Posted by: holdenlee | July 25, 2015

Media consumption, 7/19-25


To keep track of some of the stuff I read/watch/listen to/play. Perhaps I’ll post one of these every week or two.

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  1. Contemporary media consumption is fascinating. Citation needed, but assume the average person’s consumption is at an all-time high and has been increasing ‘very’ rapidly in the past 10 years with no signs of slowing. Surely this will soon reach some thresholds that will trigger undesirable effects in the some people? Maybe this is already happening?

    Is it useful to consider media analog of calories, obesity, diabetes, diet, essential nutrients?

  2. Sorry if the last comment was too abstract. I’m guessing you read about the magnus effect after seeing the popular basketball drop video last week? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtP_bh2lMXc

    • Yep, that’s right.

  3. I, Robot! I’m currently reading the “sequels” to it. Whereas IR is a loosely knit collection of stories about humanity’s first robots/AIs, the sequels consist of linear stories involving a detective duo, a human and a robot. Whereas IR is often seen as a piece of artistic passion, the sequels sometimes get a little pulpy. The sci-fi is very light and may remind readers of The Jetsons. However, the series has some exciting moments, and the human detective, Elijah Bailey, is a memorable character. He reminds me a bit of Columbo.

    I recommend IR to almost anyone but hesitate when it comes to the sequels. However, if you’re a fan of Asimov’s Foundation, it’s quite interesting to note that the later Robot novels position themselves as forerunners (by a few thousand years) to that series. This is interesting because there are no robots, no AI mentioned in the Galaxy spanning civilization in the first 3 Foundation Novels!


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