Human and Machine to Merge at For Humankind – a Bing/Big Think Co-Production
On June 30-July 1, Bing and Big Think present For Humankind, a weekend-long science, technology and design pop-up expo at 201 Mulberry Street, New York City. Here we will spotlight those ideas, communities and devices that integrate into our lives, capitalize on our unique strengths, and amplify the best of human nature.
Join us for an exciting, interactive exploration of what it means to be human – today and far into the future.
The event is the culmination of Humanizing Technology, an online expo we launched back in April, exploring the evolving relationship between humankind and the technology we create.
Humanizing Technology has inspired some of the most fascinating interviews ever featured on Big Think, including:
The central question of the series and the For Humankind expo is this: Given that technology is rapidly and drastically changing the way we live, how do we want to live with technology? It emerges from our belief that while technology is morally neutral, it is imperative that we take an active stance in guiding its use and development in directions that enhance the best of human nature.
Being an educated consumer isn't enough; we also need to be producers, applying technology wisely and creatively to better ourselves, our relationships, and our world.
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, explains his plan for success.
- Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.
- He was inspired by a statistic he learned while working at a hedge fund: In the '90s, web usage was growing at 2,300% a year.
- Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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