NoRights Podcast: S3E12 – Talking the Robofuture Live!

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This week Ben and Ian, inspired by Ian’s recent viewing of the new Robocop, discuss the philosophical concepts of robotics in the future. This leads to the question of if we’ll ever see a movie about the journey of a super villain, and whether it’s a good thing if characters are all good/all evil or if it’s better when they’re shades of grey.

Ian tells us of Tanshumanism while Ben warns us about the Heartbleed bug. Continuing the movie conversation, Ian also tells us about The Machine.

Ben brings up the films Robot & Frank and Her.

Ian then shares Changing the Hivemind – How Social Media Manipulation Affects Everything: Tim Weninger at TEDxUND

Conversing about head transplants the conversation turns more social as Ben brings up the film It’s a Girl

There’s also talk of the new Mac Pro design and this leads to the concept of Phonebloks. Ian tells us about Mozilla’s Lightbeam for Firefox and Ben mentions how it reminds me of the old design for Musicovery.

Finally, Ian brings us 51 Pieces of Movie Trivia You May Not Know.