Month: September 2009

Love makes us think creatively, sex makes us think analytically

Jens Förster, Kai Epstude, and Amina Özelsel at the University of Amsterdam have demonstrated that love makes us think differently in that it triggers global processing, which in turn promotes creative thinking and interferes with analytic thinking. Thinking about sex, however, has the opposite effect: it triggers local processing, which in turn promotes analytic thinking and …

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How I’m living beyond the singularity now

There’s a great article by Jamais Cascio writing on Fast Company.com on the technosocial nature of the singularity here: http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/jamais-cascio/open-future/singularities-and-society And an equally interesting response to the article by Michael Anisimov here: http://www.acceleratingfuture.com/michael/blog/2009/09/response-to-jamais-cascio-on-the-singularity-and-society/ While I’m perhaps in danger of adding more confusion to what ‘Singularity’ means I’m very aware that I’m not waiting for the …

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We are hard-wired to create the future, be it good or bad

The future you create depends on what Joseph calls the ‘Primary distinction’ (whether you’re in the excitatory or inhibitory). Chris Anderson whose book “FREE – the Future of a Radical Price” is brilliant IMHO, wrote the blog post below which I think is both enlightening and frightening at the same time because it illustrates that …

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