Are You Alone? (In The Universe)
In order to get scared, we have to lose the confidence in what we know. That’s the mechanism by which we scared. If you’re alone in your house and you know nobody’s there and you hear the faucet in your bathroom open, it’s not a terrifying sound, it’s terrifying because of the context in which we can become vulnerable again.
Cool interview with GDT. I read this book a few years ago, and have to say very interested to see what they’ve done on FX.
What they found is that compared to those who score low on creativity, the participants who scored highest tended to have a greater volume of grey matter in the “right posterior middle temporal gyrus” (pMTG), an area of the brain related to the aforementioned creative traits.
As we move past the hype and the early adopter stage, 3D printing is here to stay and with today’s groundbreaking announcement the company I am proud to work for has put a stake in the ground that we are committed to pushing the next next industrial revolution forward with a remarkable combination of open source software and innovative hardware.
The game has been changed.
Equally stressed are terrestrial ecosystems facing sudden and irreversible change: climate “tipping points”. In the Arctic, for example, which is warming faster than any other large environment on earth, new shrubs and plants are invading formerly inhospitable areas. The vast boreal forests or Siberia and Canada are dying back faster than was expected in 2007, and may be more sensitive to warming than was then thought.
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Well done Mr. Stephen Fry.
We define the meaning to our own lives. Not some greater authority. Not archaic dogma.
Apple couldn’t secure enough programming to launch a viable service, sources say, in part because content companies are largely prohibited from making such deals by their existing contracts with pay-TV providers.
At the core here, is relearning how to think outside of market dynamics — products, messages, store shelves — and return to the mindset of an anthropologist: what are people actually doing, and why?