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The Human Connection

The Human Connection

The Human Connection is indefeasible, and only can be suppressed as well as brought up. We have all felt what it is like to have a connection with other human beings. Why does this connection make us feel so in sync with the other person and the world? It is one of the most important needs for humans. It fits into each one of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid, besides the physiological needs. However, that's not to say that physiological needs can't play a part in human connection. Have you ever felt full after a deep conversation or have trouble connecting with people when hungry? I will explain how the human connection fits into Maslow’s Pyramid. The energy and spark of connecting can create a feeling of fullness. It also gives us a feeling of safety. When we connect with someone, we feel more comfortable with that person, allowing us to feel safer with them. The homey feeling when we recognize one another as if we are in the same family or tribe, being able to relate to one another, and to be on the same page. There is a deeper understanding of what it means to be a human being. Martin Luther King said it best, “We are all brothers and sisters.” When connecting on a higher level over the foundation that is the physiological realm, we step closer to the top of the pyramid. Creating that connection to feel safe, leads to a sense of belonging and being loved. This is the next level, but is not attainable without feeling safe. Feeling safe leads to friendship, family and sexual intimacy according to the Pyramid. We all have that inner desire to be loved and have a sense of belonging. Since the beginning of mankind we’ve been working in groups and creating systems, creating a working family. Everyone is dependent on one another to keep the group alive. It is a part of human nature to want to work together. In order to be dependent on others, one must have independence. To give and receive human connection one must be able to hold their own with esteem. One must be confident in what they do and have felt accomplished. If there isn’t a sense...

SCiO - The Ingredient Label of the Future

The minds at Consumer Physics have made a device that gives you a full detailed rundown on what any object you scan is made of, down to a molecular level! Perfect for checking to make sure you know exactly what is in your food! "Meet SCiO. It is the world's first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of materials around you, sent directly to your smartphone." SCiO is expected to ship by October 2016. It is $250 and available for pre-order here. A full description can be found here. All data for the app is stored on CP's cloud and transferred back to you in real time. It is a growing cloud that learns from every scan made and will continue to improve over time.  What can be done with it upon release? "Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you will be able to analyze food, plants, and medications. For example, you can: Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: Dairy products, Fruits and vegetables. Other apps for drinks, meats, ripeness, salad dressing and more will be released on a regular basis as our database expands. Know the well-being of popular plants. Identify capsules containing medicine and nutritional supplements. Help build the world's first database of matter. These are just a few of the starter applications that you can use upon receiving your SCiO. After SCiO is released, new applications will be developed and released regularly.The possibilities of SCiO applications are endless. For example in the future you can use SCiO to measure properties of cosmetics, clothes, flora, soil, jewels and precious stones, leather, rubber, oils, plastics, and even your pet!Please Note - SCiO is not a medical device and should not be used to treat or prevent medical conditions such as allergies." We are excited to see how fast and how far technology is pushing the limits. Before the SCiO, similar machines would take up full rooms and need some serious knowledge to run. To see the same equipment now fit in the palm of your hand is astounding! We may not be able to cough up $250 on a molecule scanner any time soon but we can definitely appreciate the SCiO...