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how crypto may be about to change for the (slightly) better
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how crypto may be about to change for the (slightly) better

Bitcoin’s rival wants to eliminate its vast contributions of energy waste and global warming. Will the original crypto coin follow suit?

why texas went to war with social media
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why texas went to war with social media

Governments are no longer just interested in controlling social media narratives with bots and premium content. They’re now reaching for new laws.

why the next big leap in a.i. isn’t new math, but energy savings
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why the next big leap in a.i. isn’t new math, but energy savings

We keep seeing artificial intelligence do more and more impressive things. But the most impressive thing it can do next is to fit in our hands.

why your bosses are spying on you, and why they need to stop
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why your bosses are spying on you, and why they need to stop

In a quest for productivity from remote workers, companies are creating a totalitarian nightmare in which computers police employees’ every second.

how and why machines are getting into art
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how and why machines are getting into art

Writing, animation, and illustration, things that used to be uniquely human, are now being invaded by artificial intelligence. So, what’s next for creatives?

how an a.i. could churn out millions of bioweapons, and how we’d fight back
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how an a.i. could churn out millions of bioweapons, and how we’d fight back

Don’t worry about the AI, worry about the humans training it, say researchers who found out how easy it is to turn machines evil.

why wowt (still) can’t quit facebook
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why wowt (still) can’t quit facebook

Facebook is still horrible. But for the time being, it’s indispensable for getting the word for just about anything out.

how social media algorithms turn us and our politicians into trolls
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how social media algorithms turn us and our politicians into trolls

A study of American politicians’ tweets shows they’ve become angrier and more crass over the last decade. Why? Because social media algorithms reward them for it.

why crypto enthusiasts are #notallbros
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why crypto enthusiasts are #notallbros

The stereotype of NFT and crypto enthusiasts is that of young, upper middle class men gambling on get-rich-quick-schemes. We need to update that perception.

how social media brought us to the edge of world war 3
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how social media brought us to the edge of world war 3

With an invasion of Ukraine and thinly veiled threats of nuclear war, we’re living on the edge of World War 3 thanks to Rupert Murdoch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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