It’s been a busy ol’ week across our Sense HQs and everything’s getting a little weird. No more so that the list of links our founder Jeremy has shared with the team to keep our brains ticking over…

So here we go. A limited edition Nonsensical of Jeremy Brown’s weekly weirdness featuring the Microbe Internet, glitches making famous songs and sixth senses… as told by the US military.

 

The Internet Of Living Things

Now we think we’re pretty smart over here with our Sense Network. We’re unique… or so we thought. Turns out microbes beat us to the Network thing by 3 billion years.

“…the tiny microbe is a flexible learning machine that intelligently searches for resources in its environment. If one protein machine doesn’t work, the microbe tries another one. Trial and error solve all the problems.”

The bonus is that with over 4000 people in the Sense Network, our collective bacterial cell count is 400,000 Trillion (yeah, get your head round that.)

Just think of the problem solving power over here!

 

Our Sixth Sense

In 2014 the Office of Naval Research in the US embarked on a four-year, $3.85 million research program to explore the phenomena it calls premonition and intuition. Because, they say, “If the researchers understand the process, there may be ways to accelerate it — and possibly spread the powers of intuition throughout military units…”

So as interesting in content, as it is terrifying in application.

 

Mistakes Make The Greats

Before the dawn of digital recording techniques, many of the greatest musical hits to grace our ears were based on fundamental glitches in the studio recording process.

Ella Fitzgerald, Pink Floyd and Metallic are amongst the mess-ups.

Turns out failure ain’t such a bad thing… and there’s a full reddit of classics to prove it.

 

Happy Hump Day… wherever you are in the world!

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