Current AI programming techniques are incompatible for creation of human intelligence

        When artificial intelligence first came about in the first computing machines, computing was restricted by technology and computing power. The easiest way to get around giving intelligent functions to a machine was to give it basic sets of rules. These finite set of rules took up small amounts of memory, and could be used dependent on the input and goal. The rules could be combined to create more complex functions, exponentially increasing the amount of total functions available.

       The current computing grew from these beginnings, now using complex algorithmic and recursive functions using basic rules to further increase the amount of computing possibilities. The search for true artificial intelligence, one comparable to our amount of intelligence and conscious awareness, is in the works. A robotic creation using transistors and circuits and algorithmic programming whilst having the conscious and cognitive abilities that humans possess is the end goal. We know so far that even the most advanced artificial intelligence makes semantic and perceptual errors about the physical world.

       The problem with creating an artificial intelligence like our own is the rule-based computing which is the seed of modern computing intelligence. The seed planted was a rule-based one, and since we used these seeds to grow modern computing, we now have this type of computing available. I strongly believe this rule-based computing will never allow for true human-based artificial intelligence to be used. Human cognition and consciousness is not a rule-based system, and rule-based systems are not able to perform the amount and type of processing that the human mind does.

       The human mind processes information in bottom-up and top-down processes by integrating sensory info and semantic knowledge in integration centers of the brain. The mind can take this info and again reanalyze in in a seemingly subjective fashion, or by applying further conscious reason to perform a reaction to the input info. The mind has the ability to consciously engage ideas in the brain in a way that doesn’t seem to obey rules.

       Humans can be argued to be mostly a tabula rasa (blank slate) at birth, with arguably some innate abilities; perhaps there are some undefined “rules”. To create a “fully grown” and “mature” robot instantaneously, as well as endow it with all the knowledge of the world and processing an adult human would possess is a disastrous thought. We can’t program a mature robot, we need to grow it. Create a robot with the ability to learn, and to perform connections by repeated pairings of stimuli. A robot would be endowed with the learning abilities of which humans possess, so that it may learn connections in the world and be endowed with human-type knowledge and ability. The way we “program” robots now with artificially intelligent algorithms does not begin to scratch the surface of human knowledge ability.

       A robotic creation as a “newborn” with very few programmed rules besides rules for stimuli pairing, feature detection, whilst integrating the perceptual info similar in fashion to how the info bonds and integrates in the human brain is essential. No need for large highly complex algorithmic programs, we set a few basic algorithms, and allow the robot to “learn” the world on its own. While this is a long process, I believe it is the closest approximation to a human-like artificial intelligence. We bare the robot, and allow it to grow and mature in the human world by interaction with the world and gaining knowledge in the fashion that we do. This is the only way to create a robot which can be perceptually and semantically comparable to a human.

This post was inspired by this video on cognitive science:

SH 211 theory: Azazel kidnaps Izzy. Azazel is a Greater Demon. Sebastian’s knowledge apparently centers around Greater Demons. So, IMO, while the others are trying to come up with a plan to save Izzy, Sebastian ACTUALLY saves Izzy - see the fight in the alley - and they all welcome Sebastian as a hero and that’s why nobody ever doubts him. 

And nobody realizes that it was actually HE who released Azazel in the first place so that he could play the hero and save the damsel - the one character connected to everybody he needed to charm - and win everyone’s favor.

Sebastian, you’re one sneaky dude!

Originally posted by dahdarios

list of stones and crystals

In relation to my second blog: The School of Magick. ⛥

stones and crystals masterlist
  • Amber (yellow, orange, brown): Helps clear the mind. Gives mental clarity and inner peace.
  • Amethyst (purple): Amethyst is the perfect stone for any spiritual seekers, as it is the stone of spiritual awakening and spiritual growth. It purifies and protects by placing a shield around the physical body and the energy field. It is said that it enhances mental acuity and focus. The most common use of Amethyst is for the purpose of increasing one’s intuition and psychic abilities, along with enhancing one’s connection with their Higher Self, their Spirit-Guides and the Angelic Realms. It offers psychic, mental, negative and self protection and balances the nervous system and both hemispheres of the brain. Amethyst is the perfect stone for anyone whom is just now venturing off down the path of their spiritual journey. However, it is recommended for anyone, as it metaphysical and healing properties are beneficial to all.
  • Ametrine (purple and golden brown): Ametrine, rare and powerful stone, combines the energies of Amethyst and Citrine to embody, both, the Violet Ray and Golden Ray. This combination elevates your spiritual nature and enhances peace and tranquility. Ametrine offers healing qualities of purification and encourages creativity through expression. Ametrine has this extraordinarily high vibration able to strip away old prejudices and beliefs.  Ametrine draws out negative energies from your body and replaces them with energy of Divine light. It brings harmony into the body with the aid of quieting the mind with the calm sound of nothingness.
  • Apache Tears (gray-black): Apache Tears is best known for it’s ability to help one overcome depression. It’s vibration is soft and gentle to allow one to come to a state of self-realization. The energy within it grounds and protects, which aids its already powerful healing abilities.
  • Aquamarine (light blue): Aquamarine enhances the connection with Higher Self. Aquamarine, evokes the sea in both its name and its color and embody energetically healing properties. It aligns all of the chakras and enhances the aura. The energy emitting from this stone is very soft and feminine, which enhances our intuitive knowing. Use this stone to open up to spiritual energies and increase your awareness. Aquamarine is an excellent stone for public speakers and teachers, as it helps one overcome the fear of speaking. For artist, it aids creation from the heart.
  • Aragonite (orange red): Aragonite is a crystal with this peaceful and calming energy. It is known to transmute stressful energy into a more uplifting and positive energy. Having this stone around the energy body is highly beneficial to one dealing with anxiety, as it aids in soothing the nerves. Aragonite has the potential to infuse the entire body with an easy going energy. It is definitely a mellow stone, which makes it a great stone to assist during meditation.
  • Aventurine (green): Draws money and prosperity.
  • Azurite (bright blue): Azurite is best known as a sacred stone that brings greater insight with amazing visionary powers. It speeds the vibration of one’s energy towards the spiritual realm and  activates the opening of the Third-Eye Chakra. It resonates with the Crown Chakra to help connect one with higher realms for spiritual guidance. Azurite, also,  aids one to get in touch with their spirit guides.
  • Bloodstone (green with red flecks): Promotes creativity, self-expression, and artistry. Also aids healing, especially from surgeries or blood-related diseases.
  • Blue Lace Agate (light blue): Healing and overcoming obstacles. Can be used as a “wish stone”.
  • Blue Stalactite (blue): Personal power and direction. Helps with finding and staying on the right personal path. Promotes self-knowledge, centering, and connecting to the Higher Self.
  • Carnelian (red-orange): Promotes personal power, strengthened magick, increased fertility or creativity and a happy home. Also helps combat jealous of others.
  • Celestite (light blue): Celestite comes from the Latin word “Heaven”. The energy of this stone vibrates at such a high level. It has become the New-Age teacher stone, as it provides one with hope and faith, while connecting one to the wisdom of the divine realms. Aids one in developing a sense of knowing who they are, physically and spiritually.
  • Chrysocolla (blue, green): Promotes balance and inner peace.
  • Chrysophrase (green): Clears blockages in communication and promotes eloquence and persuasiveness.
  • Citrine (golden brown): Strengthens self-esteem and promotes balance and good cheer.
  • Crazy Lace Agate (brown/reddish stripes): Awakens hidden talents and abilities and promotes success in career situations.
  • Clear Quartz (clear): Amplifies and directs energy. Builds energy pathways. Strengthens the energies of anything it is put with.
  • Diamond (clear): Earth’s hardest stone. Promotes personal growth, spiritual lessons, and perfecting of self. Also resilience, perseverance and permanence.
  • Dravite (dark brown): Dravite, also known as Brown Tourmaline, is a stone not most know about, but need to be informed of. Especially those whom venture off and start their spiritual journey. The main reason is because Dravite helps us understand our shadow self, that which is the unconsciousness. It does this by bringing the shadow self to full consciousness.
  • Emerald (light to dark green): Protection, success, and prosperity. Also promotes memory and learning.
  • Fluorite (comes in many colors): Promotes healing. The focus of the healing may be emotional, physical, spiritual and so forth, depending on the color of the fluorite. Fluorite is also known as the ‘fairy stone’ as it helps it’s owner communicate and see fairies as long as their intention is of light.
  • Garnet (dark red, wine): Personal power, focus, and protection. Also aids in healing, especially with blood-related diseases.
  • Goldstone (brown with gold flecks or blue with silver flecks): Used to draw money, especially through commerce or the collection of monies owed. Blue goldstone enhances magickal power of the wearer or spells and helps enhance anything in the metaphysical realm such as psychic work, healing, clairvoyance, etc.
  • Hematite (silvery black): Gives protection, absorbs negativity, and helps relieve grief or pain. A healing stone.
  • Jade (comes in many colors, but most common in green): Serenity, inner peace and balance, and good fortune. Promotes the perfection of self and connection to Spirit.
  • Jasper (red, brown): Helps promote openness to new ideas and influences, flexibility.
  • Jet (black): Sacred to Hekate. Jet gives protection, promotes mental and emotional clarity, deflects negativity and helps to overcome sorrow or sadness. Traditional stone of mourning.
  • Kyanite (dark to light blue): Kyanite is a very powerful energy conductor. It is best known for its ability to align all of the Chakras without conscious effort. It doesn’t absorb negative energy. Therefore, Kyanite will never need to be cleansed. The vibration of this stone is so powerful that someone with a lower vibration may feel horrible side-effects from Kyanite. This is due to its ability to raise the vibrations of the wearer to reach a higher state of consciousness. Blue Kyanite has a very strong vibration that creates very rapid transfers of energy. It can bridge emotional blocks between people to assist in the sending of telepathic information. It can also create pathways of energy. It helps restore energy balance and it an effective energy conduit that can balance most systems of the body.
  • Lapis Lazuli (dark blue): Promotes psychic opening and clairvoyance. Now grown rare.
  • Malachite (green and black): Malachite promotes success, whether in business or love. Prosperity, creativity and fertility. Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul”, as it reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. It is a powerful protection stone that aids intuition, creativity and imagination.
  • Marlenite (red, red and yellow): Also called “Philosopher’s Stone.” A very strong money stone, this synthetic stone is named for Marlena Berndt, famous metaphysical historian of gems and stones.
  • Moonstone (milky white): Protection and psychic opening. Absorbs negativity and promotes confidence.
  • Morganite (light pink): Morganite embodies the first pale rays of sunrise and vibrates an essence of purity, love and innocence. When it comes to love, it may attract love to one’s life or even rekindle love from the past. It encourages us to vibrate with the power of the Divine feminine energies. Morganite has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts love and power.
  • Mother of Pearl (iridescent white): Deepens emotional commitment, draws marriage, long-term love. 
  • Opal (iridescent greenish white with orange, red): Promotes psychic opening and development, sensitivity to spirits. Once considered unlucky by those who feared psychic phenomena.
  • Pearl (white): Peace, compassion, love. Pearls are said to retain positive emotions incomparably well. 
  • Rhodochrosite (pink and gray): Promotes sexual adventure, fertility, pregnancy.
  • Rhodonite (pink and black): Helps healing of emotional pain, especially from loss of love or loss of a loved one. Helps requite grief, draw new love. Promotes reconciliations of parted lovers or friends.
  • Rose Quartz (pink): Love, happiness, self esteem.
  • Sodalite (blue): Sodalite is very similar to Lapis Lazuli and is often used in place of it. Promotes psychic development, clairvoyance.
  • Tanzine Aura (iridescent indigo): Tanzine Aura, aka Indigo Aura, is a beautiful stone of the Indigo Ray with energy vibrations of a very high level of spiritual awareness. It is actually one of the most powerful crystals to aid development of one’s latent psychic abilities. It enhances the connection for conscious communication to Spirit. This is an incredibly beneficial aid for intuitive people, such as mediums, shamans, card readers, channelers, energy healers, along with anyone wishing to become more perceptive to the subtle dimensions.
  • Tiger’s Eye (gold and brown stripes): Promotes popularity, eloquence, persuasiveness. Helps improve communications. Also used for protection in traveling, and for protecting mechanical vehicles.
  • Titanium (Flame) Aura (multicolored quartz): With most crystals the vibrations do the healing. However, the healing properties are a little different with this crystal. Even though it shares the same properties as the Clear Quartz, it is the colors of this crystal that actually grant it enhanced healing powers. The vibrational energy, along with the color of this crystal has the ability to heal the human energy field. Together they merge with the aura to release any energy blocks and patch up holes in the aura by its color. It enhances ones physical vitality and brings more energy into the auric field. It is stimulating to the auric field and meridians, acting as a prism for soul-level energy, infusing the aura with a rainbow spectrum of light. Titanium (Flame) Aura allows for one to go deep into meditation to receive spiritual attunement. Overall this crystal is one that brings insight, compassion, energy, excitement and joy into life’s experiences. It is capable of carrying higher frequency range, excellent for trance channels, mediums, psychics and maintains grounding while in a higher state of consciousness.
  • Turquoise (teal-blue): Protection, good fortune, psychic opening. Considered very sacred.

‘Urban Farming Knowledge Center’ Designed by Sun. (5th year architecture thesis, 2017) SoA+D 📷: @soad_arch #next_top_architects

Crystal Grid | Everything is Okay

This grid reminds us that underneath it all, nothing really matters and that everything will turn out just as it was meant to be. It reminds us that everything we do carries great significance, as well as no significance at all

  • Aquamarine – calms, harmonizes environment, encourages tolerance of others, and invokes high states of consciousness
  • Chrysocolla – brings tranquility, enhances meditation, draws off negative energies, assists in accepting change, and increases inner strength
  • Rainbow Fluorite – cleanses and stabilizes the aura, draws off negative energy and stress, assists in overcoming disorganization, helps to overcome chaos
  • Blue Jade  – offers wisdom, purifies, and creates a sense of serenity, protects, and helps when feeling overwhelmed
  • Smokey Quartz – grounding, relieves stress, assists in managing difficult periods of time, fortifies resolve, and dissolves negative energies
  • Tibetan Quartz – carries highly esoteric knowledge, centers, grounds, and raises consciousness, purifies and energizes meridians

Before the Vahki, Nuparu had tried something different. A prototype if you will. The Kraahu, a six legged robotic enforcer with an electrified chassis. A machine with knowledge centers spread throughout its body, making it capable of splitting apart to pursue multiple targets at once. They also came equipped with powerful stun gas to render criminals unconscious.

Poor Ehrye…

2004 and 2005 were great years for sets, both canister/box sets and combo models. I really like the look of this guy. Even his shadow is menacing as all get out. Lego really did a good job making the vahki look and feel like paranoia inducing robots.

anonymous asked:

I've got a question for you! Why are you shaming a man who educated millions of american children for years and remained active in the scientific community for siding with the political party that is actually making efforts to improve the global environment and preserve and protect ecosystems? Oh wait, it's totally a democratic bullshit theory that achieves... What negative, exactly? What is the downside to caring about the environment again? Dumb bitch

Bill Nye is not some lofty, great educator of our time. Bill Nye is dude who got a mechanical engineering degree and just happened to get a gig demonstrating pretty basic science experiments to elementary students. Credit where credit is due, the videos were entertaining and no doubt educated a multitude of school students about basic scientific principles. That being said he is no great scientific mind and lately he has revived his dead as a door-nail career by pushing the non-science known as global cooling ,global warming, uh, climate change to a bunch of idiots, a large number of whom to which you are no doubt intimately acquainted.

Not only that, but his speeches, and this comes from first hand knowledge, are not centered on science or reason or facts or education, they are a large part demagoguery centered around convincing people that only candidates with a D by their name know anything about science. 

Bill Nye has become the opposite of a science guy. Bill Nye does not want debate, he does not want scientific facts to speak for themselves. Bill Nye wants you to you to vote for people who will do what he wants.  Bill Nye wants you to ridicule others not for substance, but for daring to question what he and the democrat party says is science (Congratulations, you are doing swell). Bill Nye wants you to be a useful idiot who will vote but never actually look at the science for yourself and because of this Bill Nye has become the opposite of an educator.

What are the negatives you ask? Control, government control. For examples look at the EPA ( I know you wont, but for readers who aren’t arrogant a-holes).  There is nothing is wrong with caring for the environment, but plenty is wrong with using that rational to make people cave to your world view and that is exactly what you and Bill Nye, the non-science guys, are trying to do.

The Real Initiate

The process of initiation is one of regeneration.  It means developing your inmost essence, first to birth and then to full growth. This involves a rejection and mystical death of all the lower principles that obstruct your growth. This path is traced through our three degrees:

The first stage involves refining your gross sense-nature, killing your desire for material attractions and developing indifference to the allure of the outer world.

The second involves disciplining and clarifying your mind till it becomes pure and strong enough to respond to a spiritual order of life and wisdom. This is why in our Second Degree the discovery of a sacred symbol in the center of the building shows a first glimpse of your personal center.  This knowledge is followed by a desire to wipe from your heart all obstacles to complete union with the Center.

The third stage, the last and greatest trial, involves the voluntary death of your sense of ego and separation from the universal life-essence. As your limited ego dies, your become conscious of a Bright Morning Star within you, illuminating your mental horizon.

Robert Lomas- The Secret Science of Masonic Initiation


In the early 800s in Baghdad, there was an illustrious center of knowledge called – unimaginatively – the House of Wisdom. Baghdad was already a trade center, and the money from that helped pay some of the brightest minds in the Arabic world to sit around and be brilliant. al-Khwarizmi was one such. While there, he produced his most famous work The Book of Restoring and Balancing. In it, he explains how to solve complex mathematical equations by a method he called al-jabr, Arabic for “reunion of broken parts.” When translated into Latin: algebra. al-Khwarizmi’s name, when his book was translated to Latin three centuries later, was rendered as Algorismus. Seem familiar? al-Khwarizmi’s name in its original form also means “algebra” in Arabic, which seems fair since he pretty much invented it.



Wing Chun is a foundational skill in Bruce Lee’s JKD

One of the most valuable assets it provides is the ability to stay firmly inside the boxers middle range, but just outside of the range of the elbow. The goal is to occupy and take possession of the inside position. Much like in Muay Thai where you want the inside control of the neck for the clinch to knee. 

That depth in Wing Chun can add another layer to your knowledge of range and timing. This is an video example of a foundational drill to gain the concept of this range known as the “Don Chi.” 

In the most basic terms using this example we can establish these ranges as kicking, out boxing, middle range boxing, Wing Chun and trapping, knees and elbows, clinching and grappling. Using Wing Chun as a great transitionary range it retains its functionality. It gives you something to use during the space and time between pugilistic and the efficacy of the elbow. 

In a sense it’s very singular in purpose, but I believe it has solid value in modern training methods. In today’s MMA one could be an incredible wrestler, or accomplished boxer, judo player etc. All of those are arts built on one specific range. That’s exactly how we can look at Wing Chun. A wrestler who dominates the field can take that one skill and own the UFC championship or defend themselves  and their family. However in a sporting sense, they could find themselves out of their depth if they don’t become well rounded in today’s modern JKD and MMA. In closing I think under the right circumstances and situations Wing Chun is an incredible tool. At the very least it enhances ones knowledge of ranges, the center position, and lends a solid guard position to defend the midsection.  This is just a handful of reasons why Wing Chun is still taught in our Jeet Kune Do class in Portland as well as other Inosanto affiliated schools around the world.

Stream This Movie!

Manuscripts Don’t Burn: Mohammad Rasoulof somehow made this film without the Iranian government’s knowledge. The film centers on the murder of intellectuals by the government’s secret police, highlighting both the efforts of authors to get their works published, and the police tracking down extant documents. Rasoulof, who was arrested alongside fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi, and banned from making films for twenty years, is an expert at making deceptively disturbing images, and while not his greatest film, Manuscripts Don’t Burn is an exceptional “fuck you” to the forces opposed to creative freedom. Available on Netflix.

Phoenix: One of last year’s best films, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix is about a woman (played incredibly by Nina Hoss), disfigured in a concentration camp, tracking down her husband. What ensues is a strange scheme to defraud her family of her inheritance, but at the center is her struggle to find a place, both with her unwitting husband and in a rebuilding Berlin. While the film is a bit slow-starting, it’s worth a watch for the final scene alone. Available on Netflix.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence: Roy Andersson’s latest is in the same style he adopted for his two previous films, You, The Living and Songs From The Second Floor (think something between Jacques Tati and Wes Anderson, except everything is grey). Despite a few extremely problematic scenes near the end are hard to sit through, the film is mostly wonderful, and as funny as anything he’s ever made. Available on Netflix.

I Am Love: This movie is not very good! But it has Tilda Swinton, and really, really wonderful cinematography. There are worse ways to spend your time! Available on Netflix.

A Summer’s Tale: I don’t actually remember which Eric Rohmer summer movie this is, but that’s ok because they are all great! Available on Netflix.

The Last of the Unjust: Always wanted to watch Shoah, but never had nine hours to spare? Well lucky you, Claude Lanzmann’s latest is only four hours long! (But also, watch Shoah). Available on Netflix.

Pariah: I tend to avoid Sundance films, and while Dee Rees’s film has a lot of the feel-good trademarks of that wretched festival, it’s a very good movie! A coming of age story about (and by) a black lesbian, dealing with the struggle for acceptance by friends and family. Available on Netflix.

The Babadook: Part nightmare-inducing horror, part heavy-handed metaphor, 100% enjoyable movie. A film about depression and why having children is probably a horrible thing to do. Available on Netflix.

Black Coal, Thin Ice: Featuring my favorite cinematography from last year, Black Coal, Thin Ice is a neo-noir with an overly complicated plot that never seems to add up to much. And that is perfectly fine. The film is a delight to watch, even if it’s not a masterpiece. Available on Netflix.

Winter Sleep: Sometimes, when I’m feeling a bit down, I remember that his movie exists, and that makes me a happier person. That this isn’t even Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s best movie is incredible. Available on Netflix.

Modern HP Problems

When you sit down and watch a documentary or a book on the history of Delphi; an your heart just breaks from the sight of such a magnificent center of knowledge, praise, faith, and worship to be brought down to a tourist attraction that most people barely appreciate all you can do is look to Apollo and silently whisper: “You deserved better than this.” 

Horoscope for June 6th, 2016
  • Aries: Group activities might prove especially intellectually and emotionally gratifying at this time. Relationships with old friends grow stronger, and new friends may also come onto the scene. Among them might be people in your profession. Through them you might learn of new opportunities to advance your career. Expect an inspiring story of some kind to move you to tears. Don't fight it.
  • Taurus: Friends in creative fields might join forces with you today to start a new project that makes a difference to all of you. This could be something as mundane as a garden in a park or as exciting as a new rock band. If you've been thinking of moving in an artistic direction, this is the day to make plans. You're determined and focused and your inspiration and enthusiasm are high.
  • Gemini: The desire to acquire more knowledge is front and center today. A lecture or workshop might lead to plans for a vacation of some kind with friends or other members of a group you're affiliated with. Family members might also show an interest. You could all review the possibilities together and jot ideas. The energy and enthusiasm of everyone around you is high, so make the most of their ideas.
  • Cancer: Enthusiasm for your own ideas as well as for those of others could catapult you into the spotlight today. You might speak to a group, perhaps on scientific or occult subjects. You're on an emotional high and looking forward to the future. You've got a lot of plans that are not only exciting but also workable. Make the most of them, and don't be afraid to share them with others.
  • Leo: Social events could put you in touch with some interesting and exciting new people from distant places. You might discuss business, but not boring shoptalk. Rather, you may have some intriguing yet workable ideas for future projects that could make a difference to you and others. If you've been thinking about forming a new partnership, this is an auspicious day for serious discussion.
  • Virgo: Today you're likely to be more focused than usual on whatever it is you have to do, whether chores around the house and yard or important projects of your own. Your mind is especially sharp and in tune with your feelings. Dreams and imaginings might prove to be valuable sources of inspiration. At some point, your mind might turn to travel, the acquisition of new knowledge, or both. Enjoy your day.
  • Libra: Romance is center stage today as social events put you in touch with interesting people of both sexes. If you're already involved, expect to grow closer to your partner. If you aren't, don't be surprised if someone new comes into your life. Stimulating discussions about various subjects set your imagination going and increase your desire to learn more. Enjoy your day.
  • Scorpio: The approaching arrival of visitors, perhaps in relation to a group activity or social event you're hosting, could necessitate a last-minute cleanup and perhaps even a little redecorating. More than one person is likely to come to your door today, and all who visit are likely to bring interesting news and useful information. By day's end your energy and enthusiasm should be much higher than they were in the morning.
  • Sagittarius: Romance intensifies as communication is enhanced by the energy, enthusiasm, and focus of you and your partner. If you aren't already involved, you might meet someone new and exciting who shares your interests, and perhaps doesn't live all that far away. Expect to make a lot of short trips in your neighborhood, perhaps visiting friends or neighbors. If you've been thinking of moving, you might do a little house hunting.
  • Capricorn: An opportunity to do some extra work might come your way today. Don't turn it down - it might do you a lot of good. You'll probably enjoy being at home, whether you're working or relaxing, as happiness seems to reign in the home at this time. Members of your household all seem to be content with their lives, and thus are great company. Enjoy.
  • Aquarius: Contact with others in your neighborhood brings good news your way. Phone calls, emails, or time spent in the car could result in some kind of financial advancement. You feel especially focused right now, and your intellect and emotions are in accord with what you need to do to accomplish your goals. Your physical energy and enthusiasm are strong, as is your determination. Go for the gold.
  • Pisces: Today you might hear of opportunities coming from an unusual source and consider taking advantage of them. Values take a more spiritual turn as your material goals are reached. You might make plans to participate more in activities like yoga, meditation, church services, or other groups with a metaphysical focus, and you're looking forward to it. Someone close to you might recommend some interesting books.

Ivan Leonidov. Proposal for the Lenin Institute in Moscow. 1927.

AIM: To answer the needs of contemporary life through maximum use of the possibilities of technology.

THEME: The Lenin Institute is the collective knowledge center of the USSR.

LOCATION: Where the new city is developing. Lenin Hills in Moscow.

CONSTlTUENT PARTS: A library with 15 million volumes of books and 5 reading rooms of 500-1000 seat capacity, and an institute of librarianship.

Auditoria varying in capacity from 250-4000 people. A scientific theater, i.e. planetarium. Research institutes for individual academic work.

MECHANIZATION: Library — Delivery of books to the reader and back into the stacks takes place through vertical and horizontal conveyor systems; upon request from the catalogue hall, the books are automatically delivered to the reading rooms.

Auditoria  The research institute is linked to the auditoria and reading rooms, and feature a whole series of devices: telephones, radios, and remote televisual equipment. By this arrangement the entire academic staff of the institute can work together simultaneously on a single project.

Planetarium — The sphere is convertible into a science theater after projection screens are installed along the inside skin.

The connection with Moscow itself is made by an aerial tramway with a central aerodrome for the suspended roadway. The connection with the world is through a powerful radio station.

MATERIALS: Glass, steel, reinforced concrete.  -The Charnel House