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The Challenge of Abundance: Boredom, Meaning, and the Struggle of Mental Freedom

As technology continues to progress, the possibility of an abundant future seems more likely. Artificial intelligence is expected to drive…

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This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white…

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Sci-Fi Short Film ‘Uncanny Valley’ Paints a Dark Future for Virtual Reality

What’s the worst possible outcome of virtual reality technology going mainstream? A generation of burnt-out, washed-up VR junkies losing touch…

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Could Blockchain Voting Fix Democracy? Today, It Gets a Test Run

There’s no shortage of debate about the role tech has played in politics. From misinformation being spread via WhatsApp in…

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No Job Is Safe, But These Skills Will Always Be Valued in the Workplace

If you’d asked farmers a few hundred years ago what skills their kids would need to thrive, it wouldn’t have…

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The Motivating Power of a Massive Transformative Purpose

Eradicating diseases, mastering flight, near-instant global communication, going to the moon—humans have developed a taste for making the impossible possible….

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Can You Think Yourself into a Different Person?

By Will Storr We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we…

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Why Being Bilingual Helps Keep Your Brain Fit

By Gaia Vince Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work…

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This Is What Happens When We Debate Ethics in Front of Superintelligent AI

This Is What Happens When We Debate Ethics in Front of Superintelligent AI Is there a uniform set of moral…