From a basement in Canada and a pile of suitcases in Chicago, the Geeks talk Nocebo effects, dystopian futures, Walmart nomads, the Bank of Facebook, art jerks, FBI hacks, the Kingsman and ultra-violence, potatoes, Amy Schumer, FIFA and Seveneves

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Show Notes

INTRO

WiFi Won’t Make You Ill, but Thinking that It Will Really Can

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years by Peter Diamandis

Google’s Plan to Eliminate Human Driving in 5 Years

McDonald’s To Open A Restaurant Run By Robots In Phoenix

Meet the American Nomads of Walmart’s Plentiful Parking Lots

IN THE NEWS

The Bank Of Facebook

A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

Soaring housing costs forces talent to flee Silicon Valley

Firefox tracking protection sped up web browsing up to 44% in test

Site operator sentenced to 13 months for facilitating prostitution

SECURITY? HAH!

Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users

Blackhat hack trick wallops popular routers

IRS hacked, tax info stolen for 100,000+

AT THE LIBRARY

Seveneves

Neal Stephenson on his new novel, Seveneves, and the future of humanity.

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Overcast: Podcast Player – Free with $4.99 in app purchase

Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts – $3.99

MEDIA CANDY

Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Lore Podcast

Show Me Your Mic Episode 86 – Aaron Mahnke – Caring About All the Parts

Entourage Movie

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Counting to Potato

Unsplash

When will the suffering end?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Sci-fi obsessed tycoon builds replica of Star Trek ship as company HQ

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Mary Ellen Mark

Profoto Presents Iconic Mary Ellen Mark

Not Your Fathers Root beer

The Foggy Dew