Dan Sincai

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How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Singularity

Elon Musk presents his vision for colonizing Mars by 2024

Elon Musk unveiled exciting changes to his vision of establishing a colony on Mars, and surprised us with a plan to use rockets to transport people …

Account Suspended

The first men to conquer death will create a new social order – a terrifying one

Immensely wealthy and powerful men like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk want to live forever. But at what cost?<p>In a 2011 <i>New Yorker</i> profile, Peter Thiel, …

Can Trauma Experienced by Your Great-Great-Grandparents Be Passed on to You?

Our families pass on pieces of themselves to us in more than one way. Your eye color may be thanks to genetic inheritance, but not everything we …

Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as Life. As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of Life is often quite difficult. You …

Self-improvement

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.<p>Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he …

Hedge Funds

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

Artificial Intelligence

King Solomon-era fort in southern Israel reveals its secrets

Archaeologists in Israel are unraveling the complex history of an ancient military fortification dating to the reigns of Kings Solomon and David.<p>The gatehouse complex, which dates to the 10th century B.C., was unearthed in Southern Israel’s Timna Valley in 2014. Recent analysis of organic remains …

‘Westworld’ and the Moral Dilemma of Cyborgs

The mathematician Norbert Wiener founded the science of cybernetics in 1948 with a warning that has become a cornerstone of futurist writing. The computer age was still in its infancy when he cautioned that intelligent machines could wreak havoc on civilization — and perhaps even snuff it out — if …

Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs

Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely …

Universal Basic Income

How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex …

Ancient History

Some of Japan's Most Stunning Sights Are Still Unknown to Tourists

Don't miss out on these must-see sights the next time you're in Japan.<p>According to a recent report by the global consulting firm McKinsey and …

GoFundMe passes $3B raised on its platform, adding $1B in only the last 5 months

Last week, when we reported on how PayPal has considered acquiring crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, we noted that the startup was on a growth tear and “printing money”. Today, GoFundMe is releasing some numbers that speak to just how big that is for the company right now. GoFundMe has now passed the …

Asia's Trillion Dollar Electronic Payments Problem, And How To Figure It Out

Electronic payment apps like Venmo win customers and make headlines for their ease of use, transparent costs, and widespread adoption, creating the illusion that money is flying through the air without the slightest friction. In truth, the global electronic payment market is far thornier than its …

It’s finally getting easier to send and receive money electronically

By Jonnelle Marte<p>, Reporter<p>People who need to send cash to friends or relatives to, say, split the monthly bills or pay one another back after a night out, finally have better options.<p>Sure, sending money to friends is easier today than it was back when writing a check or running to an ATM were our …

FinTech

At Amazon the Flywheel Effect drives innovation

When Amazon CTO Werner Vogels talks about his company’s philosophy around innovation, it’s probably a good idea to listen. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has always found a way to capitalize on technology trends, whether being an early online retailer, seeing the future of cloud computing and …

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey review – Terrence Malick's eye-popping history of the universe

The feature length version of Malick’s long-gestating chronicle of all things great and small is a visual feast – even if it doesn’t explain much along the way<p>The arrival of a new Terrence Malick film is always something of an event, even if the great man’s lustre is beginning to wear off under the …

Reaching Singularity: Physicist Asserts We Will Never Truly Understand Consciousness

Consciousness Conundrum<p>One of the most probable ways we will reach the Singularity is with computers that mimic our brains. But to achieve that, we …

Amazon Tests 30-Hour Work Week

The <i>Washington Post</i> reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

PayPal and FIS team up for cardless ATMs

Earlier this year, Fidelity Information Services (FIS) and Payment Alliance International (PAI) teamed up to bring Cardless Cash, which allows users to access ATMs via their mobile devices, to thousands of US locations.<p>That functionality will be enabled by PayPal-owned Paydiant, according to a …

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari review – how data will destroy human freedom

It’s a chilling prospect, but the AI we’ve created could transform human nature, argues this spellbinding new book by the author of Sapiens<p>At the heart of this spellbinding book is a simple but chilling idea: human nature will be transformed in the 21st century because intelligence is uncoupling …

Singularity

What Wall Street’s Obsession With Blockchain Means for the Future of Banking

<i>Howard Yu</i> <i>is professor of strategic management and innovation at IMD. He specializes in technological innovation, strategic transformation and change</i> …

Let's Stop Freaking Out About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is all around us today—and it’s often invisible as we go about our daily lives.<p>Companies are successfully using AI …