“Real generosity towards the future consists in giving all to the present.” Kay Jamison isn’t quite so punchy as Camus, but says exuberance creates contagious joy. Don’t we all need more of that? But maybe we need less “first person” feeling fixation?

More questions for Richard Powers, and (meanwhile) for FoL class today, when we’ll also conclude Eaarth and commence final presentations:

Is Thomas Kurton trying to play Craig Venter in Generosity? With a dash of Ray Kurzweil, Aubrey de Grey, and Charles Darwin’s “grandeur“? [Dyson on VenterKurzweil at TEDGenerosity reviews]

Is hypomania a bad thing? How about hyperthymia? Do we need to engineer them out of our genome?

What would you pay for “meaningful connection with another living thing”?


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