rachelhills:

Be a cheerleader.

Not in the sense of putting on a short skirt and shaking those pompoms, but in the sense of finding joy in being a champion for the people around you.

Think someone is doing something fantastic? Tell them.

Wish you were part of group of people who supported each other’s…

jephjacques:

The subject of this debate is whether AIs are “people-” whether they possess the same degree of personhood as humans, and whether that entitles them to the same rights.

You have heard all the arguments for and against the consciousness, intelligence, free will, and cognition of artificial…

viniciusquesada’s photostream on Flickr.alarmingly lovely
this is on paris, biatch.

viniciusquesada’s photostream on Flickr.

alarmingly lovely
idea-obscura:

i’ve been thinking of doing this for a while now. after i saw this floating around, i wanted to make my own version to hang on my wall. and knowing me, well, i had to make it all ~shnazzy~ so i made this 11x17 poster. i made it so you can download yourself one too, if you like. it’s a nice PDF file so you can take that to Kinko’s and blow it up and hang it nicely in your room or whateva.

idea-obscura:

i’ve been thinking of doing this for a while now. after i saw this floating around, i wanted to make my own version to hang on my wall. and knowing me, well, i had to make it all ~shnazzy~ so i made this 11x17 poster. i made it so you can download yourself one too, if you like. it’s a nice PDF file so you can take that to Kinko’s and blow it up and hang it nicely in your room or whateva.

8 Current Technologies That Will Shape Our Future
Rick Chin is the director of product innovation at SolidWorks, where he develops new products and researches how technology will make us smarter, simplify daily tasks and seamlessly fit into our everyday lives. In 20 years our technology will reach a level of personalization that will enhance …


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. &, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements -– the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life -– weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, & the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” 

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. &, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements -– the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life -– weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, & the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” 

“In his effort to control his world, modern man rejected all he could not understand through reason or experiment. He accepted that ‘such knowledge as is not empirical is meaningless.’ He denied the great Mystery of Life and put his faith in ratio-nality. A ratio is a portion, a part. The analytical mind divides life into parts; but in endless fragmentation, we miss the experience of the whole. Life is simultaneously the ration (the part) and the whole-at once the same and different… Starting from the ratio, life is an endless series of problems to be solved. Starting from the whole, life is a mystery to be revealed.”  
-Laurence G. Boldt 

In his effort to control his world, modern man rejected all he could not understand through reason or experiment. He accepted that ‘such knowledge as is not empirical is meaningless.’ He denied the great Mystery of Life and put his faith in ratio-nality. A ratio is a portion, a part. The analytical mind divides life into parts; but in endless fragmentation, we miss the experience of the whole. Life is simultaneously the ration (the part) and the whole-at once the same and different… Starting from the ratio, life is an endless series of problems to be solved. Starting from the whole, life is a mystery to be revealed.”  

-Laurence G. Boldt 

You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice & know what will happen next & you stop & try to live through until the next day when you hit it again. You have started at six in the morning, say, & may go on until noon or be through before that. When you stop you are as empty, & at the same time never empty but filling, as when you have made love to someone you love. Nothing can hurt you, nothing can happen, nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again. It is the wait until the next day that is hard to get through…