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world of weird things podcast: is technology ruining millennials’ sex lives?
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world of weird things podcast: is technology ruining millennials’ sex lives?

Millennials are suffering from what’s been called “the sex recession,” and a number of researchers and pundits have been blaming technology. They might not be completely off base for a change...

digital chaos theory: we live in a world we no longer understand
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digital chaos theory: we live in a world we no longer understand

We're trapped in one of the fastest transitional moments in history and we're feeling the pain as tens of millions are failing to adapt.

why wealth inequalty debates shouldn’t really be about the math
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why wealth inequalty debates shouldn’t really be about the math

The problem with wealth inequality isn't that it exists, it's how easily the 1% are running up the score and how angry they are that they're not being uniformly worshipped.

and now for a little technophobic paternalism
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and now for a little technophobic paternalism

Tech skeptic Evgeny Morozov doesn't seem to think smartphone app users have any agency or free will.

the flawed case for benevolent authoritarianism
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the flawed case for benevolent authoritarianism

Living under constant surveillance does have some benefits like deterring crime and catching frauds and cheats, argues Charles Kenny.

good news everyone, technology is killing traditional courtship
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good news everyone, technology is killing traditional courtship

Technology may be playing a big role in killing courtship as our parents and grandparents knew it. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

why guns won’t protect you from dictators
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why guns won’t protect you from dictators

Guns don't keep countries free, voters do if there are any, according to a study of virtually every country on Earth.

why we’re just not ready for a hivemind
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why we’re just not ready for a hivemind

We evolved to be social animals that live in close-knit communities. But sharing minds via brain implants with our fellow humans may be far too much for us right now.

why atheism continues its steady rise
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why atheism continues its steady rise

Religious fundamentalists are deeply offended that people no longer fear them and feel free to criticize their worst habits.

the e-book that will destroy the world
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the e-book that will destroy the world

According to Jonathan Franzen, books are vital to the continuation of civilization, just as long as they're not in digital form because e-books will destroy the sum total of knowledge.

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