Chuck Nice: A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology
Chuck Nice is a radio and TV veteran with a passion for science communication and comedy. Full bio
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with two things: promise
that I want to explore.
future tech may affect us,
exploring the unintended consequences
was the tech of future you.
to bring us together
are talking to one another
of eye contact.
in a communication tsunami,
has never seen.
is not like the other.
with the book, you’re wrong --
would say, "Wrong!"
is listening to music
to our devices?
to place us in a veritable town square,
with challenging ideas and debates.
your stupid, ill-informed political views!
about that tweet if you look at it,
instead of "leprosy,"
a brand new way of torturing teenagers --
just can't seem to wrap her head around.
turn off the internet?"
is a bunch of wussies."
what social media has done to dating.
it wasn't a sandwich app.
if you think there is a limit
we can have on this planet,
and play the hits.
been around for many years,
been driving while texting,
driverless cars will be shared,
you're saying right now.
is going to stand up here
but I do not want to live in a world
bureaucrats remind me
not to work here.
you made some pretty good life choices.
will not have a place to make out.
driverless cars to do just that.
and ask the question:
awkwardness, failure and shame?"
I'll walk into my own bedroom.
to look forward to?
when artificial intelligence was a joke.
that you would hear at a cocktail party
bring it up in conversation:
is our American Congress.
and Bill Gates have all gone on record
about artificial intelligence.
coming together and saying,
we can all believe in."
is all I'm saying.
machines how to think,
and even practice deception.
has heard these words:
with a machine that can outthink you
the robots or machines
that the only real problem on this planet
you just destroyed the planet.
talking about robotics. OK?
robotics were cool?
robotics were cool,
going to take everybody's place,
down to the heart surgeon.
that is very disappointing about robotics
in a windowless basement
"I am going to marry my creation."
to stop this from happening,
have robot girlfriends.
with a feminist protocol
and go, "I am too good for you.
to end disease before it even begins,
fuller, healthier lives.
with implantable hardware,
of human evolution.
where it's really going.
where you are on the globe
both his parents are black.
at a cocktail party in 20 years?
knows that it isn't.
that we are indeed our brother's keeper?
our deepest, darkest demons?
whether or not technology is scary.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERChuck Nice - Comedian, science fan
Chuck Nice is a radio and TV veteran with a passion for science communication and comedy.
Why you should listen
Chuck Nice is an 18-year veteran of stand-up comedy with a rich history in entertainment. For years, Nice has been busy making a name for himself across all mediums, including radio, television and the internet. Currently, he is the co-host of StarTalk with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Nat Geo. Nice has also hosted How to Buy Like Mega Millionaire and Home Strange Home on HGTV. His other familiar works include Price This Place on HGTV, VH-1's Best Week Ever, TRU TV's World’s Dumbest, The Katie Couric Show, Bethany and The Meredith Viera Show. Despite his busy schedule, Nice still makes time to regularly perform at NYC comedy clubs, delighting audiences with his storytelling style of stand-up comedy.
Most recently, Nice is preparing the groundwork for the world's largest youth climate summit titled "Shh...It Just Got Real!" -- aimed at activating the people most affected by climate change, those who will inhabit the problem we are now creating.
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