McKenna’s work with an equally clear presentation consciousness as All and Everything arising through or within Consciousness. McKenna calls it “C-REX,” Bentinho uses the analogy of whatever is experienced appearing in some ways as pixels on a TV on the screen of our consciousness. But of course, who is this “our?” Since nothing is left out, Bentinho asserts that this should provide a sense of security or safety –“there is no need to be careful” (because Consciousness is the only true “cause.”

I also attended a discussion between the legendary Adyashanti and Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas), Founder of the Diamond Approach moderated by Zaya Benazzo, one of the founders and leaders of SAND on “Living Realization.” This was a recurring theme among many speakers and attendees:  reconciling the tangible experience of consciousness with a theoretical “understanding.”

Adya talked about the amazingly paradoxical aspect of “awakening” echoing Dr. Tanzi’s description of Alzheimer’s in that it is not the “I” that awakens. He said that at first it is just a door that opens but that generally one quickly reverts to “normal” life—and one often struggles with trying to recapture the feeling of awakening for the “self.” How to sustain these moments of recognition? Adya said that it requires “fierce amounts of humility”– to be ruthlessly honest with oneself.

The question becomes why does one do “untrue” things? This is the essence of the paradox, because according to Adya, the Ego can hide within its perception or interpretation of “clarity.” He described awakening as the movement of spirit not so much outward, but rather inward to expose the inevitable lies that the Ego tells “itself.”

For Almaas, who exemplifies the approach of many in SAND by having first studied physics and relativity theory before moving to a psychological inquiry due to a recognition that the two fields are intimately connected, he approached the question of awakening, and who does and who doesn’t, with the statement that “reality can awaken or not.” There is room for everything — total Being means ALL – even unconsciousness. When asked about his own experience he replied, “realization is doing well but my body not so much.”  For Almaas all awakening seems to relate to actual experience and is no longer theoretical; he seems to make little distinction between Realization and Actualization.

Rupert Spira seems to be effortlessly making it up as he goes along but his calm and deeply organized clarity shone through in a wonderful talk on “The Disentanglement of the Self.” He described consciousness as self-illuminating and (self-knowing) like the Sun – in that it needs nothing “else.” In typical Rupert Spira fashion he asked the simple question –“could consciousness ever come in contact with anything other than itself?”

There is no I beyond knowing itself. He echoed Cassandra Vieten’s presentation in pointing to Copernicus and saying that we are in a similar revolution in which we are outgrowing the separatism of conventional science to understand the nature of knowing – and discovering a “knowledge that is not known by something other than itself.” He described suffering as “a call from happiness itself” and suggested, again, as an experiential path to “live like everything is god’s infinite being.”

Dr. Jay Kumar invoked the separate but confluent teachings of masters and scientists in his talk on “Cognitive Entanglement:  From the Buddha to Bohr”. He amplified the theme of a practical way to eliminate suffering as a key to the teaching of Buddha, and Jay actually teaches a course on Happiness at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

The Buddha’s three practical principles are:

  • Nothing can be taken in isolation
  • All is impermanent
  • Suffering is dissatisfaction

To me this last point especially echoes the gnostic notion of “sin” which is simply resistance to what is. Jay went on to describe the mathematics of Buddhism equating emptiness to zero, but at the same time for the Buddhist (who knew of the concept of zero), zero was infinity. So that the void and the infinite are complementary. He held up an empty sheet of paper that he said was both blank, and also contained “the potential for the infinite” within itself. For the Buddhist it is also like a balloon which expands in emptiness – it is “full of emptiness.”

These notions resonate powerfully with quantum physics where the complement of the particle and the wave comprise a wholeness that is beyond human comprehension without accounting for an observer. Everything is participatory –nothing is “outside” and the next level of awakening or release of suffering will be on a wider scale, as Jay said that “the next Buddha will be community.”

On The Conference Floor

There were also many sponsors and interesting vendors at SAND. I was intrigued by the True Mirror (“Discover Your True Reflection”) created and exhibited by John Walter. For John, there was an epiphany when he noticed that because of the reversal of left and right in a mirror reflection, the image is “false” so that he created a parallel mirror system which reverses the reversal, showing the “true self.”  The experience of seeing this image is remarkable –one’s smile and facial expressions are “real” and not forced.

What Walter saw was recognition – the person in the mirror looked and felt right, and matched his sense of what others were seeing. In contrast, the flat, traditional mirror felt false and conveyed a host of inner thoughts that were in direct contrast to the way he was feeling. In other words, his real self was present in the true image.

Hard boiled, uncompromising nondual teacher Peter Francis Dziuban presented “The Seeking Stops Here” emphasizing an unrelenting experiential entanglement” that deconstructs seeing oneself as “a part.” For Peter, alive awareness has no border –he asks:  “Can thinking make now not be alive?” Despite one’s habit of talk, talk, talk one is never not entangled and a part of Life. And yet, from this perspective, one’s engagement with Life continues nonstop – one still engages in conversation, at home and in the office – hearing oneself say “hi boss” and so on.

An Appearance By Former Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell

A highlight for me was the appearance of former astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell via Skype, going full circle in a way as the founder of IONS. Dr. Mitchell compared the “big picture” effect of seeing Earth from space to Samadhi –as a more “complete” perspective shared among humanity  than its terrestrial limitations. I was able to ask a question about Dr. Mitchell’s recent statements about extra-terrestrial contacts and it turned out that he had actually grown up in Roswell.

While Dr. Mitchell acknowledged that he had no personal direct experience of contact, he said that through his connections at the Pentagon, NASA and elsewhere it is known to him that we have been visited, are being visited and will continue to be visited, and he confirmed that UFOs were seen near missile silos during the cold war, rendered them inoperative and in that capacity at least were helping to preserve mankind.

Following Dr. Mitchell’s theories, Russell Targ a longtime exponent and expert in remote viewing at SRI revealed that his initial funding came as a result of experiments with psychics that were so successful that they attracted the interest of the CIA. He said that Werner von Braun was interested in his work because he himself had had a psychic grandmother, and that anyone might increase their capacity for ESP with a consistent practice of a quiet mind.

Other Standout Perspectives

Peter Russell gave a wonderfully scientific overview of the nondual perspective by reinforcing that “all we know is inferred from experience” and “all knowing takes place in consciousness.” Again there is no “green” out there in a physical world, the concept of green is an overlay of the mind. Only brain processes create an experience of “green.”

Amazingly Peter reminded the audience that it was Newton who first said that all color is a product of the mind. Experience is like a “map” of the world – of necessity an abstraction that helps our navigation of reality but is not reality by any means. From this perspective we can now see that “there is just information” or conceptual mind product –our senses respond to and create corresponding patterns expressed as forms in the mind of consciousness.

This makes consciousness primary. What is conscious –is a dog conscious –where do we draw the line, Peter asked. If dogs aren’t conscious then why do we use anesthesia at the vet? Consciousness is more fundamental than matter, space or time. Consciousness is not part of the map—the map is consciousness

The final speaker at SAND was nondual teacher Francis Lucille who engaged in a dialog with the audience identifying the mind as the source of all negative emotions. With respect to suffering Francis compared his practice to conventional therapy which he says looks at only the symptoms or the “small picture.”  He says you can let the Big Picture take care of the small pictures. He used the example of someone who has an olive tree that keeps dropping olives onto his lawn which he finds annoying. He can either address each individual olive by picking it up each year when the tree sheds its fruit, or in one swoop he can cut down the tree –the source of all of his suffering.

He compared this to shedding beliefs that are erroneous at their core—which are ALL beliefs—because only experience is real. “Peace is not a belief.  It’s a home we have never left.” In addressing science he said that at the top is physics and physicists “know they don’t know” — then down the “food chain” are the chemists and biologists, and they have more and more beliefs which take them further and further from truth (of not kowing).

In terms of helping the planet, Francis said that all such efforts begin with oneself.  Similarly with therapy he suggested one find an enlightened guide because, after all, “would you go to a depressed therapist?”

This final dialog was followed by a very emotional closing ceremony in which Maurizio Benazzo and his wife and partner Zaya recalled the germ of their idea which has now grown into this amazing conference, and then called up each member of their team to hug them and show their appreciation. The audience joined in the celebration and it had the feeling of a growing heartfelt tribe of conscious beings –a family in the truest sense of the world. I am privileged to have been part of it for a second year.

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New Study of Mind-Matter Interaction Via Double Slit Experiment Yields “Remarkable” Results

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  • The Facts:

    A new analysis of the double slit experiment shows, according to the author, "remarkable" results when it comes to analyzing the mind-matter interaction problem.

  • Reflect On:

    Why has most of this science been studied by the Department of Defense? Why are real life, documented and recorded examples never used in these studies? Why is the statistical significance of parapsychology never mentioned?

Does mind influence matter? The answer is an unquestionable yes, this fact is firmly established in scientific literature, and the only thing up for debate is just how much of an effect our minds can have on matter.

In what’s known as the double slit experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot toward a screen that has two slits in it. On the other side of the screen, a video camera records where each photon lands. When scientists close one slit, the camera will show us an expected pattern. But when both slits are opened, an interference pattern emerges — they begin to act like waves. This means that each photon individually goes through both slits at the same time and interferes with itself, but it also goes through one slit, and it goes through the other. Furthermore, it goes through neither of them. The single piece of matter becomes a “wave” of potentials, expressing itself in the form of multiple possibilities, and this is why we get the interference pattern.

How can a single piece of matter exist and express itself in multiple states, without any physical properties, until it is “measured” or “observed”? Furthermore, how does it choose which path, out of multiple possibilities, to take?

Then, when an “observer” decides to measure and look at which slit the piece of matter goes through, the “wave” collapses, and then things really get interesting.

The connection between human consciousness, or factors associated with human consciousness such as intention, thoughts, feelings and emotions, and the physical realm is fascinating. This is precisely why nearly all of the founding fathers of quantum physics were so preoccupied with learning more about consciousness and “non-material” science in general. For instance, the theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, Max Planck, regarded “consciousness as fundamental” and matter as a “derivative from consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, another famous theoretical physicist and mathematician, also emphasized how “it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.”

A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone. The meditators were the “observer” in this case.

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In fact, as Radin points out in his lecture, a “5 sigma” result was able to give CERN the Nobel Prize in 2013 for finding the Higgs particle (which turned out not to be Higgs after all). In this study, they also received a 5 sigma result when testing meditators against non-meditators in collapsing the quantum wave function. This means that mental activity, the human mind, attention, and intention, which are a few labels under the umbrella of consciousness, compelled physical matter to act in a certain way.

“Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it… We compel [the electron] to assume a definite position… We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.”

Fascinating, isn’t it?

The New Study

I recently came across a post on Radin’s Facebook page regarding a new study just published in PLOS ONE titled Independent re-analysis of alleged mind-matter interaction in double-slit experimental data.

His Facebook post reads,

Just published. “… this paper is the third independent statistical analysis … showing significant differences in fringe visibility between concentration and relaxation epochs of human subjects….”. The author made several assumptions that differed from ours, which resulted in reduced statistical power. That in turn led to a more conservative conclusion. Even so, anomalies were clearly found in these data that defy ordinary explanations.

In that study, they provided a “two year long experimental dataset in which authors of Radin, et al., 2016 claim to find evidence of mind-matter interaction is independently re-analyzed. In this experiment, participants are asked to periodically shift their attention towards or away from a double-slit optical apparatus. Shifts in fringe visibility of the interference pattern are monitored and tested against the common sense null hypothesis that such shifts should not correlate with the participant’s attention state.”

They concluded that:

The thorough analysis pursued in this paper gives a much broader and full picture of the data than the ones previously published in [1] and [19]. On the one hand, we find undeniable anomalies in the human data with shifts of the fringe visibility in the direction expected by human intention. The fact that fringe visibility decreases when human intention tries to make it decrease, and increases when human intention tries to make it increase is remarkable.

That being said, the authors concluded that they still cannot give a definitive conclusion on mind-matter interaction. However, publications like this are still a huge step forward.

They also mention a very important point: The stigma behind these findings and how it encroaches on belief systems have perhaps not allowed a more rigorous scientific investigation into these subjects.

Given the controversial aspect of this research, attempts to reproduce such an experiment should be done by groups of experts from different fields of research including quantum mechanics, neuroscience and statistics, both skeptics and believers, collaborating to design the most rigorous protocol. Personal beliefs, may they be strongly in favour or against the mind-matter interaction hypothesis, have to be put aside, to collectively pursue a clear and objective investigation of this particular interpretation of the quantum measurement problem.

Here’s another great quote alluding to the same thing:

There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing. —Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

What The Authors Failed To Recognize

Never in these studies do they mention real world examples. Cases of mind influencing matter have been reported throughout history and across many cultures, more specifically in regards to ‘supernormal’ abilities such as telepathy, psychokinesis, and other phenomena that lie within the realms of parapsychology. This is evident in ancient literature, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras to Jesus, Moses, Milarepa, Mohammed, and more.

In 1987, researchers at the Institute of Space-Medico Engineering, as mentioned in the CIA document earlier in the article, publicized a fraction of their work in the form of a film showcasing their work and what they had accomplished.

The film showed a medicine pill moving through an irreversibly sealed glass vial, which occurred in three frames of a 400 frame per second film. (source)

Another release (about Zhang) from the CIA (Research Into Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers) states:

A wooden cabinet 120 by 180 by 60 centimeters was used as a sealed container. Sheets of papers and boards with one  of a kind markings were used as the target objects and placed inside the cabinet on the upper shelf. Without damaging the cabinet or opening the door, the person with ESP was able to remove the target objets and also was able to put them back inside. This demonstrates that even when using especially large container it is possible to completely break through spacial barriers, however, the success rate was much lower and was exceptionally difficult. (Source)(source)

The CIA document linked above provides more examples.

According to Eric Davis, Ph.D, FBIS, from a declassified US Air Force document obtained via the Federation of American Scientists, Shuhuang reported that ‘gifted children’ were responsible for the teleportation of small, physical objects from one place to another. (source)

A study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, as seen in the the US National Library of Medicine, demonstrated that a woman with special abilities was able to accelerate the germination of specific seeds for the purposes of developing a more robust seed stock.  You can read that here.

There are many fascinating examples within the lore of parapsychology.

Many of these results are just as strong, if not stronger, than a lot of the results that come from hard sciences like physics and mechanical engineering. As far back as 1999, the head of the statistics department at UC Irvine, Jessica Utts, published a paper showing that results dealing with parapsychology and mind-body connection are a lot stronger than the results used to approve some of our medications!

The Takeaway

The idea that mind influences matter is not new. From a hardcore scientific perspective, the results may be questionable, but we have to transcend science as its current parameters have become some sort of religion, failing to take into account many factors. A lot of science today has been dominated and taken over by the corporate world. The politicization of science is a real thing, and new science has confirmed the metaphysical world and is breaking down current and old paradigms. Everything from the mind-body connection to quantum physics and parapsychology are showing us how much more we have to learn about ourselves and what we are capable of.

Thing about the implications this could have for our planet? Imagine if billions of people all over the world found peace within themselves, what type of world would we create?

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Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose & Remember

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    This article was written by Sayer Ji, founder of Greenmedinfo.com where it was originally published. Posted here with permission.

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    Does all form of life poses some type of 'consciousness' regardless of its biological structure? If so, what does this mean?

Modern science is only beginning to catch up to the wisdom of the ancients: plants possess sentience and a rudimentary form of intelligence. 

Plants are far more intelligent and capable than we given them credit. In fact, provocative research from 2010 published in Plant Signaling & Behavior proposes that since they cannot escape environmental stresses in the manner of animals, they have developed a “sophisticated, highly responsive and dynamic physiology,” which includes information processes such as “biological quantum computing” and “cellular light memory” which could be described as forms of plant intelligence. Titled, “Secret life of plants: from memory to intelligence,” the study highlights one particular “super power” of plants indicative of their success as intelligent beings:

“There are living trees that germinated long before Jesus Christ was born. What sort of life wisdom evolved in plants to make it possible to survive and propagate for so long a time in the same place they germinated?”

According to the researchers, “plants actually work as a biological quantum computing device that is capable to process quantum information encrypted in light intensity and in its energy.” This information processing includes a mechanism for processing memorized information. For example:

“plants can store and use information from the spectral composition of light for several days or more to anticipate changes that might appear in the near future in the environment, for example, for anticipation of pathogen attack.”

According to the study, “plants can actually think and remember.”

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Moreover, plant not only possess a mechanism for information gathering and processing, but appear to exercise agency or “choice” vis-à-vis different scenarios:

“different group of chloroplasts and cells in the same leaf under identical constant and stable light, temperature and relative humidity condition have different opinion “what to do” in such conditions and tests different scenarios of possible future development.”

The study also offers an explanation for why plants absorb more light energy than is needed for photosynthesis alone:

“Another possible answer to the above question is a light training of young naïve leaves. Let’s imagine when young leaf or flower is emerging out of a plant, it would be nice for that leaf or flower to know about the conditions in which it is going to emerge. Older, more experienced leaves that actually are acclimated to outside conditions can train naïve emerging young leaves with the PEPS [photoelectrophysiological signaling ]and cellular light memory mechanisms. This explains why plants possess a natural capacity to absorb more light energy than that required for photosynthetic CO2 assimilation. They need this absorbed energy in excess for optimization and training of light acclimatory and immune defenses.”

The authors leave us with the provocative conclusion:

“Our results suggest that plants are intelligent organisms capable of performing a sort of thinking process (understood as at the same time and non-stress conditions capable of performing several different scenarios of possible future definitive responses), and capable of memorizing this training.17 Indeed leaves in the dark are able to not only “see” the light,8,34 but also are able to differently remember its spectral composition and use this memorized information to increase their Darwinian fitness.”

Why is this discovery important?

There are many reasons why recognizing the sentience and intelligence of plants may have positive implications for the future of humanity. For one, it helps us all to transcend the dominant worldview that non-human life forms are best defined in strictly mechanistic terms, and that attributing a “life essence” or consciousness to them is a form of magical thinking. French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Pointy called this world view the “Great Object,” namely, that everything in the universe is compromised of material objects externally related to one another, and with consciousness merely an ephemeral subjectivity found only in humans.

To the contrary, if we open ourselves to the possibility that we are all participants in an interconnected web of life, as many indigenous peoples believed and actually experienced things to be, destroying the natural world simply to serve the essentially suicidal infinite economic growth model will be identified for the insanity that it is. If we recognize, as biologist James Lovelock proposed, the Earth as a whole should be looked upon more like a self-regulating organism (Gaia hypothesis), or as mycologist Paul Stamet envisions, that there is a fungi-based internet within the ground connecting all living things on the planet in an information-sharing network, we will be less likely to both perceive and to treat the natural world as “other” to be dominated. We’ve also been reporting on the role of exosomes as cross-kingdom messengers, which provides a plausible mechanism for how all of the Earth’s inhabitants — plant, fungal, bacteria, animal, etc. — are linked together in an open access, information sharing network.

Recognizing that plants, for instance, have consciousness, or that their simple presence in our environment has healing effects, reintroduces an element of wonder and mystery back into the experience of the natural world. A perfect example of this can be found in the singing plants of the sacred forest of Damanhur. Damanhurian researchers in the mid-70’s reported using custom equipment to capture electromagnetic changes on the surface of leaves and roots and transforming them into audible signals. The researchers also observed that the plants learned to control their electrical responses, indicating they had some rudimentary awareness of the music they were creating. To learn more visit the Damanhur project website, and watch the video below.


Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.


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Meet The Kenyan Engineer Who Created Gloves That Turn Sign Language Into Audible Speech

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    Innovator Roy Allela has invented gloves that read the unique hand movements involved in sign language and turn them into audible speech through an Android app. He calls his gloves Sign-IO.

  • Reflect On:

    We are creating a world where we can all truly communicate, but imagine what our world could be like if inventions like these, and many others, were not limited by costs and start-up processes. Think of what we'd solve if we all worked together.

Imagine a world where communication between everyone is THAT much easier. Well, we’re getting closer and closer to that as every year passes by.

25-year-old Kenyan engineer and innovator, Roy Allela, recently helped humanity take another step in this direction. Allela designed new gloves that will improve communication between those who are deaf and those who cannot understand sign language. His new invention is called the ‘Sign-IO’ gloves, which can translate sign language movements into audible speech.

Allela’s gloves contain sensors located on each finger that are able to detect the positioning of each finger, including how much each finger bends into a given position. This is important, as sign language contains many unique movements that require small details to be detected accurately. The gloves connect via Bluetooth to an Android phone, which then uses text-to-speech technology to allow the person witnessing the sign language to understand what is being said through audio.

Roy was inspired to create the gloves because he has a young niece who is deaf. No one in his family including Roy knows sign language, and thus they often struggled to communicate with her.

“My niece wears the gloves, pairs them with her phone or mine, then starts signing. I’m able to understand what she’s saying,” Allela said.

“People speak at different speeds and it’s the same with people who sign: some are really fast, others are slow, so we integrated that into the mobile application so that it’s comfortable for anyone to use it,” he continued, referring to the creative engineering involved in his project.

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The Sign-IO app, which vocalises words signed by the person wearing the gloves. Photograph: Brett Eloff/Royal Academy of Engineering.

Early on, Allela sees his gloves in schools for special needs children throughout his home country of Kenya. From there, he hopes to expand his business and invention to impact as many deaf people and children around the world as possible. As mentioned, the Sign-IO gloves are just one of many innovations furthering the connection of humanity, no matter what unique aspects of life we are experiencing.

Allela’s gloves are currently in the prototype phase of development and are not yet available to the public. Regardless, they are creating quite the buzz around the world given what they propose to do. Sign-IO was the 2018 grand winner of the “Hardware Trailblazer Award” at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) global finals in New York, and also took home a second runner-up acknowledgement at the Royal Academy of Engineering Leaders in Innovation Fellowship in London.

The Takeaway

Imagine the world we could create if we did not have the limitations imposed by businesses, start-up costs, and so forth. There are incredible people out there who are able to do incredible things for the world, and they’re finding ways to do so even within a society that limits humanity’s potential. If we could bring these amazing minds together and blow off these limitations, then we could truly create a world where communication is not only possible for all, but that would just be the beginning!

As we discussed in our Hidden Energy technologies interview with Susan Manewich on CETV, it’s important to note that the suppression of new, life-changing technologies is not just as a result of the elite, it’s due to our level of consciousness as well. You can check out the interview to learn more on CETV. 

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