Most people don’t understand how technology works. When they flip a light switch, or tap their phone, what happens next is essentially magic to them. Oh, they may be able to handwave a bit about electrons and volts and microprocessors and radio waves and packet-switched networks, but they’re just mouthing the words. They don’t actually understand any of those things. They’ve never done the math.
Which is fine! Not everyone can or should be an engineer. And as Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Our collective network of pocket supercomputers, communicating almost instantaneously across the globe, comes pretty close to “sufficiently advanced” on its good days.
But “technology is magic” is a dangerous meme. It makes non-engineers begin to believe that technology really can do anything its wizard-engineers desire. It causes them to not understand that they don’t understand. And so it leads…
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ESFP – Mimosa
You’re bubbly, colorful and unafraid of doing things a bit unconventionally – like breaking out some hair of the dog alongside brunch. You know how to cheer people up and get the good times flowing – just like this bubbly beverage.
You’re crisp, collected and classic – just like this timeless drink. You know what you like and you don’t see any reason to overcomplicated it. You get right to the point of things, just like this no-nonsense cocktail.
INFP – Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep, complex and gripping, your personality pairs nicely with the grace and finesse of this classic wine. No two variations of Cabernet Sauvignon are precisely alike – and neither are two INFPs. This full-bodied beverage is the perfect addition to a quiet night in with a good book or a loved one – the exact kind of night that…
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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is trying to sell his Sagaponack, New York, estate again — with a 20% markup on its listing in 2012, The Real Deal’s Claire Moses reported.
The freshly minted billionaire put the Parsonage Lane property up for $US17 million with Sotheby’s International Realty. A sale would reduce Blankfein’s US$73 million in personal real-estate holdings, Bloomberg reported.
Blankfein has repeatedly tried to sell the property since 2007, reportedly asking for US$14 million for the mansion in 2012.
This isn’t the Goldman executives only hampton home — in 2012, the CEO bought another house in Bridgehampton worth $32.5 million.
Blankfein bought the property in 1995 and commissioned architect Larry Randolf and builders Men at Work to complete the mansion in 2001. The property has seven bedrooms, five full baths, a heated pool and tennis courts, according to the real-estate listing.
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