The NoRights Podcast: S3E44 – Talking Magnitudes Live!

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This week Ben and Ian are joined by friend of the show Nate to discuss magnitudes of computing. Ben tells us of binge-watching CrashCourse. But first Ian brings us this week’s headlines.

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company. U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement. Paintball tester wanted: must stand tall in the line of fire, salary £40,000. Hack at Sony Pictures shuts computer system. Autodesk offers design software to schools everywhere free of charge.

Magnitudes of Computing

Processing Speed

Instructions per second


Teraflops Research Chip

Moore’s law

Artificial intelligence

Artificial consciousness

Quantum mind

Mind uploading

Orchestrated objective reduction

Human Brain Project

Stuart Hameroff on Singularity

Finally, all 3 sit down for a round of comic book trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!