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Automation nation: Proactive approach will benefit self-driving car industry

For years, tech-savvy consumers have drooled about the possibility of self-driving cars that have been promised in futuristic movies from "Logan's Run" to "Minority Report." Now, Google, Uber, Tesla and others have us on the verge...

source: By Ronnie Richard
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You know you’re pretty smart. You love solving puzzles, you consume knowledge effortlessly, and your processing time – pssssh, please – is so ... darn ... fast! Makes for fun party tricks, but it can cause problems when trying to find people to hang out...

source: American Mensa

Jason Mars is an African-American professor of computer science who also runs a tech start-up. When his company's artificially intelligent smartphone app talks, he said, it sounds "like a helpful, young Caucasian female." "There's a kind of pressure to conform to the prejudices...

source: The New York Times

Filmmaker Douglas Trumbull has invented a super-immersive film format and projection technology in hopes of improving the cinematic experience. Now he needs to get the industry to pay attention.

source: MIT Technology Review

There used to be parties in the apartments on the top floors of New York City's branch libraries. On other nights, when the libraries were closed, the kids who lived there might sit reading alone among the books or roll around on the wooden library carts—if they weren't...

source: Atlas Obscura

Our industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment. Photographer George Steinmetz spent nearly a year...

source: The New York Times

The aim of science is to establish facts, as accurately as possible. It is therefore crucially important to determine whether an observed phenomenon is real, or whether it's the result of pure chance. If you declare that you've discovered something when in fact it's just...

source: Aeon


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