A Yogic Model for Information Processing - by Vakibs

Are current user-interfaces encouraging us to consume information mindlessly? Does blocking information help? Can human consciousness be elevated by better interface design for applications? In this essay, I will use the Yogic philosophical framework to sketch out how such a theory for cognition and “information processing” might look like. In Yoga, before we deal with the mind, we discuss two things: food and breath. I will discuss them first as metaphors. This follows the understanding that the human body is a “Pancha Kōsha” or that it has 5 conceptual planes.

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