Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-10-06
- War and Peace – Our World in Data
It would be wrong to believe that the past was peaceful. One reason why some people might have this impression is that many of the past conflicts feature less prominently in our memories, they are simply forgotten.
An overview of all the conflicts for which we have an estimate of the number of fatalities is shown in the visualization below.
- palewire/nrol-39-logo: A vector PDF of the official mission logo of NROL-39
- Oregon Zoo on Twitter: “Ball python https://t.co/Z4yD4f0avG” / Twitter
- How can we develop transformative tools for thought?
In fact, there are many ways of redesigning the essay medium to do that. Before showing you our prototype, please pause for a moment and consider the following questions: how could you build a medium to better support a person’s memory of what they read? What interactions could easily and enjoyably help people consolidate memories? And, more broadly: is it possible to 2x what people remember? 10x? And would that make any long-term difference to their effectiveness?