Friday, September 25, 2015

Link roundup

1. "Sam Smith's new Bond theme sounds like it should be before a film entitled PLEASE DON'T HURT ME. I DO NOT HAVE A WEAPON AND I CANNOT FIGHT."

2. Robin Hanson on the upcoming world of constant recording:

“As soon as you see just how different our world is from 1,000 years ago, it’s really hard to get very worked up about this,” he says.

There was almost no privacy 1,000 years ago, he explains. Living quarters were dense. Rooms were tiny … Other people could overhear your lovemaking. When you traveled, you hardly ever went by yourself; you roamed around in little groups. Most people lived in small towns, where most everybody knew everybody else and gossiped about them. The differences in how we lived between then and now were huge. And yet we adapted. “I gotta figure the changes we’re looking at are small by comparison,” he says.
3. "More women accuse Saudi prince after his arrest on sex crime charge, LAPD says"
Neighbors reported seeing a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale an 8-foot-high wall that surrounds the property, at the end of a cul de sac