March FMBR Newsletter
FMBR Meeting in March
From Computers to Consciousness
Interview of Federico Faggin
by Nanci Trivellato,
Video by Roberto Miller
Mar 22, 2019
Filmed Interview of
Federico Faggin by Nanci Trivellato
Presented by Roberto Miller
Filmmaker Roberto Miller will present his video with Federico Faggin, the physicist, entrepreneur, and inventor of the microprocessor who has now turned his focus to study concepts such as consciousness, self, the nature of reality, and life beyond the ordinary material world. Faggin’s hour-long interview with consciousness researcher and author Nanci Trivellato is a refreshingly clear and balanced dialog on the fundamental aspects of consciousness and reality. The video will be followed by Q&A with Federico, Nanci and Roberto.
Bios of Speakers
Federico Faggin, PhD, born in Vicenza, Italy, Federico Faggin received a Laurea degree in Physics, summa cum laude, from the University of Padua (1965), and in 1968 he moved to Silicon Valley, California, where he now lives.
Faggin gave life to a large number of state-of-the-art products and technologies since he was 19 years old, notable among them are: the design and construction of a small transistorized computer (Olivetti, 1961); the MOS Silicon Gate Technology (Fairchild, 1968);the world's first microprocessor (Intel, 1971); several highly successful microprocessors, among them the Intel 8080 (1974), and the Zilog Z80 (1976).Faggin also founded and directed Zilog, Inc. (1974), Cygnet Technologies, Inc. (1982), and Synaptics, Inc. (1986), where the Touchpad (1994) and the Touchscreen (1999) that have revolutionized the way we interface with our mobile devices were developed. He is currently dedicated to the science of consciousness through the
Federico Faggin received many international prizes and awards. Distinguished among them are the Marconi Prize (1988), the Kyoto Prize (1997), the induction into the US Inventors' Hall of Fame (1996), the 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama, the Enrico Fermi Award (2014), and many honorary degrees in science and engineering.
Nanci Trivellato, MSc. has specialized in Research Methods in Psychology, is a charter member of The International Academy of Consciousness (http://www.iacworld.org/) and The Institute of Applied Consciousness Technologies (https://www.conscioustech.com/). Involved in consciousness science since 1990, she has lectured around the world: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the the UK, and the USA. She established The Journal of Consciousness (http://jofc.org/telas/home/)of which she was editor for 15 years, and is author of the book Vibrational State and Energy Resonance (http://uk.iacworld.org/vibrational-state-and-energy-resonance/). Nanci’s TEDx Talk: How Out of Body Experiences Could Transform Yourself and Society (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMBNZspmn7I).
Roberto Miller is an award-winning filmmaker based in Mountain View at Pure Grain Digital Productions. His last film, Mandorla, set in Silicon Valley and France, is available on Gaia, iTunes, AppleTV, and Amazon Prime. His next film, called Ascension, with producing partner Liz Holdship, is about a professor in a divided world who leads an international team of scientists on a journey to other dimensions seeking the source of oneness in the universe. Roberto worked as a multi-media producer at Stanford University, made the first all-digital film in 1994 and video and commercials for companies such as Apple and HP before returning to filmmaking.
We’re excited to create a space for what’s emerging as we hold the intention to elevate the consciousness on this planet. That is what the "Women's Voices" meetings are all about. Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 2:00 PM. We’ll have a discussion topic related to our interests in FMBR.
We’d love to hear your voice. If you’d like to be involved, please email
women [at] fmbr.org.
Also check out the new Women's Group at [fmbr.org/womens-group]
Study Group Topic: Work of Marcel Vogel
Marcel Vogel, an IBM scientist, became the foremost authority in use of crystals for healing. He found that shaping the quartz crystals into the Tree of Life form, allowed magnification of energies for healing purposes. He became a master healer using the crystals and taught how to use crystals for healing. Our purpose at this meeting is to introduce his healing method to our group. These are special crystals and are made by only a few persons.
We will meet on March 2nd, 4-6 pm at my house in Sunnyvale for the Study Group. If you do not have my address, please email me at jerry[at]fmbr.org and
I will email you the address.
LOCAL FRIEND EVENTS
Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449