Serial Collapses of Ancient Pueblo Societies Carry a Stark Warning For Today’s World

Scheffer and colleagues suspect slowly accumulating social tensions – like wealth inequality, racial injustice, and general unrest – wore away at social cohesion until all it took was a bit more pressure from another drought to tip them over the edge. This appears to have happened to the Pueblo peoples around 700, 900, and 1140 CE.
— Read on www.sciencealert.com/over-and-over-again-rising-social-tension-preceded-collapses-of-pueblo-societies/amp

Visualizing the Power Consumption of Bitcoin Mining

As cryptocurrencies move further into the mainstream, it’s likely that governments and other regulators will turn their attention to the industry’s carbon footprint. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however.

Mike Colyer, CEO of Foundry, a blockchain financing provider, believes that cryptomining can support the global transition to renewable energy. More specifically, he believes that clustering cryptomining facilities near renewable energy projects can mitigate a common issue: an oversupply of electricity.
— Read on www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-the-power-consumption-of-bitcoin-mining/

Milgram experiment – Wikipedia

The experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of subjects would fully obey the instructions, albeit reluctantly. Milgram first described his research in a 1963 article in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology[1] and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.[3]
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

There Could Be a Beautiful Reason Why Constellations Are The Same in Many Cultures

The constellation Orion is visible throughout the world and is one of the most obvious examples.
While the ancient Greeks saw a determined hunter in the face of a charging bull, with club and shield in hand, in the Southern Hemisphere, a much more ancient group of Aboriginal Australians known as the Wiradjuri see their ancestral creator Baiame, wielding a shield and boomerang.
— Read on www.sciencealert.com/there-s-something-fundamentally-human-in-the-constellations-of-ancient-cultures/amp

A Sexy New Theory of Consciousness Is All Up in Your Feelings | WIRED

“Like an astronomer associating with astrology,” Solms writes. Neuropsychoanalysis seems to attract the punkish interdisciplinarians, those thinkers who won’t be contained by the ridigities of their respective fields. But the thing about these rebel types is that, so much of the time, they’re the ones most capable of making the wildest leaps. Not the patient, incremental advances of everyday science, but the world-historical, paradigm-shifting transformations in global consciousness. Or, in Solms’ case, a new theory of consciousness itself.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/sexy-new-theory-consciousness-will-give-you-feels/

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