Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He's determined to make it stop.
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PROTECTING YOUR NECK
The Binge Breaker
theatlantic.com
Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He's determined to make it stop.
THE SLOW GAMING MOVEMENT
Inside The Weirdly Calming World Of Farming And Truck Simulators
newscientist.com
Harvesting takes me an hour. That's an hour in which I drive at little more than walking pace from one end of a field to the other and back again 20 or 30 times. It's not the most fun I've had in a video game, but then I do need the money.
OUR UAVS ARE ONLINE
Delivery Drones Will Mean The End Of Ownership
theverge.com
Google X Director Astro Teller does not want to predict what the future will look like. He wants to build it.
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sleep
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Will sleep look different in the future? How can we get a better night's rest? We've partnered with Beautyrest to create a hub for all things sleep. Fascinating stories, thoughtful predictions, and answers to all the questions that have been keeping you up at night.
WHO EVEN ARE WE?
A DISTANT MIRROR
How The Rise Of Mirrors In The 15th Century Shaped Our Idea Of The Individual
laphamsquarterly.org
The very act of a person seeing himself in a mirror or being represented in a portrait as the center of attention encouraged him to think of himself in a different way.
THE MIND'S MIND
Scientists Think This Is Where Your Consciousness Lives
engadget.com
Consciousness has traditionally been defined by two criteria: arousal and awareness. Arousal has already been traced to the brainstem, the primitive part of our brains which handles our most basic functions like breathing and regulating the sleep/wake cycle. Awareness on the other hand has been a bit trickier to pin down. Turns out, however, awareness resides there too.
ODDS AND ENDS
A LOT OF ODDITIES
350 Pieces From David Bowie's Art Collection Will Go Up For Auction Tomorrow
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Remember, this is Bowie we're talking about, so a lot of the pieces are pretty weird. Here are some more of the weirdest and most interesting pieces from his collection that will be up for grabs.
NEVER TRUST A GOAT
The Human, Animal And Robot Pundits That Predicted The Election Wrong (And Right)
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The election is finally over, which means you can finally breathe a sigh of relief (at least we know our fate, whether you like it or not). But for the many people, animals, and algorithms that tried to get into the presidential prediction game, they now have to own up to their predictions. He's a roundup of the good and the bad in the political pundit game.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
CHUTE-ING THE BREEZE
Speed Flying Through The Alps Seems Like A Thrilling Way To Lose A Leg
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So, maybe it's just us, but we had never heard of speed flying until we stumbled across this video. It's pretty much what the footage implies: flying a small, fast fabric wing close to a very steep slope. Something fun to watch but seemingly dumb to participate in.
IN THE NEWS
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Dawn of the second day: 35040 hours remain.

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