“Thank you Mr. Machine...or Ms. Machine?”
What does one make of our future—like the one 50 years from now? The answer, or rather a possible answer, has a lot to do with choice and technology. Whether we survive or go extinct is, however, another question.
[01:20] A link to download the Park Mobile app [01:25] “Inamorata (Marimba Solo)” by Blue Dot Sessions [04:40] “Inside the Tower” by Visager [06:15] More on Clooneys Pub (SFGate) [06:40] Light reading on the James Comey hearings (CNN) [07:50] More on Peter Eckersley (Electronic Frontier Foundation) [08:20] Light reading on the latest allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US Election (The New York Times) [09:40] “When in the West” by Blue Dot Sessions [09:45] Light reading on: The abacus (Ryerson University) The astrolabe (Smithsonian Magazine) The sundial (How Stuff Works) The analytical engine (ThoughtCo) And a worthwhile video on Charles Babbage And this Crash Course series on the history of computing is worth the watch
[10:35] Related: How much Internet v.1 cost (Larry Press) [10:20] Newsreel from 1964 track meet between the US and USSR [10:35] Some worthwhile videos on how the Internet started: In animation form In SciShow series form with Part I, II and III And in a super-short condensed form [10:45] “Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks” (Computer History Museum) [11:25] Light reading on ARPANET (Live Science) Related: Original sketch of ARPANET (SRI International) Related: Room where the first message was sent (Gizmodo) Related: The growth of the Internet over the years (Vox) Related: An overview of the Internet (WebpageFX) Related: A list of Internet firsts Related: What happens every second on the Internet [11:55] “Gregorian Chant” by Kevin MacLeod [12:25] “Inside the Tower” by Visager [12:55] Some background on: TCP/IP Protocols and the individual behind it (WIRED) Advanced packet switching (Editor’s note: you should watch this) Email (Nethistory.com) Related: How the Internet was viewed in 1969 and in 1981 [13:10] Light reading on the World Wide Web And on Tim Berners-Lee Related: Why it’s called surfing the web [13:30] What it was like being online in the 80s (Gizmodo) [13:50] Light reading on AOL (Fast Company) ...and Compuserve (Ars Technica) Animation illustrating “the series of tubes” Sound of a 56K dial up modem (10Stripe.com) [14:00] Light reading on the Eternal September (Wikipedia) Related: A guide on the Internet before it took off (TIME) [14:10] The man behind the “You Got Mail” audio (Great Big Story) [14:15] Light reading on the early browser days of Erwise, Mosaic and Netscape (Ars Technica) [14:25] Commercialization begins (New York Times) Sort of related: Vice President Al Gore logs onto the Internet (CSPAN) Also sort of related: Al Gore’s relationship with the Internet (Gizmodo) [14:25] “Astrisx” by Blue Dot Sessions [14:35] A montage of Pets.com commercials—and a brilliant overview on the dotcom bubble (WIRED) [14:45] Is there a 2010s Tech Bubble? (in no particular order) Bloomberg Vanity Fair The Telegraph Business Insider Inc Forbes [15:15] More on the more modern history of the Internet and related services [15:30] More on Aral Balkan (@aral) And on his mission for an independent Internet (Paste) [16:30] See the Ethical Design Manifesto here [18:00] Some short videos on how online advertising works: The evolution of online display advertising (IABUK) The life of a programmatic ad (Media Crossing) Background on real-time bidding (Acuity Ads) ...and one more pivot to video—the history of ads (Mashable) [20:10] More on Kevin Kelly (@Kevin2Kelly) Bio Author of What Technology Wants The Inevitable Read his writing here (WIRED) Hear about his