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Speaking of telepathy ...
 
If you could wear technology, and communicate with a thought, rather than using speech, text messages, or emoticons, would you, and what would you say?

~Vanessa Hill | BrainCraft
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Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD ships soon!
Ubiquiti Labs joins the consumer mesh network fray with their AmpliFi wireless network solutions. Do they successfully make the leap from professional-grade networking to the home?
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... So now all you have to do is pack!

~Katie Roof | TechCrunch
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Of course "Seize the day, boys" and "Make your lives extraordinary" aren't necessarily incompatible. For instance, for some of us, by living each day as fully and as enjoyably as possible is precisely how we live an extraordinary life. Even if these two exhortations are incompatible, however, they form a dialectic - exploit and explore - that suggests they co-exist and can reach a balance or equilibrium.
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The First Lady vis-a-vis a Would-Be First Lady (hmm) ...
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If Facebook Mark Zuckerberg can be hacked, you can, too...

~Nathan Olivarez-Giles | WSJ
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We may be closer to telepathy becoming a reality than many of us imagine.
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How much would you pay to not have to worry about WiFi [in your home] anymore?

I'd go for the first mesh router - Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD.
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Every harried renter, driver, and suitor you see around you as you go through a typical week is essentially reinventing the wheel. They don’t need a therapist; they need an algorithm. The therapist tells them to find the right, comfortable balance between impulsivity and overthinking.

The algorithm tells them the balance is thirty-seven percent.

~Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
Algorithms to Live by
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Even math is not certain in the Quantum world where one and zero or the same number different numbers and equal one another sometimes it's pretty mixed up when we go down to the Quantum level. Algorithms don't work down there
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That one equation suggests that there is something innately arbitrary, and perhaps inevitably ineffective, in our decision making. So it's best to resort of Mathematics.
 
Research suggests we should stop searching when we're 37% of the way there.
The science behind decision making says there is an optimal moment to stop your search for an ideal job and commit.
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The Future of Our Individual and Collective Identity

A typically well-written and engaging article from Mark Manson. The Future of Self, recently explored the future of human identity given rapid transformatory advances in technology.

This begins in a light-hearted way, exploring identity from the sense of future brain computer interfaces and mind uploads and what identity means when you can add, remove, and edit skills, memories, and even personality traits. But then we get into far more subtle and interesting discussions centered around the fact that we look for external references to identify ourselves.

External references are determined by your environment and material circumstances; you can’t be Mozart if the piano hasn’t been invented, and if you’re a poor strategist in the chess team you may be a chess god in a community that doesn’t know how to play. And you certainly couldn’t ask a caveman what side of the political spectrum they favoured: such a question, that we might consider a core part of our identity today, would not even make sense.

Technological and social development since the Enlightenment has continually boosted the complexity of identities that people can assume. Ponder then the impacts on identity when we have advanced genetic engineering and body modification, advanced robotics that provide mass unemployment and remove I am a [job title]. from people’s lexicon, and all the ways genuine and advanced VR will be able to mess with identities in ways we cannot imagine.

What happens when individual identities become so fluid and arbitrary and everyone realises the Self is an illusion? Does the SELF-preservation instinct also dissolve? Realising that no one intrinsically stands for anything? A unicellular organism that continually and arbitrarily swaps new genes in and out rapidly loses its identity as a defined species, and quite probably its ability to survive and pass on any replicable information at all.

This and more at: https://markmanson.net/future-of-self

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More than 20 children are still on the critical list, their lives in the balance between life and death.

~David Chater | Al Jazeera English
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