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The possibilities of now

Technology and people are creating new opportunities through advancements in AI, automation, and organizational transformation.
May 19, 2020

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The possibilities of now

Over the course of just a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed almost aspect of our world. Offices are now in homes. Industry conferences, previously flown to, are attended virtually, and learning is done not in classrooms but on online platforms.

Technology has made it possible for some forms of business to go on while people and governments work to contain the devastating effects of covid-19. And technological advancements are leading to improvements in everything from health care to city planning to how companies are organized.

Continue on for Walter Isaacson’s audio interview on the digital new normal with Michael Dell and a diversity of insights on next-generation prosthetics, cityscapes, agriculture, and more.

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Humans and technology

seeing is believing concept
seeing is believing concept

Our brains exist in a state of “controlled hallucination”

Three new books lay bare the weirdness of how our brains process the world around us.

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mdma

“I understand what joy is now”: An MDMA trial participant tells his story

One patient in a pioneering trial describes his “life-changing” experience with the psychoactive drug.

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gif of amazon astro robot turning around and winking

Amazon’s Astro robot is stupid. You’ll still fall in love with it.

From Jibo to Aibo, humans have a long track record of falling for their robots. Except this one’s sold by Amazon.

smart rayban glasses with camera eyes
smart rayban glasses with camera eyes

Why Facebook is using Ray-Ban to stake a claim on our faces

To build the metaverse, Facebook needs us to get used to smart glasses.

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