TedTalks: Beware: ‘Filter Bubbles’
15 Jobs I would like to try: 1. Forensic Scientist 2. Anthropologist 3. Criminologist 4. Sociologist 5. Psychologist 6. Political Analyst 7. News Reporter 8. Fire Fighter 9. Veterinarian 10. Farmer 11. Party Planner 12. Professional Scrabble Player 13. Florist 14. Production Assistant on the set of Supernatural 15. ...
A note on education.
A nation that destroys its systems of education and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and...
The Perfect Human Specimen
Like the rest of America, I am captivated, enamored, intrigued, enraptured (any other synonym I’m missing?) by Seal Team Six. We’ve built Bin Laden to be this evil, imminent, threat to America and then BAM!— super hero human beings fly in on helicopters, participate in a fire fight, take out enemy #1, gather up all the computers, hop back on their helicopters in 40 minutes flat. Damn. I...
Another good one. Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong & ”stepping outside of the terrified space of rightness.”
Food for thought: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed