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Researchers believe aliens can destroy humankind with a malware

Aliens will send simple messages through Artificial Intelligence to destroy humanity, researchers claim Just when we thought we have had enough of worries on our plate, such as ransomware, data theft, DDoS (denial of service attacks), a joint study done by two researchers last month has revealed that alien civilization […]

Technofeudalism

Is a World of Algorithmic Masters and Servants Really One Worth Wanting? I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ll call “technnofeudalism” lately. Work run by algorithms, platforms that make people something like neo-servants — chauffeurs, cooks, butlers — performing instant-gratification on-demand two-hour deliveries, jobs that devolve to “gigs”, the spiralling anxiety, rage, and despair, […]

Why Immortality is Already Within our Grasp and How we Could Achieve it

What if we are looking at immortality all wrong? What if our ability to imagine forever is misconstrued by our perception of time? We experience things linearly using an arbitrary scale which focuses on the revolution of a planet circling a mass of gas, which informs our opinion of what it […]

Does Launching Cars Into Space Matter When Life’s Falling Apart?

Or, Why New Worlds Don’t Solve the Problems Of Old Ones Warning. You’re going to hate this essay. Really, really abhor it. So skip it if you must. Still, I don’t think it’d be fair not to ask an inconvenient question. Does launching cars into space matter when life expectancy’s falling? […]

Does Launching Cars Into Space Matter When Life’s Falling Apart?

Or, Why New Worlds Don’t Solve the Problems Of Old Ones Warning. You’re going to hate this essay. Really, really abhor it. So skip it if you must. Still, I don’t think it’d be fair not to ask an inconvenient question. Does launching cars into space matter when life expectancy’s falling? […]

Are You Worried about the Digital Future?

Why We Should Understand “Coding” Digital technologies will continue to dominate our future. Connected, smart and autonomous devices will automate manual labor and have a huge impact on knowledge workers. Everyone’s life will be transformed. These changes seem to scare a lot of people. Technology is often seen as a threat […]

Bruises — The Data We Don’t See

Clinical records alone hardly capture the impact the illness of a child has on a family. This is how we used music and art to understand and communicate the information that was missing. Giorgia Lupi and Kaki King — Bruises: The Data We Don’t See In early August 2017, my friend and collaborator Kaki — acclaimed […]

The End of Generations

How Digital Technology is Reinventing “Personal Growth” Aren’t you worried about the “digital generation”? I am often asked this question and it happened again last week. The person asking — a male colleague in his mid-40s — was referring to what he saw as the negative effects of the instant and effortless access to […]