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Rita J. King @RitaJKing NYC / Ischia

Working hard to close the imagination gap. Co-director of Science House. Futurist, writer, entrepreneur, advisor. Designer at Treasure of the Sirens.

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Joined Twitter 7/12/07

I was inspired today to see my friend Majur Juac, once a Lost Boy of Sudan and now a chess master. @kate_hammer Since tomorrow is Sunday I say check out the @farnamstreet and @brainpickings newsletters and skip the media circus @kate_hammer if you are daring enough to read the news don't do it more than once a day. @GreatDismal @JamesGleick @mkonnikova's The Confidence Game is a great book about the subject.
@johnlevenstein I stopped using quotation marks because I realized that he is really always talking to himself even if Helen Mirren is there @johnlevenstein I'm money. You had more of me before you lavished it on this spectacle. I WANT YOU BACK. I was always here, in your pocket @johnlevenstein I'm paraphrasing but not by much @johnlevenstein "I'm love." "I literally felt you when she laughed." "I'M HERE NOW." Oy @johnlevenstein I just saw that preview. Talk about tell don't show wow @farnamstreet I frequently read, take notes and act on what I learn from books you recommend.Imagine if the bureaucrats ended up saving us from ourselves.Bottled Finnish Landscapes Captured With Double-Exposure Photography by Christoffer Relander
Retweeted by Rita J. King @johnlevenstein they just might rescue you
@USCCFBiz4Good @neiljgibson @FedEx congratulations!The sailors had been told 1,000 horrible things about the sirens. Still, Parthenope tried her hardest.…
Retweeted by Rita J. KingI love the way @feastonhistory captured the story. As Joseph Campbell noted, the myths tell us where we are. if it *doesn't* go both ways, the real question is, do you then abandon your own values? This is a very tricky… vanguard of freedom. @joshgondelman same
We are all living in the frantumaglia now.
@likaluca spectacular humans
And let's not forget AI. At least Fermi's Paradox is starting to make sense. Advanced civilizations may not reach m… you worried about robot overlords?Do the math on the price of Empire Blue dental plans. The premiums are higher than the maximum coverage: you @feastonhistory for writing such a gorgeous piece about my Parthenope's Tears: #SailOnWiserImagination is how your brain makes sense of a path forward despite chaos. #TheImaginationAge @PGourevitch Lots of people would accept. Just like many will go to the White House Correspondents Dinner, etc.
@psorgenfrei @scottsantens white collar won't be far behind @AndrewCrow @Support I want to work on a code of conduct. Rules of community engagement. cc @jack @AndrewCrow @Support it's unbearable in general. After nine years on Twitter I'm trying to figure out how to let go.I liked it better before but I'm happy to see artists stepping up. @mhbx imagination can shape reality also... @lucymarcus and people believe it.Leonard Cohen, 1974.
Retweeted by Rita J. King"And even though it all went wrong, I'll stand before the lord of song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah." A…
"Every person is human" is not an opinion. It is a fact.
@sknthla Let me know if it has because that would be shocking."Failure to imagine the future may have lost the Democrats this election." Imagination is our human superpower. day, the future takes shape. You are not powerless in the face of external circumstances. You contribute to shaping them in many ways.I'm a futurist focused on the role of imagination to highlight the impact of unintended consequences. We need to grow that muscle, together. @johnlevenstein which one is your dad?
@jojobickley yes"There's a blaze of light in every word. It doesn't matter which you heard, the holy or the broken hallelujah." RIP #LeonardCohen @maloneyfiles ❤️"The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies." — Neil Gaiman #bornonthisday 1960
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People who post facts will soon be considered the new cyberbullies who need to be crushed.It takes a lot of energy to shape reality instead of just reacting to it. We all have the ability to do something. Everything is cyclical. @CalMorgan @Center4Fiction wish I could be there. Soon!
@Summer_Ash I also have an extremely intense, long work day tomorrow. @andevers @hilella @marklotto every single person who popularized him by incredulously repeating what he said and did.BREAKING: America
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For those of you who haven't seen the National Voting Rights Museum in person, here's a reality check: great Americans risked and even lost their lives to ensure that everyone could have the right to vote. Please, please...VOTE.It's not too late to celebrate @chelseagsummers' birthday by reading her amazing piece on pockets and politics:
Retweeted by Rita J. KingThis is unreal! And also way too real. @sknthla and humanism was built on the backs of the classic texts, written when women were not considered people. @sknthla the Black Plague partly led to an increase in religiosity because people could die at any time. @sknthla can't wait to read! I've been studying the Reformation for three years.And by "this" I don't just mean a single algorithm. I mean humans realizing what we've created and what it means for us. #AIIf you think campaign season has been stressful, just wait until the implications of this start becoming clear: #AII love you, @catbirdnyc. Thank you so much for loving and stocking my @vgr We can't help certain circumstances of our formative years but we can change how they impact is moving forward. Identity is dynamic. @vgr it has been interesting to keep pushing myself. The further you go the harder it is to believe the starting point. @vgr So I went to the bookstore, wrote down the names of authors who wrote about the brain and reached out to them for interviews. @vgr Once I know I needed to change physically, emotionally, spiritually, personally & professionally I knew I had to start with my brain. @vgr @vgr I came across some of the old notebooks recently. I've spent the years since Sept 5 1999 living my way into what I learned. @vgr and I frequently teach it to other people. But, I should write about it. @vgr I was harshly confronted by the fact that my then-present trajectory would not maximize my potential and I wanted a different future. @vgr I spent six months interviewing neuroscientists about how much I could change and still be me. @vgr most important skill for me was understanding the degree to which habits and beliefs shape our lives. @vgr Yes, at 25, I had a total reboot. Aside from basic motor skills, started over as if I'd been newly hatched.
"The feeling when you realize #robots will steal your job." —@denhamsadler
Retweeted by Rita J. KingWow. I had no idea. When you introduce a new queen bee to a colony, you've got to bribe them first - with candy!
Retweeted by Rita J. King @J_Treubig yes!!!!Anyone want to guess which kid is my nephew? Hint: I have never been more proud. Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, via @nytimes
Retweeted by Rita J. KingThe notebook that will be filled in the next three days. #ImaginationAge