Hélène Coté

Ontario, Canada

About Hélène

Languages

English, French

I'm passionate about

Diversity and Compassion

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Hélène Coté
Posted 7 months ago
Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging
Thanks for that cliché, Nick, in your first response. But again, my question, again, was "how". How will living longer benefit humankind? What problems will is solve? Hunger? War? Will having longer to think about something actually make a difference? De Grey's whole concept of living longer is for what good? In your second response, please elaborate on the correlation between lifespan & quality of life. Specifically, what are you referring to? Thanks,
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Hélène Coté
Posted about 1 year ago
Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory
Excellent talk - I was quite surprised that Loftus did not discuss the one thing that imprisons our memory - - perception. Reality is only that which has been PERCEIVED. And perception is warped with our emotion, our past, our desires, our feelings...
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Hélène Coté
Posted over 1 year ago
Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world
I was especially impressed on how Krause's spectrogram demonstrates the environmental impact of selective logging in Lincoln Meadow, and how limited our perspective of nature has become. Perhaps one day we might be able bring it one step further by measuring and comparing the aromas in nature as well.
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Hélène Coté
Posted over 1 year ago
David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips
Great reply - thanks Kieron! I remember using WordStar as well, so I can truly relate to what you are saying. Here is a sweet video - perhaps you are familiar with Douglas Engelbart? Fastforward the video to 4:45 and checkout his keyboard (with his GUI). Amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfIgzSoTMOs
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Hélène Coté
Posted over 1 year ago
David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips
I teach in Office Administration, where we strive to teach students how to increase their productivity with business correspondence. Oddly, the MOUSE is the one item I label as an inhibitor. I insist students learn such things as keyboard shortcuts, the F keys functions, and everything else that can keep their fingers in the home position. THIS light & humorous talk will now become part of my curriculum, and at the very beginning of the semester, where I will be able to say, " See, it's not just me!" Two mouses up, David Progue!