Lessons from space
As much of the world struggles to adjust to enforced social distancing, NASA astronauts Cady Coleman ’83, Mike Fincke ’89, and Greg Chamitoff ’92 find the situation somewhat familiar—all served long missions aboard the International Space Station, not even on the planet with their families and friends. Among their tips for the rest of us:
- Maintain a schedule of necessary tasks as well as activities to look forward to. “Just because I don’t have to go into work doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get up and be showered and dressed,” Fincke says.
- Value your relationships—take advantage of technology to communicate with people every day.
- Concentrate on the things you can control, such as learning new skills, and avoid dwelling on the things you can’t.
- Take care of yourself.
- Remember that we are doing this for a reason. As Coleman says, “Right now our mission is to keep each other safe here on Earth.”
- Above all, realize that even if we are isolated, we are not alone. “We are an incredibly adaptable species,” Chamitoff says. “We live in all sorts of extreme environments, including zero gravity. One thing we do need, however, is each other.”
The inside story of how ChatGPT was built from the people who made it
Exclusive conversations that take us behind the scenes of a cultural phenomenon.
ChatGPT is about to revolutionize the economy. We need to decide what that looks like.
New large language models will transform many jobs. Whether they will lead to widespread prosperity or not is up to us.
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death
Can anti-aging breakthroughs add 10 healthy years to the human life span? The CEO of OpenAI is paying to find out.
GPT-4 is bigger and better than ChatGPT—but OpenAI won’t say why
We got a first look at the much-anticipated big new language model from OpenAI. But this time how it works is even more deeply under wraps.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.