It's important to help those less fortunate than you. Treat them as your brother.
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" I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone. "
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via svnk)
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A Bonsai Tree in Space - Azuma Makoto
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai into space. The artist also arranged a stunning bouquet with about 30 varieties of flowers from around the world and launched them into space as well. The project, entitled Exobiotanica, occurred on 15 July
To accomplish the feat Makoto collaborated with Sacramento-based JP Aerospace, a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit. The team used helium balloons to launch the plants and the bonsai reached a height of 91,800 ft (27.98 km), while the bouquet topped out at 87,000 ft (26.51 km).
" The man-made-world is a condensation of the imagination; It’s the spillover and rendering of our dreams before our very eyes… and as our technical proficiency accelerates, bootstrapping on its own complexity, we are shrinking the buffer time between what we conjure up in our minds and our ability to instantiate it in front of our eyes, and this whole phenomenon is part of our ongoing evolution. "
McKenna (via inthenoosphere)
" After the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it’s burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being - and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth. "
Carl Sagan (via cyberwave)
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