Episode 149 – The N Word, Pirates and The Noble Savage
We discuss the N word, the surprisingly civilised nature of pirate society, the dangers posed by robots and we and examine the interaction between discrimination and culture.
1:06 The number of Canberrans choosing to end their lives with voluntary euthanasia could grow to 65 a year in the next decade if assisted dying is legalised, an ACT parliamentary inquiry has heard.
2:39 Ray Martin says the N-word during the Royal Wedding. Kendrick Lamar’s Onstage Outrage: Why Rap Should Retire the N-Word for Good
You can’t have a blanket ban on a text because they are used for all sorts of purposes that have nothing to do with inciting violence. Intention and context matter.
21:48 Roseanne, the top new show of the TV season, was cancelled by the American ABC network on Tuesday in the wake of star Roseanne Barr making a racial slur on social media about a member of the Obama administration.
35:52 Pirate ethics
44:51 Should We Fear the Robot Revolution? (The Correct Answer is Yes)
Among millennials, 45% said automation would improve and support their work, 27% said it would have no effect, 18% said it would replace at least a part of their job, and 10% didn’t know.
Among Generation Z, 32% were positive, 24% were negative and 31% thought it would have no impact.