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  • "timdifford" shared from Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
    “REMEMBER WHEN THE INTERNET WAS NEW, AND SOME PEOPLE IN your life just didn’t get it?” Ivy asked. She was preceding Dinah through the seemingly endless maze of docked modules and hamster tubes, headed toward the periphery of Izzy. “People in my world got it pretty fast. You don’t know many miners, do you?” “Not in my world. We had these throwbacks who would do stuff like printing their emails out on paper to read them, or asking you for your goddamn fax number two decades after you had thrown away your fax machine.”
    Note: Ha
  • "timdifford" shared from The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin
    Ten thousand years ago, humans plus their pets and livestock accounted for about 0.1% of the terrestrial vertebrate biomass inhabiting the earth; we now account for 98%. Our success owes in large part to our cognitive capacity,
  • "timdifford" shared from The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin
    Recent research in social psychology has shown that happy people are not people who have more; rather, they are people who are happy with what they already have.
  • "timdifford" shared from The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
    while the wealthy are no more likely to be born stupid than the poor, a wealthy upbringing compounds stupidity while a hard-scrabble childhood dilutes it, if only for Darwinian reasons. This is why the elite need a prophylactic barrier of shitty state schools, to prevent clever kids from working-class postcodes ousting them from the Enclave of Privilege.
    Note: Ha
  • "timdifford" shared from The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
    while the wealthy are no more likely to be born stupid than the poor, a wealthy upbringing compounds stupidity while a hard-scrabble childhood dilutes it, if only for Darwinian reasons. This is why the elite need a prophylactic barrier of shitty state schools, to prevent clever kids from working-class postcodes ousting them from the Enclave of Privilege.
    Note: Ha