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Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Is that good, or is that creepy?"

Our Computers, Ourselves

Are computers changing human character? Is our closeness with computers changing us as a species? Alix and Lulu look at the ways technology affects us on Invisibilia, a program which explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

This segment has two parts, the first about the first cyborg, Thad, who sees no downsides to the merging of human and computer, and the second, about Pete, who used the internet to reveal things he thought were wrong...and wound up surprised at his success.

Computer Or Human? + Thad

How To Grow A Bully + Lullaby

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=3&islist=true&id=64&d=02-13-2015

http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/

The lullaby at the end (to a cried-to-death cellphone) is fun.