CCNT 109 “Two Horsemen & the Rising Phoenix” – 10.10.2018

On this momentous day that was predicted 30 years ago on the cover of The Economist magazine, we discuss the rise of paganism in the UK and the US, Basil talks Rosewater, Amazon is caught with a sexist AI, and Elon is the face of God? Join us on Patreon to get MORE!   AGG for the WEEK of Sept. 26th- Oct. 3rd YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS! (Updates on stories) European Nation Microchips Citizens With National ID Card Used For Banking, Voting, Insurance | Daily Wire This robot dog will clean up after you Extreme biohacking: the tech guru who spent $250,000 trying to live for ever | Science | The Guardian Hashtag wars: how Facebook, Twitter, and social media changed how we fight wars – Vox A geneticist and social scientist debate if we should edit the genomes of human embryos   TECHNOLOGY, ROBOTS, AND AI OH MY! Want to convince someone you’re not a robot? Use the word ‘poop’ – CNET Artificial intelligence helps reveal how people process abstract thought The Creepy-Cute Robot that Picks Peppers With its Face | WIRED These adorable robots work together to build alien structures Meet Vector, the cutest AI-powered robot ever Anki’s cute Vector robot will include a mysterious Alexa integration Can Neuroscience Teach Robot Cars to Be Less Annoying? – Bloomberg Are AI robots the future of parenting in China? – CNN Robot Cops in New York and the Human Condition | National Review Robotic ‘skin’ transforms stuffed animals into soft bots. And that’s just the beginning. MPs invite robot to give evidence on AI | The Independent Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse | Environment | The Guardian Walmart robot scrubs store floors – Business Insider Humanoid construction robot installs drywall by itself The Robots Are Coming To Las Vegas | KPBS Instagram is using AI to detect bullying in photos and captions – The Verge Artificial intelligence hates the poor and disenfranchised Thinking Like a Human: What It Means to Give AI a Theory of Mind Caltech time-traveling illusion tricks the brain into seeing things that aren’t there The Pentagon Is Building Technology Allowing Troops To Control Machines With Their Minds | Zero Hedge Cyber Tests Showed ‘Nearly All’ New Pentagon Weapons Vulnerable To Attack, GAO Says : NPR   CRYPTOCURRENCY AND B-B-B-BLOCK CHAIN Warren Buffet Is the CEO of Bitcoin, According to Google – Motherboard Google Ad Reveals Search Giant’s Feelings On Bitcoin And Crypto Juniper Research Report Suggests the Entire Cryptocurrency Market is Near ‘Implosion’ – Bitcoinist.com   BIOMEDICAL/GENETICS/TRANSHUMANISM Illumina-Backed Startup Asks SEC to Let It Pay People for DNA – Bloomberg RAADfest: Inside the conference to reverse human aging US plan to genetically alter crops via insects feared to be biological war plan | Environment | The Guardian Discovery of first genetic variants associated with finding meaning in life Gender dysphoria may have genetic basis: Australian study – Health – ABC News Genetic disease healed using genome editing Gene editing can’t help human fetuses yet, but it just made a big leap in mice | Popular Science Scientists go ‘back to the future,’ create flies with ancient genes to study evolution It’s better to be born rich than gifted – The Washington Post Genetics research ‘biased towards studying white Europeans’ | Science | The Guardian Asians finally have drugs ‘perfectly tailored’ to their genetics | Genetic Literacy Project The First 1,000-Year-Old Person Could Already Be Alive, Thanks to A.I. | Inverse Scientists Uncover The Ancient Love Triangle That Made You New study identifies possible ancestors of RNA Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR | TechCrunch Yes, We’re Becoming Less Smart. But What Can We Do About It? | Psychology Today   CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND SOMETIMES FACTS! Trump promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theory on Twitter – ThinkProgress Online Conspiracy Theories: The WIRED Guide | WIRED Conspiracy Theorists Are Embracing A Microwave Theory About US Diplomats Injured In Cuba Kyrie Irving apologizes to science teachers for spreading flat earth theories – SBNation.com Should fake news be battled in the courts? – CNN Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Marsha Blackburn’s opponent is a reality check for the alt-right – The Washington Post Opinion | The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics – The New York Times On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Midterm Conspiracies – The New York Times The one conspiracy theory that Republicans won’t believe – The Washington Post MH370 news: Missing Malaysia Airlines plane captured MULTIPLE times on Google Maps |Express.co.uk   “THE FOUR HORSEMEN of the TECHNOCALYPSE!” Jeff Bezos and Airbus Just Announced a “Moon Race” — The Motley Fool Elon Musk quietly donates $480K to help Flint, MI schools get access to clean water Science Reveals The Face Of God And It Looks Like Elon Musk Kanye West Jumps on Table at Detroit College to Rant About Leaving Elon Musk Alone Musk’s outbursts are pushes against status quo, Reid Hoffman says Decoding body language of top TED Talks by Jeff Bezos, Tony Robbins   SPACE/ALIEN/ETs/UFOs Rosewater by Tade Thompson review – a stellar SF debut | Books | The Guardian The 10 alien species we’d most like to invade Earth right now NASA set to get ‘back in the game’ in search for ‘techno signatures’ — signs of life beyond Earth – ABC News Aliens haven’t been found because we’ve hardly looked for them: study – Business Insider Strange light moving slowly through the Bay Area sky was Elon Musk’s SpaceX – SFGate The 8-dimensional space that must be searched for alien life – MIT Technology Review What Linguistics Can Tell Us about Talking to Aliens – Scientific American Project Blue Book is set to debut in 2019 on the History Channel Aliens, cavorting witches, disco? Blue lights dancing in the sky puzzle Muscovites (VIDEO) — RT World News An Alien That Can Change Sex Is Perfectly Plausible Because There Are Plenty Of Species That Do It The Universe Has A Speed Limit, And It Isn’t The Speed Of Light   SOCIAL MEDIA/GOOGLE/AMAZON Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera Facebook’s creepy new speakers are freaking people out | Fox News Amazon’s smart microwave is how it’ll get Alexa into every home – Vox Why every social media site is a dumpster fire – Vox Break up Amazon before it does any more damage to America Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Reuters DealBook Briefing: Google’s Turn for a Data Scandal – The New York Times Leak chips away at Google’s secrecy on China – BBC News Google will not bid for the Pentagon’s $10B cloud computing contract, citing its “AI Principles” | TechCrunch Google has appealed a $5 billion Android fine from the EU – The Verge   THE UNSEEN REALM Nearly half of Brits ‘believe demons, witches and vampires are living among them’ – Mirror Online Celebrities who have dabbled in the occult | 1 | Page Six The explosive growth of witches, Wiccans, and Pagans in the US — Quartzy “Satanic Cult Awareness” Training Guide | The Vigilant Citizen

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