Controversy Over What Should and Should not be Said on the Internet

Ever since the invention of social media, after blogs and on-line diaries had been invented, people began to lose the opportunity to physically interact. Generation X, Y, and Z are going to be the first to adapt to these changes a lot more than those of older generations or people who oppose of modern society, such as myself. The problem arises just like with anything else, no matter how humans are able to communicate, whether it’s through the phone, mail, telegraph, the internet, or just physical interaction, drama happens, and I’m not talking about drama as in Shakespeare’s time. I am talking about real drama in which a dispute gets out of hand and gossip is usually the main cause of it. Many people, especially teenagers in generation Y and Z, act more immature than they are supposed to be. Many is caused by conformity and the wanting to be like others, to impress one another just to get higher social rankings. If you look back at my rudeness essay along with my other posts, you will find some information that may refresh your mind.
Let’s begin with definitions. What is social media exactly? What is the primary use for it. Why is it here? Social media is a form of social interaction between humans who share a bond whether it would be mutual, relative, or biological. They use a variety of technological devices that hook up to one main host in which the network is hosted. From there, it gets as simple as this. Think of social media as a new planet, a virtual Earth. There are people from all around our real world who join social media. The only difference is that it is all being viewed through a different face than it would be if it was through the phone or through some party line, etc, even radios are different now. Social media can be customised. Your profile is your house. You build your house so others can stop by and check it out as they wander the streets. This is like when you physically go to houses of friends and neighbors, except it is done virtually.
Blogging is somewhat different. Blogging is where you can put up a virtual journal or diary, and depending on what it is, you can let others read it and hope someone will share your interests. You can link blogs to social media to expand your interests to others. Blogs are meant to share thoughts and feelings with others around the world and is not primarily meant for social interaction.
Now, let’s get down to the differences in between real life and virtual interaction. Remember that this is one of many ways you can picture what social media is like. To everyone, social media is simply a page in your browser, a client you use, etc that allows you to connect to the main host, and then you use the controls to find the person you want to interact with and then move on. In real life, people would actually transport themselves over to where the person dwells and then interact with that person. In social media, a person can build their profile, update them, add photos, share other photos, and do a wide number of things. In real life, a person can tack real photos to their door, decorate the insides, make it look neat, and if a friend copies their photo for you, you can share it by putting it inside your house. Perhaps one of the major differences of all is identity. On the internet, identity can be hidden very easily, but location and machine usage is very hard to change. In real life, identity is hard to change because it requires a whole lot of work in body alteration. Many people choose not to take part of the social media because they prefer real-life interaction. This doesn’t keep them from spying on the virtual world. Employers can hunt their employees using a search tool that allows them to track down that person’s virtual house, and then they can check you out.
Chatting versus talking: This is something that has gotten my interest for quite a while. Chatting is basically like telegraphy. You send a person instant mail and then they respond back. This is different than texting or e-mail, which is like telegrams and regular snail mail. Talking or video-camera-talkking is carrying the voice of one person along with their image through a host and have that connection established. In real life, people can talk over the phone or simply talk in open air. Now here is what gets my interest. Could a person actually say something in voice that would be more awkward to utter than it would be for a person to just chat? Chatting offers little emotion than voice, and therefore makes it hard to interpret what a person is really wanting to say. There is a saying that you can write to a fellow something you can never tell them face-to-face.
Now, where does the problem come in? Humans are constantly putting up signs on the walls of their houses from which anyone wandering can see that they’ve had a fight with their partner because of such and such. Or they can no longer be friends with this and that. Or what if they posted a sign proclaiming another person who has no access to or is not a member of that social media, and their friends find about it because of what you said? What about spelling? Since we are primarily chatting, spelling and grammar correction has been a major issue. Of course this would not apply to real-life mail and talking, except for correcting someone on order of rords or something along those lines.
Privacy is a major issue that all humans want to for themselves, based on two philosophies. The first philosophy is that of John Locke, and the second is called Information Wants to be Free. Truth is, our rights are constantly being misinterpreted by ourselves, and we are limiting each other to say what we should say without libel and slander. It is okay to post a sign outside your wall saying that you want this and that, but if you keep it in a general attitude, it may not gain as much attention than if it was specifically targetted at someone or something. Pessimists say you shouldn’t say this because it is offending them even though the original person didn’t think it was rude at all. This is where rudeness is interpreted by humans. Optimists are usually supportive and help people team up to become a unity so that the person doesn’t experience the pain alone.
Now, how do we get this under control? Many such as myself are considering a revolution of sorts to get back into balance. Many want to redefine words that were originally meant to be harmless but are now becoming more pejorative. Some are thinking of shutting down the entire internet service for an hour or some short tim such as what Wikipedia did one day for twenty-four hours. Many are thinking of balancing out privacy since things are now becoming more and more open, like sexuality, gender, etc that are constantly being talked about in the media in our modern society. Many are wanting to start new religionsb based on old ones to fit these changes, many like me are thinking of using H+ to change what we can. Truth is, I don’t know when the day will be when our world will be perfect. It may never be, or it will be but when the day comes when humans are immortal, I doubt I will see that happen.

A Review of the vOICe

Summary: The vOICe, notable for the spelling of “O I C”, is a programme
aimed to assist people with varying forms of blindness to see using an
association of black and white images with soundscapes. The programme
was developed by Dr Peter Meijer, of the Netherlands, and is hosted at theSeeingWithSound.com website. As of now the vOICe can be run only on Windows and Android, but there has not been time to develop the programme for cross-platform devices.
Description: The vOICe takes advantage of a few bits of equipment for a
person to be successful. A portable computer can be modified to function
while the lid is closed. The user can run the application after securing
their camera glasses mounted on their head to the computer by using a good-sized USB cable. The
programme will start out by testing the headphones by speaking two words
on each side. “Left, right.” By a complex set of arrays built into the
programme, the application will take a video shot of what is in front of
the camera from left to right, convert the result into a unique set of
computer-generated sounds consisting mainly of tones and noise providing
many textures. The higher set of frequencies correspond to activity in
the upper portion of the camera and vice versa. The brighter an object is
to the camera, the louder the sounds will appear. If the object gets closer to the camera, the background sounds will gradually diminish until the object is within full view. This is part of the ratio that a lot of people misconceive. It takes one second
for a sound scape to be converted from the video, applying sixty-four
pixels with a predetermined range of audible frequencies. Note, for a first-time blind person, they are not going to know what a pixel is. In brief, a pixel is a squared lined boarder that holds part of an image.
The vOICe can also be used to learn how to use the mouse. Using the mouse is like taking a probe across a big square grid, you learn to identify the sound of the mouse with the items on this grid. Then when you move the mouse, the sound moves in accordance to wave field holophony synthesis. When you find a major area of focus, you press the mouse to focus on the smaller area within that grid. You have more access to your focus on that area. When you are done, you focus on yet another smaller bit of detail within that grid. So it is like opening a huge box, then finding the box you want within that huge box. Then you open that box and then hunt for the other box, and then you open that box, and so on.
Along with the vOICe, researchers around the world have developed
similar sensory substitution devices that serve the same or similar
purpose as the vOICe. One example is the Hebrew University’s pentatonic EyeMusic image converter in C-major. Many researchers gather around
certain places to discuss their beliefs about how people with any form
of disability can benefit from technology adapted for such people. As of
recent, there was a study that was published in the journal of Cognitive
Science that showed who the vOICe could be of help to anyone who wants to see using their ears.
Purpose: With the ever-lasting work on regrowing nerves and other tissue
in the eyes, it is hoped that sensory substitution devices can be used
to encourage visual rehabilitation to train the brain to see either for
the first time, or after a period of prolonged absence. There is talk about inventing transceivers that can transmit images from one brain to another brain by use of magnets. This way blind people have all the colours in their minds, and it will be up to them to make their own images in their heads after this new sensation is given to them.
Disadvantages and negativities: As of right now, the vOICe, or any form
of sensory substitution, cannot be used for extreme applications due to
the imposing of danger to the person using them. This includes, travelling in unfamiliar environments, crossing streets, etc. Each form of sensory
substitution will have its own ups and downs, so it is important that
the person finds the one that best fits their needs. Currently, all
devices are set to be easily customised for the end-user, though that
may get overwhelming since there are many options to change. The idea is
to simulate a form of natural eyesight, which cannot be customised, save
for putting on special glasses and such.
Comments: I have been using the vOICe off and on, but I find it quite
confusing to grasp all at once. Throughout experimentation and research,
I found out that the vOICe is primarily focusing on the association of
visual images to audible soundscapes, not so much with colours to
sounds, like some of the other devices do. This is because those devices
may not give you the shape of an object, just the colour of what it is.
Another problem is that there is no distinction between knowing the
different variations of grey with the use of pitch, since that is
already being used for knowing the height of an object is.  I found out
that most people are familiar with associating colours with musical
keys, but those musical keys are what give us specific emotions that can
be correlated to colours. Another possibility is the advent of certain
cadences that resolve to a certain key, or when combining three or more
colours, they will create a new harmony that can give us an emotion, such as pastel colours.
Suggestions and improvements: Most of these have already been considered
and are being worked on, however they will still be addressed.
As of now the most effective way to receive sound input is through
stereo headphones. A possible suggestion is to use a more complex system
that will use wave-field synthesis technology  to enhance the spacial
awareness of the person. Instead of having the sounds tell you how high
an object is, the sounds will come from the upper portion of the set,
and vice versa. This way, the pitches of sound can be used for other
applications, such as identifying colours, shades, tints, etc.
A discussion regarding stereoscopic vision brought the possibility of
wearing two cameras, one above each eye, that would move in accordance
to eye movements of the person (if they do not suffer from nystagmus) or
some other neurological disorder. This can be accompanied with the
surround-sound system, so that the left side is depended on the left
camera while the right side is depended on the right camera.
The ability to focus and keep track of an object with the camera would
be helpful to know when a particular object is moving. This would mean
stopping the scanning process and have the programme generate a sound
scape for that image in real time. When the image shifts to one side,
the sounds will move in the direction that it went. This sort of thing
can be found in many forms of audio-gaming. Focusing on the object
itself is to hear the sound scape of the object while moving the camera
to study the details of each side of the object could be helpful. For
example, you want to study a painting. Using the vOICe, you can stop the
scanning and concentrate on the paint. Using a probe-like fashion, you
can manually scan the painting with the camera(s) to hear each sound
scape change in volume, pitch, timbre and texture.
Brain wave entrainment can be added to synchronise the frequency bands
of a person’s brain, that way they can be more aware of the area around
them. The concept “qualia” refers to a state of meditative
consciousness, such as twilight or dawn. Such things can be
achieved through not only visual brain wave synchronisation, but
auditory as well. This includes, beatings (binaural or monaural), or
isochronic pulses. It also consists of certain chords not found in forms
of conventional music, and therefore has no organised time and sound.
One possibility is to use the colour functions as part of brain wave
entrainment. The soundscapes can indicate the black-and-white area
surrounding the person, while the brain wave soundscapes fill them in as
to what the colours are around them.
Current research has not dove much into the latter area, but it is said
that it helps in making a person feel relaxed and aware. It is also said
that people with music training have higher performance with auditory
visual stimulations.
To widen the number of user’s interest in the vOICe, it is recommended that more platforms be included.

The Autistic Spectrum Disorder in both hard and soft-science

Here are some of my latest findings regarding the hard-science characteristics on how the autistic spectrum is organized.
First of all, two brains must be compared. A normally-functioning brain and an autistic brain. Now, from looking at these two brains, they may look the same to you, until we go deep into the structures. Take note of these anatomical terms.
Amygdala, part of the limbic system, which controls hormone balances responsible for sensational emotions.
Neurotransmitter: A bond connecting neurons between synapses so that information can be carried between the gap with this bridge.
Hormone: Chemicals produced by several glands in the body that are sent into the bloodstream. Depending on the hormone, they can reach the brain.
Cerebrum: The top portion of the brain, which contains the hemispheres divided into lobes.
Cerebellum: Coordinates movements mapped by the cerebrum, and is also responsible for voluntary and involuntary functions. It helps in balance and coordinate certain auditory responses such as startle reflexes, music rhythms, etc. It is located in between the cerebrum and brain stem.
Brain stem: Most primitive part of the brain. Medulla Oblongata controls breathing, swallowing, and many believe primitive instincts are stored here.
Pituitary gland: Master gland, acts as a traffic light and directs all other glands to produce the hormones after receiving input from the cerebrum and cerebellum in voluntary function.
Homeostasis: Provides positive and negative feedback loops that are both voluntary and involuntary. Integrated by internal functions of the brain or other organ.
Gene: A set of instructions carried out in the development of organs to provide them a foundation to build.
Mutation: A string of code that disrupts the development of such organs and continues carrying out the instructions. This can occur due to many internal or external factors.
Now that we covered the primary terms, I will go into how our brain works, although you may find this in one of my earlier posts. If I come across a new term that I haven’t listed in the list above, I will explain what that means before continuing. Note that this is for informational and educational purposes. I am not a professional of any kind, though I would like to be some day. My point here is to raise more awareness about how people should understand these differences and why it has become such a problem in our society.
Let’s start out with how our brain works in general. Here is a resource which can hopefully explain more: http://www.amazon.com/The-Autistic-Brain-Thinking-Spectrum/dp/0547636458.
Our brain is wired in very different ways for each individual. Even twins have slightly different brain structures, mainly because it was due to nurture. Our brain is capable of doing multiple things at once, though how it does it is what changes across one individual to another. Some people are left-brainers, right-brainers, bridge-brained, male, female, etc. I am sure you can think of many more. Behaviour can be divided into two main categories. voluntary and involuntary. This means, in cases of voluntary behaviour is that you have control over it. Your mind is in sync with your cerebrum, telling the cerebellum to tell your body to do this and that. But what you output must be due to input in order for that to happen. Otherwise that would be known as a reflex, which is involuntary. We have two nervous system types, central and peripheral, afferent and efferent. Or, you can think of this as sympathetic (fight or flight), or parasympathetic (rest and repair). These work in conjunction to hormones provided by internal or external stimuli. Our brain has different lobes, with matching mates on the other hemisphere that conduct certain things, such as visual, auditory, tactile, motor, language, thinking, etc. When we go into the brain, after breaking through the three layers, you will find ridges and bump-like structures all around the brain. You will also find a line right down the middle and at the top that divides the hemispheres. When we take the two halves apart, you will see several connections that bond the two, chief among them is the corpus callosum. Going even deeper, you will see areas that are responsible for external and internal pain, internal clock, the main switchboard of the brain, areas that control blood pressure, body temperature, and things we don’t think about.
Now let’s see what happens when we open up an autistic brain. You will notice a difference right away, and this may vary on the severety of the disorder, for there are many mental disorders out there, many due to lack of hormone and neurotransmitter production. When you open up the autistic brain, you would most likely find an enlarged amygdola, which might explain why the brain gets overwhelmed with sensory overload. This is also in conjunction with an enlarged cerebellum. This makes a person repeat an action over and over and not even realise it. The temporal lobe, responsible for auditory and language coordination also show some abnormal patterns. This might explain why some people may not follow conversations, may have problems in other areas along the spectrum. This is different than dyslexia, which is a totally different disorder. It is classified more as a learning disability since it only affects the occipital and or temporal lobes. Another interesting abnormality is the parietal lobe, the area responsible for tactile and motor function. In many autistic people, they experience involuntary skin receptor stimulation, as if an invisible knife was stabing, or invisible ants were crawling. When you lightly touch the skin of an autistic person, to them it is going to feel like a hard blow. Impulse control is kept somewhere in the limbic system and or frontal lobe, and this might explain why autistic people may have different impulses than normal people. In a famous news story you will be able to learn a whole lot more about this ground-breaking discovery: http://carlysvoice.com/.
One of the most interesting things that fascinate me is how we communicate. If you go back to an earlier post in which I discussed the three methods for communication, based on the learning model and many other forms of language, some oral motor conditions prevent the movement of vital vowel and or consonant manipulators. This is why autistic people with this condition use alternative forms of communication. I do my best to find away to imagine to be someone else, and with the technology of the future, I hope that it will be possible. At this time it is not known if intelligence and memory is affected in a person with an ASD. That might be something completely different such as ADHD or ADD, in which mental capacity is measured. This might be due to short-lasting neuron cells that die faster than they are supposed to. If I am not mistaken, long-term memory occurs when neurones carry their messages to a wide number of neurones, which contain that information for future retrieval. But if these neurones died and were not replaced as fast as they should, then that person may forget certain things. Our brain is still one big mystery, but we are slowly coming to know more about it. More research would have to be conducted on attention and memory spams.
Many of our work is primarily focused on the obvious. And that is, how to take care of our children with such problems. Truth is, how can we if we don’t know what’s going on inside their head? Many of us only focus on the soft-science characteristics of the problem, rather than getting down to the real stuff. When I say soft-science, I am referring to the psychology, the social interaction, etc that is associated with such a disorder. A disorder need not be hard-science-based. A disorder is simply something that is not normal or not working the way something should. These things that a person is not born with can become easily rewired into their brains, otherwise known as nurture’s neuroplasticity. One common type of misinterpreted behaviours is obsession with interests that cannot be pursued, or repetitive actions. Just because a person may have such doesn’t mean they have autistic tendencies. It might just be something they managed to get their brains wired to and can easily be reversed.
Now, here’s an interesting topic. What are seisures? A seisure is similar to what I described in regards to false stimulation in the receptors of the skin. But this is a lot more complicated. In a seisure, certain regions of the brain have abnormal currents passing through bad channels. Think of it as a short-circuit. A chemical reaction gone totally wrong. A seisure can vary immensely from person to person. But usually the characteristics are fairly the same. The brain goes into lockdown, usually a person feels stimulation in the visual, auditory, and tactile areas of the brain. Some people may move about in an involuntary fashion, coordinated by stimulation in the cerebrum and cerebellum. Then they usually go unconscious for a while. Medication usually triggers chemical reactions inside the brain that are supposed to even out these abnormalities in hope that such short-circuits are not happening. In severe cases, the entire half of one hemisphere is removed. This makes it so that a person can be paralysed on the crossed side, but their personalities and or identities may not change. Or the corpus callosum can be severed and the two hemispheres are now independent of each other. This is another mystery that we are slowly solving. Also seisures can be triggered by sudden external stimuli.
Now, one final proposal. Would it not be nice if we could find a way to reprogramme the pituitary gland by modifying a gene? We could do this instead of having to administer tons of chemicals that are man-made. Many of such chemicals have good or bad side-effects. So what I would like to find out is how we can use the body as a host for treatment of any number of things

Year-End Summary

Hello, everyone. Since I started last Month I decided to wrap up this quarter with a few things I have covered last week, possibly include resources, cover new information, etc. There may not be any posts until next year. If there are posts, they will be most likely videos, photos, links, etc. I will also consider upgrading to turn this into an actual website, so anyone wishing to help out, I’d really appreciate that.
Let’s begin with what I have been focusing on for the last month and a half. My posts mainly focused on self-identity, intervention, conflicts, solutions, acceptance, future outlook, etc. But I know there is a lot more to cover over a life time. I can’t cover every field of life to study. It’s like organising otree’s branches from bottom to top. That would take forever. So I usually try to find the main areas that get my interest the most and use that to expand my knowledge and cover a little of everything.
so, let’s go over some things that I thought I’d cover this week. While many people, regardless of where and who they are in this world, everyone is going to have two or more sides. Usually this can be seen as a political spectrum. Life is like one big number line. People tend to fall within extreme categories in whatever it is that is being discussed. Like when we talk about the causes of sexual orientation, one person may say, it’s biologically influenced. Another person would argue that and would say, no, it’s induced and it gets wired into their brain like nueorplasticity. Another person may say it’s both, or another person would say it is neither and would ignore it and move on. So I’m one of those persons who wants to take two sides and find a workaround to reconcile the two opinions and move on.
Many people born with a disability choose not to pursue drastic measures to recover them because their disability not only affects a person’s soma, but their psyche as well. So, I have made it an insentive for a person to consider joining H+ and contributing to research about what it is like to acquire the new ability for the first time in a long time. Plus they would have to be willing to have self-discipline and the willing to put up with rehabilitation to pull through. It is many of these traits people lack, that and their religious supersticions that make them not want to pursue such measures. And there it is again. Why can we not find a way to come to an agreement? What if we found a way to simulate or give them the sensations, the memories of what it is like to do this and that, without having to perform surgery? We would have to use mind-uploading technology in order for that to be successful.
I’ve been researching on hearing, both acoustic and synthetic-wise and what I learned was quite surprising. Many blind hearing-impaired people have no problem tracking directions in modern audio games when playing with earbuds, but when it comes to real life and they are wearing simple digital aids, they can’t determine traffic, a very important barrier to be able to overcome in order to gain access to the world. More research is being done to see how microphones pick up sound, how the noise is processed, etc. This is really advanced for me to go into, but it gave me something to look into. Many of the organisations are focusing more on blindness or deafness as if they were separate, not as if they were combined like the Hellen Keller National Institute. And speaking about Hellen Keller, I was thinking about deaf-blind people before her, people who could have been famous but weren’t because they lacked the courage and or attention and motivation they needed to pull through to the end. Sure, people like Homer were respected in ancient cultures, but they weren’t famous. So it makes it sound like Hellen was the only famous deaf-blind person in the world. People like her were thought to be the cause of the devil and were shunned and or thrown away for experimentation. I have never been attracted to any blindness organisation because they are too professional and hardly take the opportunity to help those in need.
Let me go over cellular memory, for I have been meaning to do so. Basically, there hasn’t been any serious study to figure out whether or not recipients resemble their donors after receiving a heart transplant, for that is usually what happens. My unproven theory is that since major organs are hooked to the peripheral nervous system, there is a way for stray neurones from the brain to work their way into the organ. When that organ is transplanted, those old neurones would be distributed in the new nervous system and the brain would interpret them. It is like taking a memory card from one device to another. I was wondering if these types of memories were more to do with passion and desire, more long-term things, rather than simple, short-term ones. And finally, is intelligence and gender linked? Is knowledge innate? I have read a few books about people with supernatural intelligent brains.
Having an unexplained amount of high intelligence  may result in isolation from other pupils because of their consistency  in correcting others, even if it is not their fault.
It has yet to be  understood how paranormal or supernatural things can be when one can  pick up a piece of paper and decipher the shapes into a set of words.  This is now under investigation because we would like to understand the  genetics involved in this task and what genes are affected and what  parts of the brain are changed, as well as the socialism the person  would be exposed to.
In our society, we classify persons based on  intelligence level, but that is just because we lack an understanding on  their brain power.
As well as focusing on the scientific aspect of this  study, psychological testing is also critical for us to understand the  factors that made this difference and how it will affect them later in  life. A gene is simply a set of instructions given to tell the organelles to follow these rules. When a mutation occurs, usually by internal or external factors, that instruction is ignored or mixed with another and the string continues, leaving a mutated organelle in place. There are names for these, many of which I refrain from using, mainly because I dont’ know them, but also because I don’t want to bore the reader with the scientific jargon without first first understanding it. These genes simply tell the brain how fast neurones should communicate, how long these cells can last, how much hormones to produce, what kinds of hormones, how much blood flow should each side get, and much more to fit in here. Usually a person with such intelligence has a major area of focus that interests them, and naturally, they also lack certain maturities in certain areas.
Maybe I can use those simulators to  simulate high intelligence and low intelligence, fast processing and low  processing, and the storing of memories is also important. Holding onto  memories is easy for some, hard for others. We would like to figure out  how this works in greater detail.
Let us begin with the learning and  capacities. Let us talk about how the brain works. The majority of  people think of our brain as a computer that manages our body both  voluntary and involuntary. We can think about it, or we need not think  about it at all. In the classical organisation of the brain, it is known  as a sensory machine, although modern science is finding it to be called  a task machine because one sence can activate multiple areas of the  brain.
Having said that, let us talk about capacity. In the way we learn  the most basic thing their is to learn, life’s most important or least  important lessons to the most abstract thought of art, learning is very  important in one’s child development. What I am looking into is the  storing of these memories. Is it possible that neurones and  neurotransmitters cary memory in the brain? And yet, science still finds  the brain to be a big mystery, but we are slowly solving it every day.  If we know how memories are stored, then we can learn about how  sometimes, when you least expect it, those cells stored with memories  can be distributed amongst your body’s systems. This might explain the  concept of cellular memory.
Now, let us discuss processing. How long does  it take for bits of these memories to combine together to produce a new  memory? Solving easy or hard math problems, using logic, spelling words,  syntax, diction, etc etc. The time it takes for the process to begin and  for it to end may vary on brain wave speed. I am hoping to do some  studying on how fast neuron cells travel within the brain to see if we  can find ways to speed these up, or slow them down.
Next, we will discuss  genes. We all know that things can be passed on and on. The question is,  what can be passed on and on, and how is this so? What areas of the body  are changed when a gene is modified? We might be able to produce  intelligent people in our society and have them replace those of lower  intelligence.
Finally, how does this affect one’s social construction,  behaviour, and motivation? Will it give them sensational perception,  such as perfect pitch, the ability to know how much one is turning, etc?  What will be the future of this person? Would we disrupt society if we used H+ technology if we genetically-engineered people to all have easy-going personalities and open minds? Maybe balance out the selfishness in the world and introduce new humans with selfless personalities? Problem is that most people do things without looking into the future to see how things would turn out. Our country was founded before people determined how it would turn out in the end. We started this country in debt, and it is not likely that we would ever get out of it. People are closed-minded especially here in our Western world, which is why we have many conflicts. What if we could raise awareness about being more open-minded?
Although this is all referred to the psychology of not just the fact of  what we are, but what we do, the actual anatomical, physiological, and  biological characteristics may play a role in the reconstruction of  gender-building. However, nature only provides us with two reproductive  structures with the exception of intersex, males and females. People can choose to look androgynus, and this should not be confused with any of the other identities, for it has its own set of rules. Thanks to modern science and technology, we are learning how to rebuild  these structures to fit the personality of the new gender  reconstruction. However, there are still some things to consider, genes,  cosmetology, etc. The lengthening and shortening of different bodily  parts will also have to be altered, which is no easy matter. However,  some people are fine with how they appear, but do not desire to pursue  such high levels of manipulation. Sometimes it just depends on luck and  flaws.
Recent research has shown that when in a calm environment, men and women are not from different planets. Both have alike personalities. The only reason why they act different at times is due to the conforming with their fellow members when outside of the relationship, and partly due to attractions. This is why we have the term “cheating” when describing a partner seeing another fellow without them knowing about it. Things like that should not be taken too hard. If same-sex marriage became too much of an issue, what about looking into same-gender marriage, but different sex marriage? What about cross-gendered relationships, would those work? I find this very interesting.
Now, another study I want to conduct is how either sex change or  gender change affects the development of one’s basic learning. You see,  according to popular belief, it is said that one group tend to learn  faster at an early age. Certainly there must be a reason as to why this  is so. Is it because of some anatomical difference in the brain, or is  it through some other factor that is not related to anatomy and  physiology? I would like to learn all of this history and how it  evolved.
The next thing I would like to consider is curvature in the  body. We all know that we like to show off certain areas of our body to  others so as to attract appearance. Suppose one lacked this? It should  not matter. We should primarily consider the person’s personality  and  then use that personality to create the image of the person, regardless  of any body deformity or difference. We can focus on the person’s  appearance as a secondary rather than a primary. Some of these things you may find answers to by reading the previous post, but I outlined them again to give the reader a reminder. Sometimes you may find repetitive sentences or passages. It is like in a piece of music, the chorus or refrain repeats to refresh the reader’s mind.
Thank you for taking part in our work. My hope is that some day we will be able to change the world for the better. We will be able to do everything George Carlin thought we would never do. He accused us of wanting to save our planet just for ourselves and a place to live in, and that we want to save animals for ourselves only. He may have been too harsh, but I do agree with some, if not most of what he says. I hope we will find a way to think outside the box and stillwork for each other, not on each other. People are already finding ways to make meat out of animals without killing them using stem cells. This is good news for vegetarians. I am going to close this post with one final suggestion.
Here are some laws that I thought of proposing for H-plus to follow and to make sure  we are within human rights. These laws would govern H +, just like the laws of robotics would.
All practices involved must follow all moral and ethical guidelines and  must not be inhuman. Example: Cloning humans for benefitial purposes.
Humans should not at any time force another human to undergo a practice  without full explanation of whatever that would be. Instead, they can  persuade and convince other humans to educate them based on the first  law.
All practices must have been approved by governments around the world,  after experimentation with non-human species has shown promise. Clinical  trials can ensure that another human would risk their life to the  practice in hope of enhancing their experience.
Since humans are believed to have the highest conscience above all other  animals on Earth, we must think of ourselves as humans, as if we were  working for each other, not on ourselves. This includes, obsession with  practices, selfishness, selflessness, and respect.
Finally, all laws provided by nature must be obeyed to support the above  laws.
Variations: This last law may be something that may vary depending on  many factors.
All practices involving artificial and or synthetic substances are  strongly discouraged. Instead, we recommend finding natural and  renewable resources to improve another human’s integrity. This includes,  using technology as an expanssion, not as part of the human body.
At this time H+ should consider establishing branches of religions and  supersticions that would enhance their practices more efficiently.  Humans should not exaggerate or fall under any popular science fiction  belief, or that boredom should be avoided. In a 1964 prediction about 2014, humans would become bored because machines would be taking over. We would miss the sounds of nature we would only get to hear when out in the open.
Remember: Everything posted always has exceptions, anybody can contradict them, I may forget something, and everything I said is to the best of my educated knowledge.

Memorable Experiences

Welcome back, everyone. It is September, which means, back-to-school for most of you. It is also going to be a month with Friday the 13th in it, so if you are supersticious, brace yourselves. I will quickly go over some interesting things I found this week. I won’t take long though because I want to concentrate on a different topic.
In the GLBTQIA community, people in Native American studies want to decolonise our nations to make sure everyone is treated equally and with respect. There was a conference held at Portland State University, in Oregon that depicted some of these characteristics. Also, do men and women find alpha or beta attractive? Attraction is a very complicated thing because so many things occur within our heads, and much of it relies on vision. Remember, attraction is not about yourself (that’s identity), but about others. Gay couples tend to get along better and have less conflicts than straight couples. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/gay-marriage-same-but-different/?_r=0 For those of you not familiar with science, you may want to check out http://www.ilovebacteria.com/ and learn about the things that happen in our world. They try to write in as simple a manner as possible for the general reader, although you will find terms as well. The reason why words are becoming more provokitive is because our founders did not realise how much of a change in our language and culture would occur after our country was founded. Sure, they knew technology was going to change. That’s why we are flexible. But freedom of speech was based on another time and place. So as more minority and disability groups formed, they started to set rules for THEMSELVES only and not for others. Remember that just like the rest of society, they are diverse. So we might consider starting to find a balance so that we are in better harmony. REMEMBER, WE ARE NOT ROBOTS!
And with that, let’s get started. So I would like to start out by describing one of my most memorable events in which I experienced euphoria and Déjà vu. But first I am going to describe what I believe happens in the most common type of synaesthesia found in blind people, light and sound, touch and sound, smell and sound, sound and taste, musical keys and shapes, and much more that are unique.
As far as we know synaesthesia is either caused by genes, or an unusual chemical reaction, or both. If it was through a gene, the knowledge of being able to transceive something would be there, but you would need to learn how to use it to be able to express it. It is just like rolling your tongue. You have to learn how to do it before you know for sure you have that gene. Some people, like me have listened to music when we were still inside, but it all has run together. So whenever we look at the sky we automatically hear hums, drones, jingles, etc that fall in a cadence that resolves into an emotional key. Later when the person develops absolute pitch and learns how to label each note, they can recall those memories and start putting labels to the things they remembered hearing. I remember finding out based on a recent YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lnfVUmFSG8 in which the drones and the notes were exactly the same whenever I was out in the rain, looking up at the sky. This happened as early as I can remember, and when I came across it, I experienced that familiar feeling that I heard the drones before, and it reminds me of blue, now that I used the scientific mapping to find that out. So I think this is a tendency to pass through some subconscious memory. A person does not necessarily need to know all the music theory terms to make artistic music. Some people just do it and not realise it has an actual meaning.
If we teach our children how to label colours by pointing out that each frequency of light is a name that red is red, blue is blue, and so on. Who says this is so? Why can red not be green and blue be purple? Same thing with music. Who says A-440 is a? Why can it not be A-320 or A-415.3? The thing is that animals primarily use vision as their main source of information, including humans. What if we taught future children to establish a multisensory experience, like the colour-music notation? Currently children are being taught to name colours, name animal and vocal sounds, and some are being dragged into the arts of music. But what if we taught them the rainbow piano association to listen to all the different types of colours? It would not only be for blind people, but for normal people as well. They can learn how to walk in the dark, feel for objects, and much more. An inverse I noticed was that children tend to be afraid of certain noises and they would be afraid of seeing distorted shapes. Same thing with dark and silence. Some children are afraid of the silence because silence is a noise as well as darkness.
One thing I noticed that was quite interesting is how hearing works in all kinds of situations. I have two differing levels of hearin loss in each ear, so I use amplification devices that increases the sound intensity of things around me. What is more fascinating is how humans talk above loud noise. I discovered that I can hear people without the use of amplification because to them the background noise is so loud that they need to be overheard, but for me, the background noise is of no problem. So this makes it easy for me to hear the other fellow. Another thing blind people also tend to do is precisely record how tall or short something is. Like how to locate a light switch. I remember waiting for someone. I was sitting on a bench and the person left to get me something. After a few minutes I felt the ground give and I immediately put up my hands at the position I estimated the person’s hands were going to be. They asked me how I knew they were coming. Truth is, I used my tactile senses to detect changes in air flow and vibration. Plus the fact that I was expecting their return, I set my senses on high alert without realising I did so.
Whenever I imagine myself in windy weather conditions
with a light drizzle in the air. It is during the dusk and dawn hours when some or no light is present. I would like my future generation to experience what I went through. Maybe it will. Maybe because I wired my brain in such a way that I rewrote the genes that will be passed down to my descendants. I put together some pieces of art called “Meditative Brain Wave Entrainment Session” and “Experience Various Weather Conditions”. It shows my observation on the light and sound phenomenon. You see, sound and light have a lot in common, in terms of frequencies in wavelengths. This concept is very abstract that it can only be thought of in one’s mind. But if we take time away from the latest fashions, and start to really get yourself into it, you would be surprised that this process is referred to as meditation because it will sync your brain waves. Get all the thoughts that are unimportant out of your mind, and imagine nature. By imagining this way, it is a helpful sleep tool in my opinion.
My observation started to take into focus back in 2002. This sudden thought occurred to me that if I heard music, I could imagine some basic forms of light, such as darkness, semidarkness, and brightness. These three I could do by humming the music I really had in mind. Then as I explored into this idea further throughout my life, I realised it had a stupefying, hypnotic effect that would leave one transfixed for a while. My readers may agree or disagree with this idea, but either way, this is why I enjoy working with music. I considered looking into therapy because it does soothe the soul and body.
I ran into several conflicts with this observation. I did not want to reveal this idea to anybody because people would think I was being strange. On the contrary, it is a good thing I have this idea. It turned out that I was not alone, for one day I was reading a twitter post that had a similar opinion, and when I asked the poster about it, the latter replied that they were putting together the northern light phenomenon, an observation that is based on light-to-sound conversion. You have to picture the northern light, and then try to picture how sound would fit the seeing of the light in one’s head. Unfortunately, for people who have never seen light, it will be impossible to describe what light looks like. How do we know when we see light, if we never seen it? Same with sound. How do we know what sound actually sounds like? Sound is the only form that requires air, and is felt by the body’s senses. Smell, taste and vision have their own senses, and cannot be felt or heard. Smell does require some air, but smell is caused by aroma particles that float in space. However, you have to breathe the air in order to smell it, so I guess it does require it. These two last interact together. Sound and feel.
There is just so much that I believe. Life to me has purpose. If I waste my time on foolishness, then I would not have accomplished what I wanted to do on this planet. Some of you may have a different view on life, but to me, life goes on. Our universe will never stop existing, although the matter will reconstruct. Nature made ways to make cells into various shapes and substances to form creatures. How this happened we do not yet know, but it is certain that after this happened, we started to evolve into many characteristics. It is believed that humans will some day be immortal.
Enough lecture and enough on my philosophy. I would like to propose a new experiment in which a brain’s visual processing nerves are surgically moved into the auditory region to see if the signals from the visual cortex end up being interpreted by the auditory cortex.
Now, here is another memory about a plane experience I obtained fourteen years later. You see, the first time I was on a plane was when I was only two years old. As you will know, people hardly remember sounds and textures at such a young age. But since 1996, I have been fascinated about flying. I asked my mother about planes and she told me that I have been on one. Truth is, I could not remember it. So in the year 2009, I was so excited to go to a place in the United States via boeing aircraft that I could not wait.
How it all began: On Thursday, February 26th, 2009, I was filling out the application to the camp over in Maryland. I sent it in and received a call in April telling me that I was accepted. In June I got my itinerary in the mail, and I had it copied down so I would be able to check in at the airport. Do you realise that by going to Baltimore, my chances on going on a plane sky-rocketed? Think about it.
How often does one have a chance to take flight? Not that many, unless
one lived in wealth and luxury. However, thanks to this opportunity, I had the most memorable experience in my life. I would have had to wait a long time before I boarded a plane although my enthusiasm would have awaited beside me, ready to break free.
How I had to cope with the impatience was worst of all. I had to  convince
myself to be patient and calm. I convinced myself that the whole trip  was
cancelled, and that I would have to wait for another year. I had to cope
with this strategy more and more frequent as the date was soon to  arrive. Sometimes people do it to delay their gratification. At the same time I was dealing with this, I had to remind myself that it would all happen. It is like one side of me convinces me that there won’t be any trip until next year, while the other side had to put up with things that reminded me that the trip was coming up, closer and closer. I actually felt more excited than nervous about flying.
Finally, two days before I was set tu depart, I underwent several hygienic procedures. There was one thing I forgot to do, and that was to boost my immunity. When I came back I was sick for two weeks.
Another thing I should mention was that my cousin was also going to the same place I was. The only problem was that he has been on a lot more planes than I have, so I was trying to get information from people like my mother and my cousin, who have been in more planes than me. They all gave me vague answers, again because they weren’t that good in putting things in words. My cousin was one of those who did not want to spoil surprises and you know how it is among relatives. They are tricky and we tend to compete. Truth is, no matter how descriptive you are, how can you really experience the vestibular, auditory, visual and tactile sensations?
I am going to go back in time to some bits and pieces of when I was little. This was when I felt I was dreaming, even though some of the things felt real. The first thing I remember was me riding in a truck. I heard Mexican music and I had a notion I was sitting on my dad’s lap. Now how I knew it was my dad and not my mum was very surprising. I just grew up with this vague feeling that it was him. The next thing I remember was me being carried, with my head forty-five degrees to the ground. I heard low hissing sounds and then I remember being seated and a table placed in front of me. I was now staring up at the ceiling and I saw a light that made me think of enchantment. From that point everything went black and silent. I did remember feeling like if a piece of wood was being placed underneath me and the two-x-twelve inch piece of wood was rising and falling and i heard harmonic drones. I remember them so clearly. They would sound like F4-F#4 and Bb2 all at once. I don’t remember anything after that. It was like time went by and I was back asleep. It is one of those mysteries of the brain. We don’t start being aware full-time until we are about three or four.
So, using all of these hidden and locked memories of the past, I was able to unlock each memory through different methods. I learned that I might have been able to see all the colours when I was little, but I never memorised themm. I once had a dream prior to the day I was to depart for Maryland. You know that when you are excited about something you have dreams about it? That is how it was for me. Except that this dream was different. In this dream I was at a school and I was being drawned to an elevator. I went in, found the button to tell the elevator to go. After a moment I felt the elevator rumble to life. I was expecting it to go up or down, but instead the thing moved to the left. It’s that feeling you get when you are riding in an electric locomotive. I could hear the air swish by as the elevator kicked up speed. Soon after a few seconds I felt it rise and I could no longer feel myself moving sideways. I was not rising straight towards the sky. After a few minutes, the elevator stopped rising and all I could feel and hear was the his of air and the rumble of the motor as the elevator was operating. I was wondering why it had stopped. I didn’t know that the elevator was moving, but because we were in air, which is smooth, and because humans can’t register super-fast movement, I was feeling as if I was hovering. This is what I related to my cousin a week before I departed, as I had the dream two weeks prior to that day. So I felt the elevator slowly go down, and then, because my plane experience was incomplete, the elevator simply started to move sideways again, without me feeling the jolt as the thing landed. It stopped and the doors opened. I was now at the airport in Maryland. The ride felt like it lasted ten minutes. So I believe that my brain must have conjured these hidden sensations and put them in my dream before I actually went on the plane. That is why I felt this familiar feeling when I took off for the first time in real life.
So, on the night I was set to depart, I wanted to make sure everything went smoothly. I packed last-minute things, went to bed early, and for the last few days I began to adapt to the new time zone so I would be ready. After I awoke and was headed up to the airport in a taxi, I remember glancing up at the sky at four or five in the morning. It was in late July of 2009, so dawn hasn’t broken yet. But at the same time I remember seeing that same light, the light of enchantment. Now that I learned how to see light again, I imagine it was golden. I knew inside I felt radiant because I was finally getting something I had always wanted. I had to deal with impatience not only from me, but from my family members who were hurridly trying to get us to the flight. I wish it wasn’t like that. Oh well. As soon as I went through security for the second time, for I have been through security a few months before that at a courthouse, I got to meet more students who were going, and then at that precise moment our flight was boarding. So I said my good-byes, went into the jetway, which I only heard about but wasn’t really expecting to find, and climbed into the jet. At that time I was not really expecting anything, so I just had the sky cap help me. When we were seated in first class, seat B5, I asked my cousin for last-minute instructions, but he didn’t say much, except for what needed to be told. I won’t go much into the details after what happened, but believe me, when I heard the engines turn on, felt the plane taxiing, and finally taking off were the most exciting moments in my life. I found the landing to be quite intense, since you can’t predict how hard the plane is going to hit the ground. After that first flight I began to experience subjective vertigo. It is that type of vection people call sea legs. Your vestibular senses undergoes unusual stimulations, and some of those still get stimulated, even in a stationary environment.
After I returned back from my trip and while I was recovering, I began to reflect over the last few weeks, going over the events and thinking about them. I learned right then and there that I was never given enough advanced notice to get ready for my first flight. I had to put up with a lot of stress in the end. What if I could somehow give first-timers an experience they would never forget, something that was so well-detailled and used a lot of imagery? An idea started forming in my plan. What if I could do such a thing. I would be able to describe things no one else or very few people would be able to describe. So, in mid-August I began to work on a documentation that entails the trip in the simplest manner one can understand. I began to make more updates as I started to fly more frequently, making more notes as i kept on researching. Eventually I ended up making lots of revisions until I came out with the final product, and I will let you all take a look at it.
The Airplane Documentation
By: Alfredo C. Garcia
    Author’s Note: This is a manual I have been planning to write,  just did not have many details. I chose to write this because I wanted  other people like me to get an experience without having to wait for so  long. I did not want to wait a lot. So when I got this experience, I  thought I should help people out. I already know a few people who had  never gone up but wan to.
When I received an offer to travel during the summer of 2009, I thought  it was the most exciting event that has taken place in my life. I took  this offer, and when I came back, I wrote this manual you will read. I  waited for thirteen years to get a plane experience, ever since my last  flight when I was two. I boarded numerous Boeing and other Jets.
Did you ever want to go on a plane, but could not because it is too  expensive? Well, this will give you detailed information so you know  what to do if you happen to fly one day. This includes how to go through  security, finding your plane, and the flight itself.
At all U.S. airports there will be security check points to go through,  and portable hallways that will lead you to your plane. One thing to
note, however, that if you have never been inside an airport, do not
assume all U. S airports are going to be outdoors.
At the airport, you will wait in line for whatever airline you are  taking. Once you get to the front of the line, you will need to check in  by showing your itinerary, your tickets you purchased from an agency,  and an identification card. Suppose you just missed your flight? What  would you do? Most
airlines provide a change fee, usually ranging from 25 dollars up to 100
dollars.  Once you have checked in, you will need to get a boarding pass  along with your baggage claim ticket. This tells you where the bags are  going to be. You will need your check luggage to be placed on a scale.  Then they will tell you what x-ray number you need to go. Go to that  number and put your check luggage on the belt and you will not see it  until you get to your destination.
At the security gate: Before you can go to the gate, you need to know  the three-one-one rule. Three ounces of liquids, jells, or aerosol. One  container and one bag per passenger. Other items banned from carryon  baggage are allowed in check baggage. These include, but are not limited  to, knives, weapons and ammunition wrapped in a cardboard container.  Electronic devices such as video game consoles, laptops, and other large  items will need to be separate. Do not place them on the bin. Put them  out on the carry on belt. Small devices such as a PDA or a blackberry do  not have to be removed from the bag.
In order to protect the comfort of passengers both physically and  medically, TSA has modified its three-one-one policy. You can carry more  than three ounces of liquids, jells, or aerosol if you have a medical  disability or are travelling with an infant or toddler. You can carry up  to two fuel lighters. These lighters produce a flame that is no bigger  than a needle. Use these lighters to smoke for medical reasons. If you  have questions, contact the transportation security administration at 1 -866-289-9673.
What to do next: You walk over to whatever airline security gate. There  you will find a bin on a table or a small cart. Take the bin and put all  of your possessions, such as belts, shoes, canes, etc. Return the bin  onto the table and move or stay in line as if you are shopping for  groceries. Once the line has moved and you arrive at the metallic  tubular spinners, move your bin through those cylinders and a conveyor  belt will take it. Your stuff will disappear into a small tunnel which  goes through the gate you must enter. Make sure you give the guards your  identification card and boarding or visitor’s pass before going through  security. You will be required to pass through the metal detector. If  you need assistance, someone will automatically help you. Otherwise, you  will have to ask. Due to security updates, you will now have to stay at  the metal detecter while a body scanner moves around you. If nothing  happens, you go back to find the other end of the conveyor belt and  collect your stuff. Otherwise, the alarm will go off and you will go  back and a TSA officer (Transportation security administrative officer)  will move a wand-like detector to find out what set off the alarm. Under  such circumstances where one is wearing
bulky clothing, one may have to go through a procedure called a “pat
down”. This is when the officer pats lightly on the clothing for any
suspicious objects.
At the other side of the security gate, which could be considered the  concourse, you will find a long aisle which contains gates and  restaurants. Find the gate you will need to go. Sit and wait for an  announcement that tells you what flight numbers have arrived and what  gates they are calling. For example: “Flight 597 is on taxiway B22.  Please make sure to show your boarding pass before entering the  aircraft. Preboarders first. All preboarders must be travelling with  children or have a disability.” This means that they are ensuring people  to do the right steps.
The pre-boarding is first, which accommodates people in wheelchairs and  other mobility devices, and people with children. They normally get  first-class seating. Next comes the regular boarding call which  accommodates everyone of all ages. Each boarding calls are different
on whatever airline you are taking. For example, let us say you were
taking Southwest airlines. They will announce a letter from A-C and a  number
from 1-61. “Group A 1 through 31.” This is an example so you know how it
will sound like. If you want to know what your group number is, look at
your boarding pass.
You are welcome to preboard if you want to, only if you have a  disability such as blindness. You will be in line most of the time to  get into the eight-foot left to right portable hallway, which is  formally known as a jetway, or jet bridge. When the guard asks for your  boarding pass, make sure you give it to them. The hallway, if entered  will slant downward and have a bit of uneven sections that you may have  to cross. You might hear a small rumbling sound underneath the hallway.  This is most likely the motor, which controls it. The reason it is  called a portable hallway, is because it can be towed to different  gates. These bridges can also move to fit the sise and height of the  plane. Do not try to exit the gate if the hallway is not there! If you  do, there will be a thirty-foot drop. If you are blind and want to feel  your plane, move all the way to the right side of the hallway when you  arrive at your plane. Be sure to use caution!
Once on the plane, and after walking about two steps forward, if you  turn
ninety degrees to your right, you will find yourself with six columns   of
seats and about fifty rows. Note that this number of row may vary on
airplane sise. you will find yourself with two large rows of seats. Each  row has a set of three seats. One near the aisle, one in the middle, and  one by the window. The way the seats are set up on most planes is as  follows: Seat one is on the left of the plane, closest to the window.  Seat to is the middle, and seat three is in the aisle. Seat four is the  seat to the right of the plane, closest to the aisle. Seat five is the  middle, and seat six is the closest to the window. Row A is the first  row of seats at the very front of the cabbin. Economy coach and First  Class are divided by a curtain. The difference is that first class has  bigger seats and are softer. If you are sitting near the window, you may  want to know what the window is like. It is completely square, although  some planes are coming out with vertical oval-shape windows. Most  windows are square, about six inches squared and has a window shade in  case it is too cold and want to close it.
Under each seat is a rectangular container which contains one life vest.  They are inside a pouch. The life vest is used to make water  evacuations. When expected to do so, pull the strap of the container,  open the container, remove the pouch, open the pouch and place the life  vest over your head. Place the white strap around your waist, buckle  them both tight. Once outside the craft, you will have to manually  inflate the vest by pulling on the red tab found on the tubing on your  shoulders. Your seat cushion can also be used for flotation.
Above every seat is a rectangular plastic door. Inside there are 4  oxygen masks. If ever the cabin depressurises, which is highly unlikely,  the door will open and the masks will drop out. These masks have a long  hose which connects to the supply tanks. Place the mask over your nose  and mouth, secure the elastic strap behind your head and breathe as  regularly as you can. To activate the oxygen, pull on the tubing till it  is fully extended. Please note that you cannot move around the plane  while wearing the mask. This is because the plane will be descending  rapidly to get to a safer altitude. Also note that oxygen is still  flowing even if the bag does not fill. Make sure to put your mask on  first before helping others.
In front of you or behind your seat is a place holder where you will  find magazines, information cards and newspapers.
Above that is a fold up table which you can use for eating. To take out  the table, locate the small knob at the top of the table. Turn it left  or right; it does not matter. The table will pop out and pull on it  until it is completely out. If you want the table closer, pull back the  table till it gets to where you want it to be. On some aircraft,
some tables will be on your arm rest. Locate a tab that juts out from  one
side, and pull on this tab. The table will extend and you will need to
unfold it to your left. This is the case only if your table is on the
right arm rest.
There are overhead bins on each side of the plane. There are only two,  one on the left and one on the right. Use these bins to place large  briefcases and duffel bags. Otherwise, place them on the pocket in front  of you where the information cards are. There is also a space underneath  seat where bags can be stowed.
If you are sitting on the left side of the plane, on the arm rest to  your left will be a small round button, and vice versa. If you press  this button, it will make the back of your seat move so you can lean  back. Note that when the plane is on the ground your seat needs to stay  upright until you are up in the air. You can have your seat back during  the
boarding process, but once the boarding door has closed, your seat needs
to be upright. This is because if most of the people had their seats
back, the weight would be towards the back of the plane, thus causing it
to lose equilibrium.
You can also move the arm rest. However, on some planes you may have to  press a button under the arm rest to do this. On some aircraft,
there may be a headphone jack for direct listening to announcements and
other forms of self-amusement.
There is an air vent which you can control. To open the air vent, turn  the small knob to the right and to close it turn it to the left. There  is a call button and a reading light. The light is only used when the  main lights are dimmed, which is done during dawn and dusk flight. The  call button is a flat button, while the light button has a light bulb  figure.
There are seatbelts, like in a car except you pull on a lever instead of  push on the button to release your seatbelt.
There are two restrooms on board. One at the front and one at the rear.  They are called lavatories. Both of them are unisex. To flush the  toilet, press the square button to the side of you. There will be a  small sink to wash your hands. They are very easy to use. Some planes  may have two buttons to control temperature, others may have a knob to  push. To drain the water, you need to hold the lever that opens the  drain, which is located in front of the faucet. Once the water is out,  let go of the lever. Closing and locking the door of the lavatory is  easy. to open or close the door, use the small metal bar and push down  or pull up. To lock or unlock, locate a round figure. You can slide this  to the left or right. Note that you will find an ash tray. Do not get  confused and thinking it is a lock. If you smoke, do not smoke on the  aircraft lavatories. The pilots will tell you over the intercom that  smoking is never allowed. Federal law prohibits anyone from smoking as  this will burn up the oxygen and create a second hand smoke which is  dangerous. It is also prohibited to tamper and mess with the smoke  detectors onboard the lavatories.
They will tell you about the life vest, not smoking, the 4 oxygen masks,  how to release the buckles for those who are not familiar, how to exit  out of the emergency door and where to put your carry-on luggage. Prior  to paxiing, takeoff and landing, they will tell you to remove jackets  and to stoe small bags under your seat in front of you. All overhead  bins will be closed by the three flight attendents. There are six  emergency exits. Two at the front that are floor level, two in the  middle that are overwing window exit, and two at the rear that is also  floor level. Each of them has a slide which is about thirty feet long  except for the two middle exits. Sitting at one of the exits have rules  you must follow. You must be at least fifteen, must perform applicable  functions without harming yourself, comprehend and understand  instructions given by crew members, and must be able to see or hear  graphics and yells and shoutted words. If these do not apply to you, you  may not get a seat at one of these exits. Individuals with service  animals are not allowed if disqualified.
When you first enter the plane, you may ask yourself, “is it on?” You  might hear an airlike hissing sound. This is mostly the air conditioners  and oxygen refilling machines, as well as other maintenance. Your plane  may be off. The engines of the plane will be turned on most of the time  when you board. When you get aboard the aircraft, the only way you can  tell if the plane is on is by the sound of the engines, not the air  conditioners. When a plane is turned on, you will hear a small noise  that sounds like a motor whining. This will increase in pitch until it  has reached the maximum pitch. On some planes, you can feel the  vibration underneath your feet. the plane will then  slowly crawl back  on the tarmac taxiway, followed by another low whining and sliding up in  pitch of the engines, and you will feel and hear this twice. This sound  will not be as high as the first motor sound. The ground crew will be  pushing the plane on the front and pulling it on the back to get it away  from the gate. When the plane is on, it will start warming up by moving  around the taxiway. It will turn to the left, but it can turn to the  right which is unlikely unless they are in a hurry or in a different  taxiway. The plane will go around the taxiway for about 4 laps, and then  they will follow a path towards the set of runways. During this time the  pilots will remind you to make sure seatbelts are securely fastened,  seats and tray tables must be upright and locked, and all electronic  devices need to be switched to the off position. The flight attendants  will go through the cabin making sure the passengers do exactly as the  pilots tell them to do. Once that is done, you will wait for some time  until the pilot announces, “we are clear for departure. Double check  seatbelts, devices, and backs of seats.” Flight attendants should also  take their seats during this time. They will give you thirty seconds for  last checking, then the sound of the engines will grow loud like howling  wind and the plane will move forward slowly, then it will go faster  until you feel as if you are in a car going fast. You will remain on the  runway for about twenty seconds. When you are taking off the runway, it  will tilt upwards, so you will feel as if you are going up on a slant.  The force of the plane going fast on the runway causes objects to be  drawn towards the back of the plane, hence why a slope is noticed. On  the last five seconds, you will start to lose sensation of moving  forward. Do not be worried by this. It is just the wind rushing under  the wings causing it to barely touch the ground, which is also known as  a glide. In other cases, the nose will be lifted off the ground, which  means that only the back wheels are still on the ground. Finally, you  will completely lose sensation of moving forward and you will feel as if  you are in an elevator going up. This will feel as if you are pushing  down on your seat while your seat is pushing on you. This feels as if  you are dropping, and you may feel this weird sensation throughout your  flight. This is called g-force, short for gravitational pull force. The  reason
you only feel this on a plane is because it ascends much faster than an
elevator or other ride you have been on.
The plane takes off at a slant, so you will feel yourself tilting. You  will hear the engines working at top speed. Sometimes whenever the plane  runs into something during takeoff, the pilot will have to move down a  bit for a while. Then they will resume takeoff once they have passed the  danger zone.
The rest of the flight is not really important, only that the pilots  tell you when you reach one thousand feet. This means that the plane  starts to level, and the engines will decrease their speed. You can now  lean your seat back and can release your seatbelt only if you are going  to use the lavatory, otherwise, you have to wear it at all times. There  are audible cues that sound like musical notes, one in B4, and another  in D5. These cues just tell you when a sign has been turned on or off.  Such signs are seatbelt signs, and no smoking sign.
The stewards will offer you food and drinks for about twenty minutes.  You
might see the attendants pushing a small kart down the aisle. You may
also get beer and other cocktail upon request, and are available for
purchase. If you cannot see the application, have a fellow customer help
you fill it out. This application is crucial; otherwise you will not get
beer and cocktail.
Just for your information, it is a good idea to ask a flight attendant  if
they have any copies on safety in braille. Some airlines, like Southwest
Airlines have access for the blind and visually impaired.
How to equalise the pressure: This is something you have to do, or you  will not hear. Whenever the pressure changes, you need to equalise the  pressure in your head. To do this, there are several ear-clearing  maneuvers you can do. We will explain the most basic techniques to get  the eustatian tubes cleared. Open your mouth as if you are going to yawn  and breathe inward fast. If that does not work, pinch your nose and  close your mouth and breathe outward. You will eventually hear two loud  popping sounds and you can now hear well. If you like gum, this will  help your ears as well.
Usually a jet goes at about thirty thousand feet or more to avoid birds  and other craft. There are also a lot of jetstream winds up there, which  helps save fuel.
You can also use your electronic devices after you reach one thousand  feet. If you are going to use a cell phone, be sure it is in the game or  airplane mode. Some planes have wireless fidelity, but you will have to  pay extra to get such service.
If you want to know how fast you are going, that will be almost  impossible. Did you know that when you are in the air, you cannot tell  if you are changing speeds? It is due to the loss of movement when you  leave the ground. The only movements you can feel are ups and downs,  tilts, turns, and when a wind current shakes the plane. Whenever you  feel a shake, it might feel as if you are moving forward slowly. This  sensation is often felt on the ground when crossing bumps at a slow  rate. Generally speaking, the body has senses which tells us when we  move forward. Our canals provide us this sense, but because we are  flying through smooth air and no rough spots, our brain cannot register  this sensation only if the plane is shook by rough weather. We know we  are moving forward in a car because the wheels are rolling over rough  ground, but air is very smooth, and because we travel extremely fast,  this cancels out the sensation, which makes us feel as if we were  hovering.
For those of you who are very interested in flying but have never been  on an airplane and want more of a detailed description such as the  landing gear, or the rudders, ask the producer of this document.
The landing: When a plane lands, you need to repeat the same steps as  you did at the takeoff. Electronic devices need to be off, seats and  tray tables must be upright and locked, and seatbelts securely fastened.  The plane will start descending at about one hundred miles from the  landing strip (runway.) The landing takes about thirty minutes-the  minute you descend and the minute the plane’s wheels hit the ground. You  will regain sensation when you land. When you are landing, the runway  will tilt downwards, so you will feel as if you are going down on a  slant. You will go a lot faster when going down the runway. The pilots  will tell you to remain seated until the aircraft comes to a complete  stop. Once again, they will park in front of the terminal by moving  around the taxiway. Wait until the pilot says “welcome to whatever  destination you are at.” They may announce the weather, sky condition,  altitude, and temperature. You can get up and exit the plane.
Find the portable hallway and enter the terminal. This time, the hallway  will have an upward slant to it. Again, there might be uneven sections  to cross. This may be difficult if you are in a wheelchair.
Once you get to your baggage claim area, locate your carousel. If your  bag is not there, check the carts. The airport can send you your bag by  mail, depending on whether you put an ID tag on it. We strongly  recommend you do this. If you did not, your luggage will end up in the  unclaimed luggage centre, and they will be donated or sold. You are now  done, and will have a plane experience of your own. If you are going to  go on another flight, follow these simple
steps.
You must know your next flight number; otherwise you can look at your
boarding pass or have someone help you look at the flight number. This
time, you do not need to go through security check again. Simply ask for
help to find your gate and have them take you there. Changing flights is
a bit scary because you are in a completely unfamiliar place. However,
if you are travelling with someone else or have vision, it will not be  so
scary. Follow the same steps to get into your plane and enjoy your
flight.
    What if you are going to a place that is shorter? Say you wanted  to
go from one place and your destination is about four hours by car? That
is simple. To save time, you can take the smaller planes that are there
at the airport. These planes are not jets, and may have propellers on
both wings.
Follow the same steps for airline check in, security, and finding a  gate.
Now here is where it gets different. Instead of going directly to your
plane from the portable hallway, you must exit the portable hallway and
go out onto the taxiway. Find the plane and get in by climbing the
portable steps. You will find yourself in an aisle with seats on each
side. Instead of three seats, there will be two, and instead of fifty
rows, there will be about twelve, and a bench in the back. Follow the
instructions and you will be safe.
When a propeller plane is turned on, you will hear a motorcycle sound.
They start quicker than a Boeing jet. They will start to taxi to the
runway. The pilots will make sure seats are upright and locked, all
devices turned off, and so on by announcing it through the PA system.
When the pilot is ready to take off, the engine will increase in pitch
and you will start to move forward. You will not go as fast when you go
up the runway, but it will be rougher coming back. When the plane takes
off, you will feel yourself going up, but the g-force is not as strong,
and you may have some sensation of moving forward.
There might be lavatories, you may have to ask. Here are some advantages
of a propeller plane that a jet cannot do. If a plane loses power, all  it
has to do is glide in the air and land wherever they want to.
    The landing is a lot bumpier and makes a lot of people nervous.  You
may think to yourself, “Oh, I hope this does not break apart!” When the
plane hits the runway, you will go a bit slower than the previous one.
You will tilt downward when you land, same as on the jet. Wait for the
pilot to stop at the taxiway, and they will start rolling the steps so
you can get out and go back to the airport.
Note that this is just in case you happen to fly on a smaller plane
instead of a jet. Once again, do what you need to do, change planes, or
go to your baggage claim.
We would like to warn you that for the first time, you may be left dizzy  for sitting so long and moving up and down. This term is referred to as  subjective vertigo. You will know you will be dizzy because you will  feel as if the floor is sinking beneath your feet. You may feel the  floor tilt, just as you hear in stories. This sensation can be triggered  any time. Some are triggered because you are simulating a movement, or  of very loud noise. These can last about a year. Do not worry about  this, they will not interfere with your every day activities.
Other information that was not included in this document can be obtained  by asking the producer. Sounds and simulations were recorded. Note that  some of the sounds can be loud that it did not record properly.
We hope this will give you an idea so you will know exactly what to  expect. Good luck!
Credits.
I would like to thank my friends, relatives and my parents for all of  the preliminary details. I compared the details from someone else’s  point of view. I then boarded the planes that were mentioned earlier. I  would like to give you a few tips. No matter how detailed someone can be  in an attempt to describe something, they may not include the whole  information. Hopefully this story does.
Another useful tip that I will write down is it is better to have the  whole experience and understanding of it. Some people get it, others do  not.
All information used in the story was collected by me, and not a web  site. Thanks to everyone who helped me out!
And now, I will close this post with what you can expect for the things that I will cover next week. As a science person I am looking at how PETA deals with animals. I may cover a bit of cellular memory then. And again, I may have forgotten to add something long after I published this, and if so, I will add that in the beginning of each post.