Gautam Ghosh

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The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

Alvin Toffler Saw The Future Before It Arrived

The noted futurist passed away last week at the age of 87.<p>Alvin Toffler, the noted futurist, passed away last week. He was 87. Toffler saw it all before it happened. Through his seminal books, <i>Future Shock</i> (1970) and <i>The Third Wave,</i> (1980) he accurately predicted the trajectory technology and society …

Learning to Be Human

In an era fixated with science, technology, and data, the humanities are in decline. They’re more vital than ever.<p>Earlier this month, the <i>Washington Post</i> journalist Jeff Guo wrote a detailed account of how he’d managed to maximize the efficiency of his cultural consumption. “I have a habit that …

Humanities

How Social Can Transform Your Employee Engagement Strategy

Your employees are on social media. You can’t stop them and, frankly, you don’t want to.<p>Instead, provide them with relevant information to share via …

Brexit: 'I Am Gravely Concerned. And You Should Be, Too.' | Inc.com

I woke up this morning in what feels very much like an alternate universe, the kind I often read about in science fiction and fantasy novels.<p>The UK has voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned, and the fate of the UK's unity looks tenuous.<p>My job is to think about …

Seen in literary fiction as well as SF, this genre weaves together complex debates in a way that can offer a clearer view of the future – think Atwood, DeLillo and Asimov<p>Weirdly enough, science fiction is not the best lens through which to examine science fiction. In the 80s, critic Tom LeClair …

Literature