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  1. Alan Moore talks about Mysticism

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buAg-9AkjfM
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    Tagged with education

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  2. James Gleick: Time Travel - The Long Now

    Time travel is time research

    Gleick began with H.G. Wells’s 1895 book The Time Machine, which created the idea of time travel.

    It soon became a hugely popular genre that shows no sign of abating more than a century later.

    “Science fiction is a way of working out ideas,” Gleick said.

    Wells thought of himself as a futurist, and like many at the end of the 19th century he was riveted by the idea of progress, so his fictional traveler headed toward the far future.

    Other authors soon explored travel to the past and countless paradoxes ranging from squashed butterflies that change later elections to advising one’s younger self.

    Gleick invited audience members to query themselves: If you could travel in time, would you go to the future or to the past?

    When exactly, and where exactly?

    And why.

    And what is your second choice?

    (Try it, reader.)

    “We’re still trying to figure out what time is,” Gleick said.

    Time travel stories apparently help us.

    The inventor of the time machine in Wells’s book explains archly that time is merely a fourth dimension.

    Ten years later in 1905 Albert Einstein made that statement real.

    In 1941 Jorge Luis Borges wrote the celebrated short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths.”

    In 1955 physicist Hugh Everett introduced the quantum-based idea of forking universes, which itself has become a staple of science fiction.

    “Time,” Richard Feynman once joked, “is what happens when nothing else happens.”

    Gleick suggests, “Things change, and time is how we keep track.”

    Virginia Woolf wrote, “What more terrifying revelation can there be than that it is the present moment?

    That we survive the shock at all is only possible because the past shelters us on one side, the future on another.”

    To answer the last question of the evening, about how his views about time changed during the course of writing Time Travel, Gleick said:

    I thought I would conclude that the main thing to understand is: Enjoy the present.

    Don’t waste your brain cells agonizing about lost opportunities or worrying about what the future will bring.

    As I was working on the book I suddenly realized that that’s terrible advice.

    A potted plant lives in the now.

    The idea of the ‘long now’ embraces the past and the future and asks us to think about the whole stretch of time.

    That’s what I think time travel is good for.

    That’s what makes us human—the ability to live in the past and live in the future at the same time.

    —Stewart Brand

    http://longnow.org/seminars/02017/jun/05/time-travel/

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  3. The Magicians’ Podcast » Blog Archive » Ep 72 - Derren Brown

    Derren Brown has changed mentalism in our industry forever and become a household name in the process. He has produced more television content over the last 15 years than any other British magician and also produced seven full evening stage shows full of original presentations, methods and thinking. An unexpected part of Derren’s incredible success has been the spawning of an entire generation of magicians who rip of his psychological presentations and material, what does the man himself really think of the Derren clones? His answer may surprise you.

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  4. The Magicians’ Podcast » Blog Archive » Ep 72 - Derren Brown

    Derren Brown has changed mentalism in our industry forever and become a household name in the process. He has produced more television content over the last 15 years than any other British magician and also produced seven full evening stage shows full of original presentations, methods and thinking. An unexpected part of Derren’s incredible success has been the spawning of an entire generation of magicians who rip of his psychological presentations and material, what does the man himself really think of the Derren clones? His answer may surprise you.

    —Huffduffed by m

  5. Inbox Zero

    Google Tech Talks July 23, 2007

    ABSTRACT

    Merlin Mann, a well known productivity guru and creator of the popular 43 folders website will talk about Getting Things Done, the importance of getting your inbox to zero, and strategies for dealing with high volume email. Credits: Speaker:Merlin Mann

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  6. How to connect | Life Squared

    How can we build closer connections with other people?

    http://lifesquared.org.uk/content/how-connect?platform=hootsuite

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  7. Jack Nolan: “Firewall: The Propagandist’s Guide to Self-Defense” | Talks at Google

    Jack Nolan discusses his book "Firewall: The Propagandist’s Guide to Self-Defense" at Google Los Angeles.

    Former military propagandist Jack Nolan talks about what propaganda is, and how to recognize and defend your mind against the propaganda around us every day.

    Get the book here: https://goo.gl/LmHfHp

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USeaZCPj5HQ
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  8. Back to Work #13: Thunder Road - 5by5

    Dan and Merlin talk about “Cranking” – Merlin’s latest post at 43folders.com.

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  9. #79 — The Road to Tyranny

    In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Timothy Snyder about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. You can support the Waking Up podcast at samharris.org/support.

    http://wakingup.libsyn.com/79-the-road-to-tyranny

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  10. #79 — The Road to Tyranny

    In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Timothy Snyder about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. You can support the Waking Up podcast at samharris.org/support.

    http://wakingup.libsyn.com/79-the-road-to-tyranny

    —Huffduffed by m

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