“the mere presence of these devices reduces available cognitive capacity” Our smartphones enable—and encourage—constant connection to information, entertainment, and each other. They put the world at our fingertips, and rarely leave our sides. Although these devices have immense potential to improve welfare, their persistent presence may come at a cognitive cost. Brain Drain: The Mere […]
Die Selbstbewertung des Menschen beruht auf der Behauptung seiner Individualität. Dies folgt zu krankhaften „Luxusbildungen“ und der heutige Konsumgesellschaft und die Ausbeutung des Planeten zur Erhöhung des Lebensstandards. Mit als folgen die allgemeine und rasch um sich greifende Entfremdung von der lebenden Natur. Die Konsumgesellschaft trägt einen großen Teil der Schuld an der ästhetischen und […]
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.
“If you think just about cookies, just about mobile phone permissions, or just about the retention of metadata – each of those things, from the perspective of data analysis, are really intrusive.” – Vladan Joler Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39947942 Related and very interresting read: http://www.salimvirani.com/facebook
I am not your blowing wind I am the lightning I am not your autumn moon I am the night The night Chris Cornell (July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017)
For the listener, who listens in the snow, And, nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. The Snow Man – Wallace Stevens
Some impressions I took on the Annapurna trail. All pictures were shot with my Iphone.
“Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence… I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.” Quote from Emerson out of a must read article on the great Brainpickings.org website.