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Speed of Thought

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posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:18 PM
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Connecting to my Speed of Darkness and Speed of silence threads.

Is there any known speed of thought possibly? I think that if you have a reaction time, you must have a speed of thought.

Thought is generated from our mind, which focuses around imagination I believe. Maybe the speed of thought is around the speed of light, because of the electricity running through your body.

Thoughts?




posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:25 PM
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I have thought about this and ended up in an argument with a friend about the speed of thought being faster than the speed of light, I insisted that the speed of thought was faster than the speed of light and he just ended up looking at me like I had been spending too much time thinking about these kind of things.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:28 PM
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I would of thought happened on a Quantum level off the top of my head. Dont know if that helps at all - all my speedy thought responses say why waste time typing this you know you've got nothing to add


P.s. If C is such a fantastically high number.. And all human heads (and brains) are very small, considering everything.. Would your question be, well sort of moot?



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:31 PM
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Lets hope this doesn't happen here lol.

As electricity courses through our body it eventually gets to our brain. Is it possible to measure the speed that we think by taking measurements from this electricity possibly.

Connecting to my first post

random thoughts...

[edit on 28-1-2008 by Nyte Angel]



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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Speed of darkness, speed of thought, speed of this, speed of that.

Look -- velocity is simply position divided by elapsed time. For something to have speed, it has to have position, and there has to be some sort of dimension that it is traveling on, with certain known units of measure.

We can go on all day with contemplating speed of things: speed of reason, speed of justice, speed of clarity, speed of love, speed of permanence, speed of accountability, speed of color, speed of mysticism, speed of existence, speed of death, speed of remote viewing, speed of attraction.

Good work Nyte Angel. I your point. Very creative! But I'm feeling a bit spammed here by these multiple discourses on speed.

Can we think of something else to post here? Am I out of line with this comment?



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Buck Division
Can we think of something else to post here? Am I out of line with this comment?


Sort of.. I can understand the speed of things that are big (apples, trucks & pianos)

Light and thought.. It is a good question.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:41 PM
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I have noticed that some peoples "speed of thought" is pretty damn slow.

And when they do manage to complete their thoughts; it was an exercise in futility because they are extremely Stupid.

However Caffeine and other substances dramatically enhance the "speed of thought" and other substances can bring those thought processes to a screeching halt. Like in dead.

Thoughts?

[edit on 29-1-2008 by whaaa]



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:49 PM
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an ingenious uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh answer


Anyways, I only added this one last topic because I was curious, considering the fact that electricity is what makes our bodies run, am I right? I wanted to know if we could measure the speed of that electricity running through our mind, which in turn makes us think.

No need to get angry, or maybe even a little jealous?



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:53 PM
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You know Nyte Angel, I think my post was too rude, and I apologize for that. I actually think you have a good thread here. Let me make amends, if I can.

Basically, velocity (i.e. speed) is a measure of how fast something changes with respect to time. It usually means "positional" change, but can actually be something other than position.

For something to change, it has to change "with respect" to something.

Therefore, the speed of thought is how fast your mind is racing, and changing topics. You could probably measure the speed of thought in terms of something like "topics per second" or "concepts per second". So you pose an interesting question. What is the speed of thought?

If you don't know, the mathematics of change "Calculus" (you might know that already, but I didn't see it in your other threads.)

The change in velocity, with respect to time is "acceleration". The change in acceleration with respect to time is called "jerk"

SO ANYWAY -- I'll give you a star and a flag. Sorry for my previous post.

Keep going....



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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A lot of people believe that our thoughts are in fact changes of state of the computer that our brain is. These changes happen due to propagation and processing of electrical pulses in the brain cells, accompanied by biochemical phenomena. Call it electrochemical, whatever. Thing is, "thoughts" propagate pretty slow. I may be wrong, but a nerve pulse travels with the velocity of a few feet per second. Compare that with a couple of hundred thousand miles that light travels in the same amount of time.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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Thanks, but I don't think an apology was necessary.

You say that if we record how many topics a second someone goes through we would need a number of contestants.

contestant list:
A-the genius
B-the dumb person
C-the photographic memory
D-the mentally ill
E-Etc..

Like what whaaa said, theres always that one person thats very slow compared to say the genius.

And even if we did this, would it still be accurate enough? Basing our answers from the contestants.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by Nyte Angel
reply to post by whaaa
 


Anyways, I only added this one last topic because I was curious, considering the fact that electricity is what makes our bodies run, am I right? I wanted to know if we could measure the speed of that electricity running through our mind, which in turn makes us think.


Maybe the electricity is a by-product of our natural thoughts? ergo electricity is a by-product.. Think about it, life has spent a very long time evolving... Why would energy be wasted?



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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You could very well be correct, but how would we transfer the ergo electricity from person to person if it doesn't get wasted?



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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by ergo.. I men't therefore.


How could we transfer energy (without it getting wasted) .. well I suggest you attempt to understand the laws of thermodynamics

Energy is neither created nor destroyed ~ all it does is change form, all it wants is to reach an equilibrium. You, me and every other monkey live on the transfer of all this lovely energy.

Hmmmm energy.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Alright, I didn't understand what you meant by ergo so I just went along with it.

Yes I know that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Because of this, how can we create new babies? There must be some way that energy stretches to make new life forms created. But there must be a limit to the point of 'stretchage'.

Just a thought...



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by Nyte Angel
Yes I know that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Because of this, how can we create new babies? There must be some way that energy stretches to make new life forms created. But there must be a limit to the point of 'stretchage'.

Just a thought...


I think the limit to the point of "stretchage" is when we run out of oatmeal and other breakfast cereals. A good healthy breakfast keeps those brain stimuli and sexual energy pumps in good working order so we can continue to make those small life forms [kids/babies] ergo our generating generators need fuel. No limits, no excuses!!



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:31 AM
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The speed of thought is pretty slow with regardes to what it could be.

I'm recalling this from memory, so this might not be spot on...but anyway.

Our thoughts are not "electrical" per se, the initial process is a CHEMICAL responce to an ELECTRICAL signal. This happens THROUGHOUT the body.

The chemical reaction produces an electrical differential, causing free electrons to flow between the synapse, which then flow through your neurons to start the process again.

I remember reading that when have the ability to put Nanobots in the cells of our brain, we would be able to think a MILLION times faster, because the nanobots could replace the need for the chemical reaction..allowing us to think at near the speed of LIGHT.

Also, ONE neuron firing would not be the speed of ONE thought...as a thought isn't one,but an ENTIRE sequence of firing neurons.

A difficult question a best.

Ill google it and see what comes up


AoN



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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Well....

If anyone is SERIOUSLY interested in the speed of thought, here is PDF file on the subject.

Its more related to Remote viewing and such, but the might be references to the OP.

I haven't got time to read it all now but will in a couple of hours.

Ill post anything i find of relevence, and would ask for others to do the same if you read it


The Speed of Thought: Investigation of a Complex Space-Time

Cheers


AoN


[edit on 29-1-2008 by Anomic of Nihilism]



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:44 AM
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Ok.

Here is a very quick 'n' basic answer.


Recent evidence suggests that sensory information is processed much faster than was previously thought and that individual neurons need to be active for only twenty to thirty milliseconds to mediate perception.


SOURCE


Cheers

AoN



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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First of all, you have to ask 'What is thought?' That's an interesting question, and IMO no one knows the answer really.

Neurologists would argue it is a chemical/electrical process in the brain. As such, they might argue that the speed of thought goes up to the speed of light.

But IMO no one knows what thought is. You can't hook into it. You can't project thoughts outside the brain. No single thought has ever been identified with a physical process.

You cannot say what the speed of thought is because you cannot even say what thought is.

[edit on 29-1-2008 by rizla]



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