Jun 30, 2017

Weekend Reads - RAW 170630


This week plenty of reading related articles plus some articles about our digital lives. Also do you know the reason why science fiction is like an egg? Read my latest article and I'll provide you with seven reasons.

The Reason Why Science Fiction Is Like An Egg
Thanks for reading so far, now it's time to grab your favourite beverage and have a read of the following articles.



While it’s true that Socrates expressed grave concern that the written word would erode memory and storytelling, his distinguished descendant, Cicero, had it exactly right when he said, A room without books is like a body without a soul.

In essence, the more these participants read, the better they became at it. The research also revealed that the adult brain is more adaptable than previously understood. Even learning to read in your thirties profoundly transforms brain networks.

King didn't have that unusual of a childhood. He's more interested in everyone else's curiosity about how he grew up and their assumption that something horrific must have happened to him.

We need technical experts, Hartley says, but we also need people who grasp the whys and hows of human behavior. What matters now is not the skills you have but how you think. Can you ask the right questions? Do you know what problem you’re trying to solve in the first place.

Life is messy and angst-ridden, full of unexpected potholes, words better left unspoken, and painful disappointments, just as it is full of joy and love and those moments that no one ever wants to forget. Social media is like real life, only intensified and sped up and made public for the world to see

Scientists at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) have determined that an unseen object with a mass somewhere between that of Earth and Mars could be lurking in the Kuiper Belt, a region beyond Neptune filled with tho

While a workless world remains a distant possibility, a period of automation-driven disruption seems to loom ahead. Many futurists reckon that as machines replace people, governments will need to find ways to redistribute income from the machines (and the people who own them) to the displaced workers.




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