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Nebula #24

September 21, 2018Nebula

The Blue Horsehead Nebula in Infrared

Hey,

In his Whiskey’n’Weed interview (which you should listen to, by the way), Elon Musk said something that struck me:

“A company is essentially a cybernetic collective made of people and machines.”

It’s a very particular way to look at the world. Of course it’s possible that we’re already merging with the machine. Of course we might already be cyborgs. We might just not be conscious of it. One question is of importance: By merging with the machine and creating a cybernetic collective, what happens to our individuality?

  1. 🔑 A very well designed article by ABC News on China’s Social Scoring.
  2. 🔑 Apple gives people ‘trust scores’ based on their iPhone data.
  3. 🔑 People working on Brain-Computer Interfaces are now able to make one person controls a drone swarm.
  4. ℹ️ A good twitter thread on why cryptocurrencies might face the same fate as RSS if the base UX is not dramatically improved. The concept might stay, but might be successful in a different way.
  5. 👩‍🎨 A VR adaptation of Dragon Ball Z? Yes please!
  6. 🍴 I’m quite fond of Mezcal, and this article explains very well how it is done: Oaxaca’s Potent Secret, Mezcal Is Born of Time, Tradition and a Slow-Growing Plant.

Cheers,

Marc

Image Credit: The Blue Horsehead Nebula in Infrared by WISE, IRSA, NASA; Processing & Copyright : Francesco Antonucci


Links Worth Sharing #4

February 16, 2018Nebula

Aloha,

In this week edition: Urban Music, VR Graffiti, How Honor affects our brain, Facebook inexorable decline, an origami simulator, and decentralization.

  1. ? NAS Performs “The World Is Yours” with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
  2. ℹ️ Honor as a cultural mindset affects cognition . Activating honor improve performances in hierarchical thinking, but not in tasks requiring nominal thinking. Honor is mentally spatially located upwards and to the right.
  3. ? If, like me, you are into warm and soulful house music, you will dig the vibes of Seven Davis Jr. Boiler Room set. Sweet disco love songs mix by Dj Spinna.
  4. ?‍???‍? Some impressive GIFs of VR graffiti using this very cool-looking video game available on Steam.
  5. ℹ️ German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal and Facebook might have lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year..
  6. ?‍? A very cool Origami Simulator.
  7. ? The decentralized future is coming and it will change our lives in more ways than the web did.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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