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  1. Bruce Sterling at The Interval at Long Now | San Francisco

    Bruce Sterling at The Interval: The future is a kind of history that hasn’t happened yet. The past is a kind of future that has already happened.

    The present moment vanishes before it can be described. Language, a human invention, lacks the power to fully adhere to reality.

    We live in a very short now and here, since the flow of events in spacetime is mostly closed to human comprehension. But we have to say something about the future, since we have to live there. So what can we say? Being “futuristic” is a problem in metaphysics; it’s about getting language to adhere to an unknowable reality. But the futuristic quickly becomes old-fashioned, so how can the news stay news?

    Bruce Sterling is a futurist, journalist, science-fiction author, and culture critic. He is the author of more than 20 books including ground-breaking science ficiton and non-fiction about hackers, design and the future. He was the editor in 01986 of Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986) which brought the cyberpunk science fiction sub-genre to a much wider audience. He previous spoke for Long Now about "The Singularity: Your Future as a Black Hole" in 02004. His Beyond the Beyond blog on is now in its 15th year. His most recent book is Pirate Utopia.

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  2. Noam Chomsky - What We Really Want


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  3. “Evaluating Technology” by Jeremy Keith – An Event Apart video

    We work with technology every day. And every day it seems like there’s more and more technology to understand: graphic design tools, build tools, frameworks and libraries, not to mention new HTML, CSS and JavaScript features landing in browsers. How should we best choose which technologies to invest our time in? In this 60-minute presentation recorded live at An Event Apart Denver 2017,  Jeremy Keith helps you learn to evaluate tools and technologies in a way that best benefits the people who use the websites you design and develop. You’ll look at some of the hottest new web technologies like service workers and web components. And dig beneath the hype to find out whether they will really change life on the web for the better. Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, Resilient Web Design, and, most recently, Going Offline. He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world’s first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it‘s like Instapaper for audio files. Enjoy all the videos in An Event Apart’s library at…

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  4. Rubin—Peterson—Patreon

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  5. Invisibilia - High Voltage (Emotions Part 2)

    Can you discover an emotion? We travel to the jungles of the Philippines where an anthropologist named Renato Rosaldo lived with the Ilongots, an isolated tribe of headhunters. There he learns about liget, an emotion so intense, and varied, and scary to him, that he can’t really map onto the usual palette of American emotions. It takes many years, and a shocking and tragic event, for Rosaldo to fully grasp liget. Then we follow a young woman who does something on dates that virtually guarantees their failure. Along the way , she gains insight into her own emotions, and those of a generation of kids raised to be happy.

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  6. Invisibilia - Emotions

    A thief knocks down your door and you are flooded with fear. Your baby smiles up at you and you are filled with love. It feels like this is how emotions work: something happens, and we instinctively respond. How could it be any other way? Well, the latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows that’s not in fact how emotions work. We offer you a truly mind-blowing alternative explanation for how an emotion gets made. And we do it through a bizarre lawsuit, in which a child dies in a car accident, and the child’s parents get sued by the man driving the other car.

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  7. Should Twitter Have an Edit Button?

    If you’re an active Twitter user, you’ve probably made a typo or a mistake in a tweet before that you wish you could correct. You could delete the tweet and just write another one, or Twitter could create a feature that users have adamantly requested for years — an edit button. Even Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has mulled over this feature, and according to recent news, it may just happen.

    Enabling a button to edit your tweets sounds like an easy thing to set up from a user standpoint, but like most technological features, implementing it comes with its own positives and negatives.

    We talk to Andy Carvin, author, professor, and former social media editor for NPR. Andy knows firsthand how one misinformed tweet can have a dangerous ripple effect. He talked about how an edit feature could be used to report the news more responsibly.

    Then we talk with Leslie Miley, chief technology officer for the Obama Foundation and former engineering manager at Twitter, about the technical and ethical considerations around creating an edit feature.

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    NPR’s Giffords Mistake: Re-Learning the Lesson of Checking Sources

    Charles Johnson, one of the Internet’s most infamous trolls, has finally been banned from Twitter 


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  8. a16z Podcast: How the Internet Happened – Andreessen Horowitz

    In his book (and podcast), Brian McCullough chronicles the history and evolution of the internet — from college kids in a basement and the dot-com boom, to the applications built on top of it and …

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  9. a16z Podcast: Talent, Tech Trends, and Culture — with Ben, Marc, and Tyler Cowen

    with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen)

    This episode of the a16z Podcast features the rare combination of a16z co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz in conversation, together, with economist Tyler Cowen (chair of economics at George Mason University and chairman and general director of the Mercatus Center there, and host of his own podcast.) The conversation originally took place at our most recent annual innovation Summit — which features a16z speakers and invited experts from various organizations discussing innovation at companies large and small, as well as tech trends spanning bio, consumer, crypto, fintech, and more.

    This discussion covers Ben and Marc’s marriage, er, partnership; the evolution of VC and "talent as a network"; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as VR/AR and wearables) — and where are we going next? Finally, is software eating culture… or is it the other way around?

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  10. Brian McCullough: “How the Internet Happened: from Netscape to the iPhone” | Talks at Google

    Brian McCullough is the host of the Techmeme Ride Home podcast discusses his book How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone, which details the rise of the commercial web from a bunch of college students in Illinois to the dawn of the mobile economy.

    Brian McCullough, in How The Internet Happened, is the first author to comprehensively look at the rise of the Internet from its commercial beginnings in the 1990s. Based on interviews with many of the key players along with extensive research, the book combines human, technical, and business perspectives to put the revolution into context.

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