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Lewis Thomas – On Probability and Possibility

The following is the 28th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. On Probability and Possibility Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – Computers

The following is the 23rd essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Computers You can make computers that are almost human. In some respects they are superhuman; they can beat most … Continue reading

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We have surpassed the future of the past.

Here’s a picture of a GTA 5 advertisement. I took the picture with my smartphone. I am writing this blogpost on my smartphone while waiting for my wife to show up before we watch a movie together. This picture struck … Continue reading

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RE: The future of education

Prediction: education will be disrupted from without before it is reformed from within. Bureaucracy and legacy will keep existing institutions from exploiting new distribution models fully. There are things that teachers can’t say or do. Their hands are tied for … Continue reading

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SS01: Defining ‘Education’

The meaning of schools and education has changed over time. We tend to think of education in a limited sense- go to an academic institution, acquire knowledge as if it were a commodity, develop certain skills that are demanded in … Continue reading

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Ray Kurzweil on the future of solar power

Ray Kurzweil: “One of my primary theses is that information technologies grow exponentially in capability and power and bandwidth and so on. If you buy an iPhone today, it’s twice as good as two years ago for half that cost. … Continue reading

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conversation about the future

I meant to write a long blog post but got distracted by a fun conversation on MSN, so I thought I’d share! Enjoy. Ayesha says: olaaa visaisahero. says: howdy Ayesha says: neeed alcohol visaisahero. says: hahaha why is that Ayesha … Continue reading

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