Mike Chipperfield

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This Is Just the Beginning

Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling …

Here Are 5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today

Click here for reuse options! Thomas Jefferson believed that a rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong.To hear the …

Lucid dreaming feels real. For people who have mastered the act, it offers a whole new world:

We are often told that dreams are not real. Is that right?

Mind

Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

Why society might be more stable if we had more poverty and less inequality.<p>Researcher Keith Payne has found something surprising: When people flying coach are forced to walk past the pampered first-class flyers in the front of the plane, the likelihood of some sort of air rage incident rises …

Fascism is back. Blame the Internet.

Some Americans ask: What is wrong with the Internet? Others ask: Can fascism return? These questions are the same question.<p>Despite all the happy talk about connecting people, the Internet has not spread liberty around the world. On the contrary, the world is less free, in part because of the Web. …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

You’re Not Just Imagining It. Your Job Is Absolute BS

If you voted for Bernie Sanders, have sea-punk green hair, and wear a pin declaring “Capitalism Is the Crisis,” you may already be familiar with …

How Do You Know You Are Reading This?

The only thing you know for sure is that you are conscious. All else is inference, however reasonable. There is something in your head that generates …

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Leading Neuroscientist Explains How the Brain Hallucinates Reality

In a recent Ted Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth revealed irrefutable proof that conscious reality is not shaped by the world around us. In fact, quite …

America and the Great Abdication

Don’t mistake Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the world for isolationism.<p>When great powers fade, as they inevitably must, it’s normally for one of two reasons. Some powers exhaust themselves through overreach abroad, underinvestment at home, or a mixture of the two. This was the case for the Soviet …

Geopolitics

Why there is no such thing as ‘personal’ productivity

There is a concept in Buddhism known as ‘co-dependent arising,’ also referred to as ‘dependent origination.’ Though impossible to break down in a few …

Google's artificial intelligence built an AI that outperforms any made by humans

by Dom Galeon and Kristin Houser December 1, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 125370<p>An AI That Can Build AI<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain …

There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

There's a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>"Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they …

Horses are masters at reading human body language, new study finds

The findings broaden our understanding of animal psychology and how different species can communicate.<p>Horses can distinguish between dominant and …

IBM's new, cutting edge tech could make computers 200 times faster

by Dom Galeon November 2, 2017 Robots & Machines 27981<p>An All-in-One Approach to Computing<p>Regular desktop computers, as well as laptops and …

The best ways for your teen to make money online

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>For teens already busy with school, homework and extracurriculars, squeezing in a part-time …

Personal Finance

The cost of long-term care is going to bankrupt us

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>When policy makers, health care analysts and financial journalists talk about the …

Does My Body Die If My Brain Teleports From Mars?

A toggle switch allows me to decide whether the ‘old me’ on Mars is preserved or destroyed after I teleport back home.<p>I am stranded on Mars. The fuel tanks on my return vessel ruptured, and no rescue team can possibly reach me before I run out of food. (And, unlike Matt Damon, I have no potatoes.) …

IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer - ExtremeTech

By on June 26, 2017 at 9:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>IBM and the US Air Force have …

The universe may be conscious, say prominent scientists

What consciousness is and where it emanates from has stymied great minds in societies across the globe since the dawn of speculation. In today’s …

Consciousness

The Mind-Matter Duality: Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mind-Controlled Computer Retrains Stroke Victims' Brains to Help Them Move Again

Imagine having the technology to help patients with physical impairments retrain their minds to recover motor skills. Now, what if I told you this …

Is 'Being' The Same For Everyone?

How do you know you are not now dreaming?<p>Any test you might perform, you might be merely dreaming that you are performing.<p>How can you get outside experience to verify that things are, at least once and for all, the way they seem to be?<p>This is philosophical skepticism in the potent and daring form …

Consciousness

Struggling with overthinking? A spiritual master has a message that you need to hear

How do you stop overthinking everything?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>Some people advise you to “live in the moment”. Others tell you to try …

Robots don’t have to take over jobs in order to be a problem for workers

The argument that humans will keep their jobs even as machines become more advanced is generally an optimistic one—except when it’s being made by Albert Wenger.<p>During a panel discussion hosted by New York University’s Stern School of Business and the McKinsey Global Institute last week, Wenger, a …