Will Robots Indirectly “Suicide” Us?

Don't let them stay home and listen to the blues."Feel No Pain" - Sade (1992) Rise of the Robots (2015), a New York Times bestseller, is trying to scare you and tell you that technology can take away your job. But there is no way it will happen to you. You are a smart human. … Continue reading Will Robots Indirectly “Suicide” Us?

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How Can Biology Help Explain a Protest?

(Photo credit: Associated Press) Young Hong Kong protesters, mostly male, are playing with fire, literally. The protests in Hong Kong were originally about the extradition bill, which would allow the government to extradite people in Hong Kong to mainland China. But the problem grew much bigger than that. The focus has shifted to police brutality. … Continue reading How Can Biology Help Explain a Protest?

He Was Right about Social Connections 2300 years ago

(Photo by Richard Mortel) In the famous Maslow's hierarchy of needs, things like friendships, relationships, etc. are recognized as a basic need, slightly less important than safety and security. In the World Happiness Report, of which one of the purposes is to estimate what factors contribute to the happiness of a country, has found that … Continue reading He Was Right about Social Connections 2300 years ago