Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."
The New Horizons spacecraft is at the center of a crowdfunding/sourcing effort to update onboard data about humanity for intelligent life forms that may come across it in the future. If we know the Internet like we think we do, we're assuming aliens will someday experience a RickRoll.
On today's show, Khail and Ashley cover a variety of future tech crowdfunding efforts, including an updated satellite time capsule for alien life forms, fabric made by 3D printing liquids onto metal molds, and a basic cell phone that can only make or receive calls. #TDMessage
Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist warns that we need to make sure computers have goals that coincide with ours.
Technically Incorrect: To hype a new TV show, Britain's Channel 4 releases an ad that purports to offer your own synthetic human being. And it's slightly disturbing.
Technically Incorrect: A new VW ad offers humans a taste of what it would be like if they were viral heroes. Well, you have to sell cars somehow.
Cards Against Humanity's elaborate holiday promotion involved a taste-hacking kit, a private island, the death of Santa Claus and a puzzle that kept thousands of Redditors occupied for weeks.
Technically Incorrect: Meditation and mindfulness may be milestones on the road to bliss, but you may also end up in a ditch of despair, says a brain expert.
Spanish activists held a rally this past weekend to protest an upcoming law that levies heavy fines for assembling in front of government buildings. Instead of human bodies, 2,000 holograms showed up to make their holo-voices heard.
On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out a Spanish hologram protest, a stop-motion animated short where every frame was 3D-printed and a new patent from Boeing that might help you sleep better on long flights. #TDProtest