How a 5½ weeks experiment helped me discover the secret of awareness. Cyber Autism, Redux.
By Ehden Biber
I have been investigating the nature of awareness ever since Rephael autism took his ability to communicate with us, when he was about 18th months old. This beautiful boy, the youngest of our 3 siblings was disappearing in front of my eyes and I didn’t know what to do. The impact of his autism on my understanding of how much I cannot perceive what another human being is perceiving came a few years later, when he was still a young boy. One day, when he and his two siblings were at my place, Rephael came to me crying his heart out, but I had no idea why he is crying. That realization, this experience of disconnection between my personal experience and the perception of reality someone else is having was one of the most profound moments of my life. Before that, I was busy trying to fix Rephael. After that, I was busy trying to fix myself. My moment came when I realized there wasn’t anything in my son that prevented him from communicating with met, but it was something in my own perception of reality which prevented me from communicating with my son. I was the root of my own suffering.
Fast forward to summer 2019.
Don’t trust what makes you feel good, even if that relates to what you think you know about women and men.
By Eh’den Biber
* (Sans means ‘without’ in French)
“Nice is dead. Good has a future. Nice doesn’t have a future, because nice ends up with gulags.“
(Eric Weinstein in a recent interview to Lex Fridman from the Articifical Intelligence Podcast)
Truth is the only thing that stands between us and a cyber nightmare. Dedicated to the 2019 October Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
By Eh’den Biber
Futures made of virtual insanity, now
Always seem to be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, all that new technology
Oh, now there is no sound, for we all live underground
(Jamiroquai, “Virtual Insanity”, from the album “Travelling Without Moving”)
There is a reason why people in the west can’t grasp how the disappearance of privacy and the total exposure of our most intimate states is a part of a dystopian nightmare, and it has to do with who we are.
Why autism education and Cybersecurity awareness training fails and how to solve it.
By Eh’den Biber
“If you think you’re going to solve your cybersecurity awareness problem by technology, you don’t understand your problem, and you don’t understand technology” (paraphrasing Bruce Schneier)
Everyone tries to solve the lack of cybersecurity awareness, and everyone fails. They fail because they don’t understand how our we integrate “information” into what we perceive as an expansion of our perception.
The current approach tries to address the problem via focusing on the #conscious, while the truth of the matter is that we interact with the real world via the #subconscious. As if we are not living in an age of a constant and increasingly intrusive digital distortion of our perception of reality, that is attacking our subconscious and manipulating us by knowing our biases (example: fake news). As if expansion of knowledge changes our core drivers. If knowledge was able to change people perception, people wouldn’t be smoking after they see all the horrific photos on the cover of all tobacco products. We live in a digitized era. The digital world is everywhere, it is part of who “we are”. Your dopamine reward system are being hacked constantly by your mobile phone apps, it is integrated into “your” physical experience. A growth of knowledge on the conscious level does not give you any measurable impact on the subconscious, because… that’s why we call it “subconscious” – we can’t measure it. Knowledge doesn’t change perception, direct experience does. After been given the diagnose of my youngest son extreme autism I was reading and learning everything I could about it, and the impact it might have, but it didn’t allowed me to understand him, nor to influence him. I didn’t feel like he did, so I couldn’t grasp that it means to be autistic.
Exposing the malware that is killing cybersecurity.
By Eh’den Biber
In the past years a new malware has been slowly yet steadily taking over our world. It spreads like wildfire throughout our society, corporate and governmental world, and by doing so it increases the probability of our annihilation. It morphed and evolved, most of our infrastructure is now compromised, and yet most people don’t even recognise their infrastructure is as well.
This is the story of the malware, which started in 1837…