10 Ways EVERYONE Should Be Using ChatGPT To Improve Their Lives

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This excellent video by Obscurious explains 10 easy ways for anyone to use ChatGPT to improve their lives. ChatGPT is easy to use and free, and it produces human-like responses that are more digestible and in-depth than Google results. Some use cases include replacing Google searches, summarizing complex topics, using ChatGPT as a tutor, using it for writing, and generating recipes with a with shopping list, and more. The video provides tips and suggestions for each use case, and recommends fact-checking any information received.


Everyone has been talking about ChatGPT, and many have already experimented with it. I have come across a lot of people who have messed around but are not sure how they can apply it to their lives. What is it for? Others think it sounds cool but assume it is complicated. The good news is that it is extremely simple to use, and while there are endless use cases, I want to talk about easy ways anyone can use it to improve their own lives right now.

The things that I find most important are ways to learn new topics efficiently, save time, optimize productivity, become healthier both mentally and physically, and to get new ideas and create content, whatever your creative endeavors might be. So, I made this video as simple and actionable as possible with everything you need to know, plus lots of pro tips sprinkled throughout. Now, if you have never used Chat GPT, it is easy and free. Just go to the website, create an account, and start typing in the dialog box.

(1) The first use case I want to start with is an especially easy one that I have been using a lot, and that is basically replacing Google for a huge amount of things that you would typically Google.

Chat GPT produces better results, more quickly without having to open any links. It gives these human-like responses that are more digestible and give you in-depth answers with context that you would normally have to sift through tons of websites to get to. Plus, you have the ability to ask more questions and refine those answers. Say we wanted a product recommendation. Most of the time, if you use Google, you will have to click on a bunch of sites that are full of ads and affiliate links and trying to sell you something.

But this gets straight to the point. It is a huge time saver for these types of searches. And you should always fact-check any information you receive, just like you would if you were reading it anywhere else.

(2) If you did not know, ChatGPT has only been programmed with information from the year 2021 and earlier, but there is an extension called WebChatGPT that feeds it up-to-date information. It is a widget that pops up on the existing interface. You just toggle it on and off. It is completely free. I will not be mentioning anything that is not free.

If you still want to see Google’s results, there is another free extension, ChatOnAI.org. It displays ChatGPT responses alongside Google so you can see both at the same time.

So, there are tons of different tools and extensions that have already come out, but I am going to focus just on Chat GPT for the rest of this video. I will dive into all of those in my next video, so just make sure you are subscribed if you want to see that.

(3) Next up is summarizing. It is a huge time saver if you want to summarize a complex topic, a blog, an article, a YouTube video, or a book. I have the problem of stumbling across articles that sound interesting and then getting sucked into a rabbit hole for an hour reading about some obscure topic that will never apply to my life when I should probably be working.

There is a reason this channel is called Obscurious. So, asking Chat GPT to summarize the topic can help or send me deeper down the rabbit hole faster. Another way to use that is say you want to summarize a TED talk. You can have Chat GPT summarize the whole thing. The way to do that is there is a button on YouTube where you can click show transcript, then you toggle off the timestamps, copy the whole thing, paste it into Chat GPT, and ask it to summarize.

And one more example around summarizing because I find it hugely valuable. Let us say someone told you about a non-fiction book. You could say something like, “summarize the concepts and give me five actionable insights that I can apply to my own life.” Bam! I just saved five hours of reading. And do not get me wrong, of course, reading has its benefits, but ninety percent of these books, especially self-help, are mostly filler.

(4) The next huge use case that actually pairs well with the previous two is using ChatGPT as a tutor. In the example of summarizing a TED talk, a self-help book, or an article, you could say, “quiz me on these concepts and the way they are applicable to my own life.” If you are learning a new language, you could ask it to talk and ask questions in that language. Another cool use case in this realm is if you have notes that you have taken on a lecture or a book, you could input those notes and ask it to organize or summarize them, then give you flashcards for studying and quiz you.

For each chat you create, ChatGPT retains the information and instruction you have given it within that chat, so you could leave one open and periodically come back and ask it to quiz you on that information.

(5) The next use case is writing. It is great anytime you want to write anything: essays, emails, blogs, scripts, resumes, leases, you name it. Let us say you need a five-paragraph essay on Edward Bernays in the history of propaganda (although I would recommend researching that one yourself).

You can also rephrase things with another tool called QuillBot.com, which helps to avoid AI detectors. I am just giving information, not recommendations. The skill of writing is important, but let us be real, a lot of schoolwork is just nonsense… If you wanted to write a blog, email, or tweet, just tell it the format and subject matter and let it write. Now, of course, go through and fact-check, reword things, all of that, but this can save a lot of time.

(6) You can also use it just to improve or edit existing text that you already have. Someone commented on my last video and said Chat GPT helped them make their breakup letter to their ghosting ex sound less angry. So, lots of ways you can use this.

(7) Another cool tip is you could input a bunch of samples of your own writing and ask it to write in that style. It sounds surprisingly similar. Or you could ask it to write in anyone’s style: Thoreau, Chaucer, Tolstoy. Some fun ones are asking it to answer you in the style of Edgar Allan Poe or Dr. Seuss.

(8) It is great for coming up with ideas or brainstorming, whether that is creative or business endeavors, writing prompts, song ideas, inventions, title ideas, and marketing concepts. A tip: If it comes back with things that sound generic, ask it for ideas that are unique and unconventional. It can come up with some surprisingly good stuff sometimes. And you may ask it for 10, and out of that 10, only one is good, but sometimes that is all you need.

I saw this cool example of how to come up with an invention. It said, “write a description for a football that was improved, and what additional features would you find if you use TRIZ ?”

(9) Now, you can use it for health in many ways. I used this example in my last video. But here is how you can create a workout plan optimized for your own body type and fitness level, then also create a healthy meal plan. You can add customizations like for someone who is lactose intolerant or does not like seafood or your own personal preferences. Then ask for recipes for each of those meals as well as a shopping list of all the ingredients. It is insanely useful for this.

Also, just for recipes in general, it is amazing. Most cooking sites put the recipes somewhere near the bottom, and you have to scroll through this long story, and it is just full of ads everywhere trying to find it. You can get straight to the point in here. You could even give it a list of ingredients that you have on hand and ask for recipes that use only those ingredients.

(10) As far as mental health, it can give some great tips. This kind of goes along with that replacing Google use, but the human element here is especially nice. You could say, “I am feeling very anxious and overwhelmed.” This response has good advice with a really nice human touch. And like it mentions, of course, seek out a mental health professional if needed, but if you are feeling lack of motivation or unorganized, things like that, ask it for some tips.

This should give you a lot of ideas and ways to optimize your time and improve your life. There are a lot of other AI tools that dive deeper and are customized around each of these use cases, plus tons of other uses. I have been experimenting with a lot of them, so I will be covering my favorites and the most powerful tools in my next video. See you then!

Next Generation of AI Is Coming THIS Week: ChatGPT 4 and MidJourney V5

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ChatGPT 4 and MidJourney V5 are BOTH scheduled to release this week!! You can’t imagine this happening in your craziest AI dream. In this video, Max goes over the new features and capabilities you can expect from the new AI tools: Chat GPT 4 and MidJourney V5.

Check out more great videos about AI tools on Max’s amazing YouTube channel: Maximize

WATCH What Jordan Peterson Says About Elon Musk: “He’s probably an alien… probably a reptilian.”

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In this thought-provoking video, renowned psychologist and author Jordan Peterson sits down to discuss the life and achievements of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Peterson dives deep into Musk’s upbringing, exploring how his childhood experiences have shaped his innovative and ambitious approach to business and technology. Drawing on his expertise in psychology and human behavior, Peterson offers unique insights into Musk’s personality and character traits, uncovering what makes him such a powerful and influential figure in the tech industry.

At the end, Jordan Peterson says the following about Musk:
“I mean to produce an automobile sub-industry that’s actually competitive, and to bring down the cost of space exploration by a factor of 10, and to invent reusable rockets, and to have developed this boring technology. It’s it’s miraculous. He’s probably an alien… probably a reptilian.”

Use AI To Get Ahead While Others Oanic (PREPARE NOW) | Tom Bilyeu

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Tom Bilyeu:

AI is going to obliterate your job. And that’s fantastic news. It will finally free you up to make real money. If you don’t panic, that is. Most people are going to panic. Don’t let that be you. Stick with me. I’ll explain.

If you do a search on google about AI you’re going to find a lot of terrifying things. You’ll see art that’s indistinguishable from the best artists on the planet. You’ll hear how AI can pass college exams and get a high score on an IQ test. For many of you, you’ll even see examples of how AI can do your job better than you can. And this is all with a clunky phase one product. Wait until AI has been on the market for 6 months. Or more terrifyingly, 6 years. No one is safe. It will be that disruptive.

But as I always tell people, moments of disruption present the biggest opportunity. But you’re going to have to be aggressive when everyone else is freaking out.

So… is AI really THAT revolutionary? And if so, how do you really make money with it?

The short answer is yes. AI will be the biggest change not just in your lifetime, but in anyone’s lifetime. It is the ultimate force multiplier. Right now, humans are limited by the rate at which they can think. This determines the rate at which they can solve problems. And as Elon Musk says, people are paid in direct proportion to the difficulty of the problems they solve.

If you try to beat AI, you will lose. What I want to convince you of in this video is that you don’t need to beat AI, you need to use it.

It almost doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, you’re going to be able to do your job better with AI. But you need to get the first mover advantage. To do that, you need to stop researching AI and start using it. At my company, Impact Theory, we’ve already integrated AI into our marketing funnels, our copywriting pipeline, for art concepting, final image generation, creative ideation, and human voice generation. And that’s all just in the last few months.

I’ve been watching Ai closely for a while now, and we’ve reached the elbow of the exponential curve. Things are only going to start moving faster from here. The key is to not get left behind. So don’t waste a single minute lamenting about how things are changing. Change is inevitable, and change at this speed is dangerous if you’re not paying attention.

Given how much AI has already altered our systems, over the next few years, I’m expecting it to majorly accelerate our ability to test and learn. And whoever learns the fastest is going to win.

This is all happening in plain sight. Everyone is talking about it. But to take advantage of this moment, I need you to do three things:

Reframe your thinking around AI. Don’t see it as the enemy. See it as a tool. It really is a tool. You’re not going to be replaced by AI, at least not yet. You’re going to be replaced by a human using AI. Be that human that replaces others.

Figure out how AI is going to disrupt you. Face it head-on. Don’t run. Don’t hide. Identify your vulnerabilities. Identify all of the AI tools that are relevant to you and master them. Learn absolutely everything you can.

Remember, this is the very beginning of a very aggressive revolution. Moving quickly gives you two advantages:

You can rocket ahead of other people by mastering the tools. If you master the tools, people are going to turn to you because you’re able to more efficiently solve problems. Going back to the Elon Musk quote – if you can solve harder problems faster, you’re going to get paid more. And in these early days, while most people are stuck in the “deer in headlights” mode, you have an unfair advantage.

The second advantage that AI gives you is an almost unimaginable amount of efficiency in certain tasks. Don’t get me wrong, AI isn’t a panacea. There are plenty of problems that right now AI sucks at. Sam Altman, the founder of OpenAI, maker of the ubiquitous ChatGPT, has himself said that people are getting so hyped up that they’re going to be disappointed. If you think that this is Terminator 2 already and ChatGPT is going to turn into liquid metal and save you from space aliens, yes, you’re going to be disappointed.

Take action. Learn. Build. Create. Leverage AI and see what you can do together.

Gregg Braden: Why the Globalists Are So Desperate to Reduce Carbon Dioxide on OUR Planet

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Gregg Braden joins John L. Petersen of the Arlington Institute for a discussion about the nonsensical demonization of carbon dioxide on the global stage.

You Will Never Lack Willpower Again! | Here’s How You Can “Surf the Urge” [8-MIN VIDEO]

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In this brilliant, 8-minute video, psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, teaches a simple and very effective strategy to resist temptation by surfing the urge.

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University Study Determines that Fire Did NOT Bring Down World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11

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On September 11, 2001, at 5:20 PM, the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed into its footprint, falling more than 100 feet at the rate of gravity for 2.5 seconds of its seven-second destruction.

The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth are pleased to partner with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in releasing the final report of a four-year computer modeling study of WTC 7’s collapse conducted by researchers in the university’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

We invite you to read the report and to watch Dr. Leroy Hulsey’s presentation at the UAF campus, where he first announced his team’s findings:

Read more great articles at AE911.

Gregg Braden: The Odds Are We’re Living in a SIMULATION – Here’s Why


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Gregg Braden describes what it means to be posthuman, and answers the question: is it possible that we are living in a simulated reality?

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Study Reveals Substantial Evidence That We Live In a Holographic Universe

A sketch of the timeline of the holographic Universe. Time runs from left to right. The far left denotes the holographic phase and the image is blurry because space and time are not yet well defined. At the end of this phase (denoted by the black fluctuating ellipse), the Universe enters a geometric phase, which can now be described by Einstein’s equations. The cosmic microwave background was emitted about 375,000 years later. Patterns imprinted in it carry information about the very early Universe and seed the development of structures of stars and galaxies in the late time Universe (far right). Credit: Paul McFadden

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A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.

Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the  (the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang), have found there is substantial evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the —in fact, as much as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation.

The researchers, from the University of Southampton (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), Perimeter Institute (Canada), INFN, Lecce (Italy) and the University of Salento (Italy), have published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.

, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information that makes up our 3-D ‘reality’ (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries.

Professor Kostas Skenderis of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton explains: “Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field. The idea is similar to that of ordinary holograms where a three-dimensional image is encoded in a two-dimensional surface, such as in the hologram on a credit card. However, this time, the entire universe is encoded.”

Although not an example with holographic properties, it could be thought of as rather like watching a 3-D film in a cinema. We see the pictures as having height, width and crucially, depth—when in fact it all originates from a flat 2-D screen. The difference, in our 3-D universe, is that we can touch objects and the ‘projection’ is ‘real’ from our perspective.

In recent decades, advances in telescopes and sensing equipment have allowed scientists to detect a vast amount of data hidden in the ‘white noise’ or microwaves (partly responsible for the random black and white dots you see on an un-tuned TV) leftover from the moment the universe was created. Using this information, the team was able to make complex comparisons between networks of features in the data and . They found that some of the simplest quantum field theories could explain nearly all cosmological observations of the early universe.

Professor Skenderis comments: “Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe. Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanisms at a quantum level. Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum theory. Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two. I hope our research takes us another step towards this.”

The scientists now hope their study will open the door to further our understanding of the  and explain how space and time emerged.

HAPPY EARTH DAY! How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

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By Jill Suttie | Greater Good Magazine

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.

I’ve been an avid hiker my whole life. From the time I first strapped on a backpack and headed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I was hooked on the experience, loving the way being in nature cleared my mind and helped me to feel more grounded and peaceful.

But, even though I’ve always believed that hiking in nature had many psychological benefits, I’ve never had much science to back me up…until now, that is. Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people.

Related Article: The Frequency of Life: Getting Back to Nature For Good Health

“People have been discussing their profound experiences in nature for the last several 100 years—from Thoreau to John Muir to many other writers,” says researcher David Strayer, of the University of Utah. “Now we are seeing changes in the brain and changes in the body that suggest we are physically and mentally more healthy when we are interacting with nature.”

While he and other scientists may believe nature benefits our well-being, we live in a society where people spend more and more time indoors and online—especially children. Findings on how nature improves our brains bring added legitimacy to the call for preserving natural spaces—both urban and wild—and for spending more time in nature in order to lead healthier, happier, and more creative lives.

Here are some of the ways that science is showing how being in nature affects our brains and bodies.

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1. Being in nature decreases stress

It’s clear that hiking—and any physical activity—can reduce stress and anxiety. But, there’s something about being in nature that may augment those impacts.

In one recent experiment conducted in Japan, participants were assigned to walk either in a forest or in an urban center (taking walks of equal length and difficulty) while having their heart rate variability, heart rate, and blood pressure measured. The participants also filled out questionnaires about their moods, stress levels, and other psychological measures.

Results showed that those who walked in forests had significantly lower heart rates and higher heart rate variability (indicating more relaxation and less stress), and reported better moods and less anxiety, than those who walked in urban settings. The researchers concluded that there’s something about being in nature that had a beneficial effect on stress reduction, above and beyond what exercise alone might have produced.

In another study, researchers in Finland found that urban dwellers who strolled for as little as 20 minutes through an urban park or woodland reported significantly more stress relief than those who strolled in a city center.

The reasons for this effect are unclear, but scientists believe that we evolved to be more relaxed in natural spaces. In a now-classic laboratory experiment by Roger Ulrich of Texas A&M University and colleagues, participants who first viewed a stress-inducing movie, and were then exposed to color/sound videotapes depicting natural scenes, showed much quicker, more complete recovery from stress than those who’d been exposed to videos of urban settings.

These studies and others provide evidence that being in natural spaces— or even just looking out of a window onto a natural scene—somehow soothes us and relieves stress.

2. Nature makes you happier and less brooding

I’ve always found that hiking in nature makes me feel happier, and of course, decreased stress may be a big part of the reason why. But, Gregory Bratman, of Stanford University, has found evidence that nature may impact our mood in other ways, too.

In one 2015 study, he and his colleagues randomly assigned 60 participants to a 50-minute walk in either a natural setting (oak woodlands) or an urban setting (along a four-lane road). Before and after the walk, the participants were assessed on their emotional state and on cognitive measures, such as how well they could perform tasks requiring short-term memory. Results showed that those who walked in nature experienced less anxiety, rumination (focused attention on negative aspects of oneself), and negative affect, as well as more positive emotions, in comparison to the urban walkers. They also improved their performance on memory tasks.

In another study, he and his colleagues extended these findings by zeroing in on how walking in nature affects rumination—which has been associated with the onset of depression and anxiety—while also using fMRI technology to look at brain activity. Participants who took a 90-minute walk in either a natural setting or an urban setting had their brains scanned before and after their walks and were surveyed on self-reported rumination levels (as well as other psychological markers). The researchers controlled for many potential factors that might influence rumination or brain activity—for example, physical exertion levels as measured by heart rates and pulmonary functions.

Even so, participants who walked in a natural setting versus an urban setting reported decreased rumination after the walk, and they showed increased activity in the subgenual prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain whose deactivation is affiliated with depression and anxiety—a finding that suggests nature may have important impacts on mood.

Bratman believes results like these need to reach city planners and others whose policies impact our natural spaces. “Ecosystem services are being incorporated into decision making at all levels of public policy, land use planning, and urban design, and it’s very important to be sure to incorporate empirical findings from psychology into these decisions,” he says.


3. Nature relieves attention fatigue and increases creativity.

Today, we live with ubiquitous technology designed to constantly pull for our attention. But many scientists believe our brains were not made for this kind of information bombardment, and that it can lead to mental fatigue, overwhelm, and burnout, requiring “attention restoration” to get back to a normal, healthy state.

Strayer is one of those researchers. He believes that being in nature restores depleted attention circuits, which can then help us be more open to creativity and problem-solving.

“When you use your cell phone to talk, text, shoot photos, or whatever else you can do with your cell phone, you’re tapping the prefrontal cortex and causing reductions in cognitive resources,” he says.

In a 2012 study, he and his colleagues showed that hikers on a four-day backpacking trip could solve significantly more puzzles requiring creativity when compared to a control group of people waiting to take the same hike—in fact, 47 percent more. Although other factors may account for his results—for example, the exercise or the camaraderie of being out together—prior studies have suggested that nature itself may play an important role. One in Psychological Science found that the impact of nature on attention restoration is what accounted for improved scores on cognitive tests for the study participants.

This phenomenon may be due to differences in brain activation when viewing natural scenes versus more built-up scenes—even for those who normally live in an urban environment. In a recent study conducted by Peter Aspinall at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and colleagues, participants who had their brains monitored continuously using mobile electroencephalogram (EEG) while they walked through an urban green space had brain EEG readings indicating lower frustration, engagement, and arousal, and higher meditation levels while in the green area, and higher engagement levels when moving out of the green area. This lower engagement and arousal may be what allows for attention restoration, encouraging a more open, meditative mindset.

It’s this kind of brain activity—sometimes referred to as “the brain default network”—that is tied to creative thinking, says Strayer. He is currently repeating his earlier 2012 study with a new group of hikers and recording their EEG activity and salivary cortisol levels before, during, and after a three-day hike. Early analyses of EEG readings support the theory that hiking in nature seems to rest people’s attention networks and to engage their default networks.

Strayer and colleagues are also specifically looking at the effects of technology by monitoring people’s EEG readings while they walk in an arboretum, either while talking on their cell phone or not. So far, they’ve found that participants with cell phones appear to have EEG readings consistent with attention overload, and can recall only half as many details of the arboretum they just passed through, compared to those who were not on a cell phone.

Though Strayer’s findings are preliminary, they are consistent with other people’s findings on the importance of nature to attention restoration and creativity.

“If you’ve been using your brain to multitask—as most of us do most of the day—and then you set that aside and go on a walk, without all of the gadgets, you’ve let the prefrontal cortex recover,” says Strayer. “And that’s when we see these bursts in creativity, problem-solving, and feelings of well-being.”

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4. Nature may help you to be kind and generous

Whenever I go to places like Yosemite or the Big Sur Coast of California, I seem to return to my home life ready to be more kind and generous to those around me—just ask my husband and kids! Now some new studies may shed light on why that is.

In a series of experiments published in 2014, Juyoung Lee, GGSC director Dacher Keltner, and other researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, studied the potential impact of nature on the willingness to be generous, trusting, and helpful toward others, while considering what factors might influence that relationship.

As part of their study, the researchers exposed participants to more or less subjectively beautiful nature scenes (whose beauty levels were rated independently) and then observed how participants behaved playing two economics games—the Dictator Game and the Trust Game—that measure generosity and trust, respectively. After being exposed to the more beautiful nature scenes, participants acted more generously and more trusting in the games than those who saw less beautiful scenes, and the effects appeared to be due to corresponding increases in positive emotion.

In another part of the study, the researchers asked people to fill out a survey about their emotions while sitting at a table where more or less beautiful plants were placed. Afterward, the participants were told that the experiment was over and they could leave, but that if they wanted to they could volunteer to make paper cranes for a relief effort program in Japan. The number of cranes they made (or didn’t make) was used as a measure of their “prosociality” or willingness to help.

Related Article: Creating Connection: Finding Balance Between Nature and Man.

Results showed that the presence of more beautiful plants significantly increased the number of cranes made by participants and that this increase was, again, mediated by positive emotion elicited by natural beauty. The researchers concluded that experiencing the beauty of nature increases positive emotion—perhaps by inspiring awe, a feeling akin to wonder, with the sense of being part of something bigger than oneself—which then leads to prosocial behaviors.

Support for this theory comes from an experiment conducted by Paul Piff of the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues, in which participants staring up a grove of very tall trees for as little as one minute experienced measurable increases in awe, and demonstrated more helpful behavior and approached moral dilemmas more ethically, than participants who spent the same amount of time looking up at a high building.


5. Nature makes you “feel more alive”

With all of these benefits to being out in nature, it’s probably no surprise that something about nature makes us feel more alive and vital. Being outdoors gives us energy, makes us happier, helps us to relieve the everyday stresses of our overscheduled lives, opens the door to creativity, and helps us to be kind to others.

No one knows if there is an ideal amount of nature exposure, though Strayer says that longtime backpackers suggest a minimum of three days to really unplug from our everyday lives. Nor can anyone say for sure how nature compares to other forms of stress relief or attention restoration, such as sleep or meditation. Both Strayer and Bratman say we need a lot more careful research to tease out these effects before we come to any definitive conclusions.

Still, the research does suggest there’s something about nature that keeps us psychologically healthy, and that’s good to know…especially since nature is a resource that’s free and that many of us can access by just walking outside our door. Results like these should encourage us as a society to consider more carefully how we preserve our wilderness spaces and our urban parks.

And while the research may not be conclusive, Strayer is optimistic that science will eventually catch up to what people like me have intuited all along—that there’s something about nature that renews us, allowing us to feel better, to think better, and to deepen our understanding of ourselves and others.

“You can’t have centuries of people writing about this and not have something going on,” says Strayer. “If you are constantly on a device or in front of a screen, you’re missing out on something that’s pretty spectacular: the real world.”

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About The Author

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.

WATCH: Are We Living in a Simulated Reality? If So, Why? | Gregg Braden

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In this video, Gregg Braden addresses reincarnation and simulated reality. Recently, supercomputer algorithms calculation showed that we are most likely living in a simulated reality rather than a virtual reality. If this is the case, then we need to ask ourselves – where exactly are we? Who created this simulation? And most importantly, why are we here?

Related article: Simulation Theory and “A Glitch in the Matrix” | Cynthia Sue Larson

Body Language Analyst REACTS to WILL SMITH/CHRIS ROCK SLAP at 2022 Oscars. WAS IT STAGED?

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Spidey, an award-winning behavior analyst, provides a brilliant analysis of the Will Smith / Chris Rock slap AND Will Smith’s acceptance speech to answer the question: was it staged?

Will Smith shocked the world when he slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards after the comedian made a joke about the Oscar-winning actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. But was the confrontation real or staged? Learn expert-level body language and behavior analysis and find out what to look for to know when people are lying to you!
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Gregg Braden: The Difference Between Fractals and Holograms, and What They Mean in Our Lives

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In this Q&A episode, Gregg Braden addresses two questions regarding the difference between fractals and holograms, and what they mean in our lives…

AI “Nanny” Being Created by Chinese Scientists to Grow Babies in Robot Wombs

Source: The Mind Unleashed

The artificial intelligence nanny has arrived. Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) may now be used in conjunction to optimize the generation of human life, marking a significant milestone in science.

Robotics and artificial intelligence can now assist in the development of newborns via the use of algorithms and artificial wombs, which is eerily similar to what we see in the cult classic, The Matrix.

According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese experts in Suzhou have pioneered the development of the latest technological breakthrough. However, there are concerns about the ethical implications of raising human beings in an artificial environment.

The discoveries were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Biomedical Engineering by Suzhou-based scientists. The AI nanny, according to the researchers, might aid in the growth of human kids in a “long-term embryo culture device.”

This artificial womb is a big machine containing compartments for individual fetuses. The infants will be fed as they would be in a real womb if they are in the chamber, which will be filled with an optimized mix of “nutritious fluids.”

Artificial Womb in “The Matrix”

In what seems sort of eugenics-y, a record of embryo health and “developmental potential” will be kept on file by the software over the duration of the embryo’s development.

It probably won’t happen any time soon…

At the moment, the new technology is being utilized to assist in the development of animal embryos that are developing into fetuses in the laboratory. This is due to the fact that the act of experimenting on human embryos older than two weeks is prohibited under international law.

Additionally, as the SMCP points out, surrogacy is prohibited in China. Because artificial wombs would effectively convert a hospital or laboratory into a mother under Chinese legislation, the technology is unlikely to be deployed in the area anytime soon.

Having said that, the development of artificial wombs is not a new concept. While this is not a new discovery, bringing the technology into human mass production and mixing it with ranking AI is, and it is a development that is quite dystopian sounding.

Of course, not everything is a hopeless dystopia…

Although the thought of artificially developing human infants is a far-fetched one, there are certain advantages to it. In the past, for example, the process of producing kids within people has been a lengthy, drawn-out, and unpleasant process, and this could potentially aid mothers who would like to have children but are currently unable to, without having to use a human surrogate. After all, the population is about to start shrinking by the billions by the end of the century and fertility rates around the globe are collapsing at a frightening rate.

This seems like more of a “when” rather than an “if”…

When artificial human growth becomes available, it will enable couples who would otherwise be in danger during delivery to have children. An adoption is also an option for thousands of children currently in foster care who may be placed in permanent families.

WATCH: The AirCar Just Got Certified To Fly

Source: KleinVision

Watch video footage of the very first flying car to receive an airworthiness certificate. The AirCar is developed by KleinVision, founded by Stefan Klein. It just received its airworthiness certificate from the Slovakian Transport Authority.

The challenging flight tests included the full range of flight and performance maneuvers and demonstrated an astonishing static and dynamic stability in the aircraft mode. AirCar flew 70+ hours of test flights, including cross country with 200 takeoffs and landings.

“AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars,” its creator, Stefan Klein, said. “It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever.”