Elon Musk Worries Our Lives Won’t Have “Meaning” When Robots Take Our Jobs

July 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm




Most of the jobs in the world today will be done by robots in a couple of decades, Elon Musk predicted at a World Government Summit a few months ago.

No need to worry about unemployment though, Musk says, we will almost certainly all receive a universal basic income just for existing.

The real problem will be finding a sense of purpose or “meaning” when our labor becomes obsolete, he says:

Why Modern Humans Need to Fast, Scientists Explain

July 19, 2017 at 8:21 pm




For hundreds of thousands of years, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate food only intermittently. When they killed a large animal, the tribe feasted for days, when they didn’t, they might go a day or two without eating much or anything at all.

In the modern world, it is almost inconceivable for people to skip more than one meal. While we might think of it as a great advantage, our continual supply of calories actually comes along with many disadvantages.

The Placebo Effect Proves We Can Heal Ourselves With Our Minds

July 16, 2017 at 3:59 am




In a documentary called The Power of Thought, stem-cell biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton estimates at least a third of all healings – including those involving drugs, surgery and all other allopathic treatment – have nothing to do with the treatment itself, but everything to do with the patient’s belief in the treatment.

The placebo effect, as defined by Google, is a “beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient’s belief in that treatment.”

I LOVE Facebook. And You Probably Do Too. Why Can’t We All Stop Pretending to Hate It?

July 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm




I LOVE Facebook. I fucking love it. I always see people posting about how much they hate it:

“I hate facebook.”
 
“About to take a 2-hour break from Facebook. Just wanted to let you all know so you don’t worry.”
 
“If you need to get a hold of me, send me a private message on Facebook messenger. I’m not hardcore enough to take a break from that yet.”
 
“Just got back from my Facebook break and am instantly reminded of why I took a break in the first place.”
“I’m one stupid-post away from taking another break. I’m warning you guys.”

What a Gatherer-Hunter Diet Did to a Man’s Gut in Just Three Days

July 7, 2017 at 5:46 pm

After just three days of living and eating with the Hadza gatherer-hunters, the gut flora of a relatively healthy British professor were transformed for the better.




Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiology professor at King’s College London, has been studying the “major influence” gut bacteria (and other microbes) have on our immune system, metabolism, mood and general health. What he and his colleagues have found is the greater the gut flora diversity – the more types of microbes – the better. High diversity is associated with low risk of obesity and all types of disease.