Why time management is ruining our lives
Nothing really new, but it's so important that it deserves repeating. Until we get it done. #systemchangenotclimatechange #endthegrowthparadigm
Great piece taking swings at both extremes: Apolitical radical self-lovers and well-bring gurus feeding into the neoliberal agenda as well as leftists that deny themselves and others the happiness and love to sustain a movement that spans generations.
"Marx’s description of religion as the opiate of the masses is often misinterpreted—opium, at the time when Marx was writing, was not just known as an addictive drug, but as a painkiller, a solace when the work of survival became unbearable."
Great piece on the (more immediate?) dangers of AI - and it's not #superintelligence. #bias #discrimination
Education won't solve poverty. Money will. It would even more than pay for itself. #mustread #UBI #BGE #basicincome
I love these kinds of speculations about reality! What do you think- are we living in the Matrix or are we extremely special? (I find option 2) highly implausible) #simulationtheory
Neuroscience needs new models: There’s not a brain doing quantum magic. In #quantum mechanics, classical objects—including brains—don’t exist.
"In fact, it has become increasingly profitable not to innovate. Imagine just how much progress we’ve missed out on because thousands of bright minds have frittered away their time dreaming up hypercomplex financial products that are ultimately only destructive.
Imagine that all this talent were to be invested not in shifting wealth around, but in creating it. Who knows, we might already have had jetpacks, built submarine cities, or cured cancer."
In fact, it has become increasingly profitable not to innovate. Imagine just how much progress we’ve missed out on because thousands of bright minds have frittered away their time dreaming up hypercomplex financial products that are ultimately only destructive. Or spent the best years of their lives duplicating existing pharmaceuticals in a way that’s infinitesimally different enough to warrant a new patent application by a brainy lawyer so a brilliant PR department can launch a brand-new marketing campaign for the not-so-brand-new drug.
Imagine that all this talent were to be invested not in shifting wealth around, but in creating it. Who knows, we might already have had jetpacks, built submarine cities, or cured cancer.
Bookmark or pocket this incredibly fascinating story if you can't read it now. Could not stop reading till the end, and I'm sure you won't regret this. Amazing piece of journalism, what a hero!
In fact, I think VC capital attracts people who would otherwise be bankers/consultants, whereas bootstrappers are the real entrepreneurs and hustlers.
I've enjoyed reading @GeorgeMonbiot for quite some time, but this might be his best piece to date: "Like communism, neoliberalism is the God that failed. But the zombie doctrine staggers on, and one of the reasons is its anonymity."
great article by @2noame w/ resources on the direction of #tech #innovation and what it means for jobs. #basicincome
Für viele 'Migrationhintergründler' wohl nicht überraschend. Trotzdem erschrecken. #AfD #Superwahlsonntag #Wahlen2016 thx @MalteHenk