Some think we’d be better off cutting down on the technology in our lives. To test this theory, I quit texting for one week.
A Loebner Prize winner offers up his chatterbot, Chip, as a $5/month friend.
How do whale and dolphin brains really stack up against our own? Emory University’s Lori Marino has the answers.
The grandmother of performance art builds a strange new device that uses “interactive neuroscience.”
Anonymous online identities are starting to garner as much respect as our real selves.
Scientists are racing to grow fake meat in the lab. Why is this important for the climate? And, more importantly, what does it taste like?
Ethan Zuckerman’s new book explains why better technology doesn’t necessarily lead to better communication. The trick, he says, is to “engineer serendipity.”
Those who have access to the internet — and know how to use it — have huge advantages over those who don’t.
Almost exactly a decade after the first SARS patient, a new and similar illness emerges in the Middle East. This virus may not be the next epidemic, but it begs the question of whether something like SARS could happen to us again.
I took a break from the internet to go camping. Was the time offline good for me?