Sex and the (Innovative) City
1. You can read lots about it, but there’s no substitute for doing it.\n
2. Lots of people talk about it, but few people know actually know how it works.\n
3. You can attend conferences about innovation, but when you leave your innovation methods/culture won’t change a whole lot.\n
4. People can make a lot of noise about innovation, but things stay the same.\n
5. The people on the top generally make the least amount of effort. It’s the people underneath who really want it to work.\n
6.\nWith innovation efforts, there’s usually a whole lot of noise over a\nlong period of time before anything happens. If it happens at all.\n
7. There’s nothing quick and easy about innovation. It takes a while to get good results.\n
8. Innovation is a bit mystical.\n
9.\nIt makes for interesting conversations at dinner parties : "Innovation,\noh yes - we’re the most innovative company in clerical administration.\nWhy, just the other day we decided to use yellow paper for duplicates\ninstead of white…"\n
10. There’s lots of trial and error.
Is it just me, or does #5 really stand out for its visual imagery?\n\n
[image: Sex and the City
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.
- Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
- 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
- On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
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