Harnessing The Collective Brainpower

“For the past decade, much of the Internet has been animated by the ‘wisdom of crowds,’ the notion that the tremendous masses drawn to the Web can together provide collective knowledge that outperforms even that of experts. By marshaling the knowledge and tastes of millions of people, the Web has fundamentally changed the way people can gain knowledge about their world.”

Will Humans Evolve Into Two Species?

An evolutionary theorist predicts the human race will peak in 3000, and that we will split into two races. “The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the ‘underclass’ humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.”

Black Culture Center Underway In Pittsburgh

Ten years after planning began, Pittsburgh has broken ground on the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in the city’s downtown district. “Actual construction begins next month and the center is supposed to open in early 2008… The center will contain a cafe, 500-seat theater, 4,000-square-foot exhibition space and additional education spaces.”