Nearly every aspect of life as we know is shaped by technology. Whether it’s developing a better understanding of topography around the world through satellite imagery, using digital devices to communicate in real-time with people on other continents, or relying on software to calculate the risk of buying and selling stocks, technology is one of the strongest threads woven into the fabric of our global society. As we saw last week, artificial intelligence could change the future of how we work. So, is deeply integrated technology a good thing for our society? Will it make the world stronger?
The human mind is one of the most complex structures that we know of. The human mind contains more neurons than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy and the synapses—interconnected pathways between neurons—number over a hundred trillion (with a ‘T’)1. Scientists have sought to understand it for thousands of years, yet it remains a mystery despite extensive research...
When you hear “autonomous agents and things”, what do you think of? Perhaps you paint a mental picture of international espionage: stealth, undercover agents clad in leather jumpsuits, jetsetting around the world to execute covert operations as constructed by international spy agencies. Or, maybe it’s the thought of robots that you turn to... reality is so, so close.
When creating the infrastructure of a building, architects use the strongest materials available. The stronger the building’s skeleton, the more capable a structure will be to withstand earthquakes, endure harrowing weather, and simply stay standing. The same applies to the online world.
Leaves falling, jack-o-lanterns still aglow, and a seemingly endless flow of candy all point to one thing: Halloween’s still fresh in our minds. For some, it’s all fun, games, and super-hero costumes. For others though, it’s not about the innocent charm of changing seasons, glowing lights, and sweets galore; some people thrive on seeking and dishing out doses of fright. Whether that means lurking around neighborhoods in twisted clown costumes or indulging a love for zombies, it’s a day where some people expect to be scared. But, what about finding fear in unexpected places?