Tag: future

31 Jul 2017

#Lifehack: 5 Podcasts That Explore The Human Side of Tech

Excerpt via SALON MA’AYAN PLAUT, RADIOPUBLIC As technology pervades every part of our lives, someone talking us through what it means can be a comfort (or a terror, depending on how youre feeling that day). ExponentBen Thompson and James Allworth explore the effect of technology on society as a whole. 1. “Exponent” Ben Thompson and […]

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07 Jul 2017

#ROBOPHOBIA: Anxious About Automation? You’re Not Alone

Researchers and businesspeople are constantly guessing how many jobs robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will destroy. The results from a recently released survey by Masayuki Morikawa at Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry suggest that how concerned workers are about automation depends highly on their age and educational background. For the survey, conducted […]

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11 Apr 2016

New Media Entity Focuses On Diversity; Carrie Brownstein Riffs On Underground Roots @LATimes Festival of Books

Nobody seemed to mind the cloudy weather, as thousands of patrons gathered on the sprawling USC campus this past weekend for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The 21st annual event  hosted a wide variety of readings, performances and “ideas exchanges” with authors and cultural figures of the moment (see the full list here).  Notable new media entity #EmergingUS […]

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