Snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles wide by two miles tall—showing seven square miles of the varied surface of our planet in each view
Source: Seven Square Miles
Punch magazine’s vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.
Source: A Vision of Isolating Technology from 1906
Congress has never made a law saying, “Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,”— and the First Amendment wouldn’t allow such a law — but that hasn’t stopped corporations from conjuring one out of thin air, and then defending it as though it was a natural right they’d had all along.
Source: Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.
We had a hunch that no one ever actually wins those mall car giveaways. But we had no idea how deep the rabbit hole went… or who would end up with our data.
Source: Why nobody ever wins that car giveaway at the mall
A young, enterprising couple set their sights on a small town with big appeal. They built their taproom from the inside out, and, 32 brews later, it’s now a local hub.
Source: Decidedly Sylva: Innovation Brewing Company – Our State Magazine
When warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence, many doomsayers cite philosopher Nick Bostrom’s paperclip maximizer thought experiment. Imagine an artificial intelligence, he says, which decides to amass as
Read the full article: The Lebowski Theorem of machine superintelligence
In an interview published in Collier’s magazine in 1926, Nikola Tesla, then in the twilight of his career, made some predictions about the future that included electric airplane flights “from New York to Europe in
Source: Nikola Tesla predicted the smartphone in 1926
Without yeast, bread wouldn’t rise and beer wouldn’t foam. As Nicholas Money’s new book, The Rise of Yeast, points out, it leaves its mark on other foods, too, including coffee, and even chocolate.
Source: The Rise Of Yeast: How Civilization Was Shaped By Sugar Fungi