Watch William Gibson predict internet culture way back in 1997

The famed science fiction author coined the term "cyberspace" before it existed.

  • In 1984, science fiction author William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his debut novel Neuromancer (which he wrote on a typewriter).
  • In a 1997 interview with the BBC, he said we should respond to new technologies with "profound ambivalence."
  • While he doesn't think his original vision of the internet has come to life, he might have been premature given the centralization of power of the digital world.
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Student debt: An American horror story

Hold the press... college might be a bad idea. Unless we change something.

  • College went from being a beneficial step in a young person's life to a huge financial burden for decades into their life.
  • Since the 1970s, the cost of education has gone up between 400–1200%, depending on the kind of school you go to.
  • Can we turn it around? Only societal change — and a good hard look in the mirror — can really make college a better move for young Americans.
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Raise boys who end the #MeToo crisis

The former FOX News host speaks out.

  • Former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson says that, as a culture, we didn't know how to speak openly about sexual harassment until very, very recently. And there's still a lot of work to be done. Her docuseries on the subject, Breaking the Silence airs January 14 at 8 PM on Lifetime.
  • Her own experiences of sexual harassment played out on air in real time... and were wrongly condoned by a major news organization.
  • Gretchen has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the #MeToo movement, lobbying Congress to enact laws to prohibit forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts that silence and demean victims of sexual harassment.
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Trump’s not the problem. He’s a symbol of 4 bigger issues.

The countdown continues! Our 8th most popular video of 2018 cuts through the political fray.

  • If the problem was just Trump, it wouldn't be happening in other places around the world, says political scientist Ian Bremmer.
  • All sorts of advanced industrial democracies have people getting angrier and voting more and more against the establishment.
  • Even when their economies are doing well, four factors exist that rip at the fabric of civic nationalism. What's surprising, however, there is one developed country that isn't having such issues. What can we learn from them?
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From 1990 to 2016, dementia has more than doubled

About a quarter of victims' lost time was avoidable.

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  • The incidence of dementia is rising at an alarming rate.
  • While it's primarily diagnosed over age 50, it starts decades earlier.
  • Modifying behavior to avoid a handful of known risk factors can help reduce the chance of getting dementia.
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