Articles related to : Identity

How each of us identifies self, the purpose and the meaning of own life. What is identity? Body can change. Personality can change too. What is it then? The record in a state archive? The memory of other people? You memory?

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

Tarkovsky overwhelms the viewer. He may even frighten by the depth of his vision. But not everybody shares his worldview. Tarkovsky looks for a kindred spirit, not for the followers. His quest is to create together.

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Aging.

Ageing is a warm gun

The aging gets us every second, but we still do not quite know what causes it or, better to say, there is no one prevailing view. But we are trying to figure it out and recently have developed several new practical approaches.

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Tarantula - symbol of fear.

Pill against fear

Magic pill. It does what countless hours of traditional treatment could not achieve – relieves a patient from a fear of his own memory about a terrifying event. The trick is to administer it at the right moment.

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Minimum viable product

In each joke…

Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. Parkinson’s Law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Peter Principle: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. In time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out […]

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First amphitheater.Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Incident in a concert hall

When I was a student in Moscow, with my friends, we often listen music in the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory or in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. The advantage of the first one was an occasional chance to slip past the ticket booth, pretending to be a student of the conservatory (all student IDs looked […]

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True Love, 2008

Artificial intelligence takes over fiction writing too

The first game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue, beat the reigning chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. There was some controversy around the match, but, after the event, Kasparov realized that he might have performed better if he’d had, as Deep Blue did, […]

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Cheshire Cat smiles

Building new… human?

Animal cloning center to be built in Tianjin. Chinese scientists have signed a deal to establish a commercial animal cloning center in the northern port city of Tianjin, edging the controversial science closer to mainstream acceptance. The plant in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area (TEDA), a government-sponsored business development park, will clone animals […]

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Cheshire Cat smiles

Immortality and future of humanity

Aubrey De Grey, a Cambridge University researcher, who is also a head of the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) project (“senescence” is scientific jargon for aging), defines seven causes of aging, all of which he thinks can be dealt with. As the result, he estimates that 25 years from now, people will start living […]

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