I was watching a action movie couple of days ago and in it someone got their head chopped off by a ninja swordman, which got me thinking. I have heard that a human brain can continue processing information for about 11 seconds or so after being beheaded. Does that give a person time to think, time to relize death, to think about loved ones. What if any way you die you have 11 seconds to think. What if in those 11 seconds that is where things are decided. Maybe that is where heaven and hell come from. Having a warm, comforting last thought is heaven for your soul and failing to come up with one like hell. In thoese 11 seconds that you must find a memory to hold on to; one memory to rule them all. If you only get 11 seconds to think of one thought from your life, the one thought that brought you the most joy and happiness, to hold on to would you want it to slow down? Break the seconds into milliseconds, the milliseconds to nanoseconds. I have been thinking a lot about this since the swing of that ninja's blade. If only having 11 seconds is the case than I think people should spend every single second of life creating these memories, so when the time comes for your 11 seconds you will have plenty to choose from, and the only reason you would want to slow things down is because you have to many good ones.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
A new AI-produced commercial from Lexus shows how AI might be particularly suited for the advertising industry.
- The commercial was written by IBM's Watson. It was acted and directed by humans.
- Lexus says humans played a minimal part in influencing Watson, in terms of the writing.
- Advertising, with its clearly defined goals and troves of data, seems like one creative field in which AI would prove particularly useful.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
Then again, maybe the study is fake news too.
- Recent research challenged study participants to pick real news headlines from fake ones.
- The results showed that people prone to delusional thinking, religious fundamentalists, and dogmatists tended to believe all news, regardless of plausibility.
- What can you do to protect yourself and others from fake news?
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