[Weekend Watch List] Prezentul pare complicat și viitorul sumbru. Dar să împrumutăm niște ochelari roz de la oameni deștepți

[Weekend Watch List] Prezentul pare complicat și viitorul sumbru. Dar să împrumutăm niște ochelari roz de la oameni deștepți

Vinerea trecută am pornit Weekend Watch List cu inima strânsă, așa cum e și firesc când te infiltrezi în timpul liber al oamenilor. Cu inima strânsă, dar hotărâți să mai discutăm și despre alte lucruri decât cele pe care ni le impune presiunea socială

Și, oricum, weekendul este doar o convenție socială recent apărută. Spune asta Katrina Onstad, care a scris o carte pe temă și despre care puteți afla mai multe în lista cu video-uri de mai jos. Plus că, dincolo de istoria mai puțin știută a weekendului, Katrina vine și cu niște propuneri de recâștigare a timpului liber.

Tura asta avem și niște ochelari roz de la optimistul de serviciu, Steven Pinker, care insistă să spună că trăim într-o lume bună (sau, cel puțin, cifrele așa o arată, în ciuda fricilor nostre). Contrabalansăm cu William Gibson, profetul întunecat și autorul celebrului citat ”viitorul este deja aici, dar nu este egal distribuit”, care vorbește despre tehnologie și apocalipsă. 

În lista de mai jos mai puteți găsi teorii despre cât de iraționali sunt, de fapt, oamenii, cum au schimbat Cei Patru (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google) regulile businessului, pe cine mai sună Google Duplex și câtă încredere poți să ai în computerul tău. 


Do You Trust this Computer?

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being created, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, personal assistants, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is experiencing this transformation, from job automation, to medical diagnostics, even military operations. Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of our new era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?


Google Duplex: A.I. Assistant Calls Local Businesses To Make Appointments

Google showed off its Assistant having a humanlike conversation with someone at a hair salon and a small restaurant. Google CEO Sundar Pichai explains Google Duplex at Google I/O.


Scott Galloway - The Four - What To Do

Worth more than $2.3 trillion combined, the Big Four (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google) continue to grab share from media companies, brands, and retailers. Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and Founder of L2, will showcase how the traditional rules of business don’t apply to the Big Four and identify ways that brands and companies can fight back. Scott Galloway is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named “One of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants. He is also the founder of Red Envelope and Prophet Brand Strategy. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and has served on the boards of directors of Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN), Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley. The L2 Digital Leadership Academy, led by faculty from NYU Stern, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School, and L2 researchers, is a two-day conference rooted in business fundamentals coupled with tactical sessions on digital topics.



Dan Ariely is a world renowned behavioural economist, and three-time, New York Times best-selling author. He assert that humans are not as rational as we think we are, yet this irrational behaviour IS also highly predictable. He is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and his TED talks has been viewed over 10M times. Dan's latest book - “SMALL CHANGE - MONEY MISHAPS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM” delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance.


Interview Series | Katrina Onstad: "The Weekend Effect"

Katrina Onstad, Canadian journalist and author of "The Weekend Effect" joins Kate on the podcast to chat about how to create a happier and more relaxed weekend. She shares the latest research as well as her own personal experiences, and you'll love this laid-back chat about the importance of a relaxed childhood for your kids, how to cut back on work AND be more productive, the value of getting out in nature, why being social (in person) matters, and more.


Enlightenment Now | Robert Wright & Steven Pinker [The Wright Show]

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Steven Pinker (Harvard University, The Better Angels of Our Nature)


Steven Pinker - The evolution of the way we think

Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on language and cognition, writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The Atlantic, and is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and most recently, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.



William Gibson: Technology, Science Fiction & the Apocalypse

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his landmark novel "Neuromancer," CHF favorite William Gibson returns to the Festival. This autumn he’ll celebrate the publication of his latest work, "The Peripheral," a high-tech thriller set partly in a decadent postapocalyptic future. Gibson is joined in conversation by author Carol Anshaw.


Marshall Mcluhan Full lecture: The medium is the message - 1977 part 1 v 3

Herbert Marshall Mcluhan (*1911 - +1979) lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia.

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