Oh, That’s a Thing!

Episode 57 - Robot With a Personality Disorder

February 12, 2018

Joya and Jeff watched the movie "Short Circuit"!

Topics include: What a 'Short Circuit' actually is, Speed-Reading, War Robots Going Rogue, The "Memory Palace" Technique, and the Earliest Tanks!

Note: We recorded this episode before the recent controversy surrounding Aziz Ansari, which is why we don't mention it when discussing his take on Fisher Stevens (a white actor who played an Indian man in 'Short Circuit'). And we still think the conversation was an important one to have, but just a head's up in case you're wondering! Happy listening!

Links:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-tank-produced

https://www.thespruce.com/what-causes-short-circuits-4118973

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/11/us_war_robot_rebellion_iraq/

https://www.wired.com/2015/09/big-question-speed-reading-actually-possible/

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/oct/06/how-much-can-you-really-learn-while-youre-asleep

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/experiments-show-we-really-can-learn-while-we-sleep-141518869/

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/arts/television/aziz-ansari-on-acting-race-and-hollywood.html