How Have We Changed?

Our culture has changed tremendously over the last few hundred years. Our life expectancy, literacy, access to different foods, access to different places, how much information we have and the way we process it, the technology that supports us, what we know about the world and how we interact with it.

What have these differences done to us, genetically, physically, mentally, emotionally? How have we changed?

Related questions: What is time? How have we changed the world? How much does our past determine our future?

Why Is It Better To Watch A Sporting Event Live Rather Than Recorded?

Live sporting events have a certain thrill that comes from not knowing what is going to happen. Each year, the Super Bowl has a huge TV audience during the live broadcast, but outside of fans of the winning team, there is much less desire for recordings of past Super Bowls.

Why should that be? Where does that thrill come from? Why is it better to watch a sporting event live rather than recorded?

Related questions: What is time? Why are we fascinated with the unknown? Why do we like what we like? Why do people like games?

What Is Time?

We all know what time is — we experience it every moment of our conscious lives. If there is one thing that we all have in common, it may just be the passage of time as we get older.

But once you actually start trying to provide a definition of time, it eludes our grasp as if it was so much mist. Trying to come up with an explanation without using self-referential terms seems really difficult.

Maybe someone else will have better luck than me: What is time?

Related questions: What does “now” mean? Is free will important? What things do all people have in common?