05 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Society's Aversion to Science

We value throwing a ball through a hoop more than science > Emphasis > Hollywood\'s Anti Science
We value professional sports players for performing stupid pet tricks more than scientists exploring reality, and our art schools even adopt the motto of abandoning reality as some sort of oppressive force rather than the source of all their modern comforts.
30 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Civilization's Collapse is Inevitable, Prepare for It

Humans Are Strong, Civilization is Fragile > Conclusion > Museums for Rebooting Civilization
Since human civilization has collapsed at least 30 times in over the millennium, we should plan for its eventuality like a fictional alien race does, with Museums ready to be rediscovered by future savages.
29 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Humanity's Power is in Its Ability to Swarm

Civilization is a Work of Art, Creating an Artificial Man > Similarity > Humans Aren\'t Especially Smart, It\'s Just that We Swarm
Hobbes and Lovelock agree that our human ability to form into collective powerhouses is what gives us strength.
21 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Religious Differences

The Narcissism of Minor Differences > Example/Illustration > Minor Religious Differences and Heresay
Emo Philip's clever joke echoing Sigmund Freud's "Narcissism of Minor Differences" observation.
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Perspectives on Online Attention

Attention is the Fundamental Literacy > Comparison > Smaller Fragments of Information Command Attention
Kevin Kelly and Howard Rheingold discuss managing their attention spans in the online world.
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 The Internet and the Celebrity Population Explosion

Twitter, Celebrity, Asymmetric and Symmetric Social Connections > Cause and Effect > The Population Explosion of Celebrities are Cancelling Each Other Out
Twitter, blogs, social networks, and other online communications technologies make it easier to become a celebrity, as a result, celebrity becomes less and less valuable.