Reading Archive (Technology)

Why Are We Running Out of Time?

Jacob Needleman

Technology itself is not the cause of our problem of time. Its influence on our lives is a result, not a cause -- the result of an unseen accelerating process taking place in ourselves, in our inner b...

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109K reads, 2 comments

The Value of Solitude

William Deresiewicz

Loneliness is not the absence of company, it is grief over that absence. The lost sheep is lonely; the shepherd is not lonely. But the Internet is as powerful a machine for the production of lonelines...

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71K reads, 10 comments

Violence and Nonviolence

The Dalai Lama and Victor Chan

"What is violence? What is nonviolence?" the Dalai Lama had once asked me in one of our interviews in Dharamsala. "Very difficult to make clear. It is related to motivation. If we have ...

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46K reads, 11 comments

Conscious Simplicity

Duane Elgin

Here are three major ways that I see the idea of simplicity presented in today’s popular media: 1) Crude or Regressive Simplicity: The mainstream media often shows simplicity as a path o...

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41K reads, 28 comments

Living Lessons of Biomimicry

Janine Benyus

Biomimics are men and women who are exploring nature’s masterpieces -- photosynthesis, self-assembly, natural selection, and more–and then copying these designs and manufacturing processes...

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17K reads, 12 comments

To Find Something, Don't Look For It

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Between takeoff and landing, we are each in suspended animation, a pause between chapters of our lives. When we stare out the window into the sun’s glare, the landscape is only a flat projection...

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17K reads, 27 comments

Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect

Aylie Baker

Returning to the US was always hard for me, in part because I began to notice how GPS technology was eroding what was left of our wayfinding capabilities. In the spring of 2013, I flew from Palau back...

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14K reads, 18 comments

Utopia Factories

Alvin Toffler

As we move from poverty to affluence, politics changes from what Mathematicians call a zero-sum game into a non-zero sum game. In the first, if one player wins another must lose. In the second, all ...

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14K reads

The Problem of Time

Jacob Needleman

It is necessary to realize that technology itself is not the cause of our problem of [not having enough] time.  Its influence on our lives is a result, not a cause -- the result of an unseen acce...

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14K reads, 8 comments

The Quantum Matrix

Raphael Kellman

Although doctors might disagree on this or that cure, they all agreed on one thing: the patient's own consciousness was irrelevant. What mattered was the doctor's ability to manipulate drugs and body...

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13K reads, 3 comments

Growth Only Comes When You Transform

Tony Robbins

Ultimately, the only way to be fulfilled is to constantly grow and to contribute in a meaningful way to other people, to the world. And in order to grow, all of us have to be willing to let go of our ...

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8K reads, 6 comments

Blind Spots

Michael Talbot

Studies suggest that less than 50% of what we "see" is actually based on information entering our eyes. The remaining 50% plus is pieced together out of our expectations of what the world should look...

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6K reads

Paradox Of Our Times

Author Unknown

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower view points; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We...

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6K reads

Knowledge vs. Wisdom

Author Unknown

Living in this world, it becomes very hard to differentiate between knowledge and wisdom. In a technological society, we start to convince ourselves that science provides us with all the answers. ...

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5K reads, 3 comments

Technology of Meditation

Sogyal Rinpoche

When you read books about meditation, or often when meditation is is presented by different groups, much of the emphasis falls on the techniques. In the West, people tend to be very interested in th...

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4K reads