This was a great opportunity to meet with a group of international students and start a conversation about why we resist change. I’ll be giving this talk again soon in Tel Aviv. Details will be published here.
With coming elections in Israel next week, it’s interesting to look at recent articles that shed some light about the battle between innovation and the status quo. It turns out that some things are a lot more powerful than and an idea whose time has … Continue readingMarch 10th – a talk at Singularity University Conference in Israel – How political passions undermine basic reasoning skills and why compelling conclusive and widely accessible scientific evidence doesn’t change people’s opinions
Don’t be fooled by this seemingly innocent graduation class photo. Or by this well put Guardian introduction to the people creating our future. Singularity University at the serene NASA Research Park in CA is a dangerous place. I just returned from a week of SU … Continue readingSingularity University Executive Program should come with a warning
Here’s the full list of my updated favorites.
Here’s the full list of books and why I favorite them.
From what was once an old Mayan village, Noam and I look back at 4000 years of human evolution and look forward to 2012 and the future of our species. Our traditional new year’s greeting, this time from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, with our own 8 … Continue reading2012, Singularity or Apocalypse? [our new year’s video greeting]
[quote]Perfection, that’s what it’s about. It’s those moments, when you can feel the perfection of creation, the beauty of physics, the wonder of mathematics, and the elation of action and reaction, and that is the kind of perfection that I want to be connected to” – Samuel T. … Continue readingBattlestar Galactica left me with a choice: I’m going for the option that takes the bigger leap of faith
Science keeps flipping on us. In the break of 2011, does that change anything? Everything? Is it happy 2011? From somewhere in the Caribbean, a greeting from me and my Noam to you my friends: [click to open in YouTube, they don’t allow embed because … Continue readingLife is not without a sense of humor…
Size Matters. Big Time! The size of the Frontal Lobe, that is. Our frontal lobe is larger in reference to the rest of the brain, than in any other species: It’s almost 40% of a human brain, about 15-17% in great apes, about 7% in dogs and just … Continue readingEven though my environment is different than my thinking, my thinking is more important.