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GMO Scaremongering Hurts People Everywhere | MIT Technology Review
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Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, and his correspondent Jason Jones sat down with famous Google Glass Explorers and mocked them for wearing the gadget.
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How To Think Like An Ancient Philosopher
We live in a world that is, in many ways, more predictable and under our own control than it has ever been before. We can predict the weather, find information on any subject almost instantaneously, have almost any material item delivered to our door...
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This is a real good post ! Im gonna print it out and keep it. I m familiar with the Serenity prayer, since I m an alcoholic and it is , like the post mentioned, a part of the 12 step program to live sober. But this post goes a step further and explains how to really make the best out of the hands that live deals you. Its worth reading, remembering and hopefully practicing.Thx for sharing.

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The first realistic steps towards "mind uploading" are in motion.  But personally, I doubt it will work in my lifetime.

Anyway, watch this 16 min TED talk, then head over to carboncopies.org for more detailed information. But what are the chances it will work by 2045?
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Is Success Due to Hard Work and Determination — Or Is there often a Lot of Luck Involved?
 
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Hard work is never enough. So, luck is always that last thing you need, once you've done everything else right.
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+Alex Johnson The luck part is called indeterminism, which is both deterministic and at times stochastic. The reasons we don't have full control are based both dispositional and external (situational) factors. 

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The dangers of faith in progress by philosopher John Gray
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Finally, a company that gets America's socio-economic issues caused by unaffordable tuition. Now, if the Govt thought like that, and paid for higher education. They would get their money back in the long run, because university educated people usually make more, and therefore pay more taxes...
According to a report on Sunday, Starbucks plans to pay for the college tuition of its employees.
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The Singularity Is Further Than It Appears 
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Absolutely agree. 

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Take the Woo out of your Woo Woo.

"Get your mind right about hypnosis and altered states of consciousness."
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"It sometimes feels as if the "happiness industry"--the self-help books, motivational speakers, corporate consultants and the rest--makes its money by being useless." 
~ OLIVER BURKEMAN
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As #luck would have it, it seems more and more probable, that the  #universe  was a stochastic accident...
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Sophisticated accidents?? 
How would that work?

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The power of outrospection 
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