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    I have found that, it truly doesn't matter what you read. The very act of reading, factual or fictional things, has infinite benefits to the mind. You get knowledge, improve your memory, exercise your imagination, are mentally stimulated, feel relaxed, expand your vocabulary, etc, when reading. It is one of the best things you can do.

    I have seen people debate about rather a paper book or e-book is better. They are one and the same. Reading is understanding written symbols, and it has the same affects on the mind, rather on paper or on screen.

    Reading goes beyond making you a knowledgeable, conversational, and interesting person. It makes your mind and thoughts active, and exercises them. It helps your mental health.
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    “And, furthermore, that some people have a sex life and others don’t just because some are more attractive than others. I wanted to acknowledge that if people don’t have a sex life, it’s not for some moral reason, it’s just because they’re ugly. Once you’ve said it, it sounds obvious, but I wanted to say it.” — Michel Houellebecq

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    Haven't read a good book in a while but I think I want to reread The Dirt. It's a autobiography of Mötley Crüe by the band – Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx.
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    I´m reading "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England" from Ian Mortimer at the Moment. Its advisable.

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    The Inevitable is a 2016 nonfiction book by Kevin Kelly that forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years.[1][2][3][4]
    Summary

    According to Kelly, much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable.[5] The future will bring with it even more screens, tracking, and lack of privacy.[6] In the book he outlines twelve trends that will forever change the ways in which we work, learn and communicate:[7]

    Becoming: Moving from fixed products to always upgrading services and subscriptions

    Cognifying: Making everything much smarter using cheap powerful AI that we get from the cloud

    Flowing: Depending on unstoppable streams in real-time for everything

    Screening: Turning all surfaces into screens

    Accessing: Shifting society from one where we own assets, to one where instead we will have access to services at all times.[8]

    Sharing: Collaboration at mass-scale. Kelly writes, “On my imaginary Sharing Meter Index we are still at 2 out of 10.”

    Filtering: Harnessing intense personalization in order to anticipate our desires

    Remixing: Unbundling existing products into their most primitive parts and then recombining in all possible ways

    Interacting: Immersing ourselves inside our computers to maximize their engagement

    Tracking: Employing total surveillance for the benefit of citizens and consumers

    Questioning: Promoting good questions is far more valuable than good answers

    Beginning: Constructing a planetary system connecting all humans and machines into a global matrix [9]

    ---wikipedia
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