The God Helmet is an experimental apparatus developed by inventor Stanley Koren and cognitive neuroscientist Michael Persinger, designed to emulate the signal in the brain responsible for our consciousness. ‘The brain is generating all experiences,’ Persinger claims, ‘the experience of love, the experience of knowing who you are, the sense of presence, the sense of yourself, the feeling that you’re real and that you’re important.’ 80% of users have reported mystical experiences. Some call the presence 'God' or the ghost of their recently departed grandmother; others felt it was extra-terrestrial.
The helmet is now used by brain hackers as a conduit for neuro-stimulation to improve everything from concentration to healing depending on the area of the brain that is stimulated.
This whole month we'll be sharing the work of David Vintiner and Gem Fletcher who have been documenting Transhumanism which is the belief that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.
The project covers a vast spectrum and looks at individuals creating wearable tech to expand our human abilities, improving everything from concentration to mental health. It involves individuals making permanent changes to their being, becoming half human and half machine. While many of the ideas being explored are still theories, academics are following closely as the post-human state has ethical, political, personal and economic implications for us all.
Currently @david_vintiner and @gemfletcher are running a Kickstarter for their photo book about Transhumanism that you can find via the link in our @wevolverapp bio
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