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The power of certainty in an uncertain age (Via Wired)

Posted in Behaviour, Crisis, Culture, Education, Revolution, Society, Technology with tags , , , , , on 06/01/2012 by Living out of Eden

“In speeches I often say, “Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the future—and be right?” and the audience always laughs. It never fails. Maybe that’s because they know on a gut level that whenever someone says he’s going to predict the future, there’s a good chance he’ll be wrong. (How often do you read the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”?)

But I think they also laugh out of a sense of delight because they know that if it were possible, it would be amazing.

Imagine, if you could predict the future—and be right?”

http://www.wired.com/cs/promo/blogs/changeaccelerators/2011/10/10/the-power-of-certainty-in-an-uncertain-age/

The printing press

Posted in Culture, politics, Society, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , on 25/04/2011 by Living out of Eden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing_press
Printed texts are now second nature to all of us. It must have been amazing living by the time the press changed human knowledge, information and culture