Keith Smart’s description of his last second shot to win the 1987 national championship is a great description of the psychological experience called flow.
Recently, I did a fairly comprehensive Google search to assess my on-line reputation. While I found nothing objectionable, I was quite surprised to find three letters I had published in The New York Times before commercial Internet providers, the web browser or Google even existed. The first was published on the Sunday Week in Review […]
Did you know that how you smile can predict your well being, how fulfilling and long lasting your marriage will be, your ability to inspire others, and how long you will live? View Ron Gutman’s entertaining Ted Talk, reviewing research on the positive effects of smiling.
Think the pace of change is accelerating? Just wait, ’cause you ain’t seen nothin yet. Can you imagine a home computer having power equivalent to that of the human mind–or even more inexplicably–of all of humanity? According to Ray Kurzweil, such progress is likely to occur within your lifetime. Read on to see his predictions of the effects of such ‘profound and disruptive transformations in human capability.’
You probably Google, but do you WolframAlpha? WolframAlpha is an incredibly ambitious project “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.” Read on for some practical examples of the high value WolframAlpha can offer teachers, lawyers, engineers, physicians–virtually everyone.