Sacred Geometry ♥
Do you ever get into an argument with someone and find yourself unable to speak for a moment because you’re just so blown away by how utterly wrong and ignorant the other person is being and you can’t understand how anyone could actually believe the things they are saying
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Flame Atronachs are a breed of Daedra that prefer ranged magic to physical combat. Constructed entirely of fire, Flame Atronachs resemble humanoid females wearing black metal armor. They possess horns, pointed ears, three fingers, and two toes. Flame Atronachs float above the ground at all times and when moving they leave a trail of fire behind. When idle they often do spins and back flips. Unlike other Atronachs, Flame Atronachs rely on speed, agility, and powerful ranged attacks to dispatch their foes.
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Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs
Pyramid from base to peak is lowest to highest.
Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, (2013) on view at the Marianne Boesky Gallery
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Note that the face substitution works best with good, even lighting. The demo also needs support for WebGL, and works best in Google Chrome.
You can try this demo out for yourself hereSource prostheticknowledge
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"The distinction of ‘having work’ or not will change very soon as ‘work’ in its traditional sense will be increasingly hard to come by in the near future; technology is rapidly automating every single job that has any machine-like component."Mechanical tasks will focus on human-only capabilities: Gerd Leonhard - The Economic Times on Mobile (via futuristgerd)
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We’ve written as lot about “brain malfunction” [aka “did my brain make me do it?”] defenses here but this is a new twist on the neurolaw question. Deep brain stimulation (“DBS”) is a well-accepted treatment for a number of serious and treatment resistant neurological conditions from Parkinson’s Disease to depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. As effective as DBS can be, there are also concerns about how, in some patients, it changes one’s personality to cause “undesirable or even deviant behavior”. The behavioral/personality changes depend on the location of the deep brain stimulation (and the functions carried out by that portion of the brain).
So. You have a condition for which everyday treatment is ineffective or causes side-effects worse than the condition itself. Your doctor suggests a brain implant to offer deep brain stimulation (DBS). You are unfortunately, one of those for whom DBS creates behavioral reactions and you do something illegal. Are you responsible? Or is it your brain implant? […]
The article is very complex and the ideas in it are provocative. We cannot do justice to the questions raised by these writers in a brief blog post. It’s a very serious question.
"When you agree to a cutting-edge treatment and you are informed that for some people, behavioral changes may occur, do you thereby accept responsibility for any actions you take under the influence of that treatment?
"Or, since the behavior is completely different than anything you have previously displayed and is thus believed due to the treatment (which can be shut off) is it fair to deny responsibility?
"And if you encounter aberrant behavioral effects but decide to not shut off the DBS because you appreciate the ways in which it helps you function, are you then more responsible for any illegal act you committed since you are choosing to continue down the same path?"
Yes. This is a new question. Not, “did my brain make me do it?” but “did my brain implant make me do it?”. Ultimately, however, the larger question remains the same. Where does our personal responsibility end?
A slightly newer twist but I agree that it is the same problem of individual responsibility which is deconstructed into it’s functional components.Source keenetrial.com
Forrester Sees 2014 As An Intelligent, Wearable & Highly Fragmented Year
The internet is a buzz with predictions for next year as we get ready to say goodbye to 2013. Among the crystal-ball gazing is a list of six computing meta-trends from independent tech and market research company Forrester.
Forrester’s computing trends are in context to what they call “The Age of the Consumer”, a period where being customer-oriented is key to gaining marketshare.
We’ve summarized the six meta-trends here but highly suggest you head on over to the original post written by Forrester VP JP Grownder on the Forrester blog.
- Customers will no longer accept brand experiences that do not have contextual experiences available on any device they are using including mobile and tablets.
- Operating systems will continue to be as fragmented as 2013 but despite companies vying for consumer stickiness, users won’t be loyal.
- We will see many wearables reach their commercial release next year along with some big players entering the market.
- Digital assistants like Google Now and Siri become more useable and more useful and start to change how we interact with devices
- Gesture-control will become the new use case for computing with the proliferation of many hardware options and applications from developers.
- 2014 is the year when we will start to walk into a store and it will know you and customize your shopping experience to make it more relevant (Channel).
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Interview with Australian artist CJ Hendry and her mind-blowing photorealistic drawings!Source youthedesigner
Drew an Angry Bird…………