TRC #584: Why Didn’t We Quarantine Pre-COVID-19? + How Is Your Phone Tracked? + Overview Of The Precipice By Toby Ord

Cristina examines why we didn’t need to quarantine during previous outbreaks like SARS or the Swine Flu like we do with COVID-19. Adam answers a question on many people’s minds right now…how is your phone being tracked? Does Sarah Connor’s idea of putting a phone in a bag of chips to protect her from being tracked in The Terminator work? Finally, Darren tells us why we should all read Toby Ord’s, “The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity” right now.

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Why Didn’t We Quarantine Pre-COVID-19?

FiveThirtyEight

Wiki: SARS Toronto concert

WHO: SARS

CDC: SARS

WHO: MERS

EMRO: MERS

NCBI PubMed

PLOS

How Is Your Phone Tracked?

Location and Maps Programming Guide – Apple

iOS 10: Airplane Mode Doesn’t Turn Off All Radios (GPS, NFC) – Mac Observer

Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology – Apple

Terminator 6/3: Sarah Connor and a bag of chips – Kaspersky

Overview Of The Precipice By Toby Ord

Slate Star Codex review

80000 interview/post

Amazon: Precipice Existential Risk Future Humanity

Amazon.ca: The Precipice Existential Risk Future Humanity

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