Articles in Tech

How Can We Trust What We See?

The deepfake era threatens to further erode people’s ability to tell truth from lies, and bring cynicism and conspiracism to new levels. We can keep this from happening, but it will take the hard work of building trustworthy media institutions.

My Fight Against AI on The ‘Hardest Exam In The World’

ChatGPT takes an infamously unpredictable Oxford entrance exam, and reveals itself to be highly competent but also dull.

I Have Written a Strange Book About The Future of Artificial Intelligence

‘Echoland: A Comprehensive Guide to a Nonexistent Place’ is both a demonstration and a discussion of the possibilities of transformative new technologies.

AI Is About To Bring Us Into a Very Creepy New World

The ability to defraud and deceive is about to massively escalate. How can we remain anchored to reality?

The Right’s Opposition to Big Tech Is Hypocritical Posturing, But Shows Us How Conservatives Thrive

Right-wing policies are the reason there is unchecked corporate power in the first place. We need to expose the hollowness of anti-tech conservatism and articulate a persuasive left critique of Silicon Valley.

Let ChatGPT Convert You To Socialism

The AI text-generator is both terrifyingly good and comically limited. But one thing it excels at is helping us think more clearly about politics.

What Will Artificial Intelligence Do To Us?

Computers are able to do terrifyingly impressive things, with more to come. What does this mean for work? For art? For the future of the species?

What are Our Phones Doing to Us?

Are smartphones destroying our focus, our relationships, and even our humanity?

Are Web3 and Crypto Just a “Grift Pouring Lighter Fluid on Our Already-Smoldering Planet”?

Molly White of “Web3 is Going Great” on the scams and lies of the crypto economy.

Unfortunately We Are Not Living in a “Simulation”

A dangerous new religious belief offers grounds for giving up on the physical world and living 100% online.

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