Five Things #119

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Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. The Crazy/Genius podcast asks Can We Extend Human Lifespans to 150? If we can, my response is enthusiastically "yes please!"... Assuming that my body and brain will stay functional at that grand old age!

  2. Two more podcast recommendations for you, both with Jaron Lanier (author of Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now) on The Ezra Klein Show. They talk about virtual reality, the problems with our modern internet and social networks, politics and much more. Jaron comes across as a very thoughtful, insiteful and lovely human! Here's the first episode, and here's the second.

  3. This is really interesting (well, to me anyway). Vox explains the surprising pattern behind colour names around the world.

  4. The 2018 world population in one colourful map and some background info and facts to accompany it.

  5. The problem of streaming, fake plays and the music charts. With Spotify, Apple Music and their algorithms serving up new music and relevant releases that they think you'll like, do people even pay attention to the charts any more?

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