A recent post by Sarah Knapton of the Telegraph examines the prediction by Yuval Noah Harari that in 200 years human beings will achieve immortality and the ability to self-improve by mechanical enhancement. Essentially, people will become real-life (pardon the irony) cyborgs. The future is really a construct of the present. It’s limited by current […]
Their world is a counter-culture paradise or organic food and yoga. Relationships are supplanted by organized orgies. Death is an occasion to organize blame. Explosions happen all the time and seem to be creeping closer and closer. We’re told a war is on, but it’s hard to identify the enemy. Della, who narrates the reader […]
The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman had to be complex person to summon so many great characters. What a lot of people don’t know is that the actor, miles from the stereotype of spoiled movie star, was also a wise purveyor of great advice—at least in my imagination. What still fewer know is that he continues […]
The Christmas cookies have been reduced to stale bits and crumbs. The time has passed where I eye the hardened remains, weighing the pros and cons. Yes they will be rock hard, but that’s nothing a little 2% can’t handle. Sugar never goes bad and that’s what it’s all about anyway. A delivery system. Neurotransmitters. […]
It can be difficult feeding a snake. Especially when the scent of a rodent lingers on your fingertips. Serpents don’t know your finger isn’t a mouse.
This afternoon I stopped, during work, at a bank in Hanover to deposit last week’s paycheck. I stood at the counter, calculating how the deposit would affect both my checking and savings and trying to fill out the deposit slips accordingly. I was uncomfortable since this wasn’t my regular branch; I thought of an argument […]
Do I have anything to say? Does anyone? The internet is full of lots of people who say lots of things about lots of different subjects, but what motivates them? I feel as though people are motivated only by a desire to be heard. It’s selfish, not benevolent or idealistic. The proliferation of opinions serves […]