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#143: The Shape of Time

November 12th, 2020 · 95 minutes


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Links and Show Notes


Professor Karl Friston Selected papers

His main contribution to theoretical neurobiology is a free-energy principle for action and perception (active inference).

Norman Lear on Twitter: "#breakfastthoughts" / Twitter

Norman Lear's moving response to the recent presidential election.

The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 300, With Merlin Mann

Another election. A different result. Let’s talk around it.

HyperNormalisation: A new film by Adam Curtis - BBC iPlayer - YouTube

Welcome to the post-truth world. You know it's not real. But you accept it as normal. But there is more out there. HyperNormalisation.

HyperNormalisation (2016) by Adam Curtis | FULL DOCUMENTARY - YouTube

He argues that an army of technocrats, complacent radicals and Faustian internet entrepreneurs have conspired to create an unreal world

BBC - Adam Curtis, HyperNormalisation

Our world is strange and often fake and corrupt. But we think it’s normal because we can’t see anything else. HyperNormalisation - the story of how we got here.

Mr. Show - Grass Valley Greg - YouTube
Divide and choose - Wikipedia

Divide and choose (also Cut and choose or I cut, you choose) is a procedure for envy-free cake-cutting between two partners.

Hillbilly Elegy movie review: Netflix’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s controversial book is bafflingly awful - Vox

(Yelling happened multiple times throughout the movie.)