articles tagged: education
world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them

Futurists have long predicted a time when tens of millions of jobs are done by machines, out of sight and out of mind. Now, this moment is here and we’re far from ready...

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow
# politics

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow

The 2018 midterms may be the most important vote today’s generations will cast for science, technology, and the basic social contract in America. The future is at stake, literally.

why you shouldn’t be anything you want
# science

why you shouldn’t be anything you want

For millennials, the first step to happiness and a productive life may to forget pretty much everything boomer culture tried to teach them.

of the special college snowflake and other mythical creatures of old people news
# politics

of the special college snowflake and other mythical creatures of old people news

The media and boomers are obsessed with millennial and college phenomena that are barely a blip on the radar in the grand scheme of things.

when academia is behind the real world
# tech

when academia is behind the real world

In most fields, bleeding edge research is conducted in academic labs, not corporate bullpens. In computer science, that's often not the case.

when good intentions become strong-armed mollycoddling
# politics

when good intentions become strong-armed mollycoddling

Yes, you absolutely can go overboard and turn cultural sensitivity into something very, very toxic.

why americans need to grow up when it comes to sex ed
# sex

why americans need to grow up when it comes to sex ed

John Oliver tackled the state of sexual education in America and that state is disturbing to put it mildly...

why bureaucrats shouldn’t handle social activism
# politics

why bureaucrats shouldn’t handle social activism

Bureaucrats generally don't like creative, fair solutions to complicated problems, so it's no surprise they're making a mess of social activism on campus.

putting the future within reach again
# politics

putting the future within reach again

If we're going to meet the challenges of the future, we're going to need a plan and that plan starts with education...

skeptical blogging ain’t what it used to be…
# politics

skeptical blogging ain’t what it used to be…

What used to be known as skeptical blogging has lost the skepticism and gained a lot of tabloid style drama and cultural think pieces.

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