Connecticut would like to reinvent itself as the next Silicon Valley. Some economic development experts say our future lies with the state’s small technology companies. If that’s to become a reality, Connecticut’s universities will have to be a key part of the change. A conference today at UConn aims to show the way.
You’re on the train, listening to only one half of somebody else’s inane conversation. That is so annoying!
What else annoys you? Lip-smacking at the dinner table, slow drivers in the left lane, someone singing (ever so slightly) off key. Let’s see, I’ve gotten some of these from people: Close talkers, crying kids on a plane, the toilet seat left up (sorry ladies), texting during a movie (or during dinner, or during an important conversation)...
Today’s guest memorized the precise order of an entire deck of cards in one minute and forty seconds.
This supreme act of memorization earned Joshua Foer a US record for speed and a winning title at the US memory championship in 2006. But how does his uncanny ability to memorize useless information relate to our daily blunders of lost car keys, forgotten birthdays…and the classic: “I know you just told me… but what’s your name again?!”