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Automation and Employment

Automation and Employment

Somewhere between Stephen Hawking’s pronouncements on the dangers of superintelligent artificial intelligence and AlphaGo’s victory over Lee Sedol, AI seems to...

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

For those who haven’t seen the documentary Citizenfour, I highly recommend it. Made during Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras’ initial...

A WILDERNESS OF ERROR, BY ERROL MORRIS

A WILDERNESS OF ERROR, BY ERROL MORRIS

A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, by Errol Morris (2013) “A trial is not a science fair, but...

Doing Good Better, by William MacAskill

 Every year, hundreds of billions of dollars are given to charity as we run in marathon fundraisers, attend galas, and...

S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

What do you get when you cross an ambitious Hollywood director with an award-winning novelist and three-time Jeopardy champion? In...

Believing is Seeing, by Errol Morris

Believing is Seeing, by Errol Morris

This book is a fabulous collection of six essays by Errol Morris, which originally appeared in his New York Times...

Metamagical Themas by Douglas Hofstadter (1985)

Metamagical Themas by Douglas Hofstadter (1985)

Most people will be familiar with Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Brain, the Pulitzer-prize winning book by physicist and...