One of my creative writing teachers at the U of M used to say "when you put two things side by side, a third thing appears." Juxtaposition is also one of the key elements of irony, hidden meanings, layering, etc. It's powerful.
And this is one of the reasons I love twitter. (It could just be that my twitter feed is awesome - twitter is, after all, what you make of it.) Multiple different viewpoints, concisely spoken, thrown in a blender. It is a kind of poetry.
Today, I was treated to these two, side by side:
Dalai Lama @DalaiLama
We need to relate to each other out of compassion, with a sense of connection to each other and a deep recognition of our common humanity.
Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them
Compassion: Understanding someone from their side. What are our AI children going to learn from us? What are we teaching them now?