Huxley was prescient about what is happening today in America, circa 2015, when he wrote this bit of incendiary and accurate prose in Brave New World Revisited circa 1958. Food for thought, don't you think?
The modern version of Sisyphusis the filling out of endless forms, where bureaucracy reigns supreme, where stupidity and inefficiency is compounded by the inept application of tech as seen in areas such as health care, taxes and the military, topics covered with biting humor and insight by David Graeberin his new book titled The Utopia of Rules.Click here to read an excerpt.
In spite of a functionally illiterate congress constantly downgrading the importance of science, science has had a very good week, with possible new takes on reality akin to science fiction of the 3rd kind.
How did life begin on earth 4+ billion years ago, a mystery that has plagued scientists and philosophers for thousands of years, a mystery that may finally be solved if recent research findings prove to be true.
I'll bet almost everyone reading this post has dealt with packing peanuts, you know, the white, seemingly lighter then air chaff that flies all over the place when 1. you unpack the thing you ordered and 2, said peanuts fly all over the place when you try to put them in the trash because they cannot be recycled, until now.
Sounds like a plan to me. Now all we need are recycling centers that will bag up the peanuts and ship them off to become part of better and cheaper batteries while helping to protect the environment. :)
As per WTFU, the message is becoming ever more clear, we must change or go the way of the dodo when earth recovers from our transgressions to once again, become a viable place for a new civilization to rise, wise enough to work in concert with nature and not destroy it, something radically different from the approach man has taken for the past 5000 years.
Man's a diurnal creature, a being who, way back when, worked by day and slept by night, something not being done now as we move further into the age of never ending light, where the notion of adhering to circadian rhythms has gone the way of the dodo with potentially catastrophic results if the findings of one researcher proves to be true.
Maybe this is why the world seems to be so chaotic, so crazed, so over stressed and so amped. Makes sense to me as yours truly now goes to bed earlier, with no light, no sound, just darkness, similar to how man did it back in the day.
BRT has waxed enthusiastic about Graphene since 2008 as this material has the potential to change how man conducts business on planet earth due to the unique characteristics of a one atom thick sheet of carbon, the same exact thing as pencil lead save for the form factor just described. Because of this, the difficulty of getting enough graphene to do something serious has been problematic until now.
On a walk on the beach, yours truly chanced upon this little bit of wonder, an impossibly thin strand of ice extending into space, unencumbered by gravity or the wind, unnoticed by all as the day was the first true harbinger of spring in NE, something us rubes have been pining for from way back when.
Yours truly loves factoids, you know, the kind that illuminate just how wonderful and rich the reality in which we all live truly is. In this light, here is a enlightening explanation of why barns are always red. :)