Friday Night Party Line 34.

September 13, 2008

David, Scott, Rym & Thaed appeared tonight along with special guest Len from Jawbone Radio.  Here are the topics:

—Do people interact with their neighbors anymore?  Is is seasonal? Does the internet allow like minded people to seek each other out to a greater level of articulation than ever before?  Does that destroy the idea of local community?  Was there ever such a thing as local community?
—Cool robot videos!
http://ostatic.com/172525-blog/open-source-roboticists-on-a-path-to-c3p0
How far away are we from having robots that do our household chores? What are the major hurdles remaining?  If you could have a multipurpose humanoid robot, what would you make it do?
—Creating artificial life
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/biologists-on-t.html
Is this something that is helpful to humans?  How far away are we from doing it?  Is there any real danger?
—Does Twitter just distract and annoy?
http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2008/09/twitter_distrac.html
—Do kids need to take happiness lessons?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/sep/10/mentalhealth.happiness
—Ask the Economist.  (please think of something to ask David about, if nothing else we’ll talk about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae).

Sites where you can find more information about Scott, Rym and Len:

http://www.frontrowcrew.com
http://jawboneradio.blogspot.com/

Subscribe via iTunes.

Email Thaed at thaed@cox.net
Follow Thaed on Twitter.
Direct download: FNPL_34_final.mp3

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