FOMO Defined in 1951:
Alan Watts published "The Wisdom of Insecurity" and defined what we crudely call FOMO or Fear of Missing Out:
There is the anxiety that one may be missing something, so that the mind flits nervously and greedily from one pleasure to another, without finding rest and satisfaction in any.
The video replay helped Spurs advance to the Champions League semi-final against Ajax. Plus the game had the four fastest goals in Champions League history at 11 minutes, so plenty of workday interruptions from my chirping phone.
On space exploration:
I'm reading "The Future of Humanity" by Michio Kaku. I have barely got past the history of human space programs and there are already three quotes of note.
Even today, commentators make mistakes about weightlessness, stating that it is caused by the absence of gravity in space. Actually, there is plenty of gravity in space, enough to whip giant planets like Jupiter around the sun. The experience of weightlessness is caused by the fact that everything falls at the same rate. So an astronaut inside the spaceship would fall at the same rate as his ship and experience the illusion that gravity has been turned off.
... we experience an extra millirem of radiation per hour in the jet, the equivalent of a dental X-ray every time we take a cross-country flight.
"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right." -- Larry Niven
Quite a few new beers this week, what with the days off. First, the Extra Special Monk from Blind Enthusiasm (3.5 / 5). Second, the Kettle Sour #1 from Blindman which I thought was going to be my highlight this week (3.75 / 5). However, I had a couple Grande Prairie brews this weekend that topped the Blindman offering. The Ale Spruced Up from Grain Bin was really refreshing (3.75 / 5), and the best of the week was the Sawyer Hopped Mead from Tamarack Jack (4.0 / 5). It is truly amazing what creative drinks can start from a base of water, barley, yeast, and hops.
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