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Jun 29, 2016

This week, we'll talk about end of the world scenarios from around the world. We'll also talk about Big Data: what it is, how it's collected, how it's used and by whom, and why it's worth understanding.

We'll also chat a bit about heuristics, filter bubbles, and priorities.

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Jun 15, 2016

In this episode, we talk about suburbia: what it is, how it came to be, its impact throughout many different time periods, and why it tends to suck.

We'll also touch on what's happening now that we've fallen out of love with suburbs, at least compared to our many centuries of obsession with them.

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Jun 3, 2016

On this week’s episode of Let’s Know Things, we talk about artificial intelligence and automation: the differences between them, why they matter, and how they inform what happens in pretty much every sphere of life.

We’ll also dive into topics like post-scarcity economics and end-of-world scenarios.

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Jun 3, 2016

On this episode of Let's Know Things, we'll discuss free speech and how that term is applied by different groups of people in support of opposing viewpoints.

We'll start the conversation with an article from New Republic entitled The "Free Speech" Charade, which does a good job of summarizing the conflict around free...