Tag Archives: Burkhard Bilger

Nov. 25, 2013 The New Yorker

On Nov. 11, 2013 The New Yorker‘s James Surowiecki wrote “Gross Domestic Freebie” about how disruptive technology like free information on the internet may be good for consumers may not be good for the growth of the economy as a whole.

Nathan Heller wrote “Naked Launch” about the transition of technology companies from New Age communes to male dominated corporate giants.

Kim Tingley wrote “The Body Electric” about the increase in high technology body implants to monitor and enhance performance.

Burkhard Bilger wrote “Auto Correct” about Google’s development of a self-driving car.

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Oct. 31, 2011 The New Yorker

On Oct. 31, 2011 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Big Is Beautiful” Small companies do not drive growth as much as large corporations. Big business enjoy economies of scale and are more productive. “…after the Second World War, when American workers became part of the middle class, very big companies employed a huge percentage of the workforce: one in five nonfarm workers worked for a Fortune 500 company.”

Burkhard Bilger wrote “True Grits” about chef Homer Sean Brock efforts to create authentic Southern cooking using heirloom crops and animals.

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Apr. 25, 2011 The New Yorker

On Apr. 25, 2011 The New Yorker’s Burkhard Bilger wrote “The Possibilian” about David Eagleman, assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He studies how people perceive the passage of time in life threatening situations. Time may seem to slow down but it is the brain’s activity that speeds up. We are always sensing the world a little late until there is a crisis. He studies soldiers, police, race car drivers, survivors of vehicle accidents. People that are always in a danger can develop a near permanent hyper vigilance.¬†They describe the hyper vigilance, hearing every sound and seeing every detail.

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