Do you know about the Unabomber, aka Ted Kaczynski? He was a man that sent bombs in the mail all around the US, killing three people and injuring 23. Now something about him that struck me as extremely strange was his motives were to stop the spread of modern technology. He was an anarchist that […]
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01423-4 This is an article from Nature about the concerns raised by officials over the antivaxer movement around the world. I find these people fascinating, especially when they fight a against a system that will potentially save them.
https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513 A very nice little article in reading by Ester Jones from The Conversation. But the critical thinking and agile habits of mind prompted by this type of literature may actually produce resilience and creativity that everyday life and reality typically do not.
https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-buzzing-over-virgin-birth-and-genetic-mystery-thats-been-solved/ An interesting article from Science daily.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/this-ai-poet-mastered-rhythm-rhyme-and-natural-language-to-write-like-shakespeare THIS IS IT. The penultimate moment of human creation, imagine what the ancients would have thought about this milestone in technology. Think about it, we humans pride ourselves with our endless creativity and capabilities of poetic mastery. What does this mean? Insane to think that a machine can emulate the most prolific poet in […]
His ordinary awareness persisted in the singular flow of now, reflecting a universe of uncertainties. Children of Dune -F Frank Herbet A beautiful sentence I read.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/gilded-age/ Wonder if this will become a topic of contemporary thought during these dark times.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autothysis Imagine for an second if we humans had the same defense mechanism.
One of my absolute favorite videos on YouTube.