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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

While Silicon Valley titans are drunk on the transhumanist promise to cure death, people are dying of curable problems that technologists ignore. The post Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living appeared first on WIRED.

To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell review – solving the problem of death

A captivating exploration of transhumanism features cryonics, cyborgs, immortality and the hubris of Silicon Valley Max More runs Alcor, an American company which, in exchange for $200,000, will store your corpse in liquid nitrogen until the science exists to revive you. Show More Summary

Two Death Valleys in One: Travels in Death Valley Version 1.0

It's certainly not the first time I've talked about Death Valley, Version 1.0 (see this post, for instance), but it's also a story of unending fascination. The deep and very long fault graben that forms the main axis of Death Valley National Park is only the latest in a series of fault valleys that have formed here over millions of years. Show More Summary

At the Life-Goes-On Café...

... keep the conversation going. The photo is just before dark at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley on March 6th.And, remember, if you are enjoying this blog, you can support it, cost-free, by shopping at Amazon through The Althouse Portal.

Late afternoon on Zabriskie Point.

I loved the stark lighting on March 6th in Death Valley:

At the Furnace Creek Hotel...

... take a look at both sides. Those are 2 photos I took from the same vantage point on March 5th. I highly recommend the hotel, which is inside Death Valley National Park. Our room was right next to that terrace you see there, and it...Show More Summary

At the Sunset Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.That's the sunset from March 4th, in Death Valley.

A Missy Mazzoli moment

Mazzoli's Death Valley Junction, which can also be heard on a New Amsterdam recording by the Jasper Quartet, was written in honor of the remarkable Marta Becket, the diva of Death Valley, who died in January at the age of...

Titus Canyon, Death Valley.

From March 5th.(Feel free to talk about anything in the comments.)

Holocaust survivor recounts how she escaped Nazi death march

ALLENDALE, Mich. (WXMI) -- It's referred to as one of the darkest times in human history. On Wednesday, one woman who survived the Holocaust shared her story at Grand Valley State University. Read morenking Blogs | Comments

‘One Death-Grapple in the Darkness’

Today’s Impromptus begins with Chance the Rapper, moves on to Silicon Valley, continues with a powerhouse speech by Bret Stephens, and goes on from there. It ends with a man who survived the Bataan Death March and died the other day at 96. In yesterday’s Impromptus, I had a note about cursive, and those who are wanting it to make a comeback. Show More Summary

Clemson adds an Alabama tombstone to its graveyard

Clemson adds a new tombstone to the yard every time it beats a ranked opponent outside Death Valley

Van driver who damaged Death Valley salt flats may face fine and jail time

Last week, photogenic and protected salt flats in Death Valley National Park were damaged.  A van driver left drove off a half mile off Badwater Road, leaving tracks in the salt flats. After doing this, he or she just left the vehicle there and left the site. Show More Summary

Working in the Hottest Place on Earth Is Almost as Bad as It Sounds

Matt MacIsaac has been a motor vehicle operator on the maintenance staff at Death Valley National Park for 15 years. In summer, he works in temperatures exceeding 120 degrees. For the unprepared, the heat can be deadly. We asked MacIsaac how he survives—and stays hydrated—working outside in the hottest place in America.

A Place Where Water Once Was But Was No Longer, But Once Again Was (sort of) - Travels in Death Valley

Yes, I used that silly title a few weeks ago, but today it is in a very different context. We were continuing our exploration of the Death Valley region, and we were still dealing with the effects of the Bombogenesis storm that dropped so much precipitation across Southern California. Show More Summary

Greetings from Lake Las Vegas.

We climbed our way out of Death Valley and past Las Vegas to Henderson, but we're jumping off soon to wend our way back after getting over 2,000 miles away from home. We have no set plan other than a need to pass through Denver. We're big on National Parks and don't want to hit any ski resorts. Any suggestions?

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada.

We've left Death Valley, where we were up at 4:00 and out at Zabriskie Point, lying on our backs looking at the stars, seeing the Milky Way for the first time in years. We were warm in sleeping bags, but it was windy and in the 30s then. Show More Summary

From Dante's View at midday in Death Valley.

Then, down in that valley — a sharp-edged, incredibly rugged landscape called the Devil's Golf Course:

Travels in Death Valley: An Island of a Different Kind in Ash Meadows

Welcome to one of the most remarkable places in the United States. It's a large island in the middle of the hottest and driest desert in the country. I freely admit that the unprepossessing photograph above is one of the least likely...Show More Summary

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