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The Futurism Industry’s Blind Spot

The philosopher Fredric Jameson once wrote that “it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Indeed, the U.S. political spectrum seems to range from unbridled libertarian dreams and Silicon Valley techno-utopianism at one pole to Nordic-style social democracy at the other. Show More Summary

Hackers reveal leading enterprise security blind spots

Mobile devices and facial recognition software have made the list this year.

Eyes Wide Open: Empowering Tips From a Blind Businessman

Former actor, Isaac Lidsky, present his vision, something he calls "eyes wide open", on breaking free of the "blind spots" in your own life.

Why We All Need a Life Coach (and How to Think About Them)

Are you involved in ongoing dialogue about self-development, blind spots, goals, and navigating life with a mentor? The post Why We All Need a Life Coach (and How to Think About Them) appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Monday links: constant self-examination

Review: Joel Tillinghast’s Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing is “a cornucopia of investing wisdom.”  (Reading the Markets)

Silicon Valley's blind spots are costing venture capitalists huge opportunities

In 1991, ten-year-old Jerry Nemorin and his family escaped civil war in Haiti and resettled in Florida. Jerry’s first experience with the US financial system was when his mom tried to buy a car. Twenty-five years later, Jerry still remembers...Show More Summary

Michael Kirby Has Praised Two Israeli Judges Who Endorsed Torture And Hostage Taking

He’s widely known as one of the most compassionate and forward thinking Judges ever to sit on the High Court. But as Michael Brull explains, former Justice Michael Kirby appears to have a blind spot when it comes to the law as it applies to Palestinians. Former High Court of Australia Justice Michael Kirby gave [...]Show More Summary

Smooth, manmade surfaces create a 'blind spot' for bats using echolocation

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Bats are well known for their sophisticated use of echolocation to navigate through areas riddled with obstacles, but now a new study reveals that this useful ability is hindered in the face of smooth vertical surfaces -- those that are particularly likely to be manmade.

Wednesday links: a problem worth working on

Review: Joel Tillinghast’s Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing is “highly recommended.”  (Aleph Blog)

Amazon sued over eclipse glasses after couple cites blind spots

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Amazon acknowledged unverified glasses, but a lawsuit says it was "too little, too late."        

Jake Olson, USC’s blind long snapper, makes college debut on successful extra point

Late in the fourth quarter of USC’s 49-31 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday, Jake Olson was spotted along the north sideline. Olson, a third-year sophomore long snapper, bent his knees and hunched over a football, shuttling it back 8 yards to Wyatt Schmidt, the holder. After a couple practice rounds, they were good.

Disaster Coverage Still Has Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims

As Hurricane Harvey has wreaked devastating flooding across southeast Texas, reporters’ ability to notice the nearly one-third of Americans living in or near poverty has again been put to the test.

Immigrants boost America’s birth rate

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

POLITICS and sheer hatred aside, there is no shortage of blind spots in the rationale behind America’s mounting restrictions on immigration. Immigrants are a boon to America in many ways.

Lane Departure Warnings, Blind Spot Alerts (Probably) Reducing Crashes: Study

Lane departure alerts and blind spot monitoring systems can significantly reduce crashes if consumers use the features, according to two recent studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While this information falls into the no-brainer category, rarely do we get specific metrics on these particular technologies. Show More Summary

To reduce gender biases, acknowledge them

last monthAcademics : Nature

A former Google engineer’s memo on diversity reveals psychological blind spots, not biological differences, says Debbie Chachra.

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly … Click to Continue »

How to safely watch a solar eclipse without damaging your eyes

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn. Regular sunglasses will not do, the US space agency says. Only eclipse glasses that have a certification with...

Eclipse 2017: Man who permanently damaged his eyes during a solar event warns people not to stare at sun

last monthNews : The Cutline

A man who permanently damaged his eyesight by looking at a partial solar eclipse 55 years ago has warned people not to look directly at the sun during the total eclipse on Monday. Lou Tomosoki, 70, still has a blind spot in the centre...Show More Summary

New Flyer Goes with Protran Technology's Safe Turn Alert and Blind Spot Awareness

New Flyer has given Protran Technology a new contract to provide over 600 safe turn alert systems with built in blind spot awareness.

Bernie Sanders Blames Trump for Nazis, Bears No Responsibility for Shooting by His Follower

In his zeal to drape the noose of Nazi violence on President Trump Bernie Sanders has a convenient blind spot in his outrage. Since the calamitous protest at the University of Virginia on Saturday it has been an avalanche of leftist outrage, hand-wringing, moral pontificating, and accusatory idiocy. Show More Summary

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