This lecture explores decision avoidance in business. Why is costly inaction attractive? Why do individuals (and organisations) sometimes hesitate even though they know they probably have more to lose by not taking…

British neuropsychiatrist Peter Fenwick researches how consciousness changes as we approach death. In this TEDx talk, he explores the altered states on the edge of death and explains how to engage in a peaceful and satisfying end to earthly existence:

From last year’s Outlaw Biology? Conference at UCLA, hacker Meredith Patterson on a manifesto for the biopunk movement:

The prevalence of citizen science has fallen. Who are the twentieth-century equivalents of Benjamin Franklin, Edward Jenner, Marie Curie or Thomas Edison? Perhaps Steve Wozniak, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard [etc.] — but the scope of their work is far narrower than that of the natural philosophers who preceded them. Citizen science has suffered from a troubling decline in diversity, and it is this diversity that biohackers seek to reclaim.

We reject the popular perception that science is only done in million-dollar university, government, or corporate labs; we assert that the right of freedom of inquiry, to do research and pursue understanding under one’s own direction, is as fundamental a right as that of free speech or freedom of religion.

A Biopunk Manifesto by Meredith Patterson from SMA on Vimeo.

The conspiracy theorist, famed for his assertion that world leaders are in fact blood-feeding lizard people cloaked in human form, has become a genuine superstar. Here’s a taste of his epic PowerPoint-style presentation, which stretched for more than ten hours, for an audience of 5,000 at London’s Wembley Stadium this past Saturday. Say what you will, but it’s impressive that he has developed such a bizarre, vivid, and detailed alternate explanation of reality, which so many people find compelling. Below, how “the fake reality” on Earth is being created by alien technology on Saturn and the moon: