Michael Greenspan

Brighton, MI, United States

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Michael Greenspan
Posted 11 months ago
Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?
Is it presumptuous and perhaps a bit arrogant to assume that humans are the greatest threat to our global ecology? While I would never argue that we are behaving responsibly or even rationally in regards to how we treat our planet, "nature" is far mightier than our collective neglect could ever be. One super volcano: https://hubski.com/pub?id=114113 could take us all out rather easily. That said, I take comfort in the space exploration we are now seeing, with advancements from the likes of SpaceX etc. I also hope to make the cut in regards to the Singularity: https://hubski.com/pub?id=117319 and hope to have a consciousness that will eventually dwell beyond this earth. Crazy? Perhaps, but only time will tell. I think the most likely scenario for the future is one with an earth devoid of humans but a galaxy full of them.
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Michael Greenspan
Posted over 1 year ago
Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)
I was recently having a conversation with someone online that wanted to know whether they had Autism or Aspergers. You can see the conversation here: https://hubski.com/pub?id=131790 They provided an online "test" that you can take to see where you are on the spectrum. They scored a 43 on the test, which is high and means they're on the spectrum. I scored a 7. Could it be that our increase in the amount of people with Autism and Aspergers is simply a matter of increased awareness? I mean, we have online tests for such things now and could never have had such access to these things even 10 years ago.
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Michael Greenspan
Posted over 1 year ago
2013 is coming to a close, all the websites have their "Best of's" out. What TED Talks made your best of? What websites made your best of?
I have fallen down many a Wikipedia wormhole. That's when you go looking for some information and end up linking, linking and linking to more and more topics. It's a great way to lose hours of time and learn a ton. Wikipedia really is one of the best things to come of the internet imo. Is it perfect? No, but by and large it really is a wonderful asset. I'm a HUGE Beatles fan and contribute to the #beatles tag on Hubski a ton: http://hubski.com/tag?id=thebeatles I could use help :) You should provide a link to one of your videos of your own ideas. -I'd love to check it out. I too post videos I create to YouTube, it's a lot of fun. Thanks for the thoughtful response greg, have a great day.
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Michael Greenspan
Posted over 1 year ago
2013 is coming to a close, all the websites have their "Best of's" out. What TED Talks made your best of? What websites made your best of?
That is a formidable list of subs. Here is my favorite subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/truereddit It looks like you are a fan of futurology/singularity content. You should come join us over at Hubski we have some good discussions there about such things: http://hubski.com/pub?id=123148 Hope to see you there as well. Good luck with /r/TEDconversations, I'll be checking it out.