Month: November 2018

7 Podcasts to Binge on this December

Available wherever you get your podcasts, these are the ones that have been keeping me company recently: Bear Brook Three bodies are found in a plastic barrel near a state park in rural New Hampshire. How and why did they get there? The full podcast is ready for download. The Dream Wow – listen for

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The “Grandma vs Baby” Self Driving Car Thought Experiment is a Farce

The MIT technology review recently published the findings of a thought experiment: Given only two choices should a self driving car run over a grandma, or a baby? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612341/a-global-ethics-study-aims-to-help-ai-solve-the-self-driving-trolley-problem/ Thought experiments are fun. Heck, they can be an important philosophical exercise to help us uncover what we really value. This MIT ethics study showed that

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Three Reasons to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree (in a National Forest) this Year

Armed with a $5 permit, you can go into a national forest, and cut down your own Christmas tree. Forest Service Website with the Details: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprd3793203 Why cut down your own Christmas tree? It’s cheap – though you’ll have to pay for the $5 permit, a saw (consider borrowing one from a friend or renting

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The Promise of Self Driving Cars

Self driving cars are coming, and along with them some huge wins for humanity. This article outlines how driverless technology is poised to give us more time, safety, autonomy, and efficiency. Worldwide, there is a death on our roads every 23 seconds, according to @WHO. Let’s work to do better.https://t.co/XFTrUWRcqe pic.twitter.com/yk35ljO68c — Waymo (@Waymo) December

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Thankful For

Each year around November, I meditate on what I’m thankful for. Late October marks the night where my brother, Chad, was horrifically injured in a drunk driving accident (in 2001). This tragedy, and his living triumph informs much of who I am. If you wonder why I obsess over selfdriving cars, or the rights and

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Scientists at Wayne State Offer Further Validation to the Wim Hof Method

“Iceman”, Wim Hof, submitted himself to scientific examination at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, and the findings are unbelievable. This is the conclusion from the abstract of the paper that was recently published: “Our results provide compelling evidence for the primacy of the brain (CNS) rather than the body (peripheral mechanisms) in mediating the

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Small Business Owners: You Need the Google My Business App

If you own or manage a “local business”, a business with a physical store front or a local service area, the new Google My Business app will help you control your business’s Google Maps listing! Here’s Google’s hype video on the newly updated app: Key Google My Business App Features Ensure business info is accurate

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