DISC☻ARSE (meaning defined):
1] exchanging the roughest & most refined ideas (to save humanity)
2] listening to learn (for the hard of hearing)
3] Yours Truly, TOOCANSAM ~ Time-Travelin' Rōnin & Wolfman (whose enlightening odyssey through history, society, and philosophy sincerely foresees how to be righteously free if we shapeshift solidarity by swiftly reshaping clarity...not only for you, but for me & my howling split personality @ discoarse.com)
Get ready to listen close. We’re entering the golden age of podcasts — and are just at the precipice of what’s possible. Podcast listening was on the rise across the globe in 2018. On Spotify, we saw the number of monthly users intentionally listening to podcasts increase by 175% over the last year. Additionally, in countries such as Brazil and Mexico, where the format is still catching on, new podcasts are cropping up daily.
Valuing art as a commodity is not only necessary to further an artist’s career, but the most economical approach to building the communities supporting them. On the rise is blockchain art, with diverse crypto-communities ushering in a new wave of decentralized ecosystems designed for artistic experiences of all kinds; from owning a stake in an Andy Warhol painting to buying Cryptopunks and breeding Cryptokitties. Read more!
Before his death at Princeton, Albert Einstein believed “A human being is a part of the whole called by us ‘Universe’, but a part limited in time and space, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”
Since time and space are eternally intertwined, geospatial data is equally at the heart of our modern-day existence and the entire protocol behind Ethereum-backed startup, FOAM.
Throughout the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing processes transformed entire socioeconomic systems in Europe and the United States, while simultaneously accelerating factory productivity, raising working wages, and even increasing life expectancy in children and adults as parents were finally able to lead more balanced lives at home. Read more!
As e-commerce grows more influential than the brick-and-mortar experience, the manner in which people create, buy, and sell products is segmenting between shopping for utility and shopping as a valuable user experience. Over the past two years alone, major retailers like Amazon and IKEA have launched Augmented Reality (AR) apps to allow customers to browse, select, and customize product choices. But it's only the beginning...read more!
The stealthy rise of collaborative robotics, in which robotic systems can safely interact with humans in the industrial workplace, may mean more moving parts in factories, but with a handmade touch. Instead of an automation technology imbuing a dystopic fear of job displacement, the dawning of trainable ‘cobot systems’ employ the strongest attributes of robotic programming and human intuition. Founded in 2014, Micropsi Industries is at the forefront of teaching hand-eye coordination to robots...read more!
With an eye fixed firmly on the infinitesimal, New Lab member company Nanotronics endeavors to glimpse the future of technology and manufacturing.
With big implications for climate change, an increase in mass deforestation threatens the survival of millions of animal and plant species. But as ecological initiatives push to regrow forests and farms like, technology startups may finally have an answer: drones. NASA veteran Dr. Lauren Fletcher is one of many new tech entrepreneurs using modern machinery, soil-testing, computers and ground-based sensors to make crop monitoring and tending more efficient. Fletcher created BioCarbon Engineering (BCE) to fight deforestation on a mass scale, describing BCE as an ecosystem restoration company.
As the 21st century welcomes an AI boom, science and technology leaders sign a historical pledge to save humanity from the development of lethal autonomous weapons.
Autonomous AI and weapons may have a future. Just not together.
As of August 2018, more than 2400 high-impact players in science and technology — from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking — have signed a Lethal Autonomous Weapons Pledge declaring their intentions to halt an autonomous AI arms race before it begins. Read more!
Two unique trains that operate as mobile healthcare hospitals, bringing much needed medical and educational services to impoverished rural areas of South Africa. With over 40 permanent staff and numerous volunteers, the train is more than a mobile hospital, it provides out-reach and educational programs and has thus far reached 23.5 million people since it rolled out in 1994, which makes it the worlds biggest mobile clinic.
Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu, as the longtime patrons of the Phel...