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Alexa, Turn Off Autopilot

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Before a pilot sets out on a flight they plot the coordinates of their journey. They consider a number of factors including the weather, other flight conditions, estimated time of arrival, etc. They know where they are going and how they are going to get there. For most of the journey, given continued favourable weather conditions, pilots are able to press a single button and enter auto-pilot. This allows the vessel to fly itself essentially while they just supervise to ensure all systems are working appropriately. Take off and landing are a hands on affair...

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The Day After Today: Tomorrow

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Sometimes you have a bad day, a bad week or a bad month that feels like it is stretching on for eternity. It might appear that the sky is falling all around you and shelter, safety and stability are a distant memory. Sometimes it is a gradual process, it might be a situation where there is decay in your structure with bricks falling one by one and rising damp creeping up on you. Other times it may seem to all cave in at once, like a bad set that was poorly constructed. In whichever way...

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Be Careful Little Ears What You Listen To

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Do you know that not everyone believes in your dreams? Do you know that either actively or passively there are people whose very presence chips away at your visions and aspirations? Do you know that while you might have started off planning to construct a castle the negative influence of others can scale it down to a dilapidated hut? Do you know that what you hear affects what you see and what you do? Do you know that where you cast your vision verbally affects when and how you implement it? Do you know it...

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