The bros are back in B brormation, and oh, the headlines we have for you.
- “Apple patent could shut down your phone’s cameras at movie theaters”
- “Tesla under investigation after first Autopilot-related death”
- I thought I was smart and cool, extrapolating from what little I’d read of the Robot Series and the “Three Laws” described therein. Instead, I was dumb and uncool. Asimov beat me to the punch—obviously—with his Foundation Series.
- We talk telemedicine, and the astonishing amount of money it’s saving us already. We think this is similar to other proactive, preemptive approaches to social issues, like basic income and Housing First. And, I finally dug up the original piece that turned me onto the idea of ending, rather than managing, homelessness: “Million-Dollar Murray” by Malcolm Gladwell.
- Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, wants unions to support universal basic income. Obama agrees (if you read between the lines). Even that “vampire squid” Goldman Sachs thinks that basic income is a term you should know.
- AI beats an expert pilot in a combat simulation. It’s like when AI beat the Go champion, only much better fodder for a late 80s/early 90s action flick.
- “The Hyperloop may be heading to Moscow, thanks to a mysterious Russian billionaire”
- The Ray Bradbury Theater presents The Toynbee Convector