July 25, 2018
#2024: Light Hacks
[Megan walks to the right, holding a sheet of paper and a light bulb]
Megan: I discovered a cool life hack - you can put a white sheet behind a lightbulb to reflect more light.
Off-panel voice: I’m … not sure that’s a life hack.
[Megan stops, and positions the light bulb between two sheets of paper]
Megan: And you can put a sheet in front to diffuse the light.
Off-panel voice: So you’ve invented the lampshade.
Megan: Life hacks!
Megan: Freeman Dyson suggested that advanced civilizations would build spherical shells that surrounded their bulbs, redirecting 100% of their energy.
Off-panel voice: Yes, they have those at IKEA.
Megan: Well, they might. Infrared surveys are inconclusive.
Off-panel voice: You know you can just check their website.
Megan: Ooh, great life hack!
Off-panel voice: No!