Nationalism is back as a burning issue not because of modern demagoguery or ancient hatreds but because of the triumph of digital technology over everyday life.
Advertisers are specifically targeting individuals based on their group identity, and algorithms are driving our choices as much as we’re driving them.
The World Chess Championship is currently happening in London. What will the future of this ancient game look like as tech speeds up?
As artificial intelligence advances and the humanities decline, we need to consider how to create meaningful connection in a digital world.
To understand why this show simply doesn’t work, compare it to a 20-year-old sci-fi film that almost certainly had some influence on these show runners: ‘The Truman Show.’
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
This is the first time a U.S. president has used executive powers to block a private company’s acquisition. It all boils down to a race against China over 5G technology.
What are we doing when we divorce sex not only from procreation and consequence, but from humans and humanity?
‘Blade Runner 2049’ needs no corrective editing like its cult-favorite predecessor, for it is a much better film on every level.
Sophia, the talking robot from your nightmares come to life, has said she definitely does not plan to kill all mankind She also wants a family of her own.
It is much more depressing to imagine this sex robot manufacturer’s version of his customers than to imagine horny idiots who just want to have sex with a humanoid hunk of plastic.
Mark O’Connell’s interactions with transhumanists show that modern man is not prepared to argue against transhumanism. He must either accept it or find a theological alternative.
Implementing a robot tax would require adopting socialism, with all the perils that historically includes.
We should guard against a day when people who don’t provide practical use to society are deemed less important than our useful machines.
You, smart TV. You’re there. You listen. And now I know you really hear me. So much that you record my thoughts and pass them on to third parties.
Critics of HBO’s ‘Westworld’ say all the plot twists hide shoddy storytelling. But the show is telling a profound story about suffering and consciousness.
HBO’s ‘Westworld’ could have been a thought-provoking commentary on the limits of artificial intelligence and the nature of human depravity. Instead, it just used cheap tricks and tired tropes to manipulate viewers.
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