I remember watching this as a kid and being fascinated by the possibilities the future provided.

I cannot overstate the impact that Omni Magazine had on my life. Smile

The New Frontier (1987) Future of Bionics, Music, Genius, Computers and More – VHS

Here is a RARE VHS rip – “Omni: The New Frontier” (1987) narrated by Peter Ustinov. This look into the future from Omni Magazine includes Bionics (Man and Machine Integrated), Music (Technology and Humanity Joined), Communication (With Other Species and Worlds), Computers (From Deadly Serious to Serious fun), Genius (The Creation of Super Humans) and More.

Here’s a great TEDx talk about the nature of learning and acquiring new skills.

Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.  

Great Big Story  explains how Suzanne Vega’s hit song “Tom’s Diner” helped create the MP3 and spark a music revolution.

Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation of the MP3. The German engineer and mathematician is known as the father of the digital audio format. Brandenburg explains how he found a way to compress Vega’s a cappella track into an MP3 file that sounded as good as a CD, forever altering the way music is distributed. 

In this TED talk, you will meet AIVA, an artificial intelligence that has been trained in the art of music composition by reading more than 30,000 of history’s greatest scores. In a mesmerizing talk and demo, Pierre Barreau plays compositions created by AIVA and shares his dream: to create original live soundtracks based on our moods and personalities.