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When we watch the video, we predict the motion that will happen next at the leading edge. Because we are better at detecting the motion at the leading edge than the trailing edge this creates an asymmetry that leads to the feeling that the bar is moving.

2011-05-06

 brain visual illusion future psychology movement
Police in Taiwan are investigating a self-proclaimed prophet whose doomsday warnings on a blog have caused panic. The man, identifying himself as Teacher Wang, said Taiwan would be struck by a magnitude-14 earthquake and 170m high tsunami on 11 May. More than 100 cargo containers have been bought and set up in a mountainous area of central Taiwan. Police said they were investigating if the blogger had conspired with a container business to...

2011-05-01

 Taiwan prophet earthquake tsunami island superstition future panic manipulation psychology
The Prediction API enables you to make your smart apps even smarter. The API accesses Google's machine learning algorithms to analyze your historic data and predict likely future outcomes...
 Google prediction history future programming
The Idea Index serves as a tool to educate, network, and help solve problems. As an educational tool, the Index is full of hopeful, exciting ideas and solutions to pressing global problems.
 problem solution strategy Buckminster Fuller world problem global future
Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham of GMO has published a treatise on the root cause of exploding commodity prices. He has also offered a startlingly depressing outlook for the future of humanity. Grantham concludes that the world has undergone a permanent "paradigm shift" in which the number of people on planet Earth has finally and permanently outstripped the planet's ability to support us...

2011-06-13

 economy overpopulation global future sustainability

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