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  • Teenagers nearly exclusively listen to popular music; listen to steadily less popular music as they approach their 20s.
  • 30s: most people listen to music that either never was mainstream or has fallen in popularity since they first heard it.
  • While people tend to stop keeping up with new music, the same doesn't generally happen with movies or books.
  • Tim Ryan has been meditating 30 minutes a day for the past 7 years. He’s also written A Mindful Nation & The Real Food Revolution
  • Views meditation as “Mental Training” that helps with overall well-being.
  • Working to bring meditation into schools and to Veterans; 2012 VA Suicide Data Report found that 22 veterans die every day by suicide
  • Labor force participation rate (LFPR) has fallen steadily, to 62.7% as recently as March 2015
  • Since 2010, labor productivity growth has averaged just 0.8% per year, while real GDP growth has averaged 2.3%
  • There is a growing net demand for new entrants into the workforce
  • In clinical trials today there are brain implants that have given men and women control of robot hands and fingers.
  • DARPA has now used the same technology to put a paralyzed woman in direct mental control of an F-35 simulator.
  • In animals, the technology has been used to directly input touch to the brain.
  • Google announced that it will begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in Mountain View this summer.
  • Google revealed that it’s fleet has experienced just 11 accidents in six years of tests.
  • The self-piloted vehicles will be limited to a maximum speed of 25 miles/hour, and each will include a safety driver, who can take over at any point via the on-board wheel, brake and accelerator.
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