Breaking down barriers to progress
I find it very difficult to move forward with new ideas because of resistance and outright hostility from some groups.
Existing large institutions will not readily accept improvements to efficiency. One example being the teaching system and the teacher's unions and their non-acceptance of advanced teaching methods, such as tailoring education to the student's innate learning skills or abilities.
Another glaring example is the music industry and how they are trying to prevent the inevitable. Music should not be so expensive, it is only noises made by a few people, it does nothing to advance mankind. It has been made into a false commodity by greedy people.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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