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[017] Over-sexualized characters. Bi-phasic sleep cycles. Killer robots. YouTube Studios shooting.

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Livestream available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/MindMineTV every Wednesday at 3 PM PST!

IN THIS EPISODE

The over-sexualization of characters in video games - why does it happen? Humans' sleeping patterns have changed over the centuries - are you sleeping "correctly?" Killer robots may not be so distant after all. The tragic shooting at the YouTube studios sheds more light into "adpocalypse." 

ABOUT MINDMINE

Authentic and insightful perspectives on society and culture... Aaaand gaming. #pewpewpew

Watch our core show on Wednesdays, as we chat about left brain and right brain topics, discussing the arts, tech, politics and everything in-between that makes up the human experience (within Western Culture).

And on the other days ... on the other days, we game.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Feel free to pick Evin's brain any day. He loves great stories, great games and being a part of this great community! When he's not on MindMineTV, he's acting, teaching and seeing what else life has in-store.

Tatiana is a self-proclaimed marathon TV-show watcher. Girl gamer. DIY adventurer. Ailurophile. Storyteller. And lover of one-word sentences.

For more, come on over to MindMinePod.com

RESOURCES 

Why are the female characters in video games so sexualized

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

AI experts call for boycott over 'killer robots' project at South Korea university

Tragic YouTube shooting casts new light on creators’ “adpocalypse” complaints

[014] US Army intelligence. Smartphone security and privacy.

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Livestream available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/MindMineTV every Wednesday at 3 PM PST!

IN THIS EPISODE

US Army intelligence is getting a facelift in the next few years, courtesy of Peter Thiel's company, Palantir Technologies. FBI arrests the CEO of a company that supplied organized crime with encrypted smartphones.

ABOUT MINDMINE

Authentic and insightful perspectives on society and culture... Aaaand gaming. #pewpewpew

Watch our core show on Wednesdays, as we chat about left brain and right brain topics, discussing the arts, tech, politics and everything in-between that makes up the human experience (within Western Culture).

And on the other days ... on the other days, we game.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Feel free to pick Evin's brain any day. He loves great stories, great games and being a part of this great community! When he's not on MindMineTV, he's acting, teaching and seeing what else life has in-store.

Tatiana is a self-proclaimed marathon TV-show watcher. Girl gamer. DIY adventurer. Ailurophile. Storyteller. And lover of one-word sentences.

For more, come on over to MindMinePod.com

RESOURCES
Peter Thiel’s data mining company Palantir will develop a new intelligence platform for the US Army
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/10/17104878/palantir-us-army-contract-peter-thiel-data-intelligence-distributed-common-ground-system-tech

Military Spending in 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-us-military-spends-its-billions-2015-8

Peter Thiel Sours on Donald Trump
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/08/peter-thiel-sours-on-donald-trump

5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry
https://www.thenation.com/article/five-corporations-now-dominate-our-privatized-intelligence-industry/

FBI arrests CEO of company selling custom BlackBerrys to gangs
https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/11/fbi-arrests-ceo-of-custom-blackberry-company/

[012] iPads or pens. YouTube conspiracies. Creating horror. Robots writing the news.

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Livestream available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/MindMineTV every Wednesday at 3 PM PST!

IN THIS EPISODE

Tablets and other mobile devices negatively impact children's fine motor ability in their hands. YouTube super secret algorithm makes the dissemination of "fake news" and conspiracies easier and more dangerous. Two authors discuss how to frighten horror readers on the page. And AI is already writing your news stories - what does it mean for the future of journalism?

ABOUT MINDMINE

Authentic and insightful perspectives on society and culture... Aaaand gaming. #pewpewpew

Watch our core show on Wednesdays, as we chat about left brain and right brain topics, discussing the arts, tech, politics and everything in-between that makes up the human experience (within Western Culture).

And on the other days ... on the other days, we game.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Feel free to pick Evin's brain any day. He loves great stories, great games and being a part of this great community! When he's not on MindMineTV, he's acting, teaching and seeing what else life has in-store.

Tatiana is a self-proclaimed marathon TV-show watcher. Girl gamer. DIY adventurer. Ailurophile. Storyteller. And lover of one-word sentences.

For more, come on over to MindMinePod.com

RESOURCES

Children struggle to hold pens because of excessive use of iPads, claim experts
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/02/25/children-struggle-hold-pens-excessive-use-ipads-claim-experts

YouTube's conspiracy video problem is just getting worse, researcher says
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/youtube-s-conspiracy-video-problem-just-getting-worse-researcher-says-n851296

How do you terrify a reader? Two acclaimed authors talk creating horror on the page
http://ew.com/books/2018/02/27/two-authors-on-horror

Robots Wrote This Story
Or, WHAT NEWS-WRITING BOTS MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/robots-wrote-this-story

 

[011] Anxiety cells. Jazz vs. classical. Cosmetic surgery. Marketplace monopolies.

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Livestream available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/MindMineTV every Wednesday at 3 PM PST!

IN THIS EPISODE

Scientists discovered anxiety cells in the brain - could this research lead to more efficient treatments? Another study reveals that the brains of jazz musicians and classical muscians work differently. And in South Korea, citizens are fighting back against the widespread use of cosmetic surgery ads - we discuss the implications. Microsoft considers the acquisition of EA, Valve or PUBG Corporation - the age of corporate monopolies continues.

ABOUT MINDMINE

Authentic and insightful perspectives on society and culture... Aaaand gaming. #pewpewpew

Watch our core show on Wednesdays, as we chat about left brain and right brain topics, discussing the arts, tech, politics and everything in-between that makes up the human experience (within Western Culture).

And on the other days ... on the other days, we game.

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Feel free to pick Evin's brain any day. He loves great stories, great games and being a part of this great community! When he's not on MindMineTV, he's acting, teaching and seeing what else life has in-store.

Tatiana is a self-proclaimed marathon TV-show watcher. Girl gamer. DIY adventurer. Ailurophile. Storyteller. And lover of one-word sentences.

For more, come on over to MindMinePod.com

RESOURCES

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain
www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/31/582112597/researchers-discover-anxiety-cells-in-the-brain

Brains of jazz and classical musicians work differently, study reveals
www.classicfm.com/music-news/jazz-classical-musicians-brains

In Seoul, A Plastic Surgery Capital, Residents Frown On Ads For Cosmetic Procedure
www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/02/05/581765974/in-seoul-a-plastic-surgery-capital-residents-frown-on-ads-for-cosmetic-procedure

Rumor: Microsoft considering acquisition of EA, Valve, or PUBG Corp
www.techspot.com/news/73009-microsoft-rumored-considering-acquisition-ea-valve-or-pubg.html

 

[010] Worldbuilding. Flamethrowers. Artificial intelligence. Cloning.

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Livestream available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/MindMineTV every Wednesday at 3 PM PST!

 

IN THIS EPISODE

George RR Martin shows his support to future writers and the entertainment industry, Elon Musk starts selling flamethrowers, Artificial Intelligence starts to crack a historical mystery and China has officially cloned two monkeys - are humans next?

 

ABOUT MINDMINE

Authentic and insightful perspectives on society and culture... Aaaand gaming. #pewpewpew

Watch our core show on Wednesdays, as we chat about left brain and right brain topics, discussing the arts, tech, politics and everything in-between that makes up the human experience (within Western Culture).

And on the other days ... on the other days, we game.

 

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Feel free to pick Evin's brain any day. He loves great stories, great games and being a part of this great community! When he's not on MindMineTV, he's acting, teaching and seeing what else life has in-store.

Tatiana is a self-proclaimed marathon TV-show watcher. Girl gamer. DIY adventurer. Ailurophile. Storyteller. And lover of one-word sentences.

For more, come on over to MindMinePod.com

 

RESOURCES

George RR Martin funds scholarship for aspiring fantasy and sci-fi 'worldbuilders'

 

Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day

 

How Close Are We to Cloning a Human?

 

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript