Iedereen leeft in zijn eigen tijd(zone)

Aan het eind van de video vertelt Dan over een tweet die hij heeft gelezen. En die vind ik geweldig. En vele mensen geven in de reacties aan dat ook te vinden. Even gezocht naar de bron en blijkt een meme te zijn die al een tijdje rondzwerft in verschillende versies. Blijft een goeie.

New York is 3 hours ahead of California, but that doesn’t make California slow.
Someone graduated at the age of 22, but waited 5 years before securing a good job.
Someone became a CEO at 25, and died at 50. While another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years.
Someone is still single, while someone else got married.
Obma retired at 55 & Trump started at 70.
Everyone in this world works based on thier time zone. People around you might be ahead of you, and some might seem to be behind you. But everyone is running their own race, in their own time.
Do not envy them and do not mock them!
They are in thier time zone and you are in yours.
Life is about waiting for the right moment to act.
You’re not late.
You’re not early.
You’re very much on time.

The Physics and Philosophy of Time

From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Carlo Rovelli brings together physics, philosophy and art to unravel the mystery of time.

Dit is zo’n verhaal waar je veel moet fronsen en jezelf moet wakkerschudden. Altijd goed om over wat de realiteit nou is na te denken.

Link: The Physics and Philosophy of Time – with Carlo Rovelli

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality.” Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.

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Link: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

Erasing the Self, Living in a Dream, and Creating New Power Relationships with VR

“The line between what it means to be dreaming and what it means to be awake is going to become very interesting,” says Jordan Greenhall, CEO of Neurohacker. Virtual reality is perhaps the easiest way to conceive of that concept right now, but it’s just one piece in a much larger body of accelerated technology on the horizon. Our sense of reality, how our self fits into our perception of the world, can be easily shaken through sensory input manipulation—and in very low-tech and low-quality ways. So image what a sophisticated approach will bring. VR and its relatives will be able to hack our mind in ways we will be helpless to resist—dream up an object and one day it might be 3D printed in quasi-real-time, straight from your imagination. Of course, there are enormous ethical implications. If we think social media encroaches on our lives now, we are not prepared for a future in which dreaming and waking look eerily similar. How will it change election campaigns, personal relationships, will you responsible for your own addictions and behaviors in this future? How will we establish the first rules of consent—hopefully not the hard way. VR will disrupt our very deepest construct: how we see and react to reality. If we are thoughtful about design and ethics, Greenhall hopes this radically upgrade our potential, rather than downgrade how we relate to one another.

Link: Erasing the Self, Living in a Dream, and Creating New Power Relationships with VR | Jordan Greenhall

How Nature Documentaries Are Fake

In een tijd dat niets meer echt lijkt of in ieder geval niet meer is wat het lijkt. Waar we overspoeld worden met “fake nieuws”. Waar Adobe software maakt waardoor foto’s zo te manipuleren dat de werkelijkheid je ontgaat. Waar 3D rendering zodanig wordt dat ook bewegend beeld niet meer zeker is. Waar we slechts een minuut van iemands stem nodig is om hem alles 100% geloofwaardig te laten zeggen. Waar de digitale wereld meer en meer versmelt met de fysieke. Zijn natuurfilms niet meer beschouwend maar een verhaal die verteld moet worden en elk middel wordt gebruikt om de kijker het zo echt mogelijk te laten beleven.

Door: DSLRguide / Simon Cade

Everyone loves BBC’s Planet Earth, but how much of it is real?