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! 

JETLAG RADIO 049 | 050 | 051 | 12-22-16

Hello. I've just added 049, 050, 051 playlists to my blog.

The first track on 051 is this amazing track from Lange which I haven't heard in years. Great vibe.

  • The Great A.I. Awakening (Gideon Lewis-Kraus) [New York Times]
  • Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy (White House) [PDF]
  • The AI Takeover Is Coming. Let's Embrace It (Sandra Upson) [Backchannel]
  • Alfie Jackson - The Last Holiday - a song for the children of Syria [YouTube]
  • Book Doctors Say What You Need Is a Good Read (Sarah Sloat) [Wall Street Journal]
  • Some of the books I'm currently reading: A book on Doctors Without Borders, latest Lauren Collins book, and Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution. They're all very good so far.
  • One of my next read is the new Tim Ferriss' book. I'm so glad he wrote something new. "Tools of Titans" looks gigantic, but I can't wait to read it.
  • Max Vangeli has a new album, be sure to check it out. [Spotify]
  • She & Him have a new Christmas album, and here it is. [Spotify]
  • I saw the Sci-Fi movie "The Arrival." Really good! [YouTube]
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe and don't drink & drive. Get a cab, Uber, or Lyft.

JETLAG RADIO 048 | 11-23-16

Hello. Playlist 048 has been added. A bit electronic heavy this time around.

I gotta say, I was pretty distraught with the Elections' result. According to an article on Mashable, 46.6% of eligible voters did not vote. I specifically said in a previous blog post that your vote matters, and it makes a difference. If you do not vote, you cannot complain about the elections' result.

How can we learn from this Election? Well, we simply need to get more involved, not just on national level, but also on State and Local level. Find a Congressman, State Senator, and Governor you believe in, support them, vote for them. The next 2 years are going to be long, but nothing will get fixed if you don't get involved. Do you still care about your issues, whether they are Climate Change, Foreign Policy, the Economy, Obamacare, free tuition for college students, so on and so forth? We can still make them happen, but you need to do something about it. Educate yourself, and those around you.

Imagine how I felt after curating so much content on Twitter, only to be beaten by fake news on Facebook? There is a battle, and a battle to stay informed. Read. Read, read, read. Read from important institutions. Don't read from rumor magazines at the grocery store for some gossip. Go to an actual bookstore and read about what's going on in the world. Ask for recommendations. You can order from Amazon too (which I do) but bookstores do have a little bit of magic, especially during the holidays.

But, remember, don't live in a bubble. Engage those aren't educated about the issues you support. Explain them your viewpoint. Explain them why Climate Change is real, and that it probably would be a good idea not to destroy our planet for our older days, or for the next generation of kids. Help them understand what Planned Parenthood stands for. Display them stories about the hardship of refugees in Europe, and why there needs to be a resolution to the war in Syria and other countries. Tell them that you cannot afford student loans for the rest of your days, and why you need affordable tuition, the way university is pretty much free in Europe.

Get involved, in whatever way you deem productive.

Until next time!

PS. Thanksgiving is this week. While we may not be happy with the election results, don't forget to be thankful for good health, family, and a million other reasons. Also, when you eat that piece of turkey, don't forget to thank the heroes around the world who keep us safe.