Facebook games may actually do some good in your life — ScienceDaily

Beyond being a fun distraction, social network games can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet social obligations, a new study concludes. Researchers found that some online games offer families a common topic of conversation and enhance the quality of time spent together, despite the fact that most don’t necessarily involve any … More Facebook games may actually do some good in your life — ScienceDaily

Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)

Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our culture and greatly affects our ability … More Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? | Video on TED.com

Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating — jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain’t seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes … More Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? | Video on TED.com

Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government | Video on TED.com

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all … More Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government | Video on TED.com