“Cyanobacteria turn carbon dioxide, a global warming gas, into carbohydrates and other carbon-containing polymers, which sequester the carbon so that they’re no longer global warming gases. They turn it into their own bodies. They do this on such a big scale that about 15 percent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is fixed every year by these cyanobacteria, which is roughly the amount that we’re off from the pre-industrial era. If all of the material that they fix didn’t turn back into carbon dioxide, we’d have solved the global warming problem in a year or two.”
Free Lunches #3 https://youtu.be/PITKNxJfWIY
To be a good reader you need to chew more than you can swallow. There needs to be a sustained, underlying ache in your heart about all the thick layers still left on the table, untouched. The words to come are almost more important than the ones you already know. Amazon Prime accelerates the hunger, propels you to design and acquire endless shelf space. http://ift.tt/2Fm8JcN
Mileage. How after a certain number of followers and posts their face will start showing little signs of disgust and contempt for the standard procedure of self-documentation. Most self-made, social media celebrities start falling apart under the constant glare of their multiple feeds. A true player always knows in advance when it’s time to ditch an asset. http://ift.tt/2I1lszI
The cellphone supply chain reconfigures hardware and interface design. Multitouch on crack. An icon-and-voice-command-driven application environment, where text is mostly suggested and autocompleted. Solid and rugged datagloves. http://ift.tt/2CULMb5
Since the heady days of Mao Zedong’s dictatorship, the president of China has been limited to two five-year terms. No longer.
“Taking it a bit further: maybe we are already molecular. Financialization, informatization, and algorithmic culture name a few of the already-talked about forms of molecular regulation. Behind them are digital methodologies that claims to get a more complex picture slice of the world, both in gradiance and scope. One appeal of the molecular, then, is its attention to complexity. And is this not a popular appeal in seminar rooms? “It’s more complex than that.” Same old story of the information-gap. But it is exactly wrong because we are in an age of oversaturation. The craving for more information is born out of a libertarian impulse for transparency, which is connected to the pornographic drive to overexposure that feeds network culture.”