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  1. The Machine Stops (FULL Audiobook)

    The Machine Stops аudiobook by E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

    Published in 1909, this science fiction short story takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth’s surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as "The Machine". Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience. The narrative focuses on Vashti, an "advanced" mother whose total dependence upon The Machine has led her (like most others) to increasingly reverence and even worship it; and her "untechnological" son, Kuno, who has begun to deny The Machine’s omnipotence and even seeks to escape if possible. Kuno’s radical views are validated as the The Machine’s systems begin to malfunction and eventually fail completely.

    The story has proved to be far ahead of its time, with remarkably accurate predictions of modern technologies, and paints a chilling picture of over-dependence on them. This recording marks the 100th anniversary of the original publishing. (Summary by Jerome Lawsen)

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  2. Edward Snowden: The Contractor

    Edward Snowden’s activities beginning in June of 2013 are very well known-from the first leak of classified information to his stay in Russia. But his motivations, the system vulnerabilities that enabled him to access highly classified information, and his stated goals are continuing points of heated discussion.

    Hailed as a hero or decried as a traitor, his actions have reopened the issue of privacy for people and for nations. Dr. Mary Manjikian, Associate Dean of the Robertson School of Government, Regent University, and author of Threat Talk: The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction will reveal how her research into organizations offers a new way of looking at Snowden and all those leakers/whistleblowers/heroes/ traitors who came before.

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    Website: http://www.spymuseum.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntlSpyMuseum Twitter: https://twitter.com/intlspymuseum NEW BLOG! http://blog.spymuseum.org

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  3. Edward Snowden Speaks to World Affairs Conference 2015

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  4. We’ve never had it so good - Will Self

    This excerpt from the intelligence Squared Debate on the motion - "We’ve Never Had it so Good", encapsulates the misguided trajectory our utilitarian society is currently hurtling along.

    It is also an excellent example of brilliantly erudite rebuttal.

    To listen to the whole debate click here http://youtu.be/F1Xx3XGCZsY

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  5. Andy Samberg Class Day || Harvard Commencement 2012

    Comedian Andy Samberg addresses graduating seniors at Harvard’s Senior Class Day ceremony in Tercentenary Theatre, May 23, 2012

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  6. David Shenk on the Genius in us all

    David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong. This is a ground-breaking—even liberating—book on talent and potential that has radical implications for how we think about education.

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  7. Diane Ravitch: Standardized Testing Undermines Teaching : NPR

    Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch explains why she was once an early advocate of No Child Left Behind, school vouchers and charter schools — and what changed her mind.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/04/28/135142895/ravitch-standardized-testing-undermines-teaching?ft=1&f=1013

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