If you are particularly fascinated by the future and enjoy playing games the following is something you should be involved and interested in. Superstruct, the world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game started today with Superthreat scenarios by 2019. Game founder Jane McGonigal writes in a message sent to the members of Facebook Group the dedicated… Continue reading Superstruct launches with Superthreats, a forecasting game for the masses!
Nikola Tesla (portrayed by David Bowie) says in The Prestige: “Society tolerates only one change at a time”. If this was true what only change (difference) would you make? The change could be technological, scientific, economical, political, any kind…a change that would make room for all the other changes.
Malcolm Gladwell has a nice, but a bit Microsoft heavy essay on scientific/technological multiples, ie. the phenomenon of simultaneous discovery in New Yorker: In the Air Gladwell argues that it is always misleading to apply the paradigm of artistic invention to scientific/technological invention and he is probably right. Two sections just for your appetite: “This… Continue reading What you get when you multiply the same ideas by different inventors!
Today’s meditation is for serious healthy life extension supporters to consider the following 36 – general and sometimes corporate – idea killers concerning our little project: 1. We tried that already 2. We’ve never done anything like that before. 3. Has anyone ever done anything like that before? 4. That never works 5. You’re fired… Continue reading 36 Life extension idea killers: mental practice for the pros!
The science part is emphasized in the title of this post on the 2008 Edge Annual Question, which is again well formulated and thought provoking. The whole question embraces science, philosophy and religion (left). Last year I had my own answer to the question: 2007 Edge Optimistic Question: systemic regenerative medicine, this year I am… Continue reading 2008 Edge Annual Question: What data have changed your mind? Why?
If you compare the Nature and the Science front pages (which is not the topic of the current post) you can notice a big difference: there are a lot of “web 2.0″ish fresh features on the Nature site while significantly fewer on the Science counterpart. Now Science came up with a new, less academic and… Continue reading The Gonzo Scientist on IdeaCity in Science and on the web