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A great Albert Einstein quote on critical thinking—and being a cyborg

I stumbled on the quote below while reading Walter Isaacson’s excellent recent biography of Albert Einstein. Einstein was being asked by an American journalist about the anti-theoretical pragmatism of Thomas Edison. Edison liked people with a lot of practical knowledge in their … Continue reading

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Technological Extensions ‘R’ Us: Martin Heidegger and Marshall McLuhan Were Right!

A new study actually testing a direct speculation of Martin Heidegger’s (that we see through our technologies, and so are our technologies) seems to have confirmed it at the neurological level. I think that Marshall McLuhan, who long touted a similar … Continue reading

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What would Marshall McLuhan say about this extension of the human hand?

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