to the ubiquitous memes that called all days ‘blursday’ or renamed the weekly cycle as ‘thisday, thatday, otherday, someday, yesterday, today and nextday’, the collapse of the week quickly became a comic cliché.
Reader View · ~18 min read · From 2016 · Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer · Shared by 1430, including Mara Averick, Daniel Boos, Antonio Vieira Santos - #SPS_Live, Data Science Renee, Ricky Yean, Howard Getson, Nir Eyal, hiten.eth, Klaus Eck, Chris Messina, Matthias Sala, John Hagel, Ron McIntyre, Andreas Staub, Gideonro, Jonathon Moore, Werner Vogels, Todd Henry, Thomas Power, worms cited
Reader View · ~12 min read · Sep 22nd · The neuroscientific picture of addiction overlooks the psychological and social factors that make cravings so hard to resist · Shared by 861, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Anita Leirfall, Miguel Angel Escotet, Nir Eyal, Nigel Warburton 🇺🇦 #FreeUkraine
Reader View · ~13 min read · 2021-11-19 · Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation · Shared by 742, including David Nagel, Bas Grasmayer, Miguel Angel Escotet, Paul Ford, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, sarcastic_f
Since sleep loss is known to increase risk-taking behaviour, one might expect to be hit with targeted ads for online gambling.
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-12-23 · Major disruptions in world history follow a clear pattern. What can upheavals of the past tell us about our own future? · Shared by 688, including Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Ines Bieler, Tactical Tech, Jason Silva
Ideological change is crucial for major societal change, such as that pursued by Lenin, because societies promote ideologies that support their way of doing business
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-05-04 · Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight · Shared by 469, including Marylin Delgado (@firstname.lastname@example.org), Massimo Pigliucci, Esther Schindler, Cory Doctorow @email@example.com, David Wallace-Wells, Julia Kumari Drapkin, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, Timothy Taylor, Mark Kaigwa, Ceferino Díaz, Eli Pariser | @firstname.lastname@example.org, Anita Leirfall, Jason Silva, Philanthropy News Digest, Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis, Matteo Furia, Mark Bradley
The challenge of understanding the complexity of all species continues, as does the challenge of seeing possibility in what so often looks like a collective tragedy.
Reader View · ~14 min read · May 30th · To listen well is not only a kindness to others but also, as the psychologist Carl Rogers made clear, a gift to ourselves · Shared by 642, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Miguel Angel Escotet, Tactical Tech, Simon C, mary elisabeth, Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), Anita Leirfall, Nir Eyal
Rogers held that the basic challenge of listening is this: consciousnesses are isolated from one another, and there are thickets of cognitive noise between them.
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-06-10 · For 97 per cent of human history, all people had about the same power and access to goods. How did inequality ratchet up? · Shared by 415, including Simon C, Massimo Pigliucci, Helen De Cruz, Jason Silva, Liam Bright, Patricia Churchland, Alejandro Dominguez, Ceferino Díaz, ExApologist, Rick Powell, Tactical Tech, Marylin Delgado (@firstname.lastname@example.org), Mark Bradley, Anita Leirfall
Our particular species of humans has been around for about 300,000 years and, best as we can tell, for about 290,000 of those years we lived materially poorer but much more equal lives.
Reader View · 20+ min read · 2021-10-19 · It started as a fringe philosophical theory about humanity’s future. It’s now richly funded and increasingly dangerous · Shared by 413, including Jason Stanley, Damian Madray, Emily Johnston, Nigel Warburton 🇺🇦 #FreeUkraine, Mel Andrews, Timnit Gebru is on Mastodon, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), Jason Silva, T. Greer, Kevin Marks 🏠kevinmarks.com xoxo.zone/@KevinMarks
Everything, on this account, is an engineering problem, and hence every problem arises from too little rather than too much technology.
Reader View · ~14 min read · Jun 10th · How our toothy modern smile was invented by a confluence of French dentistry and Parisian portrait-painting in the 1780s · Shared by 591, including Tactical Tech, Colin Wright, Stephanie A Kowalski, Jason Silva, Anne Thériault, Anita Leirfall, Loubna Rais, Marylin Delgado (@firstname.lastname@example.org), 🧠 Larry G. Maguire
The smile comes easy to human beings. The facial muscles required to smile are in fact present in the womb, ready for early deployment to anxious parents.