Francois Rigou

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How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. …

Social Media

This Will Be The First Trash-Free Community In The World. Let's Take A Peek

<i>This Earth Month (why should it only be one day?), we’re highlighting the innovative people, places, and technologies paving the way to a more</i> …

Sustainability

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 …

22 Life-Changing Wellness Books To Read This Summer

Summer is here, which means long days, warm weather, and dinners alfresco. <i>Ahhhh</i>. All of this makes for a perfect time to catch up on your reading. …

Self-improvement

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …