I’ve not heard this. Link?
The following two songs from Solar Fake have pretty interesting videos, which form a small series:
One Punch Man anime series. 12 episodes so far.
A rather satirical stab at superhero animes. Saitama has become “too strong” by training for 3 years – he seems to have immense natural talent. Now he can defeat virtually enemy with one single punch – yet nobody takes notice of him. That makes him quite depressed, because his life lacks any serious challenge, and doesn’t get any appreciation. Overall it’s a rather funny anime series. And the general production quality is quite high.
Ear Worm warning!
Anime Music Video:
El Hazard: “Jinnai and the Bugrom”- Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot
Please remember, you were warned.
The Legend of Korra
An anime-like cartoon about Korra, the most recent avatar. The avatar masters manipulating the four elements air, water, earth, fire, and has some interesting spiritual powers like connecting with former reincarnations of the avatar. The Legend of Korra is a sequel to “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. What’s fascinating about both “avatar” series is how they handle conflict, relationship issues, and psychological challenges.
Berserk is a very popular manga series that got a small anime series which has been remastered by now:
This year, the anime is continued by the “Berserk 2016” (Google it).
The original manga has more than 300 chapters by now and is still a work in progress. You can read it for free here: http://mangafox.me/manga/berserk
Ok, but what is it about? It’s basically about Guts, a medieval badass warrior who lives for fighting, has a preference for huge swords, and has to defeat monstrous demons after they are unleashed on Earth again. The series revolves around themes such as dreams, determination, and toughness. We can be glad that we don’t live in medieval times, and especially not in a world that is haunted by demons, especially with the vivid depictions of violence and gore in Berserk.
Now for some less fictional stuff (or is it?):
RSA ANIMATE: Economics is for Everyone!
That guy should publish his book as ebook. I’m fed up with having to buy physical books. And yeah, people should care more about economics, and get a wider view on it.
EB141 – Ralph Merkle: Revolutionizing Democracy Using DAOs
Using blockchains, prediction markets, and utilitarianism to improve democracy. Such innovative approaches are way too rare nowadays.
Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
My favourite quote: “Humans are not a general purpose intelligence”!
For reasons I don’t fully understand (though I’m probably inspired by the Berserk manga/anime) , I’ve been recently interested in medieval armour, weapons (especially swords), chivalry, and their history. Here are three interesting videos from 3 quite knowledgeable YouTubers:
Why swords are AWESOME by Shadiversity
Japanese and European Armour Mobility - (with Knyght Errant) by Metatron (this guy also knows lots of languages)
Review: The Knecht kriegsmesser by Albion - Amazing sword! by Skallagrim
In fact, the Kriegsmesser (“war knife”) can be seen as superior to the Japanese Katana in many important respects (watch the series the truth about the katana by Shadiversity, if you doubt this and have too much time on your hands). Also, the swords / sword replicas made today are of higher quality than medieval swords, because the quality of today’s steel is much better. Interestingly, swords are still used today by certain military forces as sidearms, because they still have a couple of advantages as such. Swords would also be useful in the case of (zombie) apocalypse, even though using spears or crossbows would be noob friendlier and better suited as primary weapons, if you don’t have access to actual firearms.
New Album by future pop band Assemblage 23: Endure
I’ve recently found the following brilliant channel about science and futurist topics that I want to promote in all futurist circles:
Das muss hier rein, wurde mir von Franz und einem andere Freund empfohlen, bin ziemlich begeistert:
Song “Data & Picard” by Pogo
Ambient, senkt mein Blutdruck und hört sich gut beim Lesen oder Arbeiten.
Bei diesem Künstler (Stellardrone) -> No copyright, darf jeder ,klauen"
Das hat mich nächtelang im Studium begleitet
Bisschen was anderes… aber fast mein ,all-time-favourite"
Ansonsten höre ich auch noch Metal, aber nur die extremen Spielarten
The Nostalgist: A Sci-fi Short Based on a Story From the Author of Robopocalypse
Why has the following song become so popular? Almost 2 billion view on YouTube!
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Have you seen the Rick and Morty show? It’s quite brilliant and features many futuristic technologies and themes. One of the best shows of this decade, in any case!
Jupp, I love it! Season 3 is coming out in a few months! It has a quite dark nihilistic undertone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWFDHynfl1E
I’m sure some of you watched Westworld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuS5huqOND4 which features provocative thoughts about free will, artificial intelligence, future of entertainment and existence itself.
Something different here: A reading of a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic. Knowledge of the first two seasons would suffice. Anything more isn’t required.
The beginning is kinda slow and boring, but the second half is interesting indeed. Shows the power of true attention, passion, and empathy.