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Google Blew It

I don’t think that statement surprises anyone.  Google had the opportunity to make a definitive statement about the technology industry, competence, inclusion, ability, and teamwork, and instead blew it as only a big, bureaucratic company could.  524 more words

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Human Dimensions of Technology: Erich Fromm

As technology has developed, especially over the past three centuries (but remember that Socrates was worried about the technology of writing), it has been accompanied by often very negative comments from writers, philosophers and other commentators. 834 more words

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The Final Frontier

Yes, these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.  Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. 284 more words

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Ted Chiang

“Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang

This skillfully and scientifically executed short story (published 1998) was recently released as the film, Arrival, which I enjoyed very much. 672 more words

Suhail Rafidi

About Uber, Friction, and Life

No matter where you are in most major or even minor cities around the world (yes, there are significant exceptions), you can pull out your smartphone, press a couple of buttons, and have an Uber taxi meet you at your location in a few minutes.   366 more words

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The Future is Now

And it is messy.  This article notes that it has been 15 years since the release of Minority Report, and today we are using predictive analytics to determine who might commit a crime, and where. 250 more words

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Learning How to Learn

One of the significant values I got out of my college experiences was a foundation whereby I could build on with lifetime learning.  I’m not quite sure how it happened, but my life outlook seems to have combined a love of learning with the ability to build upon that initial foundation.  292 more words

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