The Political Roundup

on Friday, Jul. 15th

The Political Roundup delivers a mix of political content from around the web, curated for the Turnstyle reader.

Public Opinion Forms Around Debt Ceiling Issue

Opinions are beginning to shape around the issue of raising the debt ceiling. Americans are just about equally concerned about increasing government spending as they are about the potential blow to the economy by refusing to raise the debt limit.

Young Adults Stepping Up To The Political Plate

Young college grads, some who can’t even legally consume alcohol, have got the politics bug — they are stepping up to challenge well-funded incumbent politicians.

Update On Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

Governor Nathan Deal of Atlanta condemns the 178 teachers and principals that cheated by changing their students’ test scores. He says you just don’t cheat students.

Duncan And Obama On Education: Dream Act Can Reduce Deficit

Obama responds to questions about America’s schools during his Twitter Town Hall discussion, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says the DREAM Act is a must for the future of education and our country’s economy.

Voter ID Requirements Affect Youth Voters

At least 34 states have recently introduced bills that would require a government-issued, photo ID for voting– this law will soon go into effect in Wisconsin.

Robyn Gee and Chris McCoy contributed to this article.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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Hacking Consciousness: Silicon Valley’s Next Frontier

Is there something that lies beyond the quantified self movement?

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Bright, Bold Future: Magic Leap Has Hired The Godfather of The Metaverse

There’s a rapturous term thrown around by VR enthusiasts: “The Metaverse.” It is a term that comes from the seminal Neal Stephenson science fiction novel Snow Crash, where it described a kind of embodied virtual reality.

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In the looming battle of AR and VR the prize is your mind.

Let’s talk about augmented reality versus virtual reality shall we?

Corey McCall with the video game controller that measures the level of excitement in the player. Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

These Game Controllers Will (One Day) Read Your Mind

A version of this story airs on NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now.

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