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This is the real reason you can’t concentrate anymore

This video essay looks at the history of distraction and uncovers the real reason you haven't been able to concentrate.

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Politics

What would a world with guaranteed money for everyone look like?

There's a clock counting down to the biggest upset in human civilization since the Industrial Revolution: The day when governments around the world begin paying their citizens a monthly salary just for being alive. Some people think such an idea is radical; many think it's simply impossible. In a new video essay for Fusion, filmmaker Adam Westbrook reveals why a Universal Basic Income might actually be inevitable - and happening a lot sooner than we think.

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Relationships

What was love like before people had to find a "soulmate"?

Do you believe in soul mates? According to one survey, 84% of young Americans are waiting to meet "The One". But is the idea that one person can be your best friend, your lover, your life-long companion and the best sex you ever had a bit…unrealistic? In a new video essay, Adam Westbrook wonders if it's time to reinvent a new kind of love for the 21st century; after all, it's been reinvented many times before.

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History

Who is the unluckiest person in history?

Who was the unluckiest person who ever lived? There are loads of contenders, from the guy hit by lightning seven times between 1942 and 1977, to the woman who survived the Titanic only to be sunk again on her next voyage. (She survived that, too.) But to win this, you have to be way unluckier than that. Our new video essay by Adam Westbrook takes us on a journey right back to the beginning of history itself to figure out the answer.

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Tech

A Briefer History of Time: How technology changes us in unexpected ways

From smartphones to smartwatches, clocks are everywhere these days. But have you ever wondered what life was like before we could measure time? Video essayist Adam Westbrook delves into the story of the clock, and discovers that when we learned to mechanize time, we accidentally mechanized something else.