Curated News – Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor?

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

“And some studies show that half the people who buy portable fitness trackers stop using them in a matter of months. That is probably because most people who wear them are already health-conscious and there may be little long-term value once they take note of their activity patterns, Mr. Van Kuiken suggested.”

via Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor?

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Curated News – Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

September 21, 2014 Leave a comment

“How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience and, therefore, the quality of our lives.”

via Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

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Curated News – Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

September 21, 2014 Leave a comment

“Each of us is looking for a path back to the present: We are trying to find good enough reasons to be satisfied now.”

via Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

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Curated News – i think, therefore i (instagr)am. cyberpunk novelist j.g. ballard, predicted social media in i-D 27 years ago

September 20, 2014 Leave a comment

“social media remains in its infancy and the long-term effects of documenting our lives are yet to be seen”

via i think, therefore i (instagr)am. cyberpunk novelist j.g. ballard, predicted social media in i-D 27 years ago

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Curated News – Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

“This, perhaps, is the greatest gift of the diary — its capacity to stand as a living monument to our own fluidity, a reminder that our present selves are chronically unreliable predictors of our future values and that we change unrecognizably over the course of our lives.”

via Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

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Curated News – The Internet’s Original Sin – The Atlantic

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

“But 20 years in to the ad-supported web, we can see that our current model is bad, broken, and corrosive. It’s time to start paying for privacy, to support services we love, and to abandon those that are free, but sell us—the users and our attention—as the product.”

via The Internet’s Original Sin – The Atlantic

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Curated News – Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel’s Genevieve Bell

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment

“What else is changing is how stories are told, and who gets to tell them. We tell stories differently too — there have been all kinds of experiments with listservs, blogs, Facebook updates, Twitter, Instagram.

The professional storytellers are changing too — television is something that comes out six or eight episodes at a time and gets binge watched over a weekend. That changes how you tell the story.”

via Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel’s Genevieve Bell

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