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Why Our Brains are Wired Backwards

There are times when I’m reasonably certain that somebody up there mistakenly wired our brains backwards. The human capacity for making believe that nonsense is true while believing that undeniable truth is nonsense is truly remarkable. That simple but surprisingly sticky mechanism is probably responsible for the overwhelming majority of human conflict, business failures[…] Read On

Narcissism Is Eating the World

Babies are the ultimate narcissists. They absolutely believe the world revolves around them. And they’ll do anything to get our attention: look cute and gurgle, grab our fingers and never let go, scream their little heads off. Whatever works, good or bad, they’ll do it. The thing is, babies have[…] Read On

Brace Yourself: Computers are About to Become Smarter Than You Ever Imagined

Yahoo’s popular photo sharing site Flickr just rolled out a very cool feature called “similarity search” that allows you to find pictures that are visually similar without you having to enter any text. The tool uses a neural network-based search engine to recognize similarities in images. For example, if you search for “dog,”[…] Read On