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An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

The Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know

Professor who summarized the impact of technology on society 30 years ago seems prescient now, in the age of smartphones and social media<p>Three decades ago, a historian wrote six laws to explain society’s unease with the power and pervasiveness of technology. Though based on historical examples …

Cold War

The rise of artificial intelligence could spark a worker rebellion

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate.<p>One series of papers by Oxford researchers ranks jobs by their estimated susceptibility to automation. Among those most rated likely to vanish - because they involve work that AI can increasingly …

Artificial Intelligence

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

From The New York Public Library<p>Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent — and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, …

Innovation

Artist Redraws Cartoon Characters in Other Artists' Styles

Cartoonists like Jim Davis (<i>Garfield</i>) and Charles M. Schulz (<i>Peanuts</i>) spent years developing their own unique drawing styles, and it's their …

Why a superintelligent machine may be the last thing we ever invent

If you want to know about the future of artificial intelligence then you must read documentary filmmaker James Barrat's new book <i>Our Final Invention</i>. …

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

The “Hendrix Chord”

The “Hendrix chord” (E7#9 here, as heard in “Purple Haze”) in tablature form with the low E string at far left and high E string at far right. Chord …

These Were the 20 Most Popular Websites Every Year Since 1996

Webcrawler and AOL were the Google and Facebook of the 90s.<p><b>You could forgive Webcrawler,</b> Netscape, and Excite if they looked around in the mid-1990s and thought they would rule the internet forever. How quickly things change online.<p>The <i>Washington Post</i> just published this look back at web dominance …

Time Warner

Lessons from Dunning-Kruger

In 1999 psychologist David Dunning and his graduate student Justin Kruger published a paper in which they describe what has come to be known …

Psychology

Larry Summers's 4-Point Plan for Saving the Economy

Don't get distracted by the deficit: It's time to start fixing America's crumbling infrastructure.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Larry Summers does not appear to think much of sanguine predictions about America’s economic future right now.<p>During an appearance Tuesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is hosted by</i> …

Download This! Ziploop App Will Get Rid of All Your Wallet Clutter

Shopping is generally an enjoyable experience, but it does have its downsides: Tracking old receipts, expiration dates, and return policies—not to …

Among service men and women, the debate rages over Bowe Bergdahl

So I saw this post on Facebook the other day: "I want to make sure I understand the point," my friend said, referring to the Bergdahl deal. "Was this all just a White House PR thing to 'bring our soldier home'... This is a horrible policy decision, one of the worst. Can anyone tell me what the …

Waygo offers instant visual translation of Chinese characters — even without a connection

If you’ve moved to China without having an inkling of the Chinese language, Waygo’s CEO Ryan Rogowski and Waygo’s director of marketing, Ryan Shuken, know exactly how you feel.<p>“When I started living in Beijing, I was looking to learn Chinese and not being able to read the characters was very …

How to Fix Rehab: Expert Who Lost Son to Addiction Has a Plan

<i>Editor's note: This story is part of a series, Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic, that will be featured on NBC News from April 7-9.</i><p>The call came on a Saturday, a day after Thomas McLellan told an auditorium of graduate students to rethink the science of addiction. As a research psychologist at the …

Mental Health

The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …