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Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Our social emotions are now being hijacked by robots.
A new AI-produced commercial from Lexus shows how AI might be particularly suited for the advertising industry.
An exhaustive report from The New York Times shows the alarming extents to which Facebook has been sharing user data.
Facebook and Instagram are introducing new tools that let mobile users track and manage how they spend time on their apps, like a timer that reminds you when you’ve hit a self-imposed app use time limit, and an option to limit notifications.
How bloody was Australia's colonial history? Two mapping projects reveal the horrible truth
Virtual reality is now approaching mainstream, but with so little research available it's difficult to determine the dangers of VR for children.
You’ll frequently hear people say “the science is settled.” Scientifically speaking, can it ever be? “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to […]
Within the field of artificial intelligence, a new Japanese initiative promises to further blur the line between human and machine. A group of AI researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics just […]
How desperate can a city facing financial armageddon get? What’s the last resort for cities such as Detroit, wounded first by the failing American auto industry and then set bleeding […]
It must be a terribly confusing time to be a member of the Vatican hierarchy. In an effort to stem the accelerating exodus of Catholic laypeople, they’ve been cracking down […]
What happens when the complexity and magnitude of the problems facing our civilization "simply exceed our biological capabilities"?
Details are important, often crucial. But focus exclusively on the details, without taking a step back, and you run the risk of getting lost in minutiae – and more likely […]
“It never phased him that we’d call out different tunes from the stage and change the set around endlessly to stop from being bored,” Radiohead front man Thom Yorke says […]
GUEST POST BY JASON SILVA The spectacular think tank and apparel company The Imaginary Foundation states that “To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns”. This seemingly simple sentence is actually utterly profound: what it […]
Released just yesterday, Physics of the Future is my most ambitious book to date. Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists, who are already inventing the […]
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]
Meet Kentucky's western exclave, courtesy of the Mississippi