Broadly speaking, the Southern and Western desert and mountain states will vote for the candidate who endorses an aggressive military, a role for religion in public life, laissez-faire economic policies, private ownership of guns and relaxed conditions for using them, less regulation and taxation, and a valorization of the traditional family.
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.
A hostility to modernity is shared by ideologies that have nothing else in common - a nostalgia for moral clarity, small-town intimacy, family values, primitive communism, ecological sustainability, communitarian solidarity, or harmonies with the rhythms of nature.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.
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Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can and virtual reality to accept the things I can't.
The fact that all of this was happening in virtual space made no difference. Being virtually killed by virtual laser in virtual space is just as effective as the real thing, because you are as dead as you think you are.
Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming.
Virtual Reality doesn't replace television or cinema. Nothing goes away. People said radio was the end to literature and TV was the end of radio. But we still read books and listen to the radio and watch TV.
The incredible thing about Virtual Reality is that you feel like you're actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it's different from anything they've ever experienced in their lives.
There's nobody who works in VR saying, "Oh, I'm bored with this." Everybody comes back.
I like live audiences, with real people - virtual reality is no substitute.
I'm excited about Augmented Reality because unlike Virtual Reality, which closes the world out, AR allows individuals to be present in the world but hopefully allows an improvement on what's happening presently.
Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time.
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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.
Democracy is based upon empathy and the recognition that some decisions are solely for the community's benefit without regard to one's own narrow self-interest.
Empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It's all through our own individual prisms.
Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction "Love the neighbor as thyself."
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024
I'm looking to do everything that I possibly can to get better in every aspect, whether that's scoring, defending, rebounding, passing, i'm really just excited to be playing against professionals and learning from them and just seeing where that takes me.
Sky is the limit for her and what she can do on the court, in terms of her impact in the game but also the court as well... It's been fun to watch her journey.
Stephen Curry - February 2024
I grew up watching Kobe Bryant game after game, ring after ring, living his greatness without apology.
May their light forever shine. Kobe, Gigi, I love you forever. Thank you.
Growing up, I only knew one way to play the game of basketball: fierce, with obsessive focus. I was unapologetically competitive. I wanted to be the best. I loved the work, even when it was hard, especially if it was hard.