Juan Pablo Garcia

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Elon Musk thinks we need brain-computers to avoid becoming 'house cats' to artificial intelligence

Musk believes that as AI continues to advance, humans will be left behind, and that even in the most banal situation, we'll be treated like pets by artificial intelligence, as he explained on stage at Vox Media's Code Conference in Southern California.<p>Enter something called "neural lace," a …

Werner Herzog's New Film Tackles Something Even Scarier Than Nature—the Internet

<i>Lo and Behold</i> argues that the middle ground between devoting your life to social networks and aggressively disconnecting is becoming an impossibility.<p>In Les Blank's documentary <i>Burden of Dreams</i>, Werner Herzog—then in the process of filming his epic period piece <i>Fitzcarraldo</i> deep in the …

This Ancient Laptop Is The Only Key To The Most Valuable Supercars On The Planet

This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive—one of the most high-tech car and …

Pensive Figures Wander Through Natural Backdrops in Stunning Moments of Self-Reflection

Aida Pascual Benito’s photographs emanate an inescapable feeling of melancholy that immediately captures one's attention. Favouring shots of solitary figures wandering through beautiful natural backdrops, Benito composes each of her images around this similar setting, yet somehow still imbues a …

Sick of the office? Get a job that pays you to travel

They say if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. We say if you travel for work, you'll never have a boring commute a day in your …

Physiological Proof: Travel Just Might Be the Fountain of Youth

I've long noticed that many travelers seem younger than average in their appearance, attitudes, and energy levels. And I have a theory that just might explain it.<p>Perhaps travel actually functions -- physiologically -- as a kind of fountain of youth. We've evolved into our sedentary, …

The Protein-Filled Spicy Tuna ‘Sushi’ Roll You Can Make In 5 Minutes

Whip up this simple muscle snack to curb your sushi craving. Chopsticks optional<p>If you’re having a sushi craving, but don’t have the time (or cash) to hit up a Japanese restaurant for a fix, try this simple muscle snack.<p>You’ll cut carbs, pack in tons of protein, and set your taste buds aflame. Grab …

I've been traveling the world for 5 years, and I'm starting to wonder if freedom is a myth

Sometimes I wonder if everything that I do, everything that we do, is worth all the trouble. I'm tired of trying so hard, I'm tired of being what I want to be, I'm tired of all the failures, all the problems, all the conflict and the confrontations. This isn't supposed to be what it was like.<p>When I …

Mesmerizing Moments of Symmetry in Everyday Life

Symmetry is an aesthetically-pleasing quality that’s been celebrated throughout history—perhaps most famously in architecture. In Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance, this characteristic was a mark of a structure’s true beauty. In modern times, symmetry is still celebrated, …

The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health

To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from the Occupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations.<p>In order to analyze jobs by their impact on workers' health, we took O*NET measures of six health risks in each of the …

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5 reasons the Europa League is better than the Champions League

Say no to sterile football and say yes to weirdness.<p>You can stick your Barcelonas and your Bayern Munichs. The Europa League is the continent's finest football tournament, and here are the reasons why.<p>1. It has a better name<p>According to Greek mythology, Europa was the daughter of Agenor, King of …

Artist Transforms Parents' Ordinary Home into a Phenomenal Monster House

Artist Christine McConnell has a spellbinding knack for spooky transformations. She typically focuses on baked goods as she takes ordinary treats and turns them into extraordinarily creepy creations. But this time, McConnell decided to set her sights on a much larger canvas: her parents' house. …