Brandon Lienhop

16 Flips | 6 Magazines | 18 Likes | 2 Following | 3 Followers | @BrandonLienhop | Keep up with Brandon Lienhop on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brandon Lienhop”

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. From Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, to Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, luminaries around the globe have been sounding the alarm, warning that we could lose control over this powerful technology — after all, AI is about …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's What Real 3D Touch Looks Like

Chris Harrison doesn’t mean to parse words, but if you really want to know, Apple’s new 3D Touch feature isn’t <i>technically</i> 3D touch. “I thought it was …

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.<p>Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The <i>New York Times</i> and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to <i>Times</i> …

Learning from failure | David Damberger | TEDxYYC

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …

4 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination is the monster of our over-connected times. We seem to have so many things to do, yet never find the right mood or time to do them …

5 Daily Habits That Can Radically Improve Your Satisfaction With Life

Researchers have analyzed their subjects and crunched the numbers to determine what you can do to be happier with life and work.<p>When Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence he argued that all people have the God-given right to pursue happiness. But what's the best way to go about …

The Changing Vocabulary of Mental Illness

Why your doctor no longer says you’re “going mad”<p>On August 14, 1872, <i>The New York Times</i> ran an obituary for the Mexican president Benito Juarez, who had “succumbed to the consequences of a violent attack of neurosis.”<p>It was one of the first times that the word <i>neurosis</i> appeared anywhere in the paper. …

Mental Health

The Search for the God Algorithm

So far no one has discovered the Master Algorithm that can reap and sort all knowledge, but not for want of trying. A new book details the hunt for …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth)

<i>We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here.</i><p><b>Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth</b><p>The first day I was in second grade, I came …

Michael Faraday on Mental Discipline and How to Cure Our Propensity for Self-Deception

“That point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all.”<p>The pioneering English physicist and chemist <b>Michael Faraday</b> (September 22, 1791–August 25, 1867) planted the seed for the study …

Trailblazing Physicist David Bohm and Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard on How We Shape What We Call Reality

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe… What we believe determines what we take to be true.”<p>We never see the world exactly as it is — our entire experience of it is filtered through the screen of our longings and our fears, onto which project the …

Meditation

MIT Wants To Give Our Hands Two Extra Robot Fingers

First it was an extra set of shoulder-mounted robot arms, but now MIT feels that humanity could also benefit from a couple of extra robotic fingers …

New Thermal Technology Turns the Entire World into a Touchscreen

Holy crap, somebody invented something that makes Google Glass seem cool. The augmented reality wizards at Metaio just showed off their Thermal Touch …