April 6th, 2015
Episode 163 of 510 episodes
The finality of death in Western society is not universally shared across cultures. In fact, this attitude is in a minority and it has been far more common to consider death as a transition where the dead can still have a role to play as part of a social group and need not be hidden away and stigmatised. What are the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure? Even as they bring ease to our lives, are computerprograms stealing something essential from us, or can we use it to expand the human experience? Nicholas Carr has written an historical and philosophical approach to our relationship with technology.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.