Virtual Reality and Empathy
“Walk a mile in my shoes,” singer-songwriter Joe South advised back in the (highly overrated) peace and love days of 1969. If you could see you through my eyes Instead of your... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Space Is Relevant Again
Your intrepid reporter traveled from Washington, DC, to Cape Canaveral Florida, earlier this month to watch the test launch of the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket on earth today. The trip involved about eighteen... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: What If Lie Detectors Worked?
Not everything you read on the internet is true. I know this, because I read it on the internet. A few weeks ago I came across a piece entitled “A New AI That Detects ‘Deception’... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Soft Power and Satellites
Here’s how the recent sequence of events unfolded in Iran: On December 27, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency published an item in which the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, warned against the grave... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: The AI Religion
News stories late last year breathlessly reported the founding of a new religion called “Way of the Future”—one that worships artificial intelligence (“AI”) as its godhead. There is no punch line. This is not supposed... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Should Fake News Be Outlawed?
Read Matthew Bulger's response to this article, "Fake News Must Remain Legal," here. Shortly after the individual who shot up a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, earlier this month was identified, news reports told us... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Build-a-Baby
Because I’m such an expert on everything, most of my articles end with an emphatic period. This one ends with a troubled question mark. We heard some fabulous news last week. Scientists in Ohio reported... Read More