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Brink of Crisis

Dear world… For heaven’s sake, I’m really too young to go through the SECOND financial crisis of my career life. Wait another decade, at least! 

From the internet: Cloud and data analytics stocks extend losses after bloodbath:

The Fermi Paradox is Not Fermi’s, Nor a Paradox

A little interesting article for those who care about stuff like the Fermi Paradox:

There is no logical contradiction between the statement “E.T. might exist elsewhere” and the statement “E.T. is not here” because nobody knows that travel between the stars is possible in the first place.

Read it now

Future Visions

I’ve come to deeply respect Microsoft in the past decade, not only for their world-changing technology, but also for what they stand for, and the culture of change and experimentation that I started seeing around the same time they launched the xBox.

Today, I’ve been reading a science-fiction anthology they published a few days back called “Future Visions”. They invited some sci-fi heavyweights to speak to Microsoft researchers at their research lab, and to understand the problems they are trying to solve… In the future.

The result is several genius short stories that I strongly recommend you read. The anthology made me feel fuzzy inside: what came first, the science or the science fiction?

It’s for free, you can download it on their website.

Contact lenses in 1948

This is crazy. And I find soft lenses annoying.

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The Most Timeless Songs of All Time

Polygraph took a look at data from Spotify to create a list of the most timeless songs of all time (from the 90’s). Number one on the list: Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

It’s a pretty cool analysis. Check it out.

An update on what’s up in our solar system

If you’re interested in where we are when it comes to solar system exploration, here’s a nice round-up fromEmily Lakdawalla.

This is how dystopia starts: self-destructing mosquitoes

I know mosquitoes are horrible, and that they kill shitloads of people every year. But this article really gave me goosebumps. Genetically engineered to die.
Welcome to the future.


via Kottke

Colorblind Man Sees Color for the First Time

This is really amazing.

Count your blessings, honey. Count your blessings.

The glasses he wears to adjust his color vision are made by EnChroma.

Via Kottke.

Bow tie pasta in slow motion

Wow. This is really cool.

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