Stuart A. Thompson, Charlie Warzel

Every minute of every day, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized — are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and storing the information in gigantic data files.

A typical day at Grand Central Terminal in New York City

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Wen Mao

(China is positioning itself as a global leader in precision medicine, the use of a person’s genetic information to diagnose and treat diseases.)
When it comes to understanding precision medicine China has an historical advantage because Chinese herbal medicine was always tailored to the individual. Now China is trying to apply this principle to many cutting edge technologies.

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Steven P. R. Rose

All alive. All making their individual and collective ways in the world, cooperating, competing, avoiding, living with, living off, interdependent. All the present-day products of some four billion years of evolution, of the continued working-out of the great natural experiments that the physical and chemical conditions of planet Earth have made possible, perhaps inevitable. For every organism, a lifeline — its own unique trajectory in time and space, from birth to death.

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Barack Obama

Tonight, I’m launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.

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Precision Medicine

  • Today: most medical care based on expected response of the average patient
  • Tomorrow: medical care based on individual in genomic, environmental, and lifestyle differences that enable more precise ways to prevent and treat disease
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Jean-Paul Sartre

Atheistic existentialism, of which I am a representative, declares with greater consistency that if God does not exist there is at least one being whose existence comes before its essence, a being which exists before it can be defined by any conception of it. That being is man or, as Heidegger has it, the human reality. What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. If man as the existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will not be anything until later, and then he will be what he makes of himself. Thus, there is no human nature, because there is no God to have a conception of it. Man simply is. Not that he is simply what he conceives himself to be, but he is what he wills, and as he conceives himself after already existing – as he wills to be after that leap towards existence. Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself.


Dostoevsky once wrote: “If God did not exist, everything would be permitted”; and that, for existentialism, is the starting point. Everything is indeed permitted if God does not exist, and man is in consequence forlorn, for he cannot find anything to depend upon either within or outside himself. He discovers forthwith, that he is without excuse. For if indeed existence precedes essence, one will never be able to explain one’s action by reference to a given and specific human nature; in other words, there is no determinism – man is free, man is freedom. Nor, on the other hand, if God does not exist, are we provided with any values or commands that could legitimise our behaviour. Thus we have neither behind us, nor before us in a luminous realm of values, any means of justification or excuse. – We are left alone, without excuse.

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Stephen Hawking

We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realisation. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful.

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Richard Dawkins

This book should be read almost as though it were science fiction. It is designed to appeal to the imagination. But it is not science fiction: it is science. Cliche or not, ‘stranger than fiction’ expresses exactly how I feel about the truth. We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment. Though I have known it for years, I never seem to get fully used to it. One of my hopes is that I may have some success in astonishing others.

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Greta Thunberg, Ingmar Rentzhog

Greta Thunberg has rapidly risen to international fame as a 16-year-old activist rallying global youth against the menace of climate change.
But before she had the attention of the world’s leaders and news editors, Thunberg relied on a public relations expert to help popularize her narrative.
Ingmar Rentzhog, the Swedish founder and CEO of We Don’t Have Time, a startup social network for climate activism, has said he is the one who “discovered” Thunberg. He first promoted her brand last August in a Facebook and Instagram post that went viral, racking up 14,000 likes and nearly 6,000 shares.

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エルヴィス・プレスリー(Elvis Aron Presley)や演歌歌手の小林幸子などがハプログループBに属している。

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Nessa Carey

Audrey Hepburn was one of the 20th century’s greatest movie stars. Stylish, elegant and with a delicately lovely, almost fragile bone structure, her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has made her an icon, even to those who have never seen the movie. It’s startling to think that this wonderful beauty was created by terrible hardship. Audrey Hepburn was a survivor of an event in the Second World War known as the Dutch Hunger Winter. This ended when she was sixteen years old but the after-effects of this period, including poor physical health, stayed with her for the rest of her life.

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Mal Waldron, Jackie McLean

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Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron, Helen Merrill

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Nicholas Wade

In the first place, opposition to racism is now well entrenched, at least in the Western world. It is hard to conceive of any circumstance that would reverse or weaken this judgment, particularly any scientific evidence. Racism and discrimination are wrong as a matter of principle, not of science. Science is about what is, not what ought to be. Its shifting sands do not support values, so it is foolish to place them there.
Academics, who are obsessed with intelligence, fear the discovery of a gene that will prove one major race is more intelligent than another. But that is unlikely to happen anytime soon. Although intelligence has a genetic basis, no genetic variants that enhance intelligence have yet been found. The reason, almost certainly, is that there are a great many such genes, each of which has too small an effect to be detectable with present methods. If researchers should one day find a gene that enhances intelligence in East Asians, say, they can hardly argue on that basis that East Asians are more intelligent than other races, because hundreds of similar genes remain to be discovered in Europeans and Africans.
Even if all the intelligence-enhancing variants in each race had been identified, no one would try to compute intelligence on the basis of genetic information: it would be far easier just to apply an intelligence test. But IQ tests already exist, for what they may be worth.
Even if it were proved that one race were genetically more intelligent than another, what consequence would follow? In fact, not much of one. East Asians score around 105 on intelligence tests, an average above that of Europeans, whose score is 100. A higher IQ score doesn’t make East Asians morally superior to other races. East Asian societies have many virtues but are not necessarily more successful than European societies in meeting their members’ needs.
The notion that any race has the right to dominate others or is superior in any absolute sense can be firmly rejected as a matter of principle and, being rooted in principle, is unassailable by science. Nonetheless, races being different, it is inevitable that science will establish relative advantages in some traits. Because of genetic variants, Tibetans and Andean highlanders are better than others at living at high altitudes. At every Olympic games since 1980, every finalist in the men’s 100-meter race has had West African ancestry. It would be no surprise if some genetic factor were found to contribute to such athleticism.

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Barbara Pease, Allan Pease

Ten Reasons Why Sex Is Good Medicine

  1. Sex cures mild depression by releasing endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and a feeling of well-being.
  2. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever. No one ever gets a stuffy nose during lovemaking.
  3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.
  4. Sex tones up just about every muscle in the body, and it’s more fun than swimming twenty laps.
  5. When women make love, they produce large amounts of estrogen, which makes hair shiny and skin smooth.
  6. The more often you have sex, the more sex you will be offered. A sexually active body secretes large quantities of pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy.
  7. Sex is around ten times more effective as a tranquilizer than Valium.
  8. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay and plaque buildup.
  9. Sex relieves headaches by releasing the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.
  10. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chance of suffering dermatitis, rashes, and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes the skin glow.
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Barbara Pease, Allan Pease

Since the 1970s, humans have experienced a deep spiritual yearning for love. This yearning is caused by the breakdown of the social structures that gave us intimate connections with friends, family, and lovers and was the norm for thousands of years. We evolved as a species that cared for our young; pro- tected, loved, and depended on each other, and stuck together as social and family units. The older generations cared for the children, while the middle generation worked or collected food. In the evenings,the older generations told children stories and taught them about their heritage and about life. This kind of family structure now exists only in primitive cultures, parts of the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Third World cultures. And as more and more people are staying single or living alone, this cultural chasm continues to widen. For a million years or more, societies have been structured to bring men and women together; today’s societies, however, are driving them apart. The erosion of the basic family structure has led to the loss of values, kids growing up without fathers, and emotional chaos.

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Helen Fisher

Since the beginning of formal diagnostics more than fifty years ago, the compulsive pursuit of gambling, food, and sex (known as non-substance rewards) have not been regarded as addictions. Only abuse of alcohol, opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis, heroin, and nicotine have been formally regarded as addictions. This categorization rests largely on the fact that substances activate basic “reward pathways” in the brain associated with craving and obsession and produce pathological behaviors. Psychiatrists work within this world of psychopathology—that which is abnormal and makes you ill.
As an anthropologist, I think they’re limited by this view. Scientists have now shown that food, sex, and gambling compulsions employ many of the same brain pathways activated by substance abuse. Indeed, the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM) has finally acknowledged that at least one form of non-substance abuse—gambling—can be regarded as an addiction. The abuse of sex and food have not yet been included. Neither has romantic love.
I shall propose that love addiction is just as real as any other addiction, in terms of its behavior patterns and brain mechanisms. Moreover, it’s often a positive addiction.
This Idea Must Die, edited by John Brockman. Used with permission.

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Alex Matthews-King

DNA implanted in the “dark parts” of the human genome by ancient virus infections may help to explain why some people are more susceptible to drug addiction.

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Helen Fisher

I have come to believe that romantic love is an addiction — a perfectly wonderful addiction when it’s going well and a perfectly horrible addiction when it’s going poorly. And indeed it has all the characteristics of addiction: You focus on the person, you obsessively think about them, you crave them, you distort reality.

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Michael Stebbins

Most of us know what love is (or at least we know what it feels like), but what makes us love and bond to one person is a mystery. There has been a lot of bile regurgitated over the issue of defining marriage and love, specifically on the issue surrounding whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman or whether gay couples should be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples. Besides the pile of civil rights issues that drive the debate, there are some significant biological issues that have been raised about monogamy, and whether there is a biological reason why so many marriages fail. The divorce rate would seem to imply that there is at least the possibility that not all humans are biologically designed to be monogamous for life. Many blame this increasing trend of serial monogamy on immoral values being accepted by society. But it would appear as though a lot of what is being seen is not a case of immoral pursuits or a lack of value on the family unit, but an acceptance that things go wrong in marriages and people grow apart. Is this a reflection of biology?

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Robert Plomin

Now, polygenic scores are transforming clinical psychology and psychological research because DNA differences across the genome can be used to predict psychological traits for each and every one of us.
No doubt some of these findings and their interpretation will be controversial. People worry about change, and polygenic scores will bring some of the biggest changes ever, as the DNA revolution sweeps over psychology in waves of polygenic scores. Although we touched on some of the concerns about the applications and implications of this new frontier, I am excited about these changes because they are full of potential for good, and we can avoid the hazards if we are alert to them.

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2020年、東京オリンピックの開催が決定し、注目度がグーンとアップしている日本。安全性の高さや治安の良さが評価されたといわれていますが、そんな日本が誇れることとは一体なんでしょうか? 数ある日本の誇りの中から、1位に輝いたのは? 読者617名に聞いてみました。
     1位 四季がある 56.6%
     2位 電車が定時に到着する 48.1%
     3位 礼儀正しい 42.5%
     4位 治安 37.9%
     5位 水道水が飲める 36.6%

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第1章 裸の日本論
第2章 「縮み志向」6型
第3章 自然にあらわれた「縮み」の文化
第4章 人と社会にあらわれた「縮み」の文化
第5章 現代にあらわれた「縮み」の文化
第6章 「拡がり」の文化と今日の日本

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この言葉が ほしい
この言葉が ボクを幸せにする
この言葉は いらない
この言葉は ボクを不幸にする
嫌な言葉を言われると 自信をなくし
好きな言葉を言われたくて 行動し
ボクは ボクを見失う
一つ一つの言葉が ボクを造る
一つ一つの言葉が ボクを壊す

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Primo Levi

Perfection belongs to narrated events, not to those we live.

This cell belongs to a brain, and it is my brain, the brain of me who is writing; and the cell in question, and within it the atom in question, is in charge of my writing, in a gigantic minuscule game which nobody has yet described. It is that which at this instant, issuing out of a labyrinthine tangle of yeses and nos, makes my hand run along a certain path on the paper, mark it with these volutes that are signs: a double snap, up and down, between two levels of energy, guides this hand of mine to impress on the paper this dot, here, this one.

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Maxine Aston

Things that could help to make her happy

  • Smile when you greet her.
  • Compliment her on her looks, clothes or something she has done.
  • Buy her flowers/chocolates/fruit/gifts.
  • Buy and write a nice card to go with your gift.
  • On special occasions always write a special message. which includes telling her that you love her.
  • Tell her you love her at least once a day.
  • If she is crying or upset give her a hug without necessarily saying anything.
  • Never presume a hug means sex.
  • When you hug or kiss her, try not to think about anything else but her.
  • Try not to interrupt her when she is talking to you.
  • Try not to correct her if she mispronounces a word or uses the wrong word.
  • Try not to correct her if she exaggerates when in company.
  • Explain beforehand that you may at times have to be alone or leave the room.
  • Find another way to express feelings if words are difficult for you to find.
  • If you feel overloaded leave the situation and resist becoming reactive.
  • Do not presume she is being critical; ask her first before assuming.
  • If she asks for your opinion on something sensitive, suggest she asks a friend.
  • Agree to a compromise on how much quality time you spend together.
  • Limit the time you spend on the internet or with your special interest.
  • Do not even begin to explore porn on the internet; you may soon be drawn in and displease her.
  • Do not expect her to participate in your particular routines.
  • Do not force your need for structure and inflexible plans on her or your family.
  • If you collect things then agree to a limit on the space you can use for those things.
  • Encourage her to spend time with friends and family, as it is a form of social and emotional food to her.
  • Ask her to write down any errands or tasks she wants you to do.
  • Do not be tempted to fix her problems unless she asks for your help.
  • Sometimes she will just want you to listen and not try to solve anything.
  • Give her your time and attention, making her feel close to you.
  • Tell her you love her when you make love.
  • If you have children, remember that they are the responsibility of both of you.
  • Come to an agreement on how chores and childcare are divided between you.
  • Try to have fun with the family and laugh with them.
  • Check with her how your child is doing in respect of their ability to perform certain tasks or their mental processes.
  • Do not alienate yourself from the family; find something you can share with them.
  • Agree a time that you can share with the children, doing things together or sharing an interest.
  • Believe and trust that she loves you; accept and thank her for being in your life.
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Paul Bloom

For the last couple of years, when people ask me what I’ve been up to, I say that I’m writing a book. They ask for details and I tell them, “It’s about empathy.” They tend to smile and nod when I say the word, and then I add: “I’m against it.”
This usually gets a laugh. I was surprised at this response at first, but I’ve learned that being against empathy is like being against kittens—a view considered so outlandish that it can’t be serious. It’s certainly a position that’s easy to misunderstand. So I’ll be clear from the start: I am not against morality, compassion, kindness, love, being a good neighbor, being a mensch, and doing the right thing. Actually, I’m writing this book because I’m for all those things. I want to make the world a better place. I’ve just come to believe that relying on empathy is the wrong way to do it.
One reason why being against empathy is so shocking is that people often assume that empathy is an absolute good. You can never be too rich or too thin … or too empathic.

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Steven Pinker

The Old Testament tells us to love our neighbors, the New Testament to love our enemies. The moral rationale seems to be: Love your neighbors and enemies; that way you won’t kill them. But frankly, I don’t love my neighbors, to say nothing of my enemies. Better, then, is the following idea: Don’t kill your neighbors or enemies, even if you don’t love them.

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Nele Maria Palipea

Banking the unbanked of the world is one of the Holy Grails for blockchain technology and could help millions of people around the globe reach financial inclusion.
However, it may come as a surprise to many that this is not just a third-world problem or that it doesn’t only affect individuals. A whole industry in the United States is currently operating completely unbanked and cryptocurrencies could save the day.

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Marius Kramer

Some 5 real-world usage of the blockchain that are already being tested:

  • A completely decentralized internet, where ISPs aren’t need anymore. This is what Skycoin does with Skywire. They will soon provide their custom built 1Gbps antennas for $100, which have a range of 10 miles and provide high speed internet to 7,000 people and with their mesh network on top probably 20,000 people. You only need 2,000 antennas per European country to cover the whole continent and the data is stored on Skyminers.
  • Decentralized Storage. This is directly competing with Google Drive and Dropbox.
  • An near infinitely scalable and near infinitely decentralized payment processor. This will replace all banks, ALL banks. IOTA, Skycoin and Nano are that, it only needs to be seen which one can get to adoption the quickest.
  • Security Identification, so that you don’t show your passport when traveling anymore, because security identification is now all handled by the block chain (Civic, THEKEY).
  • Voting, so that it doesn’t happy through intransparent and insecure voting machines, but through the blockchain (DistrictXo)
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Robert Hackett

7 ways to win the quantum race

  • Superconducting uses an electrical current, flowing through special semiconductor chips cooled to near absolute zero, to produce computational “qubits.” Google, IBM, and Intel are pursuing this approach, which has so far been the front-runner.
  • Ion trap relies on charged atoms that are manipulated by lasers in a vacuum, which helps to reduce noisy interference that can contribute to errors. Industrial giant Honeywell is betting on this technique. So is IonQ, a startup with backing from Alphabet.
  • Neutral Atom Similar to the ion-trap method, except it uses, you guessed it, neutral atoms. Physicist Mikhail Lukin’s lab at Harvard is a pioneer.
  • Annealing designed to find the lowest-energy (and therefore speediest) solutions to math problems. Canadian firm D-Wave has sold multimillion-dollar machines based on the idea to Google and NASA. They’re fast, but skeptics question whether they qualify as “quantum.”
  • Silicon spin uses single electrons trapped in transistors. Intel is hedging its bets between the more mature superconducting qubits and this younger, equally semiconductor-friendly method.
  • Topological uses exotic, highly stable quasi-particles called “anyons.” Microsoft deems this unproven moonshot as the best candidate in the long run, though the company has yet to produce a single one.
  • Photonics uses light particles sent through special silicon chips. The particles interact with one another very little (good), but can scatter and disappear (bad). Three-year-old stealth startup Psi Quantum is tinkering away on this idea.
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Jeremy Kahn

Among the most anticipated uses of quantum computers is the ability to create new chemicals, like catalysts for producing nitrogen-based fertilizers or for use in cells in higher-powered batteries. Quantum computing could also be used to crack most commonly used forms of digital encryption. It may one day also be used to streamline logistics and delivery operations, as well as speeding up machine learning applications.

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Robert Hackett

IBM scientists have rejected Google researchers’ claim to have achieved “quantum supremacy,” a demonstration that a quantum computer can vastly outperform a traditional one on a particular task. They contend in a blog post published Monday evening that “the goal has not been met.”

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Edwin Pednault, John Gunnels, Dmitri Maslov, Jay Gambetta

The concept of “quantum supremacy” showcases the resources unique to quantum computers, such as direct access to entanglement and superposition. However, classical computers have resources of their own such as a hierarchy of memories and high-precision computations in hardware, various software assets, and a vast knowledge base of algorithms, and it is important to leverage all such capabilities when comparing quantum to classical.

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Abdullah Shihipar

These days, the very word “data” elicits fear and suspicion in many of us — and with good reason. DNA-testing companies are sharing genetic information with the government. A firm hired by the Trump campaign gained access to the private information of 50 million Facebook users. Hotels, hospitals, and a consumer credit reporting agency have admitted to major breaches. But while many of us are rightfully concerned about the misuse of our personal data by private entities, we should be just as worried about the important national stories that aren’t told when our fellow citizens don’t feel secure enough to share theirs with researchers.
Part of the reason so many of us are nervous about our data and who has access to it is that pieces of our data can be combined to paint a detailed picture of our lives: how much money we make, what we’re interested in, what car we drive. But in a similar way, individual experiences become data points in sets that shape our understanding of what’s happening in this country.

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  1. IoT、Big Data、そしてAI(定義は一定せず)は利益追求、権力行使などの動機から拡大してきたが、いまやそれらが急速に自己増殖しつつある。その意味で異次元に入りつつあるのであろう。それらが幅ひろく導入されている中国のような国もあれば、ガラパゴス状態になりつつある日本のような国が隣接している状態が現状である。
  2. その結果、社会はフラット化し、ネットワーク化し、個人のエンパワーメントが顕著になりつつある。個人の力が異常に高くなる状況を最大限利用する人たちが出てくる一方、この社会からすっぽりと脱落する多くの人たちも出てくるという、新たな階級社会化が、フラット化の逆現象として顕在化してもくるのでもあろう。
  3. 個々の人間の感性、価値観(愚かさ、悪なども含め)などを含めたトータルな存在とロジックのみが肥大化していく社会の間の相克が先鋭化していくことになる。この緊張が社会の中核課題になるのは時間の問題であろう。
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St. Giuseppe Moscati

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Unconsciousness is a state which occurs when the ability to maintain an awareness of self and environment is lost. It involves a complete or near-complete lack of responsiveness to people and other environmental stimuli.
Loss of consciousness should not be confused with the notion of the psychoanalytic unconscious or cognitive processes (e.g., implicit cognition) that take place outside awareness, and with altered states of consciousness, such as delirium (when the person is confused and only partially responsive to the environment), normal sleep, hypnosis, and other altered states in which the person responds to stimuli.
Unconsciousness may occur as the result of traumatic brain injury, brain hypoxia (e.g., due to a brain infarction or cardiac arrest), severe poisoning with drugs that depress the activity of the central nervous system (e.g., alcohol and other hypnotic or sedative drugs), severe fatigue, anaesthesia, and other causes.

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Unconscious mind (Wikipedia)

The unconscious mind (or the unconscious) consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memories, interests, and motivations.
Even though these processes exist well under the surface of conscious awareness, they are theorized to exert an impact on behavior. The term was coined by the 18th-century German Romantic philosopher Friedrich Schelling and later introduced into English by the poet and essayist Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Empirical evidence suggests that unconscious phenomena include repressed feelings, automatic skills, subliminal perceptions, and automatic reactions, and possibly also complexes, hidden phobias, and desires.
The concept was popularized by the Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. In psychoanalytic theory, unconscious processes are understood to be directly represented in dreams, as well as in slips of the tongue and jokes.
Thus the unconscious mind can be seen as the source of dreams and automatic thoughts (those that appear without any apparent cause), the repository of forgotten memories (that may still be accessible to consciousness at some later time), and the locus of implicit knowledge (the things that we have learned so well that we do them without thinking).
It has been argued that consciousness is influenced by other parts of the mind. These include unconsciousness as a personal habit, being unaware, and intuition. Phenomena related to semi-consciousness include awakening, implicit memory, subliminal messages, trances, hypnagogia, and hypnosis. While sleep, sleepwalking, dreaming, delirium, and comas may signal the presence of unconscious processes, these processes are seen as symptoms rather than the unconscious mind itself.
Some critics have doubted the existence of the unconscious.

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Sam Dresser

Though often charged to be prophets, not least by their own followers, neither Freud nor Jung founded new religions. They were not cult leaders, but imperious pioneers of the unconscious. There were both political and intellectual reasons that they needed one another in the early, heady days of discovery. For what they were seeking to illuminate was deeply strange, even if today it is an idea that has the worn familiarity of a cliché. The implication of the theory of the unconscious, as Richard Rorty once noted, is that there is something in us like another person that has just as good a claim to be ‘us’ as our conscious minds. Perhaps the intense oddness of the friendship between the two men reflects just how startling this idea was, and remains.

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Frédéric Srour, Emmanuelle Teyras

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Carl Jung, Aniela Jaffé

That is how people usually behave with numinosities, and rightly so, for in one respect they are true, in another untrue. Numinous experience elevates and humiliates simultaneously. …
Wherever the psyche is set violently oscillating by a numinous experience, there is a danger that the thread by which one hangs may be torn. Should that happen, one man tumbles into an absolute affirmation, another into an equally absolute negation. Nirdvandva (freedom of opposites) is the Orient’s remedy for this. I have not forgotten that. The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. The numinosum is dangerous because it lures men to extremes, so that a modest truth is regarded as the truth and a minor mistake is equated with fatal error. Tout passe—yesterday’s truth is today’s deception, and yesterday’s false inference may be tomorrow’s revelation. This is particularly so in psychological matters, of which, if truth were told, we still know very little. We are still a long way from understanding what it signifies that nothing has any existence unless some small—and oh, so transitory—consciousness has become aware of it.

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Zat Rana

Something strange happened with the birth of the internet; something changed about how we understand our identity and our existence. And that something was that our sense of self got translated into 0s and 1s so that we could project a part of our being as a single node into a global network of nodes made up of other selves.

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Shivani Vora

Ludan Wu and Johnny Phaipanya were married in a private ceremony at the University Club of Chicago’s Cathedral Hall.

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The 16 member countries of the RCEP
Purple: ASEAN Plus Three
Teal: ASEAN Plus Six

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Steve Jones

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World Federalist Movement

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万病の因と言われ、また一方で「たかが・・・」と軽く見過されている風邪。風邪に対する一般通念からすれば、本書の表題は極めて奇異なものとして映るかも しれない。しかし著者は、独自の観点から風邪は治すべきものではない、経過すべきものであると主張する。人間は心身の偏り疲労が限界に達したとき、それを 調整すべく、自律作用として風邪をひくと言うのである。

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Audrey Tang

I think that common value finding is of utmost importance to the governance nowadays when it comes to social entrepreneurship,
Because otherwise, we will just have people lobbying for environmental values, for social values, for economic values, and so on without a coherent way to blend those ideas into a common value that everybody can live with.

Once you learn there are some common values there are no enemies anymore.

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Tsai Ing-wen

Before, democracy was about winning or losing the election. Now, democracy is about the welfare of the people. Before, democracy was a showdown between two opposing values. Now, democracy is a conversation between many diverse values.

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Zat Rana

When you think of reading as this conversation — a deeper interaction — between self and other, you are also able to close that gap between your sense of self and that other, enabling a connection that transcends the boundaries of space and time. It’s why I can feel affection and warmth for people I have never met or am likely meet. It’s also why books can often have a more significant impact on a child the parents who raised them, the teachers who taught them, the friends that shared their time with them.

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Elaine Aron

But what seems ordinary to others, like loud music or crowds, can be highly stimulating and thus stressful for HSPs.
Most people ignore sirens, glaring lights, strange odors, clutter and chaos. HSPs are disturbed by them.
Most people’s feet may be tired at the end of a day in a mall or a museum, but they’re ready for more when you suggest an evening party. HSPs need solitude after such a day. They feel jangled, overaroused.
Most people walk into a room and perhaps notice the furniture, the people—that’s about it. HSPs can be instantly aware, whether they wish to be or not, of the mood, the friendships and enmities, the freshness or staleness of the air, the personality of the one who arranged the flowers.
If you are an HSP, however, it is hard to grasp that you have some remarkable ability. How do you compare inner experiences? Not easily. Mostly you notice that you seem unable to tolerate as much as other people. You forget that you belong to a group that has often demonstrated great creativity, insight, passion, and caring—all highly valued by society.

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Umair Haque

There’s a question that deserves to be thought about — which we don’t consider often enough. It’s a simple one. Why are Europeans so much happier than Americans?

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みずほ銀行がサービス提供を行う J-Coin Pay(J コイン)の加盟店管理に関わるテスト用システムにおいて、第三者による不正アクセスが判明いたしました。
Jコインの加盟店である法人(7,930 件)、および法人代表者、窓口連絡担当者等の個人(10,539 件)の情報(企業名、代表者氏名、連絡窓口担当者氏名、住所、電話番号、メールアドレス、一部代表者の生年月日)、ならびに J コインに参画いただいている一部金融機関名(32 件)
・テスト用システムで使用していた加盟店関連データに不正なアクセスがあったことを、8 月 27 日(火)に認識し、調査を開始しました。

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  1. 常に不安や孤独なタイプ どうしよう・・・って不安から 安心感を求めて
  2. 今が良ければ!ってタイプ セックスしている時が幸せなら、もうそれで良い
  3. 理想を追い求めるタイプ セックスすれば、もっと幸せになれるのでは?
  4. 私がしたい人とはしちゃう!一瞬の快楽が味わえたらそれでいいって感じ
  5. 幼い頃に家族とあまり良くかった 愛してほしくてほしくてセックスに至る
  6. ザ・無趣味 つまりセックスが趣味ってこと 趣味が無いからセックスに没頭
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万葉集 雄略天皇

籠もよ み籠持ち 掘串もよ み掘串持ち この丘に 菜摘ます児 家聞かな 名告らさね そらみつ 大和の国は おしなべて われこそ居れ しきなべて われこそ座せ われこそは 告らめ 家をも名をも

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万葉集 東歌, 大伴卿

人妻と あぜかそを言はむ しからばか 隣の衣を 借りて着なはも


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Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy

Les persécutions contre les chrétiens étaient fréquentes en Corée à cette époque. Monseigneur Berneux subit le martyre, il fut remplacé par Antoine Daveluy en tant que vicaire apostolique. Vingt-trois jours plus tard, le 11 mars 1866, il fut arrêté, dénoncé par Yi Soni, un ancien séminariste, interrogé et torturé par les autorités coréennes. De Séoul, il fut emmené à 100 km de la capitale pour y être exécuté, afin de ne pas perturber les cérémonies de mariage du roi.
Il fut martyrisé le Vendredi Saint, 30 mars 1866, avec ses compagnons les prêtres Pierre Aumaître et Martin Luc Huin à Galmaemot près de Boryeong (province de Chungcheong), avec les 103 Martyrs de Corée.

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Isabella Bird Bishop

In spite of reforms, the Korean nation still consists of but two classes, the Robbers and the Robbed,—the official class recruited from the yang-bans, the licensed vampires of the country, and the Ha-in, literally “low men,” a residuum of fully four-fifths of the population, whose raison d’être is to supply the blood for the vampires to suck.

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(←) Blockchain formation
The main chain (black) consists of the longest series of blocks from the genesis block (green) to the current block. Orphan blocks (purple) exist outside of the main chain.


(↓) Bitcoin network data

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Richard Feynman

If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.

I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.

Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.

Science is what we have learned about how not to fool ourselves about the way the world is.

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Cee Vinny

What If We’re All Wrong?
Humans don’t have a great track record of ‘knowing it all’ …

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Neil Irwin

The financial world has been atwitter about the inversion of the yield curve. It is a phenomenon in the bond market in which longer-term interest rates fall below shorter-term interest rates, and has historically been a warning sign that a recession could be on the way.
This all seems obvious to people who are steeped in bond market math and the workings of fixed-income markets, and can be completely perplexing to those who are not.

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Rachel Krantz

What a privilege it is, to be able to try to reduce harm towards animals and the planet.

I was having this thought just today when a bird shat on my head through the mosquito netting. I didn’t take it as a sign, or at least not a negative one. I just laughed and immediately washed my hair, watching the rainstorm that night clean the hammock for me. The symbolism I assign to events, I keep learning, is my choice.
Each time I sit down to eat, I try to remember that, too. What a privilege it is, to be able to try to reduce harm towards animals and the planet. How impossible it seems, as one of the big ones, not to hurt in ways big and small every day. What a beautiful dance, deciding to try anyway, imperfectly but with intention.

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Members of the media are seen reflected in the eye of President Donald Trump as he answers questions on the South Lawn of the White House, on April 10, 2019.

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