# tech

welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things
# tech

welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things

Gadgets connected to the internet and controlled by apps are everywhere, even in things that don’t need to be linked global communication networks. Unfortunately, they’re not working out well for us...

models and entertainers may get automated, but not how you might think…
# tech

models and entertainers may get automated, but not how you might think…

If you’re in a creative, artistic industry, relying on your looks and presence to make a living, computers couldn’t possibly come for your job, right? Actually, they can, and here’s how.

digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet
# tech

digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet

Threatened by the open, permissive architecture of the internet, Russia is doing a dry run at building its own. If it succeeds, the effects on the global economy and geopolitics would be far-reaching and unsettling.

how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists
# tech

how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists

Automation is responsible for most jobs lost in the industrial world and could replace as much as two thirds of the developing world’s workforce. Why are we still pretending it’s decades away?

australia declares war on digital security, demands encryption backdoor
# tech

australia declares war on digital security, demands encryption backdoor

Australian lawmakers stunned the country’s techies by passing a law requiring them to help law enforcement snoop on encrypted data on request, and putting e-commerce and basic digital security at risk.

new chinese app recruits citizens to spy on “deadbeat debtors”
# tech

new chinese app recruits citizens to spy on “deadbeat debtors”

In a move straight of a Dickensian cyberpunk novel, a Chinese app alerts citizens if someone in debt is within 500 meters, and encourages spying on their spending habits.

the five technologies we can use to prevent catastrophic earthquake damage
# tech

the five technologies we can use to prevent catastrophic earthquake damage

Earthquakes might be both powerful and inevitable. But we have the tools to soften their blows, save millions of lives, and save billions when cleaning up after them.

jordan peterson’s fan club goes after computer science and big data
# tech

jordan peterson’s fan club goes after computer science and big data

Followers of viral regressive ideologues found a new supposed hive of politically correct scum and radical feminist villainy: computer science.

why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords
# tech

why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords

Pundits are charging that not only are tech billionaires taking advantage of their employees and automating them out of a job, they’re actually on a mission to make humans obsolete.

how fixing particle colliders’ discarded data problem could bring us a better internet
# tech

how fixing particle colliders’ discarded data problem could bring us a better internet

Particle colliders have a huge, seldom discussed problem when trying to record experimental data. Solving it could help us find ground breaking new physics and give us a more reliable internet.

    newer articles
older articles