The racially entangled hoaxes involving Jussie Smollett, and Atticus Finch, show our cultural zeitgeist is choosing tribalism before tolerance.
At times, it can almost seem ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is anti-human. Yet it really shows what is best, and worst, about humankind, and therefore defines it.
We should guard against a day when people who don’t provide practical use to society are deemed less important than our useful machines.
The video game ‘No Man’s Sky’ speaks to humanity’s eternal questions of how life is created and whether we are alone in this universe.
The more human we try to make sexbots, the less human the ‘relational’ ‘experience’ of sexbots will be.
At root, the most logical meaning of American exceptionalism is that America simply chose a a path exceptional among nations to codifying the exercise of political power.
The kind of artificial intelligence that could displace most human work is not right around the corner. What is? Severe economic disruption due to increasing automation.
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