Fascinating piece about a friends drive to create a bot from the digital artefacts of her dead friend. As mentioned in the piece, it’s reminiscent of the 2013 episode of Black Mirror entitled “Be Right Back”, so if you haven’t seen that it’s worth tracking down and watching. It’s hard to know how this type of thing will shape human psyche in future but we’re going to have to tread carefully.
An excellent read by Tristan Harris. Seriously, take the 12 minutes and dive in, particularly if you’re involved in the tech industry. Fascinating, thought provoking and scary.
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
This looks really cool.
A brilliant read from the New Yorker about the Cascadia subduction zone in the North Western United States. When it ruptures it’s going to devastate the region and, in comparison to Japan, they’re in no way prepared for it.
A stunning piece of journalism. It’ll take you the guts of an hour to read but is really worth it.