Category Archives: Friday Videos

My Robot Is Better than Your Robot

Great video celebrating kids doing cool stuff with science and technology. Bonus: Jack Black reveals the name of theĀ greatestĀ rock star of all time. It’s not who you think.

Friday Videos — Typical Day at SFO

Just like any other day at San Francisco International. Domestic flights, international flights, big planes, small planes, passenger planes, cargo planes. All very standard stuff. Oh yeah — and one spaceship.

Friday Video: When Persistence is a Good Thing

Yesterday Phil gave us an example of an incident where persistence of information wasn’t working out so well for one person: a former porn star lost a teaching job – for the second time – because of her x-rated past.  Increasingly, we live in a world of single chances. In the future we will video […]

Limitless — Would You Take the Pill?

Saw a shorter version of this a couple of times during the Superbowl: Limitless: Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Intriguing premise — a guy takes a pill that turbo-charges his brain. It doesn’t look terribly realistic, but the appearance of a major transhumanist theme in popular culture is always an interesting thing to see. The specific theme I’m thinking […]

"Dude, that Was the Trailer?"

I don’t often read (much less quote) Youtube comments, but the title of this post was taken from the comments on this video, the theatrical trailer for the 1969 version of True Grit Compare that trailer to the one for the new Coen brothers version of the same story and you begin to see the […]

“Dude, that Was the Trailer?”

I don’t often read (much less quote) Youtube comments, but the title of this post was taken from the comments on this video, the theatrical trailer for the 1969 version of True Grit Compare that trailer to the one for the new Coen brothers version of the same story and you begin to see the […]