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What’s Holding Humanity Back? | The Free Thinking Life

What’s Holding Humanity Back? | The Free Thinking Life | Unconventional Philosophy | Scoop.it

Are humans living up to their full potential as a species? Chances are you think not. In fact, to the degree you are aware of the hijinks humans get up to on any given day, chances are you think that humans are aiming their sights pretty darn low. In some ways, barely above savage.

 

Humanity makes it hard for us to be optimist

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Reject the given, think about what is possible...

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This is What We Are Calling “NORMAL” Now? | The Free Thinking Life

This is What We Are Calling “NORMAL” Now? | The Free Thinking Life | Unconventional Philosophy | Scoop.it
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Is the world becoming... absurd?

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One experience that really shaped my thinking

One experience that really shaped my thinking | Unconventional Philosophy | Scoop.it
May 24, 2013 Dallas, Texas, USA Years ago as a young intelligence officer, I served a stint in Saudi Arabia running a team of counter-terrorism analysts and agents. We used to have regular "th
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What if we dropped the labels and identity groups and just thought of each other as "human"?

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Brazil builds its own fiber optic network to avoid the NSA

Brazil builds its own fiber optic network to avoid the NSA | Unconventional Philosophy | Scoop.it
November 11, 2014
Santiago, Chile
This past week Brazil announced that it will be building a 3,500-mile fiber-optic cable to Portugal in order to avoid the grip of the NSA.
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Four key lessons from 2013

Four key lessons from 2013 | Unconventional Philosophy | Scoop.it
January 2, 2014
Santiago, Chile
1) Politicians believe there are no consequences for destroying our liberty…
Stimulus and response. That’s the easiest way of summing this up.
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The End of Isms (Part One) | Richard Weir

The End of Isms (Part One) | Richard Weir | Unconventional Philosophy | Scoop.it
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Ready to let your mind out of its straightjacket?

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