I don’t like saying things are “important,” but this is important. This might be CGP Grey’s best video so far.
Daily chart: The disparity of attention and casualties among global conflicts
It is not a space engine; it is an apparatus that does nothing different from an empty container.
Artist Name: Bas van Wieringen
Active Boredom - Pencil, Elastic and Push pins
My work is about the moment. The moment where nothing seems to happen. On my blog I am focusing on my ongoing photo series Moments and Situations which I started in 2009.In 2013 the book Moments and Situations Amsterdam came out. I’m currently working on a new book.
There won’t be much work for human beings. Self-driving cars will be commercially available by the end of this decade and will eventually displace human drivers—just as automobiles displaced the horse and buggy—and will eliminate the jobs of taxi, bus, and truck drivers. Drones will take the jobs of postmen and delivery people. The debates of the next decade will be about whether we should allow human beings to drive at all on public roads. The pesky humans crash into each other, suffer from road rage, rush headlong into traffic jams, and need to be monitored by traffic police. Yes, we won’t need traffic cops either. Robots are already replacing manufacturing workers. Industrial robots have advanced to the point at which they can do the same physical work as human beings. The operating cost of some robots is now less than the salary of an average Chinese worker. And, unlike human beings, robots don’t complain, join labor unions, or get distracted. They readily work 24 hours a day and require minimal maintenance. Robots will also take the jobs of farmers, pharmacists, and grocery clerks.
In foreign fields: How Britain’s former dominions remember the war that propelled them to independence
You can go to the smallest rural communities in New Zealand, barely an intersection, and there will be a monument with a few names on it.