Posts filed under “Video”

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology, Video

60 Minutes: Modern life’s devices under China’s grip?

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements but China dominates the industry

Modern life’s devices under China’s grip?

Source: 60 Minutes

 

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Category: Science, Technology, Video

After the Kodak Moment

Kodak has prioritized its patent portfolio and the Eastman Business Park since it declared bankruptcy in 2012. Despite some success, the company might never live up to the legacy of its own past.

Related: Article: At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

Category: Corporate Management, Video

Is a Strong Dollar Good for the U.S. Economy?

Category: Currency, Economy, Video

John Oliver on The Scandal That is the NCAA

The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NCAA

HBO, 3.15.15

Category: Really, really bad calls, Sports, Video

Scott Galloway on The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google

Many factors come into play when you want to win a horserace. Next to the fastest horse, there’s a need for the best team, perfect daily condition, an extraordinary rider and sometimes also a big bunch of luck. Passionate trademark analyst and L2 founder Scott Galloway will calling out for us the rates of Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google.

 

 

Hat tip Laura

Category: Technology, Video

Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog

Chai Jing’s review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog
柴静雾霾调查穹顶之下 (full translation)

Source: NPR

Category: Film, Science, Video

Goodbye to War Loan: 1917 to 2015

To commemorate this most interesting of gilts we have made a film about War Loan – one that tells the economic history of the UK through wars, default, the re-joining and leaving of the gold standard, the inflationary 1970s, the loss of the UK’s AAA credit rating, and finally the deflation that has followed the Great Financial Crisis.

 

Category: Credit, Video, War/Defense

Vice: Greenland Is Melting

In this episode, Shane Smith travels to Greenland with climate scientist Jason Box to investigate why the glaciers are melting, and how the resulting rise in sea level will devastate our world sooner than expected. Then VICE goes to Pakistan, where millions of men, women, and children work as bonded laborers in brick kilns.

Category: Really, really bad calls, UnScience, Video

The Writer Automaton of Switzerland


Source: YouTube h/t Chonday

From Chonday:

A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker. The doll is able to write any custom text up to 40 letters long, and it uses a goose feather to write, which he inks from time to time, including a shake of the wrist to prevent ink from spilling. His eyes follow the text being written, and the head moves when he takes some ink. You can view this doll in person at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland.

Category: Technology, Video