Podcast: Living in Retrospect | Tower of Technobabble

Podcast: Living in Retrospect

We discuss how technology is moving faster than society can figure out the boundaries of politeness, real-life trends being used in science fiction, discover a surprising revelation about the Jetsons, discuss what makes good dirt, talk about catholic voodoo, and The Repeater starts a disturbing new advertising trend.

Discussion Pit

Hoaxes and the loss of privacy in the Internet age.

Paul Walker Death Hoax Hoax (warning – bit of a graphic photo at the bottom):
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/paulwalker.asp

Live tweeting airplane feud a hoax:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/elan-gale-made-epic-note-war-thanksgiving-flight/story?id=21099585

Former NSA head gives background interview on train, conversation is live tweeted:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/24/this-dude-just-eavesdropped-on-former-nsa-director-michael-hayden-and-hes-tweeting-about-it/

12 real life inventions that “science fiction is neglecting at its peril”:
http://io9.com/12-real-life-inventions-that-science-fiction-is-neglect-1475728547

How to… disappear:
http://lifehacker.com/5676149/how-to-ditch-big-brother-and-disappear-forever

The Jetsons Actually DID meet the Flintstones, but I think this is just a smokescreen coving the real truth:

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