We live our lives at human speed, we experience and interact with the world on a human time scale. But this hour, we put ourselves through the paces, peek inside a microsecond, and master the fastest thing in the universe.



Category: Science, Video

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One Response to “Radiolab: Speed”

  1. In economics…

    human perceptions of time… arising as a consequence of mortality and the limited lengths of our lives… have profound effect on costs and our perception of externalities.

    Civilizations die because they failed to properly assess the cost of over-using a landscape…. and this is a result of how the scale of human time perception IS NOT THE SAME as the time perception required for a civilization.

    When you tie this to the altruism dilemma, Dunbar’s number and the Ultimatum Game you start to see the source of some of the problems in scaling human groups.

    WHICH btw… is behind why I developed the way (now patented) and I’ve been doing my best to advance a commons-dedicated contribution network built on a root in a micro-contribution capability … though I admit that’s not something I can write a formula to prove… I believe the way that network develops can have a determinative effect on addressing this issue. And I am working the best I know to protect the proper development of that capability.