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A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson 1990’s: The pace of technological change is getting faster! and the pace at which it’s getting faster is getting faster!! Soon we’ll all be cyborgs and live for 1000 years in the … Continue reading

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Who cares about international test scores?

“Our country scores worse than Finland, Japan, India, … on standardised tests.” So what? Magazines cite the sorry state of education as often as I scrub clean the stove-top. What’s the big deal? Why should I care if another country’s … Continue reading

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Radiolab – Roman Mars

02:30┬áIf you look carefully at the entire built world, you can find little stories in every tiny thing. If you recognise that every corner, every seam, every curve was a point of decision by a really deliberate — and probably … Continue reading

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Beer, mead, wine, scotch, brandy, rum, gin, tequila, malt liquor bread soy sauce pho, sushi glass rope stitching, sewing, knitting, weaving pipes (the kind you smoke and the kind that carries fluids over long distances) French cuisine hand tools three-piece … Continue reading

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Creativity

I also think it’s sad that people are indoctrinated to think that the only application of “creativity” is art. The reach of art, like that of math, is mostly confined to the erudite. Do art, theater, dance, and music sometimes … Continue reading

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Makers

Artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs all build things. But art majors, engineering majors, and business majors seem to hate each other. That sucks.

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