Savoring the Moment

Pause. Just pause. Nothing else. And notice your experience. Notice what is there. In this moment. There will probably be various perceptions—sights, sounds, smells. Bodily sensations of one kind or another. Perhaps some feelings or a general mood. And most likely, along with these, some thoughts. Maybe some strong ones dominating your attention. Or some […]

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Stephen Hawking

We always knew when Stephen was coming to dinner. It was 1966, my first year studying mathematics at Cambridge, and I happened to be in the same college as Stephen – Gonville and Caius, College. One of the prescribed parts of college life was dining together. We all sat on long tables in the Great […]

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Get Real Ray

A Critique of Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions Ray Kurzweil recently announced his year-by-year predictions of the future. Here are just a few samples (full list here): 2020 – Personal computers reach a computing power comparable to the human brain. 2025 – The emergence of mass-market human implants. 2031 – 3D printed human organs used in hospitals […]

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