Documentary

Future Space

Internet from Space?!

Deutsche Welle has a documentary on the rise of space-based internet service providers. Internet connectivity anywhere in the world would be sehr fantastisch! The digital revolution has radically changed the way we live and work. But more than three billion people are still offline. As with any infrastructure, fast data connections initially reach urban centers. […]

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AI Future

Elon Musk on Artificial Intelligence

This mini documentary takes a look at Elon Musk and his thoughts on artificial intelligence. Some interesting thoughts to consider.

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AI Economics of AI Robotics

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Future Economy Documentary

The documentary “Will A Robot Steal My Job?“ provides an interesting look at what innovations in AI and robotics will do to the job market. We think of robots as primarily being in factories; but the reality is that lawyers, accountants and even artists, are facing a future in which their livelihoods are threatened by […]

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AI Ethics Interesting

These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

Artificial sentience straddles the fields of philosophy and engineering. Throw robots into the mix and it gets really interesting. Seeker examines what it mean for a robot to be self-aware. The Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University https://www.creativemachineslab.com/“At the Creative Machines Lab we build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self […]

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Interesting Music Science

How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

Great Big Story  explains how Suzanne Vega’s hit song “Tom’s Diner” helped create the MP3 and spark a music revolution. Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation […]

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Interesting IoT

Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors Because of a Repair Ban

VICE explores the sad state of affairs when it comes to repairing modern technology-driven farm equipment. When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers […]

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Space

Factories in Space

Microgravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know this, and are leading the charge toward the next gold rush. But can they turn low Earth orbit into a home for the next industrial revolution?

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