Is it possible for humans to experience what utopia is?
Utopia, in it's greatest imaginable extent, exists and has existed all along.
When we "step away" to observe the present, or if possible any historical, moment and truly observe the universe, inclusive of this planet in it's completeness, we will observe utopia.
The human species is estimated to be approximately 10,000 'years' old. A mere blip on the universal existence 'screen.' So many humans have evolved 'blinders' or narrowed vision leaving them without the concept or understanding towards the grandeur and unfathomable presence of the universe, as well as all that has occured during the geological evolution of this planet/world we have labeled Earth.
Why would anyone think humans would be responsible for creating a utopia, much less a Utopian society when we have not demonstrated the ability, experience or knowledge to understand beyond our 'safe, composite' individual existences? The most significant example of the "blinders" so many choose to "wear is Pride. An individuals choice to see only what they choose, i.e. what they place right in front of their selves. Pride, of any sort, is an embellishment of something favored or believed, it does not lend towards an honest reality view.Connecting-to-the-Value-of-Why 2005-2008 ©
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
An ordained Lama in a Tibetan Buddhist lineage, Lama Rod grew up a queer, black male within the black Christian church in the American south. Navigating all of these intersecting, evolving identities has led him to a life's work based on compassion for self and others.
- "What I'm interested in is deep, systematic change. What I understand now is that real change doesn't happen until change on the inside begins to happen."
- "Masculinity is not inherently toxic. Patriarchy is toxic. We have to let that energy go so we can stop forcing other people to do emotional labor for us."
We were gaining three IQ points per decade for many, many years. Now, that's going backward. Could this explain some of our choices lately?
There's a new study out of Norway that indicates our—well, technically, their—IQs are shrinking, to the tune of about seven IQ points per generation.
Here's why generalists triumph over specialists in the new era of innovation.
- Since the explosion of the knowledge economy in the 1990s, generalist inventors have been making larger and more important contributions than specialists.
- One theory is that the rise of rapid communication technologies allowed the information created by specialists to be rapidly disseminated, meaning generalists can combine information across disciplines to invent something new.
- Here, David Epstein explains how Nintendo's Game Boy was a case of "lateral thinking with withered technology." He also relays the findings of a fascinating study that found the common factor of success among comic book authors.
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