1 Are Selfies good for humanity?
"Your selfie is an artifact and a gift. People in your own time might not see it that way. They will call you narcissistic for giving birth to hundreds, maybe thousands, of fractured little selves. They will wonder why you need so much confirmation, so much attention, so much visibility. They will experience your face as an assault. Pay them no mind. Your selfie has already ventured off to the future, where all of us are dead."
A fresh perspective to think about our Selfie Culture. Our grandchildren may use selfies in history books, to look back to our lives.
So, back to Instagram, need to make history.
2. The Myth of Organic Agriculture
Most of us would prefer a fresh Tomato from a local Farmer' Market than the industrially produced one from the supermarket. But is it really better? What does "better" actually mean? Or is it, in the end, just our romantic dream about authenticity?
Your food for thought is served. Enjoy.
3. Glitched Rugs
Wonderfully Glitched-Out Contemporary Rugs, made from Traditional Azerbaijani Textiles.
4. The Doomsday Invention
Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction? The NewYorker tries to find answers.
5. Lost At Sea
Salvador Alvarenga was hit by a storm while fishing off the coast of Mexico. He lost control and disappeared, for 438 days.
—> Lost At Sea