Word Scramble: Designer

Illegal Ways to Hack Intelligence
February 21, 2018
"A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact."
Daniel Kahneman
(Thinking Fast and Slow)
 
Jeff Bezos just revealed video of the massive 10,000-year clock being built inside a West Texas mountain The clock is 500 feet tall and powered by the Earth's thermal cycles, Bezos said in a tweet Tuesday. "It's a special Clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking," a blog post signed by Bezos says. The clock has been in the works for nearly three decades, according to the post, and is designed to tick once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. - CNBC
 
Bigelow's New Company Wants to Build a Space Station to Compete with China On Tuesday morning, the billionaire hotelier and noted believer in extraterrestrials Robert Bigelow announced at a press conference that he had created a new company called Bigelow Space Operations to capitalize on demand for human operations in Low Earth Orbit. The company is a public facing partner of Bigelow Aerospace, which was founded 20 years ago and is focused on manufacturing inflatable human space habitats. - Motherboard
 
Facebook’s next project: American inequality The company is making the user data available to a team led by Stanford economist Raj Chetty, a favorite among tech elites for his focus on data-driven solutions to the nation's social and economic problems. Facebook and Chetty declined to talk about the full scope of the research, but veterans of Washington's domestic policy debates say the social network's involvement could turbo-charge efforts to map out how geography and social connections play into economic inequality. - Politico
 
Coinbase to Launch SegWit Upgrade Coinbase Inc., the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is planning to roll out a long-awaited software update in an effort to reduce transaction fees customers pay when sending Bitcoin. The upgrade, called Segregated Witness or SegWit, was first made available by developers in August as Bitcoin’s growing popularity led to congestion in the network. - Bloomberg
   
The world's tiniest life-jacket is 50 times smaller and sits around your neck 1/50th the size of a regular foam-based life jacket, the ploota is compact, taking up 50 times less space than average life-jackets. Another remarkable feature is that the device is extremely lightweight, weighing only 280gms and allowing users to engage in high-intensity water sports. When it inflates refillable-CO2 cartridges in the front are engaged, inflating two bags on the side and above the shoulder immediately, bringing you to the surface of the water. - designboom
   
The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018 The 2018 edition of Fast Companies World's Most Innovative Companies spans more than 350 enterprises across 36 categories, from the world's most valuable firm and its continuing transformation of consumer electronics to a small outfit selling natural gum to preserve rainforests. We hope you're as inspired learning from these businesses as we were in selecting them. - Fast Company
   
Sybarite Design Joseph's New Store in Miami Design District Sybarite has completed luxury fashion label Joseph's new store in Miami's Design District. Sybarite designed over 50 stores for the fashion house, and the new flagship is the largest Joseph store globally. Present throughout the new store are Joseph's signature design details: strong geometric lines and a play on opposites - black and white, masculine and feminine. - Dexiner
Will intelligence enhancement split humans into two species? Can you hack your cognitive abilities through both legal and illegal means? This guy thinks so. His life goal is also "to be a god." So, yea. 
To understand the nuances of a problem and come to a better solution, don't just jump to a conclusion. Schedule in the time to think. 
 
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