JETLAG RADIO 065 | 11-06-17

Hello. I've just included playlist 065.

One of the tracks I wanted to highlight was Sander van Doorn's latest project under his alias "Purple Haze" entitled "Neiloj" which is from his new album "Spectrvm." I highly recommend listening to the whole LP, it's really good.

 

The other song I wanted to mention was from Noel Gallagher. It's called "Holy Mountain," and his new album is coming out in a few months. As I've mentioned before, I am a huge Oasis fan, so I can't wait for this. Liam has already released his new album, so now we wait for Noel.

 

  • The Most Amazing Futuristic Cars at the Tokyo Motor Show [Bloomberg]
  • Budget 2018: French youth sacrificed [Thomas Piketty]
  • Transforming Health Care [HBR]
  • Do social media threaten democracy? [The Economist]
  • Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy [HBR]
  • Why Hospitals Need Better Data Science [HBR]
  • Doubling Down on Gene Therapy for Heart Failure [MIT Tech Review]
  • The right way to help declining places [The Economist]
  • How Should Governments Address Inequality? [Foreign Affairs]
  • By the end of 2016, 65.6 million people were displaced by persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations [@refugees]
  • The Right Way to Honor the Troops [Foreign Policy]
  • The Vietnam War [PBS]
  • U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Administration Officials [NY Times]
  • Open Enrollment has begun and continues through Jan. 31, 2018 [Covered CA]
  • LeBron James/Intel commercial tries to bring autonomous awareness [BMW Blog]
  • Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico [NPR]
  • Alphabet's Project Loon deploys LTE balloons in Puerto Rico [The Verge]

One of the next books I plan to tackle is Satya Nadella's "Hit Refresh." There are a lot of great books out there and it's really hard deciding what to read first. I want to read the new Da Vinci biography by Walter Isaacson. I want to read that new book by this cool old ESPN sportscaster. I want to start the entire Tom Clancy series (many years ago I had read 3/4th of Rainbow Six but never finished it).

Lately, I'm listening to all the great coverage from Amsterdam Dance Event 2017. There's a ton of new music from all the DJs. Armin van Buuren even had a 14 hour special episode of "A State of Trance" for episode 836. I'm almost done listening to the whole thing and it was amazing.

I've been putting off watching the latest Resident Evil movie because I wanted to re-watch the first 5, so I hope to do that soon. Milla Jovovich is my favorite actress, and I hope she takes down the evil Umbrella corporation in #6 once and for all.

New Google Pixel 2 & Apple iPhone X are out, so go check out all the coverage from MKBHD & Sam Sheffer. I'd link the videos, but I need to watch them first, they're about 20 minutes each.

Lastly. Just a friendly reminder that the holidays are almost upon us. Please drive safe. If you're a teenager, for the love of God, stop texting and driving, you're driving your parents completely bonkers. Thanks in advance.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 062 | 063 | 064 | 10-01-17

Hi. Here are playlists 062, 063, and just added 064, well, at least on Spotify. There's a bug in iOS 11 and I can't seem to share the playlist among my MacBook/iPhone/iPad. I hope they fix it, because if not, my next phone won't be iPhone X, it will be the next Google Pixel phone (Update: iOS bug is now fixed, playlist 064 is also available on @AppleMusic now! =)

The first track from 064 is the latest single from DJ Snake. I'm super proud of this frenchman for realizing his dream, and playing his new track from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

There is another track I would like to point out. It's a classic by the Chemical Brothers, it is entitled "Loops of Fury," it was featured on the soundtrack from the videogame Wipeout XL, also known as Wipeout 2097 in Europe.

 

  • RLL Team likely to keep BMW GTLM program through 2020 [BMW Blog]
  • From Sci-Fi To Reality, Audi's Futuristic Electric Cars Are Coming Sooner Than You Might Think [Forbes]
  • The science of forecasting is getting better, probably [The Economist on @Medium]
  • Hello Ruby is the world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology, and programming [HelloRuby.com]
  • Crash Bandicoot: An oral history [polygon]
  • WipeOut Omega Collection [Playstation]
  • Why Google's AI Can Write Beautiful Songs but Still Can't Tell a Joke [MIT Tech Review]
  • Artificial Intelligence for Everyone: A Next-Generation Experience [MIT Tech Review]
  • When the Planet Looks Like a Climate-Change Ad [The Atlantic]
  • Severe Weather Threatens Businesses. It's Time to Measure and Disclose the Risks [HBR]
  • Tomorrow Came Yesterday: A shared vision for the future of healthcare [The EIU]
  • Learning to Walk [UPS Longitudes]
  • China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race [Bloomberg Technology]
  • Game Engine Learning from Video [Georgia Tech]
  • Australian Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence To Prevent Blindness In People With Diabetes [Gizmodo AUS]
  • Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Treat Cancer [NBC5 Dallas]
  • Senate Panel Rejects Trump Plan for Cutting Foreign Assistance [Foreign Policy]
  • Selection of Music from "Absolutely on Music" by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa [Haruki Murakami official site]
  • GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power [Bloomberg Technology]
  • The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter [Fast Company]
  • Tim Cook says DACA is the 'biggest issue of our time' [Recode]
  • Blind Patients to Test Bionic Eye Brain Implants [MIT Tech Review]
  • Interpol votes to admit Palestine as full member [The Guardian]
  • Reps. Ami Bera, Frank Pallone Introduce Resolution for Permanent UN Security Council Seat for India [India West]
  • Senator Kamala Harris Makes Bold Moves to Preserve Healthcare for All During Congressional Black Caucus Convention [LA Sentinel]
  • Jerry Brown signs new California affordable housing laws [Sac Bee]
  • U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: 'You Have Allies' on Climate Change [NY Times]
  • Communicating climate change through poetry [Yale Climate Connections]
  • Everything SpaceX revealed about its updated plan to reach Mars by 2022 [Techcrunch]
  • Intel predicts a $7 trillion self-driving future [The Verge]
  • Apple and Fitbit join pilot program to speed new health tech through FDA [The Verge]
  • Apple September 2017 keynote [Apple]
  • Google Pixel 2 event 10/04/17 [@MadeByGoogle]

I'm immensely excited about Manchester United being back in the UCL. It's been way too damn long, and I hope we get very far. I managed to hit my goal to read 52 books for the year. I encourage all of you to rekindle your love with reading. I remember in High School when I used to hate reading. Too often, we'd want to read Cliff Notes or Spark Notes. Now going back, revisiting these amazing novels, classics, and other stories or history books...I have immense respect for these teachers who have been trying so hard to train us for the journey that is life. Thus, read a book, you might learn something. While you might hate your teacher today, 10-20 years later, you will be forever thankful. I just picked up a few books from the bookstore, including Al Gore's "Truth to Power" (Climate Change). The Library is always a great place too, I was always there in college.

Playlist 064 is synonymous with a 64-bit microprocessor, whether Intel or AMD. It is the power of a computer. Ah, computers...companies now working towards Artificial Intelligence (super excited about Intel's $1 Billion investment announcement on AI)...Quantum Computing...Nanotechnology... It is a peculiar technology, one that can bring many fruits. While it's true that it can be quite scary (Elon is warning us about this), it can also help us with a lot of things. It can help people who are missing limbs, deaf of hearing, blind, diabetes, cancer, or even mental health. If you recall my blogpost for Playlist 046, I mentioned how "computer models for Earth 2050 look like something out of a scary video-game." Climate Change is a direct threat to our planet, to our very existence. Therefore, when we get some recent hurricanes which cause alarming devastation, which are directly as a result of climate change, and the EPA has yet to release a report regarding this...I mean c'mon. Can we mail you a copy of Al Gore's new bluray documentary?

Basketball season is upon us, and I look forward to returning to the Golden 1 Center and watch the Sacramento Kings for a few games. If they play the Cavs, I hope to attend. I just got NBA 2K18 and I'm pumped. Speaking of which, I need to play some basketball, it's been too long.

Gran Turismo Sport comes out this month on PS4, I'm so excited!

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 061 | 8-20-17

Hello. I have added playlist #061.

The first and last tracks I added are unfortunately a bit hard to find. They aren't on Apple Music nor Spotify normally, but you can find Ali Wilson's Watchmaker album on junodownload.com.

The second, and second to last tracks I added are part of Steve Angello's upcoming new album. These tracks are amazing and I cannot wait for his future releases.

  • Geekin' Out on Hip-Hop, with Logic [StarTalk]
  • How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music [nautilus]
  • Bison Returned From the Brink Just in Time for Climate Change [Bloomberg]
  • Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy's Storage Problem -- With Salt [Bloomberg Technology]
  • What you should know about AI [Techcrunch]
  • Machines Are Developing Language Skills Inside Virtual Worlds [MIT Tech Review]
  • How Quantum Physics Is About to Revolutionize Biochemistry [MIT Tech Review]
  • In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 via [BBC News]
  • Surprise Discovery Shows 'Artificial Atoms' Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures [Motherboard]
  • Scientists Unveil a New Inventory of the Universe's Dark Contents [Quanta Magazine]
  • AI is Changing Everything - Even Science Itself [@IntelAI]
  • Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report [NY Times]
  • July never seemed so strange [Slack]
  • The Next Moon Landing is Near Thanks to These Pioneering Engineers via [NatGeo]
  • The New Climate Change Activists May Surprise You [Nat Geo]
  • The most beautiful theory of all [The Economist @medium]
  • On Tour With Diplo In Africa [GQ]
  • How to Change The Lives Of Millions w/ Scott Harrison [Chase Jarvis LIVE]
  • NASA Eclipse 2017 website [NASA]

 

  • Recently I read the U.S. constitution "and other important texts." It was a massive 880 pages so it took quite a while to read. You can find the copy I purchased in a nice limited gold edition at B&N at a bargain price. It's really required reading especially nowadays, given how things being trampled on, especially in Healthcare, and Climate Change. I finished Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" which was a pretty good short read. He has many more books that I need to check out eventually. I'm now reading "The Familiar" Part 2 by Mark Z. Danieleswki. I'm listening to Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance Ibiza 2017, and Eric Prydz's EPIC RADIO Episode 16 on Beats 1. Lastly, I finally got a chance to watch Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel." Great film, just as I thought it would be. It's a must-watch for everyone you know. We just need to remind people that Climate Change is real, and if they care about their well-being, their children's well-being, and their children's children's well-being, the Paris Agreement needs to be respected, not ignored. Al Gore wrote a new book too, which I will have to grab sometimes. Here is a link to some great resources to get involved.
  • Public Service Announcement: THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IS ON 8/21/17 PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP...DO ***NOT*** LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYEWEAR OR YOU CAN CAUSE PERMANENT IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO YOUR EYES. Also, driving will be slightly chaotic, so, for the sake of yourself and others, keep your eyes on the road. Be extra prudent and careful. Thanks in advance.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 060 | 7-20-17

Hi. I've just uploaded playlist # 60.

One of the songs is a new single from Liam Gallagher (Oasis) entitled "Wall of Glass." I sure miss the fact that Oasis are no longer together, but it's great to see them making new music.

  • The Business of Artificial Intelligence: What it can -- and cannot do -- do for your organization [HBR]
  • AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us from a Future of Super-Smart Cyberattacks [MIT Tech Review]
  • Game of Thrones is secretly all about Climate Change [VOX]
  • In Landmark Move, GOP Congress Calls Climate Change 'Direct Threat' to Security [FP]
  • Is the U.S. Ready for a Single-Payer Health Care System? [HBR]
  • Gore calls for single-payer healthcare [The Hill]
  • Climate Wars [FA]
  • The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor [MIT Tech Review / @SamDeBrule]
  • A trillion-ton iceberg just broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula [The Outline]
  • Machine Learning for Developers -- How to Build Intelligent Apps & Services [@MSAdvAnalytics]
  • Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in Venture Capital [@om]
  • A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks [Phys.org]
  • The governor of California and Michael Bloomberg launched a new plan to fight Climate Change  -- with or without Trump [Business Insider]
  • Stephen Hawking issues dire warning about the threat Trump poses to a livable climate [ThinkProgress]
  • This Is How Climate Change Will Shift the World's Cities [Climate Central]
  • The Bookshelf: FP Staffers Review the New Releases [FP]
  • A Lean Startup Approach to Predictive Clinical Analytics in Healthcare, Part II [Intel]
  • Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools [The Economist]
  • Tao of Seneca -- Free PDFs [Tim Ferriss Blog]
  • CERN Courier - digital edition July/August 2017 issue [CERN]

 

  • lately I'm still reading Thomas Piketty's book on Income Inequality. It's quite a long read, and I'm finally halfway through it. My favorite album right now is Anjunabeats in Ibiza 2017, it's a great listen, so be sure to check it out. There's a new X-Files audiobook that came out on Audible, so give it a go assuming you're a fan of the series. Next movie I plan to see ought to be the new WW2 epic by Christopher Nolan, it already had great reviews, so it should be a must-watch.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 059 | 6-28-17

Hello. I've just uploaded playlist # 059.

The 12th track is quite an important one. I want to thank artist superstar Logic for writing this one. It's from his latest album, and raises awareness on a very important topic. There are TV shows on Netflix that touch on this matter, but alas, in some ways, it glorifies the subject, which is not good. I much prefer Logic's point of view on this with this song. For more information, please see this YouTube video below:

The 2nd thing I wanted to mention, was this recent TED talk by Tim Ferriss. It's very inspiring, so check it out:

  • Climate Without Borders (link) via climatewithoutborders.org
  • Google, UC Berkeley Seek Volunteers to Document Solar Eclipse (link) via NBC Bay Area
  • VIDEO: Jethro Bovingtons drives the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in the new BMW M4 GT4 (link) via BMW Blog
  • MSF urges India's Modi to remain committed to affordable medicines during White House meeting (link) via MSF
  • Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species (link) via Elon Musk
  • How Cars -- And Drivers -- Survive the Brutal 24 Hours of Le Mans (link) via WIRED
  • Restoring Family Links: Connecting Susan Stevens (link) via Redcross
  • Exiting Paris Climate Accords Would Exact a Steep Global Cost (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • Million-Dollar Prize Hints at How Machine Learning May Someday Spot Cancer (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • AI's next target could be NASA's mission control (link) via Ars Technica
  • He Built the Xbox -- Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing? (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: Music Documentary (link) via Apple Music
  • Biz Stone Rejoins Twitter With Focus on Corporate Culture (link) via Bloomberg Technology
  • If everyone talked like a BBC anchor (link) via Alltop
  • The hidden maths of organisms, cities, and companies (link) via The Economist
  • The Talent Curse (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War (link) via WIRED
  • Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter, is that you?! (link) via WIRED
  • AI, The Humanity! (link) via The Verge
  • How AI Can Keep Accelerating After Moore's Law (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • What @garyvee Learned by Experimenting on Himself (link) via Entrepreneur
  • A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines (link) via Phys.org
  • Why Reading Is The Most Intelligent Thing You Can Do (link) via Inc.
  • Making Crash Bandicoot (link) via Andy Gavin blog
  • Replay - L'Invité de 8h40 de LCI Matin du 7 Juin 2017 : Michel Onfray, Philosophe (link) via LCI
  • Automating Breast Cancer Detection with Deep Learning (link) via Sheng Weng (@medium)
  • In the AI Age, "Being Smart" Will Mean Something Completely Different (link) via Harvard Business Review
  • Ethiopia's coffee is the latest victim of climate change (link) via The Verge
  • OnePlus 5 (link) via OnePlus
  • Google's Tensor2Tensor makes it easier to conduct deep learning experiments (link) via Techcrunch
  • How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930% (link) via Harvard Business Review
  • Ferry Corsten interview on his new album Blueprint (link) via Trance Hub
  • UN CC: e-Learn (Think, Talk, Act Climate) (link) via United Nations
  • Department of Energy Awards Six Research Contracts Totaling $258 Million to Accelerate U.S. Supercomputing Technology (link) via Energy.gov
  • Intel Nervana AI Academy (link) via Intel AI

 

 

  • Recently I read an important book on the whole healthcare debacle entitled "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back" by Elizabeth Rosenthal. I thank the Universe (and/or Jesus, Allah & Buddha, whatever floats your boat) that we have some Senators working extra hard to #SaveACA, stop this ridiculous #AHCA, and continue the journey towards #SinglePayer, also known as #SB562 in California. There are forces trying to shut it down, but people are fighting hard. I really hope Governor Brown, as amazing as the work on #ClimateChange he's been doing, I hope he takes a look at #SB562.
  • I also finished the 2nd novel volume in the Yukikaze saga, it's a Sci-Fi military story. It's written by Chōhei Kambayashi, and it's also available in Anime format (5 volumes). Please check it out! If more people read the series, the publisher will finally translate novel volume 3 from Japanese into English.
  • I'm really excited about the new Fast & Furious that just came out on iTunes, and looking forward the latest Transformers movie as well. The next movie I'm gonna watch is probably Logan, it's the latest Marvel movie that is out, along with Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We still have a long way until the new The Avengers come out, but at least, there's a new Spiderman movie out in a week.
  • I have only read Malcolm Gladwell's first book. I look forward to reading the rest of his books.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 056 | 057 | 058 | 4-24-17

Hi there. I've just added playlists # 056, 057, and 058.

The first track of playlist 058 stems from Solarstone's new EP. It's really good so be sure to check it out.

Here is the latest music video from Logic. It's a really great song, the video is great, and I cannot wait for his new album (5/5/17). His older album "Under Pressure" is one of my favorite albums of all time. He also had 4 mixtapes that were pretty cool.

  • The Outline has started a playlist series. This month, a conversation on the daily nightmare of #ClimateChange [Outline]
  • Barack Obama says he wants to focus on training young leaders [The Economist]
  • Today Is The Best Day to Plan for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 [SPACE.COM]
  • The Age of AI [HBR]
  • Google's New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy [MIT Tech Review]
  • Routes to the Future Vol. 2 [UPS Longitudes]
  • Elon Musk's Billion-Dollar Crusade To Stop The A.I. Apocalypse [Vanity Fair]
  • The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI [MIT Tech Review]
  • A More Realistic Augmented Reality [MIT Tech Review]
  • 3-D-Printed Sneakers, Tailored to Your Foot [MIT Tech Review]
  • Stephanie Busari: How fake news does real harm [TED]
  • Everyday Emergency: The MSF Podcast [MSF]
  • The Bernie Sanders Show podcast [Bernie Sanders]
  • Cities of 2050: Data and Technology Will Fuel Megacities of the Future [UPS Longitudes]
  • Google's Dueling Neural Networks Spar To Get Smarter, No Humans Required [WIRED}
  • Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers [MIT Tech Review]
  • Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole [Nat Geo]
  • The Countries Most (and Least) Likely to be Affected by Automation [HBR]
  • The Bizarre Digital Book You Must Destroy Before Sharing [WIRED]
  • A Simple Visual Proof of a Powerful Idea [QUANTA Magazine]
  • California Today: GoPros, Audiobooks and Other Perks of the Library [NY Times]
  • Can podcasting save the world? [Techcrunch]
  • Engineering the Perfect Astronaut [MIT Tech Review]
  • Apple appears to be interested in the satellite internet business [The Verge]
  • How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe [MIT Tech Review]
  • Why You Should Read Books You Hate [NY Times]
  • SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR Camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all [Mashable]
  • A New Blast May Have Forged Cosmic Gold [QUANTA Magazine]
  • IAM - Étranger [YouTube FR]
  • Anime comes bearing hope [Outline]
  • The Growing Case for Geoengineering [MIT Tech Review]
  • Microsoft Says it Will Simplify Windows Updates into Two Per Year [Fortune]
  • Steve Ballmer's new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending [Techcrunch]
  • Alphabet has quietly become the most influential player in Silicon Valley health tech [CNBC]
  • Alphabet seeks 10,000 volunteers -- and their health data -- for a massive medical study [The Verge]
  • A hundred days of Trump [New Yorker]
  • Macron and Le Pen advance to the second round of the French election [The Economist]
  • This teacher Raised $80,000 To Buy New Bike For Every Kid At School [Global Citizen]
  • The Usefulness of a March for Science [New Yorker]
  • Can Trump Avoid A Government Shutdown On His 100th Day? [FiveThirtyEight]
  • The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It: Trump Budget would gut development assistance and fold USAID into State [Foreign Policy]
  • Use Data and DNA To Fight Disease [Intel AI]

I got to watch "La Patrouille de France" recently. It was an amazing airshow. They're the French equivalent of "Blue Angels." I watched some of the Coachella livestream last week. Two performances that really stood out to me were Kendrick Lamar and Steve Angello. Kendrick's album is really good, still trying to decipher all the lyrics, I think he said he has more music coming. Steve Angello set a great precedent, and his upcoming album ought to be something really special. Right now, Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance 2017 just came out, so I'm looking forward to listen to it. Silicon Valley is back on HBO, this season ought to be good. Also, "Genius" starts on Nat Geo this week. I hear Doctor Who is in its 10th season? I need to start watching this show. In addition, I'm looking forward to reading Senator Warren's new book "This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save the America's Middle Class." Lastly, my birthday is next month, so I'd like to take the opportunity to raise awareness for charity: water. More information here.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 055 | 3-20-17

Hello. I've just posted playlist #055. The first song is a collaboration between The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. It's called: "Something Just Like This." Pretty good song. It's deemed cheesy but cheesy can be good.

  • Machine Learning: The New Proving Ground for Competitive Advantage [MIT Technology Review in partnership with Google Cloud]
  • Brain-controlled robots [MIT]
  • Opportunities for machine-learning startups: An investor perspective [Venture Beat]
  • Facebook in Soccer Streaming Deal with MLS, Univision [WSJ]
  • Self-Driving Trucks: Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation's 1.7 million truck drivers? [MIT Technology Review]
  • Can Facebook's Machine Learning Algorithms Accurately Predict Suicide? [Scientific American]
  • This Man Makes Founders Cry [Backchannel]
  • Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big Data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it [Business Insider]
  • Google Cloud Next 2017 - Eric Schmidt full keynote [YouTube]
  • Jean Michel Jarre U.S. Tour [JMJ Official website]
  • A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity [WIRED]
  • Distracted by Facebook? This might be the reason you're procrastinating [WEF]
  • Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Ready to Come Out of the Woods' [NY Times]
  • Incorporated Built an incredible World. Then Syfy Nuked it. [WIRED]
  • Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane [Bloomberg]
  • A NBA Star Thinks He Can Help Video Gaming Competitions Grow Up [Bloomberg]
  • What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drivers Made of DNA? [WIRED]
  • A Radical Vision of the Universe Returns to Electrify Physics [WIRED]
  • Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast of 'Sesame Street' [NPR]
  • The Alaska of Giants and Gods [New Yorker]
  • The Biases That Keep Good R&D Projects from Getting Funded [HBR]
  • 261 elephants: How Peace Corps unexpectedly made a dream come true [Peace Corps]
  • Education: enfin une femme au programme du bac L ! [Le Parisien]
  • Nigeria Commits to Scaling Up Use of Antiseptic Gel to Reduce Newborn Deaths [USAID]
  • Promoting investigative journalism in Afghanistan [EuropeAID]
  • Water security threats demand new collaborations: Lessons from the Mekong River Basin [EIU]
  • The Assault on Reason 2017 Edition by Al Gore [Penguin Random House]
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 73 issue 2 [link]
  • Horizon Zero Dawn [Playstation]
  • TAG Heuer and Gran Turismo Sport Partnership Announced at the Geneva Motor Show [Gran Turismo]

Right now I'm listening to Drake's "More Life" playlist. It's really good, and great to hear new Drake music. Assassin's Creed was finally on iTunes so I got to watch it. Great movie, although it did have bad reviews. Ubisoft is working on the next installment and skipped a year to polish the final product from what the blogosphere is saying. Manchester United is still in the Europa League, Quarter-Finals are next month, along with UCL. Imperative that MANUTD wins, so they get back to the UCL next year. I just read Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (French Minister of Education)'s book. I really connected with the book because she refers the conundrum of being in the middle of two cultures, being an immigrant yet viewing herself as a proud French person. It's something that a lot of people deal with in France. People deem you as being "unpatriotic" because of the color of your skin. There are millions of immigrants working extremely hard, and their stories have been told, it just gets lost in the news cycle. Then you get the rise of "Populism" which is scary as hell. Thankfully they didn't win in Holland. Yet Le Pen might win in France, hence the importance of voting in the elections. Abstention is not an option, the risks are far too great.

Anyway, #SXSW just wrapped up, so be sure to check out coverage on your favorite tech blogs, I'm sure there were some great stories! Also, Ultra Music Festival is happening soon, so if you're going, have fun, but please be safe.

Until next time!

PS. I saw MØ in concert! It was amazing. Her voice is incredible, can't wait for the new album.

PPS. March Madness!!!

JETLAG RADIO 054 | 2-19-17

Hello. I've just added Playlist # 054. The first selection is from Maglev entitled "Flight to Jupiter." It's a really great track.

  • This cartoon explains why Elon Musk thinks we're characters in a computer simulation. He might be right. [Vox]
  • Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Displace Artists [Bloomberg]
  • Understanding Agent Cooperation [Deep Mind Blog, PDF]
  • Gabe Newell isn't really here [Polygon]
  • How Lego Built A Social Network For Kids That's Not Creepy [WIRED]
  • The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important [HBR]
  • Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is [HBR]
  • IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe [TechCrunch]
  • CRISPR-Cas9 inventor Jennifer Doudna's plans on moving forward, genetically modifying humans [TechCrunch]
  • Q&A: The Future of AI and transportation [TechCrunch]
  • A Robot Physical Therapist Helps Kids with Cerebral Palsy [MIT Tech Review]
  • Imagining the Future of VR at Google [MIT Tech Review]
  • "The Relentless Pace of Automation" [MIT Tech Review]
  • AI Software Juggles Probabilities to Learn from Less Data [MIT Tech Review]
  • The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding [WIRED]
  • The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class [WIRED]
  • A Computer to Rival the Brain [New Yorker]
  • Saved From Holocaust: 'He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me' [NY Times]
  • The Most Desirable Employee Benefits [HBR]
  • Open Sourcing Mental Illness [OSMI]
  • TEDxCERN 4th edition [link]
  • Searching for the Mysterious Planet 9 [The Verge]
  • Dalai Lama to Speak at Commencement [UCSD Guardian]
  • The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist [HBR]
  • Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive [HBR]
  • Lessons on finding steady ground (#ClimateChange) [350]
  • Alain de Botton: On Love [YouTube]
  • One of my favorite French Romantic Comedy TV Show is now available on YouTube! It's called "Un Gars Une Fille." It's really great, but if you don't understand French humor, it might not make much sense when you translate the French in your head. Nevertheless, it's a really good show and you should check it out. [YouTube]
  • Paul Taylor has some new videos on his page. Funny stuff as always. [YouTube]
  • Almost done reading "Managing the Climate Crisis" by Robert O Schneider. Also reading "The Daily Stoic" by Ryan Holiday. About to start my 5th book on Doctors Without Borders, this one by Dan Bortolotti.
  • 2 albums I'm listening to right now are Anjunabeats Vol 13 and Lupe Fiasco's new LP.
  • I watched Marvel's Dr. Strange. It was great!
  • Host an event in support of health care and Social Security on February 25th at your local Congressperson's office. [Our Revolution]

Until next time!

JETLAG RADIO 053 | 1-31-17

Hi. I've just added Playlist 053 to the blog. The first track is this really cool song by The Trixx called "Cosmos." It makes a good intro.

  • Beat Generosity Burnout [HBR]
  • Companies Brace for Decade of Disruption From AI [MIT Sloan Management Review]
  • The Rise of AI Will Force Data Scientists To Evolve Or Get Left Behind [Forbes]
  • AI Is About Business Opportunity, Not Killing All Humans [Huffington Post UK]
  • The future of AI? Here's what Microsoft researchers think [World Economic Forum / Fortune]
  • Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Warn of Artificial Intelligence Arms Race [Newsweek]
  • Deep Learning Will Radically Change the Ways We Interact with Technology [HBR]
  • 4 Models for Using AI to Make Decisions [HBR]
  • A Mystery AI Just Crushed The Best Human Players At Poker [WIRED]
  • More understanding machines - IBM Patent 9384450 [IBMBlr]
  • Printed Human body parts could soon be available for transplant [The Economist]
  • The Race To Pass Obama's Last Law and Save Tech in DC [WIRED]
  • Gene-Editing Therapy Saves Lives Of Two Baby Girls With Leukemia [IFLScience]
  • Boeing's New Spacesuit May Look Stylish As Hell, But It's All Business [WIRED]
  • Books I'm reading: just started my 3rd book on Doctors Without Borders (this one by Peter Redfield), a Zen book by Jakusho Kwong, something by C.S. Lewis, and a Greek Philosophy book. I still want to read the new Tim Ferriss, but Good God that's a huge book to carry around. I may need the Kindle version.
  • one of the latest albums I've been listening to is BT's "-+", which you can stream here. It's really good and great ambient background music for reading/studying/etc.
  • Joshua Topolsky's new website "The Outline" has been live for a couple of weeks now, and it's pretty good, be sure to check it out.
  • Daft Punk are going to perform at the Grammys! So excited!
  • FC Cincinnati submits application to join Major League Soccer. This is excellent news! [WCPO]
  • The FIA WEC #Endurance2017 conference is 02/02/2017, don't miss it! [FIA WEC]
  • Data on climate change progress is disappearing from the US State Department website [Business Insider] this is really alarming so please contact your representatives

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 052 | 01-15-17

Hi there. I've just added Playlist #052 to my blog. Here's a great song below from the new episode by the Shapeshifter NZ entitled: Stars. Their new album is pretty good, so be sure to check it out as well.

 

  • Thanks to AI, Computers can see your health problems [WIRED]
  • 5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 [MIT Technology Review]
  • In Cancer Fight, Artificial Intelligence Is A Smart Move For Everyone [Forbes]
  • Final Fantasy 7: An Oral History [Polygon]
  • Quantum Computing is Real and D-Wave just Open-Sourced it [WIRED]
  • Don't Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan [WIRED]
  • What Happens When Algorithms Design A Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie [WIRED]
  • Will You Lose Your Job To Artificial Intelligence? Here's What The Experts Really Think [Inc.]
  • Will Robots Usher In A Utopia Or Dystopia? [Fast Company]
  • Obama's Technology Legacy [MIT Technology Review]
Check out the Special Report: Lifelong Education in the latest The Economist issue

Check out the Special Report: Lifelong Education in the latest The Economist issue

  • Kick-Ass Customer Service [HBR]
  • The Music Donald Trump Can't Hear [New Yorker]
  • really enjoyed Anjunabeats Worldwide Episode 510 [Soundcloud]
  • Incredible story of Afghanistan Women's National Soccer Team [Men In Blazers]
  • went to the Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers at the new Golden 1 Center Arena. It was a lot of fun, looking forward going to another game later this year.
  • Nuclear Roundup 01/13/2017 [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
  • Donald Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis [The Guardian] [BBC]
    • I urge you to support John Lewis by purchasing the March trilogy comic book. We must not let history repeat itself. [Amazon]
  • Noir Reads is simple and easy way to read Black literature to develop or deepen your understanding of Black culture & the Black experience by introducing readers to writers of the Diaspora and engaging in dynamic discussions with a growing private online community. [Noir Reads]
  • Migration: Thousands trapped in freezing temperatures in Greece and the Balkans [MSF]
  • interview with Thomas Pesquet in Outer Space [Europe 1 on DailyMotion] note: French
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry at MIT - January 9, 2017 #ClimateChange [YouTube]
  • visited the Aerospace Musem of California a few weeks ago. Really cool stuff. There's a Da Vinci Exhibit in February. Looking forward to it. [Sacramento Press]
  • Please join us, Bernie Sanders, and the Our Revolution Campaign to #SaveACA [YouTube]
  • #AskGaryVee 238 [YouTube]
  • I just recently finished my 7th book by Alain de Botton entitled "The Course of Love" and I'm almost halfway through Bernie Sanders' book. Such a great author. Among the books I'm reading now include "Peace Through Entrepreneurship" by Steven R. Koltai, "Superintelligence" by Nick Bostrom and "Time Travel" by James Gleick. There are also 2 new books on the X-Files mythology that are out, looking forward to reading them.
  • There's a movie called "Divines" on Netflix. It's a movie in French, and a very powerful film at that. It reinforces the fact that it is imperative that more needs to be done in the "Banlieus" of France. Education is key, something must be done to help the youth.
  • I am so excited that my favorite French Rap group IAM is releasing their new album on 03/03/17. I've been waiting for this for a long time. Here's a spotify playlist if you want to check them out.

Until next time!