articles tagged: economy
why science says we should be spending a lot less time at the office
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why science says we should be spending a lot less time at the office

Today’s typical working hours are a result of politics, compromise, and ideology. Now, some experts are finally asking what science says is the perfect work week, and why.

how artificial intelligence can help fix economies
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how artificial intelligence can help fix economies

Current economic models and priorities set almost a century ago are obviously failing us today. Can machines help us get back on the right track?

the automated workhouse: how machines quietly conquered the world
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the automated workhouse: how machines quietly conquered the world

Science fiction imagines humans subservient to rows of servers humming in a data centers after losing a world war. In reality, the machines didn’t have to fire a single shot…

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.

why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
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why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?
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to stop global warming, seize the means of production?

In today’s Gilded Age with global warming, advocacy for socialism is on the rise, framed as a requirement to save our planet. But the idea that socialism can save us from ourselves has been tried before. It ended badly.

the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence
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the trump administration is in denial about jobs and artificial intelligence

Trump administration officials tells workers already or currently being replaced by robots it won't happen for another 50 to 100 years.

how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time
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how we’re fighting over the future one election at a time

A deep dive into the yawning chasm that is the urban/rural divide.

no, new yorker, tech has empathy, it’s our awful politicians who don’t
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no, new yorker, tech has empathy, it’s our awful politicians who don’t

Om Malik blames the dire state of the West on the people who spent years ringing the alarm bells instead of those who roundly ignored them.

if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…
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if you think globalization has been rough to you so far, you ain’t seen nothing yet…

Widespread automation is about to hit the developing world, hard.

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