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The College Board Monopoly on Education 06:47

The College Board Monopoly on ...

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Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 21,820

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How Lies Become True On the Internet - Circular Sourcing 05:59

How Lies Become True On the In...

Support the channel by signing up for SkillShare for free: http://skl.sh/polymatter More sources should mean more credible, but the flaws of online jo...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 19,862

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Nudging: The Future of Advertising 05:56

Nudging: The Future of Adverti...

Advertising tries to convince you to buy things, but nudging is about influencing customers without their knowing. It's only going to be used more and...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 41,505

by PolyMatter
The Problem with Foreign Aid 06:22

The Problem with Foreign Aid

Giving aid would seem a purely good thing, but it's often actually the source of people's troubles. ### Credits ### Music is "Thinking Music" by Kevin...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 150,966

by PolyMatter
The App Store Race to the Bottom 03:32

The App Store Race to the Bott...

For years, apps have gotten cheaper and cheaper on the App Store until they're now mostly free, making money in other ways. ### Credits ### Music: ...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 83,805

by PolyMatter
How Not to Make Mobile Games 05:51

How Not to Make Mobile Games

Some of the tricks used by the most lucrative mobile games to manipulate and exploit their players. ### Credits ### Music is first: Dog Park by Silent...


Published 3 months ago • Views: 274,088

by PolyMatter
Your Memories are False 00:28

Your Memories are False

WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01RtAXYH71Q This video is a collaboration with the channel SecondThought about your memory and why ...


Published 3 months ago • Views: 23,576

by PolyMatter
Kim Jong-Un: A Brilliant Leader 06:03

Kim Jong-Un: A Brilliant Leade...

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is a rational mastermind who does anything and everything to stay in power, even with most of the world against him. ### Cre...


Published 4 months ago • Views: 1,328,521

by PolyMatter
Moral Realism 02:49

Moral Realism

WATCH THE OPPOSITE POINT OF VIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeU4F2E2eFA There's a growing trend of dismissing moral truths in favor of Moral ...


Published 8 months ago • Views: 38,723

by PolyMatter
There Are No "Correct" Morals - Moral Relativism 02:21

There Are No "Correct" Morals ...

The argument for Moral Relativism, that morals are not intrinsic, but based on local culture and genetics, and none can be said to be superior or infe...


Published 10 months ago • Views: 31,760

by PolyMatter
Why YouTube Comments Suck    (and Reddit comments don 06:09

Why YouTube Comments Suck (...

Trolls aren't only to blame for the YouTube Comment section, there are deeper reasons which can explain everything. ### Credit ### Music: "Thief in th...


Published 11 months ago • Views: 101,065

by PolyMatter
Theory & Evidence 01:25

Theory & Evidence

A quick introduction to evidence, theory and truth. It's pretty simple, but laid out such that it could be shown to a child. ### Notes ### This video'...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 6,548

by PolyMatter
Why Monopoly Doesn 02:51

Why Monopoly Doesn't Suck

Monopoly is unfair, slow, and frustrating - which are the very things that make it a great game. *** Notes *** It's been 10 weeks since the last video...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 73,546

by PolyMatter
Why are flags so similar? 02:19

Why are flags so similar?

There are no international flag design rules, so why are national flags so similar? ### Notes ### There are a few more specific reasons for similar fl...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 331,583

by PolyMatter
Skeuomorphism - Leather on your iPhone 01:21

Skeuomorphism - Leather on you...

iOS 7 and Windows 8 surprised us with "flat" designs. But what preceded them wasn't an old fad, it was a strategy which isn't over. ### Credits ### Mu...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 17,731

by PolyMatter
Impenetrable Box of Belief 02:44

Impenetrable Box of Belief

Most problems are caused by people not wanting the truth, but to defend the beliefs which they acquired from their parents. Education and debate are d...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 16,413

by PolyMatter
How to Make a Flag (New) 00:35

How to Make a Flag (New)

What guidelines do flag designers (vexillologists) use? Here are 5 tips put into a short video form from the North american Vexillological association...


Published 2 years ago • Views: 29,093

by PolyMatter
How Do HEX Color Codes Work? (in 60 seconds) 00:01

How Do HEX Color Codes Work? (...

You may have seen color codes like #5BC0EB and #FFFFFF around. These numbers convey a color to a computer but can be read by humans too. ### Notes ...


Published 2 years ago • Views: 14,377

by PolyMatter
The Reddit Filter 02:56

The Reddit Filter

A look into a problem of democracy through Reddit's voting system where one idea inevitably rules and diversity is systematically challenged. To be cl...


Published 2 years ago • Views: 108,669

by PolyMatter
Why QWERTY? 01:17

Why QWERTY?

Of all possible keyboard layouts, why do we use QWERTY? (If you want to make the world a better place, teach your children DVORAK) Credits: "Mighty Li...


Published 2 years ago • Views: 22,815

by PolyMatter
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