Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek was as much of a statement of its time as it was a look towards the future. By taking a cynical (and comedic) look at the relationship troubles of the main characters of the series, we can learn a thing or two about how the present day dating market developed.
First off, thank you to all of the new backers! Make sure you’ve signed up for the mailing list so that I can keep in touch with you regarding the voting and podcasts: http://www.staresattheworld.com/patreon-backer-page/ As you may have noticed, I’ve been running a bit behind; between a shakeup in my living situation, and the ongoing trouble from YouTube, my content production has been falling behind. Episode 2 of In Depth Analysis will be “The Broken Love Lives of Star Trek the Next Generation”; I’m cleaning up the facts/names on the script tonight, and then it’s just a matter of recording...
This forty minute video is designed to be a how-to guide for introverts on how to improve their ability to relate to others; both for the sake of improving their interpersonal outcomes, as well as enabling them to maintain a shield of privacy when circumstances demand socialization.
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Diversity is our Strength Black Pigeon Speaks just released the most heavily-cited and well-edited videos on the “Diversity is our Strength” lie that I’ve ever seen. Even if you’re already aware of how false that statement is, you may still pick up something new from his video – I wasn’t aware of the mathematical/game theory analysis, though it doesn’t surprise me at all. Interesting addition: did you know that in territories where different races of grasshoppers coexist, their mating calls become more extreme, so as to differentiate the races? Suggesting that all species are...
Anam Piggott and I discuss his book Pushing Rubber Downhill, and how you need to keep your eyes on the ball.
An analysis of the dominant themes in the point-and-click adventure game Primordia; a science fiction story that examines ethics, faith, and whether the ends justify the means.