By Joseph Farquharson.
By John Ritchie.
Randall Hayes delves into the scientific theories concerning the age-old questions of death and resurrection. Kind of runs on from the last post (just to add some further cheer at this time of year).
It’s probably not the most merry thing to read at this time of year, but it’s a fascinating piece. Eric Puchner meets a sixth-generation funeral director, who would like to help everyone understand something uncomfortable: death.
I knew almost nothing about what happens to Americans after they’ve breathed their last. Astonishing, if you think about it: that a person could live half his life without coming face-to-face with the one thing that unites us all.
A fine film that strips London of its light pollution, and show you what you’d probably be able to see instead. Beautiful stuff.
It’s pretty good! Here’s the original, if you’re one of the three people who haven’t yet seen it.
This is Amazon’s eighth generation fulfilment centre. It “utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years’ worth of software and mechanical innovations to fulfill holiday orders”.
I think I spotted about three people.
I’ve seen plenty of photos of this place, but film seems to make it seem so much more… well, weirdly beautiful.
“In a close future, a private company developed a technology aimed at boosting our brain capacity. But it requires from its clients to store their memory data on one single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.”
A short French language film (with English subtitles, which automatically makes it clever).