In "1984" Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. In "Brave New World," Huxley feared that the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Nowadays, people, by in large, are not controlled by inflicting pain, as Orwell imagined, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. Orwell feared that what we hated would ruin us, while Huxley feared that what we loved, "man's infinite appetite for distraction", will ruin us.
love of learning, appreciation of beauty and excellence, creativity, ingenuity, and originality, curiosity and interest in the world.
"Self Comes to Mind" by Antonio Damasio, "Incomplete Nature" by Terrence Deacon, "The End of Science" John Horgan, "The General Theory of Love" Lewis, Amini, Lannon. "Connected" by Nicholas Christakis & James Fowler, "Being Wrong" by Kathryn Schulz, "The Philosophical Child" by Alison Gopnok, "Evolution's End" by Joseph Chilton Pierce, "Into the Silent Land" by Paul Broks, "Loneliness" by John T. Cacioppo & William Patrick, "Moral Minds" by Marc Hauser, "The Neuroscience of Human Relationships" by Louis Cozolino, Multiple Intelligence" by Howard Gardner, "The Science of Success by David Dobbs, The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore, "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely, "The Tending Instinct" by Shelley Taylor, "Multiplicity: The New Science of Personality, Identity and Self" by Rita Carter, the Philoctetes Center in New York City,
You....-your ideas, your passion, and how I can help you. eGovernance, immersive virtual worlds, lateral thinking,
Editing my typos, biking, fantasy sports.
My identical twin suggested I join TED after discussing the lectures by Susan Blackmore found on this site. It's been about a year since I joined TED and started commenting on the talks and sharing my ideas with the TED community. I feel honored that fellow members have responded in the positive way they have with their feedback, and that I have reach a milestone I consider an accomplishment. As Gary Vaynerchuk said, " The fact that anyone cares what you say is a huge deal." My TED story is that I continue to spread the ideas TED embodies by creating library events and programs, and encouraging the use of TED talks in the local schools.
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