Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another roundup of great reads to keep you captivated for hours

Urban renewal, city planning, cats, and cadavers.

Volcanoes, power grids, hurricanes and radioactivity.

Corn, olive oil, ghost stories and stolen baby photos.

This new list of great writing for you to check out has all of the above, and much more. And, if you're like me, everything you read will open a door to something else you want to check out or learn more about. It's an endless cycle.

So tell me what you like, and if you have any suggestions, drop me a line on Twitter, @Papergreat.

And finally, to blow your minds a little bit...
  • Huffington Post Science: "Is Life an Illusion?" by Seth Shostak

    An excerpt from Shostak's piece:
    "Taking this to its seemingly logical conclusion, a future historian (or curious teenager) wielding programming skills and access to a honking big computer could construct SimEarth on steroids. They could, for example, run a simulation of 15th century European society to see what it was like during the era of the Black Plague: a so-called ancestor simulation. Unlike Keanu Reeves in The Matrix, the people in the simulation wouldn't know that their lives were merely code running in a machine."

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