In the following 10-minute video, bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
The following video features excerpts from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. Narrated by Carl Sagan himself, the clip is truly a wonder to listen to. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
As a writer, I’m aware that just one or two words really can transform a sentence. Take this proposition: The Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia is auctioning off 100 helmets this Saturday with an average starting price of $1,500. Pretty bland, huh? Now let’s try it again with two extra words: The Freeman’s Auction House […]
Last week I wrote a short post about e-readers and their decided limitations during the summer months. A few of our readers suggested, in lieu of purchasing an e-reader, to go with something simpler. Like an iPod, cell phone, or other small device. Admittedly, that’s just what I’ve been doing. I have an iPod Touch […]
It’s hardly a shock to discover that people are able to read a printed book quicker than on a reading device. But surprisingly one study suggests the difference isn’t that large, and there may be little difference in enjoyment either. The Nielsen Norman Group, headed by usability expert Jakob Nielsen, carried out a test where […]
As the beach season comes into full swing, I’ve been thinking a great deal about e-readers. (I’m a geek, I have a weird thought process, okay?) I always read more during the summer months, and part of the fun is getting old used and rather beat up paperbacks, kicking back, and not worrying how much […]
It’s not a bad thing that DC is trying something to boost sales for the underachiever of the classic “holy trinity” that Wonder Woman makes up with Batman and Superman. And giving her a makeover isn’t a bad idea either, since as the new writer for the series, J. Michael Straczynski, pointed out, “What woman […]
There’s a strong argument that the adult entertainment industry, and sex in general, has been a major driver in most forms of technology, from the Polaroid photograph to videotape to the Internet. Indeed, there are already reports that adult chatline companies are preparing to cash in on the iPhone 4’s Facetime video calling feature. So […]
Lego blocks: playtime mainstay for industrious kids, obsession for many (ahem!) mature adults. In the following video, Hillel Cooperman takes us on a trip through the beloved bricks’ colorful, sometimes oddball grownup subculture, featuring CAD, open-source robotics and a little adult behavior.
Yes, we’ve posted about a few Facebook movie spoofs in the past. But this time, we’re talking about the real deal. Here’s the the first trailer for Columbia Picture’s upcoming Facebook movie: “The Social Network”. The production is directed by American filmmaker David Fincher and will hit the big screen sometime in October 2010. Enjoy!
[Via Neatorama | Source: Sheldon Comics]