Utopias, AI, and the Coffee-Machine Bacteriome: Lux Recommends #10
By Sam Arbesman
Welcome to Lux Recommends #10, the newest edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about.
Nature’s Critical Warning System: Natalie Wolchover covers the nonlinear dynamics beat (with some amazing in-depth discussion of these systems) and methods for detecting catastrophes in the making. — Sam
The Year We Decided to Live Forever: “In 2015, tech billionaires pursued anti-aging and cheating death like never before.” — Adam K
The coffee-machine bacteriome: biodiversity and colonisation of the wasted coffee tray leach: “Here we present the first systematic analysis of coffee machine-associated bacteria.” — Sam
Racing Extinction: A documentary premiered this week on Animal Planet, Discovery and Smithsonian called Racing Extinction. Equally fascinating and terrifying. Briliantly filmed and narrated it depicts the plight of the worlds animals going extinct at a rate 1000x faster than normal and how 50% of all species on earth will be extinct in the next century if we don’t do something about it. — Adam K
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