January 2019

100-word utopias

Several years ago Kevin Kelly challenged people to [describe a desirable and believable future world in 100 words](https://kk.org/thetechnium/a-desirable-future-haiku/). I didn’t get my submission in at the time but just found it again in my inbox: > Ahmad Rosencrantz skated across the sky bridge toward the empathygrove. The flowers were glowing softly as they effused dharmabiotics…more

Play and parent brains

A new study wired up parents and kids to watch their brains while they played together. Perhaps not surprisingly, things went better when the parents payed attention: Parents are neurally responsive to their infants during social play, and that, when the parent is more neurally responsive, the infant is more attentive. Or as it’s known…more

Cows vs. geeks

“Unlike the cow, we get better at making meat every single day” – Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown [Launched at a tech conference](https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/impossible-launches-its-second-gen-burger-at-ces/), naturally.