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Pure fun bibliography
(This page under construction, should be complete by June 30,2013).
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is a hobbyist-priced drone helicopter.
The UP is a personal biometrics device. For my money, the killer feature is the sleep tracking.
Founded in 1979, the Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University.
Born at the Right Time
Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
Mike Tompkins has built a YouTube following around his multitrack a cappella recordings.
The Texas Instruments TI 99/4A was my first computer. My current laptop has one million times more RAM.
Ray Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. Ray believes that medical technology is advancing fast enough that he has a chance to live forever.
Suarez writes high tech thrillers, and is very concerned about the impact of drone technology on democratic institutions. The story of his work to self-publish Daemon will simultaneously caution and encourage anyone hoping to make a career as a novelist.
The Ehrlich-Simon Bet
The Ehrlich-Simon Bet is a famous example of a long bet.
The Rational Optimist
Matt Ridley is the Rational Optimist. He effectively argues the high likelihood of human progress in the next century.
North Carolina Outlaws Rising Sea Levels
[Nuff said](http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2012/05/30/ nc-makes-sea-level-rise-illegal/).
Reality is Broken
Jane McGonigal's Reality is Broken argues that psychological insights from gaming offer the key to happy, effective engagement with the big challenges we face in life.
Communicating Sequential Processes
My list, significantly inspired by McGonigal's book:
- Get enough sleep
- Dance and sing
- Deliberate practice in pursuit of mastery learning
- Mine the past
- Embrace arbitrary constraints and contemplate death
- Choose epic scales