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How close are we to creating artificial intelligence? – David Deutsch

It is uncontroversial that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the …

Are e-cigarettes safe or not?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including Motorola’s decline, an electric car battle, and one of ‘the most disruptive technologies for decades’.<p>My own personal nothingness <br>Alan Lightman | Nautilus | 28 August 2014<br>Reflection on the part played by nothingness in science and philosophy. …

How Alan Turing decoded the secrets of life

Our picks of the week from around the web, including Alan Turing’s decoding of natural patterns, the man behind graphene and the ethics around treating Ebola.<p>Robot cars with adjustable ethics settings<br>Patrick Lin | Wired | 19 August 2014<br>An approach (though not a solution) to the problem of ethics …

The 15 Immutable Laws of Being Handy

A few ways you can help out a bit more<p>A few ways you can help out a bit more; pass them on to your children<i>Part of our Fatherhood collection</i><i>PLUS: The Incredible Power of Knots</i>

One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-Eight Pounds of Sons

Gordy Gronkowski spent thirty years raising five monster boys, all of whom became monster athletes, four of them football players, three of them (and counting) NFL players, one of them playing in the Super Bowl. No, it was no accident.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>Gordy Gronkowski,</b> the …

When Global Warming Kills Your God

Twenty-three Alaskan tribesmen broke the law when they overfished king salmon, but they claim their faith gave them no other choice.<p>“So there is a black fish swimming up the river, looking for a fish trap to swim into. Cycle of life, right?”<p>Grant Kashatok was telling me stories the traditional …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

What Is the Struggle in “My Struggle”?

This week sees the publication of the third volume of “My Struggle,” the thirty-six-hundred-page autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard, the Norwegian novelist. (James Wood reviewed the first volume, in 2012.) It’s hard to overstate the strangeness of the book’s success. The six volumes of …

The Collective Intelligence of the Web

In November of 2000, <i>NASA</i> did something unusual: it asked amateurs to help it map the surface of Mars. The agency set up a Web site called Clickworkers, where people could take a short tutorial on how to classify Martian craters and then get to work clicking on photos of Mars. <i>NASA</i> then aggregated …

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid - but quantum - ExtremeTech

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but <i>quantum</i><p>By on April 24, 2014 at 8:13 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

How to Perform a Muscle-Up: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

During this Rings 101 week, we’ve covered the basics of equipment, how to grip the rings, and a beginner’s workout to get you started with using the …