- The Measured Worker
The technology that illuminates worker productivity and value also contributes to wage inequality, Tyler Cowen argues.
- On the Edge of Automation
Five hundred years from now, says venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, less than 10 percent of people on the planet will be doing paid work. And next year?
- Fighting ISIS Online
The Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media.
- Work in Transition
Digital technologies are changing the nature of the jobs we do. What does that mean for the future of work?
- The Troubles of “Bitcoin’s PayPal” Show Why the Cryptocurrency Is Not a Good Payment Mechanism
Leading Bitcoin startup BitPay is cutting costs, suggesting that the currency won’t be catching on soon.
- Moon-Landing Equivalent for Robots: Assembling an IKEA Chair
Robots are poor at many activities that humans find simple. Now roboticists are making progress on a task that exemplifies them all: the automated assembly of an IKEA chair.
- Trick That Doubles Wireless Data Capacity Stands Up in Cell Network Tests
Major wireless carriers have begun testing a technology that can double the capacity of any wireless data connection. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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