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Jun 26, 2019

As Basil continues to traverse on a distant timeline from our own, Gonz is joined by guest co-host Mel from Truthstream Media. They discuss Jeff Bezos’ new video of using his robot arms, a quick update on the scam that is the LIBRA project, and a Bloomberg article on how robots are decoding the cryptic language of central bankers! Go follow us on our new Twitch channel and stay tuned, as we will soon announce the date of our first live stream! And we know it’s not the best platform right now, but join us on Patreon to get MORE!


AGG for the WEEK of June 20th-June 26th


How to make money off Facebook’s Libra — Quartz 



Robots Can Now Decode the Cryptic Language of Central Bankers - Bloomberg 

Watch Jeff Bezos playing with giant remote-controlled robot hands - Business Insider 

First-of-its-kind robotic arm works without brain implant 

McDonalds Is Trialing Kitchen Robots And Voice-Automated Drive-Thrus 

Toyota Basketball Bot Earns Guinness Record With 2,020 Perfect Throws | Digital Trends 

Trash-Picking Robots? Park Bench Monitors? Toronto Debates Tech Giant’s Waterfront Plans 



This AI Uses Echolocation to Follow Your Every Move 

AI services startup Hypergiant brings on Bill Nye as an advisor | TechCrunch 

How Conversational Artificial Intelligence Is Providing Companionship To The Elderly 

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Our Faces | WIRED 

This terrifying AI generates fake articles from any news site 

Thanks to AI, we know we can teleport qubits in the real | Cosmos 

Artificial intelligence can't solve online extremism issue, experts tell House panel | TheHill 

How Facebook's New 'Mirror World' Will Help Train AI 

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, says he'd start an AI company today 

Hackers are turning our AI security systems against us — but they can be stopped 

Can Space Robots Save Humanity? 

MIT's new robot can identify things by sight and by touch 

Wearable robot 'WalkON Suit' off to Cybathlon 2020 

Self-Assembling Microrobots Can Be Programmed To Form A Tiny Car | Digital Trends 

Bike and Snake: Meet the robots that will keep Norway's gas flowing 

Robotic Vending Machines Want To Feed You Frozen Yogurt 

Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children 



Physicists develop new method to prove quantum entanglement 



First clinical trail for male contraceptive gel starts in UK - Business Insider 

Trump accidentally debunks his own “deep state” FBI conspiracy theory  - Vox 

A brief history of the politics of UFOs - CNNPolitics 

Moon landing 50th anniversary: why people like Steph Curry have supported conspiracy theories - Vox 

UFO sighting: ‘Alien craft’ spotted during NASA Apollo 12 moon walk | Weird | News | 

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Evades Crackdown On Social Media Sites 

Arizona Board of Education backs off changes to sex ed curriculum amid uproar | Fox News 

YouTube Star Etika Is Found Dead in NYC 

Dementia risk tied to anticholinergic drugs in a new study - CNN 

Smartphones aren’t making millennials grow horns. Here’s how to spot a bad study | PBS NewsHour 


Here’s how AI can help fight climate change according to the field’s top thinkers - The Verge 



NASA Wants Robots to Sniff Out Moon Pits for Astronaut Homes | Space 

Astronauts, not robots, essential to getting answers on the moon - 

Nasa Mars rover discovers gas that suggests recent alien life | The Independent 

On Digital Mysticism 

Mississippi town dedicates historical marker at site of 'alien abduction' | Fox News 

Alien life on Mars may have emerged earlier than life on Earth, study says - CNET 



Genetic Adam is 340,000 Years Old - Neatorama 

Russia Will Genetically Test Soldiers To Identify The Best Fighters And Thinkers 

Genetics research gets help from social media - Reuters 

Experts warn consumers about genetic DNA screening scams 

Transhumanism Is Tempting—Until You Remember Inspector Gadget | WIRED 

Transhumanism and genetically altering people, today's great ethical challenge | ROME REPORTS 

What is biohacking? The new “science” of optimizing your brain and body. - Vox 

Scientist develops novel algorithm to aid search for exoplanets 

Non-addictive CRISPR-edited tobacco could help eliminate smoking | New Scientist 

"This is crazy!"—Top Scientists Condemn Russian's Plan for CRISPR Babies | BioSpace 

The Art of Gene-editing Butterflies (Painting With CRISPR) Video | Technology Networks 

CRISPR in Russia: The World's Next Gene-Edited Babies May Not Be Far Away 

Using CRISPR to resurrect the dead - CNET 



The Witches are Back 

The Modern Witch – XPRESS MAGAZINE 

On Digital Mysticism 



Elon Musk's 'Moon Mix-Up' Was Actually an Epic Bezos Troll 

Elon Musk: Here’s Why World Population Will Start To Collapse Soon | Daily Wire 

Elon Musk bewilders Twitter users with tweet about Mars 

Tesla close to quarterly delivery record, Elon Musk says in email - Business Insider 

Washington town where Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates live is having a budget crisis | Fox Business 

Jeff Bezos says going to the moon is harder now than it was for JFK – GeekWire 

Bernard Arnault, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Worth $100 Billion Each - Bloomberg 

Even Bill Gates pronounces ‘Bezos’ wrong — here’s how to say the Amazon CEO’s name – GeekWire 

Mark Zuckerberg to speak at Aspen Ideas conference - CNN 

Mark Zuckerberg deepfake video: Why Facebook hasn't taken it down yet - Business Insider 



Salesforce Explores Blockchain To Stop Biased Robots From Ruining $1 Trillion Opportunity 



Designers built an AI penis detector to protest Google’s prudish doodles - The Verge 

Senator Markey Asks FTC to Force Google to Delete Data on Minors - Bloomberg 

Google Chrome now lets you flag sketchy websites - CNN 

Thune Wants Google and Facebook to Have Algorithm-Free Options - Bloomberg 

Google Responds to Claims That Maps Has Millions of Fake Business Listings 

Google's new curriculum teaches kids how to spot fake news and URLs - TechSpot 

How Google searches might be able to predict the 2020 Democratic race - CNNPolitics 

Amazon overtakes Google and Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand | TechRadar 

Google warns its employees that Pride protests are against the company’s code of conduct

Amazon is leasing more planes so it can deliver packages on its own - CNN 

Amazon receives US patent for surveillance as a service — Quartz 

32 Mind-Blowing Amazon Statistics for 2019 

Walmart and Amazon want to see inside your house. Should you let them? - Los Angeles Times

How to stop Amazon ads, Alexa from tracking you 

Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook's refusal to share WhatsApp data - Reuters 

Facebook is building a dedicated news tab for publishers - Business Insider 

Why the Lonely Stand to Lose the Most from Facebook | Psychology Today