Back to School – With a Computer in Your Brain

File this under the “terrifying” heading: the New York Times reports that scientists are “edging closer to manipulating memory and downloading instructions from a computer right into a brain.” This has implications that seem straight out of both The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: erasing memories, downloading languages, and the like. Just one little [Read More...]

Can We Slow Down Time?

My husband sent me this article on the phenomenon that makes it feel as if time is speeding up as we get older: AH, the languorous days of endless summer! Who among us doesn’t remember those days and wonder wistfully where they’ve gone? Why does time seem to speed up as we age? Even the [Read More...]

The Beauty of a Finite Existence – and Technology

There was an excellent piece in the New York Times this weekend by the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) called “How Not to Be Alone.” In it, Foer talks about how our technologies make us alone – and what we lose from that: Only those with no imagination, and no grounding [Read More...]

Should The Government Regulate High Heels?

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Honestly, I’ve never been much into high heels. Given that I’m a 54-year-old male, that’s probably a good thing. About 50 years ago, I wore some of my mom’s high heeled shoes, but only for a few steps before I fell. I couldn’t imagine how people could actually wear them or why they would want [Read More...]


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