"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
- Winston Churchill
This guy creates 100 fictional artists, all with different styles and ideas, and then creates their work for them. Funny stuff. One of my favorites was the collective Sober Dovermans, whose practice is, "spreading pragmatism one person at a time." Heh, their famous work involved putting warning flags on every barb of a barbed wire fence. Brilliant.
Anthony Atala is not only growing new organs, he's printing them; sometimes even directly on the patient. Although still heavily under clinical study, he's already successfully implanted an "artificial" bladder; and that was 10 years ago.
After the U.S. lost 8.36 million jobs over a two year period from December of 2007 through December of 2009, our economy has recovered 1.12 million jobs as a result of the Federal Reserve and U.S. government spending $4.6 trillion on bailouts and stimulus programs. That is over $4 million spent for each job created. Instead of bailing out Wall Street and allowing non-productive bankers to receive record bonuses, the U.S. could have sent a check for $550,000 to each middle-class American who lost their job.
- National Inflation Association (NIA)
This guy is a pretty clever salesman. Although, with this product, who can't you sell to?
In 1995, Raul Cano, a 63-year-old microbiologist at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, discovered a fossil containing a variant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, known in culinary circles as baker's or brewer's yeast. The microorganisms had lain dormant since the Eocene epoch, a time when Australia split off from Antarctica and modern mammals first appeared.
"In an infinite fractal of rotation, how do you define the center? Every point is the center. You are the center of the universe observing the universe from your very own center. Wherever you pick a point of observation in the fractal, that point becomes the center from which you're observing the universe. That point becomes stillness. Why stillness? Because in that point now, all the spins of the universe cancel out.… You need stillness to have a frame of reference for rotation… And that's how singularity occurs. Singularity is the point at the center of your experience of the universe, that is the point of stillness from which you're observing the universe."
"There is a physical place inside your heart that has a singularity. Your heart has a little cavity between the two ventricular, and that little cavity has the highest electromagnetic field of your body, and can be measured up to eight feet away from you; and that's the battery of life that keeps your heart going. When you die, that singularity is no longer present, and I think that is why there is a bunch of weight that goes missing when people die. The weight is the result of that singularity curving space-time, creating a gravitational effect that we call weight."
- Nassim Haramein
Credits: producers:UC Berkeley Educational Technology Services, speaker:David Lynch, speaker:John Hagelin, Ph.D., speaker:Fred Travis, Ph.D.
This lecture has been credited by some (and discredited by others) as being the stimulus that started people thinking about nanotechnology. You can read a transcript of that lecture here. There is apparently a video of a follow-on lecture that Feynman gave, called Infinitesimal Machinery.
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