"The Business of Innovation" TV special
I've been glued to CNBC for the past two nights, trying to make sense of that unexplained global sell-off in the world equity markets that started in China and ended with a 416-point plunge in the Dow. Anyway, while watching Jim Cramer on "Mad Money" and the traders on "Fast Money," an advertisement from CNBC about a new series on business innovation caught my eye. Apparently, Maria Bartiromo is hosting a five-part series called The Business of Innovation starting on March 4:
The Business of innovation is a series of 5 one-hour programmes
produced by CNBC, the worldwide leader in business news, which explores
in-depth the most important topic in the business world today -
Innovation. Each program will explore a different aspect of Innovation
using CNBC's global newsgathering capabilities, well-known current and
former CEO's and innovation experts to dissect the topic and provide
guidenace for viewers seeking to innovate in their own organizations. The series is hosted by award-winning journalist Maria Bartiromo, who calls the programmes "...ground breaking in scope".
The series on business innovation sponsored by IBM looks promising. After kicking off with "Innovators and Iconoclasts," the series continues with "Revolution & Evolution," "New Tricks and Old Dogs," "People and Technology," and "Loners and Teammates."
[image: Maria Bartiromo on CNBC]
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.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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