Biomimicry and Branches

Ever notice that some of our technology looks similar to nature? Well it turns out, there’s an engineering concept called - Biomimicry. As usual, we’ll start with the definition: “What is Biomimicry you ask? Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. In short, biomimicry... Continue Reading →

Be Nathan Apodaca (The Ocean Spray Guy) for Halloween

Nathan Apodaca, the guy from Idaho who made you look up "fleetwood mac song from ocean spray video" has taken advantage of is rise to internet fame. Now, you can be the Nathan for Halloween But only while supplies last! This article here has an interview from Ocean Spray's Head of Global Corporate Affairs and Communication,... Continue Reading →

Dancing in the Moonlight Wormhole

What started as a post about NASA's recent breaking news about finding water on the sun-side of the Moon, turned into a search for the original artist of the track, "Dancing in the Moonlight". To get me into the groove for writing a post about the Moon, I looked up "songs about the moon". Here... Continue Reading →

The Soaring Twenties

If you have been paying attention, you can see that the 2020s are going to be special. Similar to the Roaring Twenties (from 1920-1929), there is another "Cultural Civil War" going on: "These conflicts–what one historian has called a “cultural Civil War” between city-dwellers and small-town residents, Protestants and Catholics, blacks and whites, “New Women”... Continue Reading →

Mark Manson Swears A Lot

Author, blogger, and internet entrepreneur - Mark Manson - has a potty mouth. Here is just a small sample of his blasphemous writings: Is No One Safe from the Bullshit?  (Subscribers Only) "Who The Fuck Am I" The Ultimate Guide to Personal Values 5 Books That Explain Why It Seems the World Is So Fucked Fuck... Continue Reading →

The 3 Factions of Artificial Intelligence

“Hydrogen…, given enough time, turns into people." -Edward Robert Harrison, 1995 There isn't a consensus on the When and What of AI. When will this change happen (if ever)? What will this change mean for the future of humans? According the physicist and cosmologist, Max Tegmark - author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the... Continue Reading →

A Message From Outer Space

"Do not answer. DO NOT ANSWER. DO. NOT. ANSWER." _____ Imagine yourself in the not-so-distant-future, you're in a laboratory late at night. You're tired, cold, and hungry from working ungodly hours - testing, upgrading, and testing - same old system maintenance. All of sudden, on one of the monitors - large, green text starts scrolling... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Lex Fridman

"I'm a research scientist at MIT, working on human-centered AIand autonomous vehicles. Also, I teach courses on deep learning. Connect with me (@lexfridman) onTwitter, LinkedIn, Medium, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Besides research and teaching, I enjoy playing guitar, practicing jiu jitsu, and engaging in deep meaningful conversations including on podcasts both as a guest (e.g., Joe Rogan Experience) and as a host (e.g., Artificial Intelligence podcast... Continue Reading →

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