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Book Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch
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Recursion
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
By Blake Crouch
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Release date: June 11, 2019

In Recursion, it’s 2008 and Dr. Helena Smith is a brilliant neuroscientist driven by the devastation that Alzheimer’s disease is ravaging on her family to create a device that will save the memories of those people who are losing them. Not just a passing or faded memory, but those core ones that define our lives. And they are very lucid, very vivid memories. The way she has worked out the science, if you were to review these saved memories, you’d swear you’re living them firsthand. But she’s out of funding.

Enter Marcus Slade, a billionaire tycoon driven by a love of science and technology who wants to give Helena anything she needs to make her dreams a reality.

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Book Review: How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
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How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
By Ryan North
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Release date: September 18, 2018

So, you find yourself traveling through time and then suddenly you get the quantum equivalent of a blown radiator. Luckily you have a repair manual, right? Well, sort of. What you actually get is How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler! So, on the off chance you are stuck, then you can create a new civilization from scratch. And not just that, but also way faster thanks to this handy guide.

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The Drill Down 377: Hail to the Tweet
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This week, POTUS tweets, an Apple television is officially dead, hacking a planes controls from a passenger seat, amazing timelapses from still photos … and much much more.

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Streaming Review: Primer
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Primer
Netflix | Amazon | Google Play | Hulu | iTunes | Vudu | Xbox | YouTube
DVD
Directed by Shane Carruth
Starring Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford
ThinkFilm
Originally Released: October 8, 2004

Some of the most revolutionary scientific and technological breakthroughs were never deliberately thought out, designed, and planned. In fact, many of the most innovative leaps forward were discovered by accident.

Humanity, forever stumbling in the dark, feeling their way for whatever momentous course changes arise into their lives for the benefit of those in the future… But what if time travel became one of those accidental discoveries? The indie sci-fi flick Primer answers and addresses this.

Four young entrepreneurs, scientists who play more like social media startups than anything else, are working towards solid scientific work and research while on the quest for sufficient funding. At this point in their journey, the two more business minded men, Aaron and Abe, find themselves at odds with their more free-thinking and discovery oriented partners, Robert and Phillip.

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Geek Gear: Time Travel ‘Time Warp’ Shirt
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The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a time travel-themed shirt with references to Doctor Who, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Back To The Future, and more called “Time Warp” by stevethomas.

The sale began at Teefury today, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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