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what is the metaverse and why you’re going to hate it
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what is the metaverse and why you’re going to hate it

Social media platforms want to take a note from dystopian science fiction and lock you into a virtual world for growth and profit.

how do you solve a problem like facebook?
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how do you solve a problem like facebook?

Facebook is now the poster child for all of Big Tech’s evils, and deservedly so. The big question is what comes next.

why humans and machines may have no choice but to merge
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why humans and machines may have no choice but to merge

With so many imagining a future where machines exist not just by our side but as parts of us, we may have made sure that we have no choice but to become part robot.

why computers will rule nations. and why they’ll fail miserably.
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why computers will rule nations. and why they’ll fail miserably.

To combat humanity’s flaws, some pundits are urging us to give AI the power to govern. These ideas are guaranteed to backfire.

the next deepfake porn clip to go viral may just be starring you…
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the next deepfake porn clip to go viral may just be starring you…

While pundits worry about the effect of deepfakes on global politics, trolls are using the technology to make fake porn of people they hate. And the victims rarely have any recourse…

how social media is radicalizing wellness gurus and your parents
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how social media is radicalizing wellness gurus and your parents

Once associated with lefty politics, hipsters, and hippies, wellness influencers and their audiences are taking a sudden right wing turn, and social media may be to blame.

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…

hackers aren’t getting better, so why do we keep getting hacked?
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hackers aren’t getting better, so why do we keep getting hacked?

We’re told that digital security is a cat and mouse game between computer geniuses, but the reality is a lot less impressive and sadder than we’re led to believe.

today’s social media is literally killing us
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today’s social media is literally killing us

Rather than connecting the world and fostering meaningful dialogue, social media is encouraging conspiracies, scams, dangerous hoaxes, and even genocide.

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