Eclectic Spacewalk - July 2018
Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Enjoy scratching your brain’s curiosity itch! Here is a sampling of the best content I consumed this past month. Also published on Medium: https://medium.com/eclectic-spacewalk/eclectic-spacewalk-july-2018-b22f342fe266
Top 10 Articles/Essays
“Best of the Rest” Articles/Essays
Mind, Language And Society: Philosophy In The Real World by John R Searle
The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew - 23 authors
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
Death by Finding by David Sedaris
Top 10 Articles/Essays —
Don't allow the World Cup smokescreen to hide what really matters
Are things getting worse – or does it just feel that way?
There Are No Laws of Physics. There’s Only the Landscape.
How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System
How the capitalist class is strangling the American economy
How the Dominant Business Paradigm Turns Nice People into Psychopaths
How is this shit legal?
Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why
Letter from Shenzhen
“Best of the rest” Articles/Essays at the bottom of the post: Anti-Trust, Barrett Brown, Books, Courts, Climate Change, Community Organizing, Corporations literally will kill you, Economics, Education, Environment, #FaithRestoredInHumanity, Facebook, Farming/Food, Health, History, Housing, Immigration, theInternetz, Journalism, Law Enforcement, Medium “Best of,” Military, Miscellaneous, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Politics, Psychedelics, Psychology, Racism, RUSSIA AHH MOTHERLAND, Science, Soccer/World Cup Finals Heavy Sports, Surveillance State, Tech Dystopia, Tech Utopia, Transportation, War on Drugs, Work, World Society
Joe Rogan Experience #1151 - Sean Carroll
Joe Rogan Experience #1145 - Peter Schiff
Exponential Wisdom Episode 56: Passing the Turing Test
Mindscape Podcast: Episode Zero
Episode 2: Carlo Rovelli on Quantum Mechanics, Spacetime, and Reality
Duncan Trussell | Theo Von's This Past Weekend #112
Levar Burton Reads - Episode 25: "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" by Rebecca Roanhorse
Civics 101- The Death Penalty
TED Talks -
Where are all the aliens? - Stephen Webb
The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's Surface -Will Marshall
How to stop swiping and find your person on dating apps - Christina Wallace
Comic-Con 2018 Official Trailer: COSMOS | COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS
The Fantasy of Ultimate Purpose – How Films, Series and Video Games Reveal What Really Drives Us
The War on Consciousness - Graham Hancock
You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth
How a new aristocracy's segregation puts stress on society
When Meritocracy Breeds Greed
Quentin Tarantino and the Poetry Between the Lines
Lenia – Mathematical Life Forms
Evolution - Simplest Explanation Possible
We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We're At
TOKYO: Earth's Model MEGACITY
Dave Chappelle on comedy in the #MeToo moment: 'We're all figuring this out'
Deconstructing Funny: Coen Brothers
West Philadelphia, Born and Raised
Why the US national anthem is terrible — and perfect
Making Sense of Globalization in the 21st Century
Aldous Huxley and Brave New World: The Dark Side of Pleasure
Smart Materials of the Future - with Anna Ploszajski
The Physics and Psychology of Colour - with Andrew Hanson
MDMA The Movie - Long Form Fundraising Trailer
Hollyweed Pilot | from Kevin Smith | Rivit TV
Interpol - who controls the world police? | DW Documentary
What Do Artists Do All Day Frank Quitely 2014
Science Moms: Full Film!
History of the Internet: National Geographic (2018) - BBC Documentary (54:02)
The Children of Agent Orange
The Last Defense
Outsiders: How To Adapt H.P. Lovecraft In the 21st Century
Two for the road-
Best of the Rest Article/Essays —
The New Octopus
Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs
Have the Tech Giants Grown Too Powerful? That’s an Easy One
Policy Failure: The Role of “Economics” in AT&T-Time Warner and American Express
NPR says I’m planning “global chaos.” This is a half-truth
The Elephant in the Brain
Booked: The End of an Illusion
The American Nightmare
War of error
Can a Laugh Be Inherited? How Genes Define Who We Are
These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books
He’s One of Brazil’s Greatest Writers. Why Isn’t Machado de Assis More Widely Read?
Tipping the Scales
The supreme court has already reshaped America – here's how
An Optimist's Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World
Is Fixing the Climate Incompatible with American Ideals?
Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals
The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change
How Did the End of the World Become Old News?
Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1
Crops Are Dying. Forests Are Burning. This Summer’s Heat Wave Has Fueled Natural Disasters Around the World.
How Climate Change in Bangladesh Impacts Women and Girls
A Time-Lapsed Glacier Collapse Is the Saddest Science Lesson
Organizing on the DL
Corporations will literally kill you
New Jersey Woman on Oxygen Dies After Electric Company Shuts Off Her Power
CEOs vs. Workers
The Self-Made Billionaire Is a Myth
Can a Cap Be Placed on the Incomes of the Super-Rich?
Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains
Wall Street managers have cost Americans more than $600 billion over the past decade
Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income?
White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money
Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends?
California County Law Enforcement Puts Kids On Probation for Bad Grades
1 in 4 Chicago schools failing new inspections spurred by dirty schools report
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me
How Bad Is Football for the Environment?
Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales
Is the world running out of sand? The truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands
'Still can't believe it worked"
‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave
The jungle book
Facebook Gave a Russian Internet Giant a Special Data Extension
Facebook fined for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal
Why is the BBC downplaying the Facebook Brexit scandal?
The Next American Farm Bust Is Upon Us
America’s Enduring Failure to Prevent Food-Borne Illness
Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates
Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines
The Class Politics of Teeth
Doctor burnout behind many medical errors, study finds
In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes
Juice is NOT healthy
A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution
History in an Age of Fake News
Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital
Christianity spread faster in small, politically structured societies
The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine
Maps: 7 thrillingly new perspectives on the world and how we live today
Our homes don’t need formal spaces
Unable to Hold Migrant Families Indefinitely, the Trump Administration Turns to Ankle Monitors
The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them.
“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets
Can Facebook clean up its act?
Top Communications Union Joins Group Pushing for Facebook’s Breakup
States slow to prepare for hacking threats
An Invisible Tax on the Web: Video Codecs
It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen
“Known but not discussed”: Low-income people aren’t getting quality news and information. What can the industry do about it?
Tronc’s Smash and Grab
Jeff Bezos’ Paper Tells You Not to Worry About Those Billionaires
Freedom from what?: It’s time to broaden the definition of a “free press”
How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit
Water in a news desert: New Jersey is spending $5 million to fund innovation in local news
Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign
A journalist's conscious made her reveal her source to the FBI. Here is why?
Alan Dershowitz should not have had friends to lose
Where Chicagoans Are Being Stopped and Frisked
Think prison abolition in America is impossible? It once felt inevitable
At urging of Minneapolis police, Hennepin EMS workers subdued dozens with a powerful sedative
This NYPD Officer Reported Sexual Harassment. Then She Was Forced Into Rehab.
Best of "Medium"
A New Tech Manifesto
How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too)
The Misguided Idiot’s Quest for Immortality
Say Hello to Our Disappointing Robot Future
The Cognition Crisis
Forget Killer Robots: Autonomous Weapons Are Already Online
PBS Report from Yemen: As Millions Face Starvation, American-Made Bombs Are Killing Civilians
How to Survive America's Kill List
What America Could Do With European Levels of Military Spending
Plutonium is missing, but the government says nothing
US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
Before Children’s Grisly Deaths, a Family Fought for Them and Lost
Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escape
Millions of Dollars Are Being Sent to a Ponzi Like Ethereum Smart Contract Game That Might Never End
To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future
Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
African Philosophy Is More Than You Think It Is
How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life
Now Playing at a Cartesian Theater Near You: Dualism Returns
Different political systems suppress or facilitate the impact of intelligence on how you vote: A comparison of the U.S. and Denmark
Electoral law has been broken – this is a fight for the soul of our democracy
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Message to the Democratic Party
Bread and Roses for All
Scott Pruitt Resigns From EPA, Leaving Behind a Mountain of Crap With His Name on It
Trump Foundation donated to charities that booked galas at Mar-a-Lago
I.R.S. Will No Longer Force Kochs and Other Groups to Disclose Donors
How to Change Your Mind: Michael Pollan on How the Science of Psychedelics Illuminates Consciousness, Mortality, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Being rational all the time isn’t going to do you any favors
The False God of Attention
Where Do Ex-Evangelicals Come From?
The White Man, Unburdened
Why Did the Democrats Lose the South? Bringing New Data to an Old Debate
RUSSSSSSSSSSSSIA AHHHHHH MOTHERLANNNNND!
First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole
Meet the Woman Who Rocked Particle Physics—Three Times
Emmy Noether’s revolutionary theorem explained, from kindergarten to PhD
Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics
Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle
The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature
Soccer/World Cup Finals Heavy
The World Cup Was A Grift, Just Like Everything Else
Fiat Workers to Strike Following Cristiano Ronaldo's Transfer to Juventus
The Myth That Holds Back American Soccer
What Exactly is Preventing US Soccer and MLS from Participating in the FIFA Solidarity/Training Compensation System?
Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This?
FIFA gift Scottish family ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip to World Cup Final after touching video of Colombia fans consoling son goes viral
Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports
Hogan’s Reinstatement Was The Low Blow Black WWE Fans Saw Coming
Emotionally and economically, being a sports fan sucks. So why do we do it?
How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest
Big Brother’s Blind Spot
Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras
Zachary Loeb — From Megatechnic Bribe to Megatechnic Blackmail: Mumford’s ‘Megamachine’ After the Digital Turn
Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare
All EFF’d Up
The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
Elon Musk and the Cult of the Celebrity Savior
China Built an Army of Influence Agents in the U.S.
Invasion of Privacy: Your home address found through photos of your cat
The worst cybersecurity breaches of 2018 so far
WhatsApp on its misinformation problem: ‘Fact-checking
Ethics as an Escape from Regulation: From ethics-washing to ethics-shopping?
The Role of Technology in Political Economy: Part 1
A Short Guide to Hard Problems
Let’s make private data into a public good
What if people were paid for their data?
How Cars Divide America
A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse
War On Drugs
The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban
How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Effects of Salary Comparisons
How work kills us
We Must Take Disability and Aging Support Work Seriously
When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa
Neoliberalism Is Being Rejected Around the World: Can Genuine Progressives Capitalize?
The Western alliance is in trouble
“Democracy Dies in a Variety of Ways”