Put a Monk in a Race Car

Can’t concentrate? Can’t race.

Because really, all the tech, tires and money are for not if the driver drops their focus for one fast moment. Because that moment turns into seconds lost.

I’m speaking with Honda IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe. He’d just coached me around the DDT at Mosport (watch here)

We talk about his mind while racing, how he stays hyper-focused for 2 straight hours. It’s an almost-meditative state, he says.

That’s why my idea to put a monk in a race car –
their concentration is outstanding.

Read it online at Autonet.

Favourite line:

If winning comes down to a driver’s level of concentration, how about putting a monk behind the wheel?  Trophies ahoy!


Thanks for taking the time James! Best of luck this season.

Watch James coach me around my first track time here.

How he fared in this years Toronto Indy here.

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My Mayan Apocalypse Prediction

Mind control and thought-computing will arrive

BCI – Brainwave-controlled interface

You think the impact of social media was big?  Phft. That’s nothing compared to what’s coming.

The Mayans never said the world will end, they said there’s going to be a huge shift arriving around now.

It’s going to be all about your mind soon. What do you think monks are doing all their years sitting in silence… they’re unlocking the power plant inside their head.

In fact, it’s already here, you might not have noticed yet.

Let’s back up a bit.

Here’s a video I made years ago, sums up my prediction in 1 minute:

Declared: Febuary 1 2011 [Original Post]

Is it that hard to believe? Surely you’ve heard we’re using only 10% of our brains.

You’re going to start hearing more about focus, mindfullness, and the power of concentration, like this recent New York Times piece.  By now you’ve seen those ever-present Luminosity ads on YouTube – train your brain.

The words ‘neuro’ & ‘neural’ are going to become hugely popular next year.

I found this drink for sale in the States:

Note the label top right: it “enhances mood”, and “promotes a positive outlook”… by drinking a beverage…

Like I said in my video, “it’ll start off gimicky“… like this toy that reads your mind.

And this one – a Chrimastmas toy from 2 years ago, and the one I’m talking about in the above video – move the ball with your mind.

A Canadian company is the world leader in thought computing – InteraXon

They’re about to release the world’s first good-looking, brainwave sensing headband – The Muse.

Muse is a brainwave-sensing headband built for consumers. With its ability to read, record, and analyze the full spectrum of human brainwaves, users can visualize their neural activity in a meaningful, interactive way.

I’ve been to their office, seen the beer tap you turn on/off with your mind, the chair that goes up and down. It’s real guys.  They were on Discovery Channel last night, watch it here.

Here’s another post I wrote 3 years ago:

Posted May 26 2009 – The Canadian Explorer

When mind control arrives, it will make complete sense when it happens, and be adapted at a lightening fast rate. Try and think of life without Twitter, email and texting right now… can’t. It’ll be like that on crack turned up to 11, you don’t even know.

Grassroots groups are going to start popping up, mind training groups.

You’re going to start hearing about isochronic tones:

Isochronic Tones.

And binaural beats.

Binaural beats.

I could go on and on about this, it’s been a passion of mine for a long time.  One of my strongest skills, is my ability to focus and concentrate; you didn’t know that about me eh.

I’ll keep you posted on stuff, and don’t care if you’re rolling your eyes all dismissive, thinking I’m being dramatic and “out there” – soothsayers are often seen like that ;)