Episode 31 - Themes for 2017 - Jobs

In a more philosophical tone I'll be bringing you a number of shows setting themes and things to think about in the upcoming year. This week, more thought on jobs and the future of work, and what it means to our own meaning.

Also, new missions from NASA



NASA's new missions

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(RI and SSL-Peter Rubin- artist's concept)

More thoughts on the future of work, some links to read up on.

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(Getty Images)

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/47-of-jobs-in-the-next-25-years-will-disappear-according-to-oxford-university
http://www.businessinsider.com/david-graeber-jobs-should-disappear-2016-12
https://futurism.com/new-report-predicts-over-100000-legal-jobs-would-be-lost-to-technological-automation/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/column-need-say-goodbye-work/
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-03/caught-tape-how-robots-are-taking-over-amazon
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/sep/01/economics
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Episode 27 - Threats From Space Pt 1 - Near Earth Objects

This week we cover the basics of Near Earth Objects, how we know about them, how often they might hit us, and the damage they can do.

Also, graphene bubbles and the EM Drive



Graphene Bubbles change color

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The EM Drive (again)

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Threats From Space - Near Earth Objects

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(NASA/JHUAPL)

Links for your informational needs
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth_object
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_impact_craters_on_Earth#Largest_craters_.2810_Ma_or_more.29
http://www.space.com/33695-thousands-meteorites-litter-earth-unpredictable-collisions.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/overview/fastfacts.html
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Episode 17 - Artificial Intelligence pt 4 - AI in the Arts

This week we explore some of the impact artificial intelligence is having on the arts, specifically in literature, visual art, and music.

Also, transparent aluminum for space station windows, and twitterbot generated D&D maps.



Science Friday's favorite twitterbots, including Uncharted Atlas

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NASA examines use of transparent aluminum

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A selection of art links as mentioned on the show

Literature:


http://curatedai.com/poetry/connected/
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7276157/nanogenmo-robot-author-novel

Visual Art:


The Next Rembrandt
Google's Deep Dream
Why dogs?
A Deep Dream program you can try

My original photo, the acid trip dog version, and a less weird variation:

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Music:



Melonomics AI generated music
Melonomics story

Trio Pedal

Georgia Tech's Shimon
Shimon in action

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