SciFriday: Your Secret Surveillance Score

August 7, 2020

Surveillance capitalism reaches much deeper into your life than you know. Specialized tech companies are mining your personal data to assemble digital profiles to predict your future behavior.

SciFriday: Photobombing the Comet

July 31, 2020

We’ve reached a strange point in human history: Taking photographs of the stars is becoming more difficult because of the man-made satellites in orbit that keep getting in the way.

SciFriday: Stardust, Saturn, and Subterranean Goat

July 10, 2020

Scientists have proposed that life was seeded on Earth by carbon floating into our atmosphere from a burned-out star. We also discuss Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 and 2010, the importance of Saturn (the planet and the god).

SciFriday: Technocracy and Free Will

May 15, 2020

Can human society be reduced manageable algorithms in order to program a perfect society? That’s a question explored by the HBO series Westworld, but it’s also becoming more relevant in these days of contact tracing, social distancing, and the rise of globalist technocracy.

SciFriday: Surveillance Capitalism

May 8, 2020

The joint venture by Google and Apple to track users potentially exposed to COVID-19 is part of a broader plan by big tech companies to harvest your data.

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