Your November IQ Points

Insights and quick videos to stretch your brain cells

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A look at the communities that extract the rare-earth metals we all have in our pockets.

I started a new blog on climate change.

Have you seen The Social Dilemma? Here’s the trailer:

Listen to Edward Snowden explain how your phone is always spying on you:

This is what I’m doing about it:

I’m raising money now. Do you know any philanthropists for me to talk to? Come learn more at my new web site for the Giordano Bruno Institute.

What is an MRNA vaccine? Learn in 8 minutes:

Apple glasses:

The future of energy is Thorium molten salt. Watch Copenhagen Atomics make progress in Europe.

The Handbook for Radical Local Economies, by RadicalXChange.

Why is there a pyramid with a mysterious eye on the back of the dollar bill? m — BBC explains

The Open Source Collective helps create free software that supports the world. Watch their video explainer.

Scott Adams’ new book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains are Ruining America

A tactile “camera” for blind people.

Citizen — be informed and help others in an emergency.

If you liked that, watch this.

Prediction: how to use data to help prevent future pandemics — Milken Institute

The lockpicking lawyer strikes again:

Tech Podcast: What’s the Story with 3D-Printed Bike Saddles?

Maria Konnikova’s excellent new book on gambling, thinking, and winning.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Pillar Project. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The Culture Deck, Climate Curious, and The Nine Act Structure. He gives speeches to audiences around the world and online. His full body of work is at

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