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Five Things #90

Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. This is a little mindblowing. Those strawberries aren’t red!

  2. Yesterday, as I ate my dinner I watched SpaceX launch its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time. And now there is a red Tesla Roadster flying around in space! Quite incredible, what a time to be alive. Make sure you check out the photos and videos.

  3. The glasses of the future? I’m not sure whether I’d actually want these or want to have a conversation with someone who’s wearing them. But saying that, I once said that I’d never want an iPhone…

  4. Science says willpower is overrated. Now what?

  5. Nils Frahm’s new album All Melody is out and it’s REALLY good.

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ps. There'll be no Five Things next week as I'll be on holiday. But fear not, Five Things will return the following week!

Five Things #49

Every Wednesday I share five things I liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. Last week SpaceX made history by successfully reusing a rocket which had already been up into to space. Here's a video explaining the significance of the launch.
  2. An interesting read on the potential impacts of electric cars and self-driving cars on our lives and on the places we live. Towns and cities are going to look quite different when people shift from owning cars to just hiring one when they need a ride. It just wouldn't make financial sense to own one when it's capable of driving itself. You could book one when you need it, and once you've reached your destination the car could then move on to the next customer. Any cars that aren't in use could then park in less congested areas outside of towns or cities where the land is cheaper. That would then result in the freeing up of a lot of land in cities that's currently used for parking cars... As you can probably tell, I find all of this rather fascinating!
  3. These are pretty cool... Crushed cans in the style of Ming Dynasty ceramics by the Chinese sculptor Lei Xue. 
  4. Food for thought from Seth Godin, how are you using your attention?
  5. In honour of Piano Day (which was last Wednesday), this week's musical recommendation is a piece called Hammers by one of my favourite pianists, Nils Frahm.

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Five things #23

Every Wednesday I share five things I liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s five things…

  1. A conversation with Alexander Shelley (conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra & music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa) on the architecture of music and the importance of art and culture to society. It's one of the best things I've listened to this year.
  2. A learning hack backed by science? Yes please! — The Secret to Better Learning That Most People Don’t Know.
  3. A great post on originality by Austin Kleon titled Steal Old Stuff — "When any art form or medium becomes primarily about people imitating the dominant form, we get stifling art. If you look at all of the great filmmakers, they’re all ripping someone off but it was someone 50 years ago."
  4. A very useful cognitive bias cheat sheet (make sure you check out the 'diagrammatic poster' at the bottom of the post) — Because thinking is hard.
  5. If you didn't know it already, Elon Musk and his company SpaceX are awesome. Last week they announced their plans for Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species. They seem to be very serious when they say they want to send humans to Mars. Redefines what it means to be ambitious!

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