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how flat ui helped fake news thrive on social media
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how flat ui helped fake news thrive on social media

Modern design and social media leveled the playing field for news outlets. But in doing so, they helped lies and hoaxes thrive alongside reputable sources.

why the dirty secret of false automation threatens our future
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why the dirty secret of false automation threatens our future

Sometimes, jobs we're told are automated really aren't. They simply hide the humans making your request possible. And that's going to backfire when machines really do take over.

doing laundry in the future could mean almost never washing clothes
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doing laundry in the future could mean almost never washing clothes

Washing clothes uses a lot of chemicals and fresh water. Now, some companies are trying to change that by rethinking how to keep clothing fresh and wrinkle-free for months.

how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back
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how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back

Thanks to social media, everybody can be a pundit today, and that’s ruining how we build a factual understanding of our world and what’s happening in it.

do we need github to save our code forever? or should we rethink how we code?
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do we need github to save our code forever? or should we rethink how we code?

Code storage and sharing platform GitHub wants to archive open source software for up to 10,000 years. But is that a good idea, and could we use its momentum to rethink how and why we code?

why we should give tesla’s cybertruck a chance
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why we should give tesla’s cybertruck a chance

The Cybertruck looks like an aggressively angular prop from a sci-fi movie. But it can also change our minds about how to build and power utility vehicles for the better.

wowt explains: what is transhumanism?
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wowt explains: what is transhumanism?

As we learn more about how we evolved and accelerate our technical know-how, some are wondering if we can use science and technology to overcome our limitations.

to save the world’s minds, we need to kill the nine to five job
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to save the world’s minds, we need to kill the nine to five job

Futurists once dreamed of an automated, leisurely utopia. Our failure to live up to their visions is taking a massive toll on our health and politics.

wowt explains: what is a quantum computer?
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wowt explains: what is a quantum computer?

Quantum computers are coming. But what exactly are they and what can they do for us?

the simmering battle to define a.i. and how smart it can be
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the simmering battle to define a.i. and how smart it can be

Despite constantly using algorithms defined as artificial intelligence and losing millions of jobs to it, we're still not sure where this technology can go and if it's really intelligent.

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