10 min read · Jun 26th · One of the real challenges that we’re facing is that we don’t have a lot of information
Social media has drastically restructured the way we communicate in an incredibly short period of time.
Seventeen researchers who specialize in widely different fields, from climate science to philosophy, make the case that academics should treat the study of technology’s large-scale impact on society as a “crisis discipline.”
The paper argues that our lack of understanding about the collective behavioral effects of new technology is a danger to democracy and scientific progress.
3 min read · Jul 19th · A steep downturn in human population and quality of life could be coming in the 2040s, the report finds.
"It's not yet too late for humankind to purposefully change course to significantly alter the trajectory of [the] future," Herrington concluded in her study. "Effectively, humanity can either choose its own limit or at some point reach an imposed limit, at which time a decline in human welfare will have become unavoidable."