"true stories about the future"

The title quote is from Ray Kurzweil.

Deconstructed #migas. http://ift.tt/1qF1Fot

Creepy tunnel @ 189th Street. #nyc #subway http://ift.tt/1rMOllA

Statue by the Hudson. #nyc http://ift.tt/YU2BQi

The sun also rises. #nyc http://ift.tt/1BKqojo

After all, the mind is such an odd predicament for matter to get into. I often marvel how something like hydrogen, the simplest atom, forged in some early chaos of the universe, could lead to us to the gorgeous fever we call consciousness. If a mind is just a few pounds of blood, dream and electric, how does it manage to contemplate itself, worry about its soul, do time-and-motion studies, admire the shy hooves of a goat, know that it will die, enjoy all the grand and lesser mayhems of the heart? What is mind, that one can be out of one’s? How can a neuron feel compassion? What is self? Why did automatic hand-me-down mammals like our ancestors somehow evolve brains with the ability to consider, imagine, compare, abstract, think of the future? If our experience of mind is really just the simmering of an easily alterable chemical stew, then what does it mean to know something, to want something, to be? How do you begin with hydrogen and end up with prom dresses, jealousy, chamber music?

Swastikas in our @whotels wallpaper. Kind of awkward! http://ift.tt/1oWT8wp

The Gospel and the Hunger Games. #UT #modernreligion #hungergames http://ift.tt/1CyQ2Jc

Who’s ready for the weekend?! #cattitude http://ift.tt/1zYqlgW

Stemming the tide, one day at a time. http://ift.tt/1uTnPun

View from the dockside park. #nyc http://ift.tt/1lZo3rG