Speak, Memory

Speak, Memory

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.

Feelings != Facts

John Oliver on the Republican National Convention last week:

Trump and the Republican Party don’t give a shit about facts and if a majority of the American people follow their lead then the world could be in a precarious place come November.