There’s a woven web of ecology that ties humans deeply to the rest of the living things on this planet.
We all need to give ourselves mental breaks, but we also need to focus and not let email notifications, Twitter notifications, suck our attention.
Imagine a football game in 4K, especially as the sound gets enhanced.
Before you buy a house, before you buy a car, before you start acquiring things, first put away enough savings so you could go a year without a job because you might have to.
For every one Western 17-year-old boy there are about 28 Chinese boys the same age working twice as hard to get the lifestyle that our one Western kid assumes will be his.
Neurotheology is a way of trying to understand the subjective nature of the mind.
We’re literally learning as much about the evolution of life on Earth by looking at what happened in the past as we are at looking at the breakthroughs in genomics and DNA of living things.
We need to learn to train our attention because, as with anything, attention is like a muscle.
We are seeing a proliferation of content curators that create a profile of what they think you would like and then give you other offerings.
We have an archive of antique and, in fact, fossil DNA in museums that compliments the DNA and the genomics that we acquire from living humans and living animals.
Jonathan Taplin: There is an assumption that young people don't care about privacy anymore. I think that's probably a false assumption.
Now we’re starting to see how genome research is fulfilling the promise of why we pursued the Human Genome Project in the first place.
David Shenk: I think the really dangerous and oppressive myth of IQ is that IQ tests are identifying some kind of quantity of intelligence that we are born with and that we have this static amount of intelligence that we’re going to carry with us throughout life.
We are now at levels that the world has not seen for the last 40 million years and we will soon be at carbon dioxide levels that existed 100 million years ago when we had a true hot house world.
You need to recognize the cues and the rewards that you usually associate with smoking.