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why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality
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why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality

What happens when voters make decisions based on the belief that someday soon, scientists and engineers will turn them into immortal robots or web-enabled software?

is the future of social media decentralized and peer to peer?
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is the future of social media decentralized and peer to peer?

Coders and those fed up with major social media platforms are trying to create peer to peer alternatives to Twitter and Facebook. But can they really succeed in swaying users?

is minimalism the antidote to runaway industrialization?
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is minimalism the antidote to runaway industrialization?

Our factories crank out tsunamis of cheap consumer goods and online shopping is getting them around the world faster. But are we hitting a point of diminishing returns?

will urban farming save the future or make modern politics worse?
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will urban farming save the future or make modern politics worse?

According to a growing number of architects and urban planners, cities need more greenery and easier access to food. But will their solution cause more problems than it solves?

why weird things is leaving facebook, and you should too
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why weird things is leaving facebook, and you should too

From abusing your data, to refusing to deal with dangerous hoaxes and fake news, to undermining brands and limiting their reach, Facebook is the worst of social media.

how flat ui helped fake news thrive on social media
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how flat ui helped fake news thrive on social media

Modern design and social media leveled the playing field for news outlets. But in doing so, they helped lies and hoaxes thrive alongside reputable sources.

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.

doing laundry in the future could mean almost never washing clothes
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doing laundry in the future could mean almost never washing clothes

Washing clothes uses a lot of chemicals and fresh water. Now, some companies are trying to change that by rethinking how to keep clothing fresh and wrinkle-free for months.

how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back
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how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back

Thanks to social media, everybody can be a pundit today, and that’s ruining how we build a factual understanding of our world and what’s happening in it.

do we need github to save our code forever? or should we rethink how we code?
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do we need github to save our code forever? or should we rethink how we code?

Code storage and sharing platform GitHub wants to archive open source software for up to 10,000 years. But is that a good idea, and could we use its momentum to rethink how and why we code?

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