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Applying Open Source Ideas to Mineral Exploration

A friend sent me this link to a June 2002 Fast Company article about the Red Lake mine in in northwestern Ontario. Briefly, the article describes how the owners of an underperforming gold mine put all of their internal data…

A friend sent me this link to a June 2002 Fast Company article about the Red Lake mine in in northwestern Ontario.

Briefly, the article describes how the owners of an underperforming gold mine put all of their internal data on the net and ran a contest to the world’s academic geologists, challenging them to find the gold. There were many high-quality entrants. The winners got cash prizes of several hundred thousand dollars; the mine has drilled for gold and found it.

I wrote back to my friend and said “that’s a great story; it’s a pity that it’s more than a year old, otherwise I would blog it.”

Then I realized — why not? It’s still a good story.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

lucid dreaming concept
lucid dreaming concept

I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.

We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.

panpsychism concept
panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.

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