• Nicholas McCay

Eclectic Spacewalk - October 2018

Here is a sampling of the best content I consumed this past month. Enjoy scratching your brain’s curiosity itch! Also published on Medium: https://medium.com/eclectic-spacewalk/eclectic-spacewalk-october-2018-3b63aa6d27a2

  • Books

  • Audio books

  • Top 15 Articles/Essays

  • Podcasts

  • TED Talks

  • Videos

  • Lectures/Debates

  • Documentaries

  • “Best of the Rest” Articles/Essays

Book(s) -

The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6750.The_Broom_of_the_System


Death's End by Cixin Liu

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25451264-death-s-end


Cherry by Nico Walker

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39911748-cherry


If you want to write: A book about Art, Independence, and Spirit

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/248954.If_You_Want_to_Write


Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

https://shop.blackirishbooks.com/products/turning-pro

Audio book(s) -

When Einstein walked with Godel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought by Jim Holt

https://www.audible.com/pd/When-Einstein-Walked-with-Goedel-Audiobook/B07CZLHTLT



Top 15 Articles/Essays -


The American Economy Is Rigged

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-american-economy-is-rigged/

“Political scientists have documented the ways in which money influences politics in certain political systems, converting higher economic inequality into greater political inequality. Political inequality, in its turn, gives rise to more economic inequality as the rich use their political power to shape the rules of the game in ways that favor them—for instance, by softening antitrust laws and weakening unions. Using mathematical models, economists such as myself have shown that this two-way feedback loop between money and regulations leads to at least two stable points. If an economy starts out with lower inequality, the political system generates rules that sustain it, leading to one equilibrium situation. The American system is the other equilibrium—and will continue to be unless there is a democratic political awakening.”

The Suffocation of Democracy

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/10/25/suffocation-of-democracy/

“Finally, within several decades after Trump’s presidency has ended, the looming effects of ecological disaster due to human-caused climate change—which Trump not only denies but is doing so much to accelerate—will be inescapable. Desertification of continental interiors, flooding of populous coastal areas, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, with concomitant shortages of fresh water and food, will set in motion both population flight and conflicts over scarce resources that dwarf the current fate of Central Africa and Syria. No wall will be high enough to shelter the US from these events. Trump is not Hitler and Trumpism is not Nazism, but regardless of how the Trump presidency concludes, this is a story unlikely to have a happy ending.

The Automation Charade

https://logicmag.io/05-the-automation-charade/

“Capitalism needs workers to be and feel vulnerable, and because automation has an ideological function as well as a technological dimension, leftists must keep intervening in conversations about technological change and what to do about it. Instead of capitulating to the owning class’s loose talk of automation as a foreordained next phase of production, we should counter with demands that are both visionary and feasible: a federal job guarantee that provides meaningful work to all who want it or job sharing through a significant reduction in the workweek. When pundits predict mass unemployment following a robot takeover, we should call for collective ownership of the robots and generous social benefits detached from employment status, including pushing for a progressive variation of a universal basic income under a rallying cry that updates the 1970s socialist feminist slogan to Wages for All Work—not just the work that bosses recognize as worthy of a meager paycheck."

The Color of Economic Anxiety

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/10/the-color-of-economic-anxiety

“The past few decades of conservative economic policy from both parties, and its effects on wealth and income in black industrial cities, may continue to cause disaffection in black voters where Democrats need their support most. Yet, liberal pundits and policy makers assume that it’s white working class voters, not black ones, whom they should lure back. If the Party fixates on whites with economic anxieties, instead of how economic policies have harmed households across races, they are at real risk of losing again.”

The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-war-yemen.html?mtrref=mail.google.com

“The devastating war in Yemen has gotten more attention recently as outrage over the killing of a Saudi dissident in Istanbul has turned a spotlight on Saudi actions elsewhere. The harshest criticism of the Saudi-led war has focused on the airstrikes that have killed thousands of civilians at weddings, funerals and on school buses, aided by American-supplied bombs and intelligence.
But aid experts and United Nations officials say a more insidious form of warfare is also being waged in Yemen, an economic war that is exacting a far greater toll on civilians and now risks tipping the country into a famine of catastrophic proportions.”

Supplemental links:

- https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/2018/10/19/17998278/saudi-mbs-jamal-khashoggi-silicon-valley-kara-swisher-scott-galloway-facebook-portal-amazon-hq2?__twitter_impression=true

- https://www.mintpressnews.com/civilian-death-toll-mounts-as-saudi-coalition-targets-cars-on-yemens-roads/250942/

- https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-jobs-math-saudi-arabia-arms-deal-0b421bda-7736-4bd3-9630-cb9f7e91f550.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic


Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html

"“But The Times’s investigation, based on a vast trove of confidential tax returns and financial records, reveals that Mr. Trump received the equivalent today of at least $413 million from his father’s real estate empire, starting when he was a toddler and continuing to this day.
Much of this money came to Mr. Trump because he helped his parents dodge taxes. He and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents, records and interviews show. Records indicate that Mr. Trump helped his father take improper tax deductions worth millions more. He also helped formulate a strategy to undervalue his parents’ real estate holdings by hundreds of millions of dollars on tax returns, sharply reducing the tax bill when those properties were transferred to him and his siblings.
These maneuvers met with little resistance from the Internal Revenue Service, The Times found. The president’s parents, Fred and Mary Trump, transferred well over $1 billion in wealth to their children, which could have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million under the 55 percent tax rate then imposed on gifts and inheritances.
The Trumps paid a total of $52.2 million, or about 5 percent, tax records show.”"

Supplemental Links:

- https://www.politico.com/magazine/amp/story/2018/10/09/new-york-times-trump-taxes-221144?__twitter_impression=true


Unprotected

https://features.propublica.org/liberia/unprotected-more-than-me-katie-meyler-liberia-sexual-exploitation/

“The charity would raise over $8 million. Meyler would enter a rarefied world of globe-trotting problem-solvers. She would rub shoulders with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey, and even get invited to the Obama White House. MTM’s footprint in Liberia would multiply to 19 schools teaching 4,000 students.
Yet some of the girls present that September day had a secret. Far from being saved from sexual exploitation, they were being raped by the man standing beside Meyler on the stage.
His assaults went on for years and continued in the new school. He was protected by his position — he was presented as “co-founder” of MTM; he and Meyler had had an intimate relationship, and she kept him in place even after having reason to suspect his predilections. But he was also shielded from exposure in the community by everything that she had brought: a school, scholarships and, above all, hope."

The Global Industry Putting Your Life At Risk

http://digg.com/2018/fake-drugs-global-industry

“The factors that speed up the development of antimicrobial resistance — high rates of infections, the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials, poor sanitation, poor-quality medicines — are more common in low- and middle-income countries, which means that so is resistance. But microbes know no boundaries, and they travel easily across the world, in foodstuffs being exported and in the bodies of humans. And often, resistant microbes can transfer genetic material to each other to become even more dangerous to humans.
The result: infections that were simple to cure, gonorrhea for example, are back with a vengeance. Conditions like tuberculosis and HIV are getting harder to treat. In the future, routine surgery or cancer treatment could become risky. There is a real danger of returning to a time where any one of us, anywhere in the world, could pick up such an infection and find that medicine is powerless to save us from dying."

This Is How We Radicalized The World

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-facebook-elections

“Populist leaders and the legions of influencers riding their wave know they can create filter bubbles inside of platforms like Facebook or YouTube that promise a safer time, one that never existed in the first place, before the protests, the violence, the cascading crises, and endless news cycles. Donald Trump wants to Make American Great Again; Bolsonaro wants to bring back Brazil’s military dictatorship; Shinzo Abe wants to recapture Japan’s imperial past; Germany’s AFD performed the best with older East German voters longing for the days of authoritarianism. All of these leaders promise to close borders, to make things safe. Which will, of course, usually exacerbate the problems they’re promising to disappear. Another feedback loop...
The social media Fordlândias happening all over the world right now probably won’t last. The damage they cause probably will. The democracies they destabilize, the people they radicalize, and the violence they inspire will most likely have a long tail. Hopefully, though, it won’t take us a hundred years to try to actually rebuild functioning societies after the corporations have moved on.”

The Alternative to Ideology

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/the-alternative-to-ideology/

“I have abandoned that libertarian project, however, because I have come to abandon ideology. This essay is an invitation for you to do likewise — to walk out of the “clean and well-lit prison of one idea.” Ideology encourages dodgy reasoning due to what psychologists call “motivated cognition,” which is the act of deciding what you want to believe and using your reasoning power, with all its might, to get you there. Worse, it encourages fanaticism, disregard for social outcomes, and invites irresolvable philosophical disputes. It also threatens social pluralism — which is to say, it threatens freedom.
The better alternative is not moral relativism. The better alternative is moderation, a commodity that is rapidly disappearing in political life, with dangerous consequences for the American republic.

Definite optimism as human capital

https://danwang.co/definite-optimism-as-human-capital/

“Stephenson’s Project Hieroglyph sounds like a great idea, I wish that there were more institutions like it: “Inspiration is a small but essential part of innovation, and science fiction stories have been a seminal source of inspiration for innovators over many decades. In his article entitled “Innovation Starvation,” Neal Stephenson calls for a return to inspiration in contemporary science fiction.” But it doesn’t seem to be very active. Anyone know if it’s still an ongoing concern?
The most important essay I read in the last month is by Lant Pritchett. He asks why the scarcest economic resources—entrepreneurial ability and technical talent—are going into automating an abundant resource: cheap labor. In the developed world, labor is expensive because of policy restrictions, and it is neither efficient nor equitable to use scarce technological talent to displace globally abundant workers.”

How meditation and psychedelic drugs could fix tribalism

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/10/17/17952996/meditation-psychedelics-buddhism-philosophy-tribalism-oneness?__twitter_impression=true

“There are real fights in the world over resources and power and how these goods ought to be distributed in society. These disputes, and the values driving them, are unlikely to fade away. Indeed, if everyone valued the same things equally, there would be no need for politics in the first place.
But there is utility in understanding what a less tribal world would look like and how we might build it. We have these tools right in front of us, tools that expand consciousness and cut through the illusion of selfhood, and now we have evidence that shows their potentially transformative effects.
As Leary told me, “for people who wish to promote more egalitarian views in society, this research suggests that fostering beliefs in the fundamental oneness of all things — or at least in the oneness of all living things — may nudge people’s sentiments in a more positive direction.”

No more dissident voices: Succumb to Facebook & Twitter’s demands or get banned (or both)

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/441311-facebook-twitter-ban-dissident/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

“You see, it is not “fake news” that is the problem; it’s real news that has the establishment lying awake in their beds at night. Go ahead, see for yourself. I have approximately 460 articles on our website to my name. Pick one at random then tell me what you see. All sources are hyperlinked – Reuters, Haaretz, BBC, the Guardian, CNN, the Independent, the Asia Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times – and the list goes on. The problem, of course, is that we go a little bit deeper than the mainstream media typically does in order to ascertain the overall truth...
In case it wasn’t clear, this is the end result of the purge. The panopticon is a central tower that allows all inmates of the institution of social media to be observed by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell whether or not we are being watched at all. It is physically impossible for the watchman, Mr. Zuckerberg, to watch all of us at a single time, but the fact that we cannot know when we are being watched means we all have to modify our behavior to act as though we are being watched all the time anyway. Either you succumb to Facebook and Twitter’s demands, or you get banned, or both. Either way, dissident content will no longer exist on these platforms, which collectively can reach billions of people.” 

'While the Rest of the World Burned,' Billionaires Made More Money in 2017 Than Any Other Year in History

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/26/while-rest-world-burned-billionaires-made-more-money-2017-any-other-year-history?amp&__twitter_impression=true

“"No money for health or infrastructure, all the money in the world for yachts." —Josh ShepperdAccording to the Swiss bank UBS's fifth annual billionaires report published on Friday, billionaires across the globe increased their wealth by $1.4 trillion last year—an astonishing 20 percent—bringing their combined wealth to $8.9 trillion.
"The past 30 years have seen far greater wealth creation than the Gilded Age," the UBS report notes. "That period bred generations of families in the U.S. and Europe who went on to influence business, banking, politics, philanthropy, and the arts for more than 100 years."
UBS estimates that the world now has a total of 2,158 billionaires, with 179 billionaires created last year. The United States alone is home to 585 billionaires—the most in the world—up from 563 in 2017.
Meanwhile, according to a June report by U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston,18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty and "5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty.

R.I.P. Rick Stein — THE best Obituary ever

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=rick-stein&pid=190409566&



Best of the Rest Articles/Essays - Bottom of Medium post

https://medium.com/eclectic-spacewalk/eclectic-spacewalk-october-2018-3b63aa6d27a2

Activism, A.I., Amazon, America, Anti-Trust, Art, Books, Brett Kavanaugh is now lifetime Chief Justice of being as asshole, Capitalism and it's "venture" pitfalls, China, Climate Change & Solutions, Corporations, Courts, Data, Drugs, Earth, Economics, Education, Energy, Facebook, Family, Film/Television, Food, Google, Government, Health, Healthcare, History, Immigration, the Internetz, Journalism, Law Enforcement, Lobbying aka Legalized Bribes, Mathematics, best of Medium, Military, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Photography, Politics, Prisons, Psychology, Renewable Energy, Science, Soccer, Social Media, Space, Surveillance State, Tech Dystopia, Tech Utopia, Voting, Women, Work, World.


Podcast(s) -

War of the Worlds by Radiolab (WNYC Studios)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/50G5zJt9BQ6GuJBxlzpCbY


Follow the Money: Citizen Sleuths Investigate by Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)

https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/follow-the-money-citizen-sleuths-investigate/


I Was There by The Paris Review

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7bEbnJ6qOkEh1OYEAmxfVY


The Illusion of Free Will, with Sam Harris by Star Talk Radio

https://open.spotify.com/episode/14vevEeVHSBdGgGZneiIec


10 years or life by Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1mOfPXM6AyEaDRdqxGLFl2


Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part 1) by The Partially Examined Life Podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0q373MYTbsszdPs5IvpEcq?context=spotify%3Ashow%3A1APpUKebKOXJZjoCaCfoVk


Kant/Mendelssohn/Foucault on Enlightenment (Part 2) by The Partially Examined Life Podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/44fWao0uNyeRVtUcQQMmKg?context=spotify%3Ashow%3A1APpUKebKOXJZjoCaCfoVk


Joe Rogan Experience #1187 - Kyle Kulinski

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNjZDAM-tE&feature=em-lbcastemail


Joe Rogan Experience #1188 - Lex Fridman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5FOumrXyww&t=8725s


Joe Rogan Experience #1189 - Alex Honnold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OhHkBmbb5Y&t=2s


Joe Rogan Experience #1191 - Peter Boghossian & James Lindsay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZZNvT1vaJg&t=1913s

- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19tBy_fVlYIHTxxjuVMFxh4pqLHM_en18


Dr. Debra Lieberman — That’s Disgusting! Objection: Disgust, Morality and the Law by SKEPTIC Magazine

https://www.skeptic.com/science-salon/disgust-morality-and-the-law/


Infective Heredity by Radiolab (WNYC Studios)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3LyRjVNWrOcwLlwIWFw7gN


Gentrification: What's really happening? by Science Vs.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1VNnDSoftcBVa72mWs5uuX?context=spotify%3Ashow%3A5lY4b5PGOvMuOYOjOVEcb9


Paul Stamets — How Mushrooms Can Save You and (Perhaps) the World by Tim Ferris

https://tim.blog/2018/10/11/paul-stamets/?utm_source=convertkit&utm_medium=convertkit&utm_campaign=ep340-stamets


S2 Ep. 8: Move On by Slow Burn (Slate)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7D9w2IxqYvYUWWy3lXMi5c?si=C36pEAiJTtaDrxnMkCG60A


Full Faith & Credit by On The Media (WNYC Studios)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2dsjvcRpkZsxdl0O1Gj0NX


In the No Part 1 by Radiolab (WNYC Studios)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7LPHxTLke5sOeQmeeLRXxt


131: Clara Bow (Fake News: Fact Checking Hollywood Babylon Episode 11) by You must Remember This podcast

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5GByRMTJGEyfg4GsOEULDk


Royal Murderers by Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

https://open.spotify.com/episode/70NP31gMcIzU2ZwSUZJNW0?context=spotify%3Ashow%3A2js8lwDRiK1TB4rUgiYb24

TED Talks -

How whistle-blowers shape history

https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_richmond_pope_how_whistle_blowers_shape_history/up-next


5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world

https://www.ted.com/talks/johan_rockstrom_5_transformational_policies_for_a_prosperous_and_sustainable_world/up-next


The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home

https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kraft_the_pharmacy_of_the_future_personalized_pills_3d_printed_at_home


How conscious investors can turn up the heat and make companies change

https://www.ted.com/talks/vinay_shandal_how_conscious_investors_can_turn_up_the_heat_and_make_companies_change


How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion?

https://www.ted.com/talks/charles_c_mann_how_will_we_survive_when_the_population_hits_10_billion


What everyday citizens can do to claim power on the internet

https://www.ted.com/talks/fadi_chehade_what_everyday_citizens_can_do_to_claim_power_on_the_internet


How tech companies deceive you into giving up your data and privacy

https://www.ted.com/talks/finn_myrstad_how_tech_companies_deceive_you_into_giving_up_your_data_and_privacy

Videos -

CURIOSITY - Featuring Richard Feynman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjEngEpiJKo&index=204&list=WL


It's Just A Ride - Bill Hicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqv8Os-AdUo&index=240&t=0s&list=WL


Unlimited Rice Pudding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPODghAr3Vc


AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS

https://vimeo.com/293802639


Parkour Atlas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LikxFZZO2sk&index=217&list=WL


Inside Japan's tech revolution - BBC Click

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT2urPn5y2c


NASA's Eagleworks Lab: Pushing The Boundaries Of Physics | Answers With Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RguSFaX8wBc&index=239&t=0s&list=WL


Who Really Runs The World? - Russell Brand & Yuval Noah Harari

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta4U8G03q98&index=220&list=WL


Owen Jones meets Slavoj Žižek | 'Hillary Clinton is the problem, not Donald Trump'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnI6E7WiHNE


Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM20eUDP6GE&list=WL&index=231&t=1s


Economic Update:  A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wUX84SnSv0


New Economic Thinking Needs Old Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hTKFriGy58&index=229&list=WL


Future of Cities: Medellin, Colombia solves city slums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqsMuC7X2kE&index=219&list=WL


A Short History of U.S. Meddling in Foreign Elections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwbdw7w0FI0&index=210&list=WL


AIR

https://vimeo.com/285663436


ACCELERATION: THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuRrKtQY_28


Why Beautiful Things Make us Happy – Beauty Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O5kNPlUV7w&list=WL&index=232&t=1s


What are the Strings in String Theory? | Space Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6TWO-ESC6A&index=226&list=WL

-https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2018/10/13/black-childs-backpack-brushed-up-against-woman-she-called-report-sexual-assault/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.fe5bedbacfb8&__twitter_impression=true


South Park on Giving Up – Wisecrack Quick Take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfKqVBzSOps&index=232&list=WL


Shaun of the Dead — Why Comedy Needs Character

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzqDiSr4jY4


Kanye and The End of Reality – Wisecrack Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfMe0dsxk_Q


Terence Mckenna - Why our perception of time is speeding up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L6OjWJSSeE&feature=youtu.be


Casually Explained: Human Beings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuNPGH3YtNo&index=218&list=WL


State Attorneys General: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpdMYOtAmKY


Saudi Arabia: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViDPIyiszoo&t=1s


ON CONTACT: Wikipedia – A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPrpKDjQ5U


UCLA Film Archives

https://www.kcet.org/shows/visiting-with-huell-howser/episodes/ucla-film-archive


The Story of Kony2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7nymZEXjf8


Will We Ever Find Alien Life? | Space Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhJ9lJPt09k


The Standard Model - with Harry Cliff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRwRNMgOGL0


The Magic Economics of Gambling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cjIWMUgPtY&index=238&t=0s&list=WL


Political Polarization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=9k0WsU7cmtQ


Academics expose corruption in Grievance Studies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVk9a5Jcd1k&feature=youtu.be

-https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19tBy_fVlYIHTxxjuVMFxh4pqLHM_en18


What's Killing America's White Men? BBC News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdBRBmXlkrg


How Peter Jackson ‘Brought To Life’ WW1 Footage In His New Film | RATED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfomV9GrL6c&index=227&list=WL


Visiting the coldest town in the world - Chilling Out | 60 Minutes Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1noUh2NrLI


The Problem with Jordan Peterson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIh2wQkCqoI


Baboons are Not Pets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSiwPf_kvmc&index=213&list=WL

Lecture/Debate

Images from the Edge of Spacetime: The Event Horizon Telescope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYsHk4fWrxU&list=WL&index=235


The End of the Universe - with Geraint Lewis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF4UhElRUFg&t=1s


Chris Hedges: Corporate Totalitarianism: The End Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBcOyv8LZ8s&list=WL&index=237


Yuval Noah Harari: "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" | Talks at Google

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw9P_ZXWDJU&list=WL&index=238


A Day of Reckoning - Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Maajid Nawaz, Douglas Murray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmOwwIsyGY0


Black Scientists: Past, Present and Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ILoDWK-P4


Pondering the Imponderables: The Biggest Questions of Cosmology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daEH2qkChFI&list=WL&index=236

Documentaries -

The ocean plastic cleanup of Boyan Slat - Docu - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-N9-g_IzAY&index=228&list=WL


Dark Money

http://www.pbs.org/pov/darkmoney/video-darkmoney/


The Facebook Dilemma

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48KFiHwexM


Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuA4qxPbpQE


Algorithms rule us all - VPRO documentary - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFF_wj5jmiQ


Apple under fire for allegations of controversial business practices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XneTBhRPYk&index=225&list=WL


The Devil We Know

https://thedevilweknow.com/


The Monsanto Papers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JszHrMZ7dx4&index=221&list=WL


For the Road:

How Snoop Dogg’s joint-rolling skills made him a sushi master

https://nypost.com/2018/10/16/how-snoop-doggs-joint-rolling-skills-made-him-a-sushi-master/amp/


Time-lapse of how Ajax’ Johan Cruijff ArenA got turned into a dance event and back into a CL-worthy pitch in 24 hours:

https://streamja.com/ady9


18 yr difference in video game graphics:


I can't stop looking at this: a radio picture of our galaxy reflecting off the surface of the Moon

https://twitter.com/coreyspowell/status/1052560701326278656?s=03


Best Thing Ive Ever Seen

https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/9n35ja/best_thing_ive_ever_seen/


Bat vs. Water Balloon

https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/9ktzkf/bat_vs_water_balloon/


Amazing Camera Work

https://www.reddit.com/r/PraiseTheCameraMan/comments/9lc41w/amazing_camera_work/


How America's source of immigrants has changed over time

https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/9o1ky4/how_americas_source_of_immigrants_has_changed/


Kinetic statue of Franz Kafka in Prague

http://i.imgur.com/pIIos8b.gifv



Here is an illustration of a satellite habitat from Seveneves.


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