- Virtually Intelligent Thing To Do
- Universal Discrimination
- History Teaches Us Nothing
CQ: Who will win the space race: the military, scientists, the civilians, or the business sector? And what will “winning” look like?
Full list of 16 articles after the jump!
- The Sky is Falling
- Whatever Floats Your Boast
- I Think (not)
CQ: Suppose we found pretty solid evidence that the world was coming to an end in 100 years. Do you think we could leave in time? And how would we try?
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- Hard AI
- Soft AI
- Little Space
- These Are The Rules (?)
CQ: Clarke’s Third law states: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” but do you think we’ll ever get technology that could actually be mistaken for magic as we see it portrayed today?
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- Tricks of Light
- The Oil and Grass Industry
CQ: How do we inspire culture to make recycling of EVERYTHING the highest priority, so that we don’t kill ourselves with our garbage?
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- Front Page
- Dubious Invention
- Upper Space
CQ: Will the notion of a “workweek” in which you work at your job for several regular days in a row survive into the future, when days, weeks and other planetary-based time measurement become obsoleted by the travel into space — or is the traditional workweek timeframe already completely disrupted by globalization, individual entrepreneurship and the Internet of Tribes?
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Show Notes for TWS124: Life Mirrors Fart
On the show this week:
- Always Blame The Farting Dog
- Life is a Scifi/Horror Movie
- Shocking Revelations! (dropped on the cutting room floor) (EXTRA)
This week’s Challenge Question:
A “recession” is sometimes indicated by two consecutive quarters of “negative growth”. The economy, it is suggested, should always be growing. Forever and ever… Does this principle of infinite growth actually make sense?
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