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J. Robert Oppenheimer Explains How He Recited a Line from Bhagavad Gita–“Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”–Upon Witnessing the First Nuclear Explosion

J. Robert Oppenheimer Explains How He Recited a Line from Bhagavad Gita–“Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”–Upon Witnessing the First Nuclear Explosion

in History, Physics, Religion | September 4th, 2020 Leave a Comment Advertisement No matter how little we know of the Hindu religion, a line from one of its holy scriptures lives within us all: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." This is one facet of the...

I Write the Songs

I Write the Songs

http://reallifemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/I-Write-the-Songs.mp3Full-text audio version of this essay. On August 7, Donald Trump issued an executive order that would ban TikTok in the U.S., effective September 15, if its Chinese parent did not sell it to an...

The Gamification of Games

The Gamification of Games

http://reallifemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/The-Gamification-of-Games.mp3Full-text audio version of this essay. Despite its name, gamification has never really been about making experiences more game-like. If there were a common characteristic that defined all...

Kurzgefasst September 2020

Kurzgefasst September 2020

Jürgen Habermas: 30 Jahre danach: Die zweite Chance. Merkels europapolitische Kehrtwende und der innerdeutsche Vereinigungsprozess, S. 41-56 Wie kommunizierende Röhren vollzogen sich nach dem Mauerfall die deutsche und die europäische Einigung – und beide gerieten...

September 2020

September 2020

Kommentare Die neue Protestwelle oder: Wer gehört zum Wir? Fünf Jahre nach der großen Fluchtbewegung aus Syrien und den Anrainerstaaten in die Bundesrepublik ist der Diskurs hierzulande nachhaltig vergiftet. Das haben die vergangenen Wochen und Monate eindrucksvoll...