Addressing the Pikachu in the room; Silicon Valley solving the wrong problems; disrupting truth; breaking the 1st law; Sharding your passwords; 360 degree Prisma content; bionic internet of poop; Apollo 11 code; not another social network!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts

Solving All the Wrong Problems

Tech workers think Silicon Valley and startups are losing their luster

Tech job postings are down 40% and nobody’s talking about it.

Silicon Valley’s co-working boom is no cure for its crushing loneliness

Led Zep lawyers want $800k for defending “Stairway to Heaven” lawsuit

Is the Internet Being Ruined?

Invisible Talent by Kaya Thomas

IN THE NEWS

How technology disrupted the truth

Santa Monica convicts its first Airbnb host under tough home-sharing laws

Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 5.2% in Q2 2016, seventh quarter of decline in a row

Virgin Galactic is Starting Flight Tests for Newest Spaceship

Is It Really Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

How Uber secretly investigated its legal foes — and got caught

Mall security bot knocks down toddler, breaks Asimov’s first law of robotics

Robot Mall Cop Runs Over Toddler

MIT anonymity network promises to be more secure than Tor

Drops For Beginners: Why You May Or May Not Want To Use One?

NBC Universal Patents a Way to Detect BitTorrent Pirates in Real-Time

POKÉMON GO FUCK YOURSELF

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses. Here’s How It Works

Restaurants Are UsingPokémon Go to Catch Customers

Videos: Pokémon Go Players Invaded The Santa Monica Pier

Pokémon Go is everything that is wrong with late capitalism

This man’s Pokémon Go chat app is so successful that it’s driving him bankrupt

Pokémon Go User Playing While Driving Successfully Catches A Tree

2 California men fall off edge of ocean bluff while playing ‘Pokemon Go’

Pokémon Go Is a Government Surveillance Psyop Conspiracy

The CDC Will Pay You For Zika-Infected Semen

PokeGone

Auschwitz Museum says no to “Pokemon Go”

SECURITY HAH!

Private Internet Access Pulls out of Russia

Users sign away their firstborns on fake social network

The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services

Accessing People’s Browser History Is Almost Like Spying on Their Thoughts

IOT MEDICAL DEVICES: A PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER

Now it’s easy to see if leaked passwords work on other sites

The FBI has quietly gathered 400,000 iris scans

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: PHOTOGRAPHERS – WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE STOPPED OR DETAINED FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS

ACLU APPS TO RECORD POLICE CONDUCT

Microsoft Wins Appeals Ruling on Data Searches

Stingray Surveillance Deemed Unconstitutional

AT THE LIBRARY

Navigators of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson

The Apocalypse Codex (A Laundry Files Novel) by Charles Stross

Calamity (The Reckoners) by Brandon Sanderson

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

Warren Ellis’ Normal Brings Readers a Serialized Digital Dystopia

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life – Steven Hayden

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Ricoh Theta S 360 degree camera

Ricoh TH-1 (Water resistant) Hard Case (Clear)

Prisma iOS

Farmbot is coming!

From viral sensation to monetization powerhouse: How Trivia Crack turns players into profits

Jason DeFillippo Imzy Community

MEDIA CANDY

Long Now Foundation Seminars Podcast

Walter Mischel – The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

Andy Weir – The Red Planet for Real

Neil Gaiman – How Stories Last

Mr. Robot

A QR code in last night’s Mr. Robot leads to a mysterious website

‘It’: Here’s Your First Look at Pennywise!!!

American Murder Song

OOOH FANCY

DARPA-funded prosthetic arm set to go on sale later this year

New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

Giant motion-activated walls turn an office building into a surreal dreamscape

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Apollo 11 sourcecode on Github

The Brilliant, and Surprisingly Funny, Computer Code Behind the Apollo 11 Mission

The Internet of Shit

The Internet of Things has a dirty little secret: it’s not really yours