by Ryan Critchett
This is great! It's great because of the intention. I love the idea of ANYTHING helping peak brain performance. I've found, however, that the most effective way (in my opinion, and belief, who knows what's really fact) to induce peak mental states is to train specific parts of the brain with thought and behavior induced strategies.
I personally wouldn't upgrade myself with technology specifically because it would demand less of my ability to induce peak emotional biochemical states, which I believe would start to deteriorate or lessen that ability, based on the use it or lose it principle.
Not many people, that I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE, talk about inducing peak brain states by thinking certain things, training your brain with certain behavior induced tools and strategies, as well as using your physiology as a key player, but that has become my life.
Immersion and passion is key for any human being to reach breakthroughs. Since this is my passion, and I continue to consciously immerse myself in it, I've made these kinds of breakthroughs.
I'm not saying this is a bad thing (technology to upgrade yourself) at all, in fact I think it's pretty cool. I'm highly suggestible, because I know that there is one thing we can definitely be sure about, and that is that none of us know what's really possible, even though neuroscience tries to make definitive claims on restrictions of the brain. But, it seems the need to fit in and be inside the box is a need that stops people from moving out of it. Paradigms always take time to shift, and any intelligent neuroscientist knows that. SO, that kind of technology could, and probably would be great! I just would prefer to build up the grey matter behind my eyes responsible for having a sight and command of the firing of neurons in my nervous system.
I believe we have tremendously more POWER to induce striking and permanent changes in the brain than we've ever been led to believe, or known scientifically. We're in the place right now, where we're starting to find these things out. All of the sudden, the West is interested in the kinds of amazing results you get from meditation, even though the East has been doing it for centuries. Now, we're realizing that there is something about the ability to command and control your brain, that influences and promotes better health, more definitively controlled and positive emotional biochemical statuses, and total optimal performance in life.