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Esther Dyson

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Esther Dyson is a Swiss-born American investor, journalist, author, businesswoman, commentator and philanthropist. She is a leading angel investor focused on health care, open government, digital technology, biotechnology, and outer space.
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From Bacteria to Bach and Back
The Evolution of Minds
Daniel C. Dennett - Feb 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind?In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries...
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How consciousness arises, and how much it depends on a sense of past, present, and future (plus a lot of other interesting insights).     source
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Scarcity
Sendhil Mullainathan - Nov 04, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our cultureWhy do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, y...
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An explanation of scarcity for rich intellectuals, showing how poor people do stupid things for lack of money, while rich people do stupid things for lack of time.     source