Elon Musk is Driving Tech Forward – CoT Episode 053

Come along as we count our blessings, such as truly broadband Satellite internet, brain implants, solar power at your local fueling station, leadfoot electrical generation, powering an entire island with the sun, astonishing advancements in weather satellite tech, and of course a dash of Deathwatch, Read More …

Aye yai yai, it’s AI! Show #052

Today we’ll discuss creatine, polling, blockchain, HyperLoop, earthquakes, AI, along with our regular features of content we like and today we learned. I am Ethan Banks @ecbanks and staring creepily at me as if he’s either hungry or in a murderous rage is Eric Sutphen Read More …

I Am Jack’s Wobbling Solar System

Summary: New research indicates that “Planet 9” probably exists, and it may be causing our solar system to wobble. We discuss the findings and implications as well as: the new Macbook (dongles, dongles, dongles!) and the new Surface Studio PC from Microsoft, solar EV charging, how the Read More …

Less Human Than Human – Show 046

On Citizens of Tech today, a thought experiment. Eric and Ethan discuss whether or not having our lives immersed in technology has made us less human. “I Used to Be a Human Being” http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-technology-almost-killed-me.html Let’s move to the web. When were you first introduced to the web, Read More …

Have we lost our ability to think critically? – CoT 045

Have we lost our ability to think critically? http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/its-almost-impossible-to-correct-scientific-papers-once-they-are-published/ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/ES10-00142.1/full Scientific findings are subject to peer review. Negative responses to scientific findings are published in the form of rebuttals. Formal treatments of the issues with the original paper, also subject to scientific scrutiny. The problem? Read More …