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Who wants to tie the knot with a bot? The answer may surprise you!

December 4th, 2019 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Fancy a robot as a spouse? Artificial intelligence, that marvel of software, is expected to revolutionize affairs of the human heart. But would algorithmic love still be love? Marriages are made in heaven, we were once told. But heaven might be displaced by technology within a few decades. Credit for this disruption would go to […]



Smart glasses, smart designer babies and the future of work

November 24th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

John B. Goodenough, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last month, struggled to learn to read. “Back then,” he says, “You were just a backwards student.” His experience is still all too common, yet he and many like him demonstrate clearly that dyslexia is not a definitive barrier to career achievement. We must […]



The 5 college majors American students most regret picking

November 21st, 2019 at 2:36 pm » Comments Off

Obtaining an undergraduate degree is almost always worth it — bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma. However, not all majors are the same, ZipRecruiter found. As tuition costs soar, more students and their families are asking themselves if college is still worth it. Some experts say the […]



What are the ethical consequences of immortality technology?

November 4th, 2019 at 2:06 pm » Comments Off

Detail from The Fountain of Youth (1546) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Courtesy Wikipedia Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment – both intellectual and financial – by philosophers, scientists and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be […]



Can video games replace the outdoors?

October 21st, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life. Joining game in progress. You materialize at a sprawling ranch near a […]



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