Episode 236: Ethically Sourced Robot Parts

This episode contains: Guest host Ben Lawless joins us again! He’s here in-person! We talk about the pain-in-the-ass that is Comcast.

When It Sleeps: Newly discovered gene controls sleep when sick. Study was done on flies. They manipulated the gene then analysis the flies behavior and brain structure. (The tittle of this section was supposed to be Until It Sleep based on the Metallica song.)


Pseudoscience: Ben discusses his recent illness and treatment. Ben’s doctor recommends that he put Vicks Vaporub on his feet. He also tells him to “man up.” We debunk some of this doctor’s claims with Snopes.


Sci-Fi: Steven read a book in week: Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill. Devon read this a few months ago but now Steven finally did too. Steven loved it. To recap, it’s from the perspective of an AI trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world with flashbacks to how the world got this way. Ben then tells us about Detroit: Become Human. We then take a look at the three laws of robotics. Then we talk Matrix and Terminator.