More great stuff from the Rap News team. I’ve found it best to watch w/captions on.

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"Meet OutRunner: The World’s First Remotely Controlled Running Robot"

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"I’ve often thought there ought to be a manual to hand to little kids, telling them what kind of planet they’re on, why they don’t fall off it, how much time they’ve probably got here, how to avoid poison ivy, and so on. I tried to write one once. It was called Welcome to Earth. But I got stuck on explaining why we don’t fall off the planet. Gravity is just a word. It doesn’t explain anything. If I could get past gravity, I’d tell them how we reproduce, how long we’ve been here, apparently, and a little bit about evolution. I didn’t learn until I was in college about all the other cultures, and I should have learned that in the first grade. A first grader should understand that his or her culture isn’t a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society. Cultural relativity is defensible and attractive. It’s also a source of hope. It means we don’t have to continue this way if we don’t like it."

Kurt Vonnegut - Wikiquote (via alecresnick)

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Whee!

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"An open and universal internet is the most effective tool you have to address the issues that afflict the world at hand therefore, protecting it is the most essential task that stands before your generation." —from the video

Truer words were never spoken.

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"History shows that representatives of consecutive evolutionary stages are rarely in mortal conflict. Multi-celled organisms didn’t drive out single-celled ones, animals haven’t exterminated all plants and automobiles neither killed nor eliminated all pedestrians. Indeed, representatives of consecutive evolutionary stages build symbiotic relationships in most areas of common interest and ignore each other elsewhere, while members of each group are mostly pressured by their own peers."

Alexander “Sasha” Chislenko

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"A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo."

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"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

Martin Luther King

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"Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers" posted on Boing Boing and elsewhere but just so perfect I wanted to save it here.

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Somewhat silly tune but catchy. Melody reminds me somewhat of 2525.

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