Musk’s Mars moment: Audacity, madness, brilliance—or maybe all three
Ars dissects the feasibility of SpaceX's plan to colonize Mars in the coming decades.
article  arstechnica  editorial  technology  elonmusk  mars  space  government  economics 
2 days ago
Creative skills more important than STEM: Deloitte's John Hagel
The advent of artificial intelligence places more focus on the need for creativity.
article  stem  education  creativity  ai 
2 days ago
Hate standing in line? Japan now has self-driving chairs
Misread the headline. Still, this seems like a much more attainable autonomous vehicle than a car in the USA. Smaller problem set.
article  ai  autonomousvehicles  japan 
2 days ago
How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds
Art is VR, everything is VR, everything is relative, nothing is objective, but somehow VR will awaken us to that
article  relativism  vr  editorial  technology  history  art  adventuresinmissingthepoint  dkl 
4 days ago
The Ridiculous Crusade for Gender-Neutral Toys
Want boys to play with dolls? Give the dolls a spear.
article  editorial  gender 
7 days ago
Music That’s Everything
First loathing, then loving, the all-encompassing symphonies of Gustav Mahler.
article  music  history  review  theamericaninterest 
8 days ago
Listen To The Super Lifelike Computer Voice Google Is Building
DeepMind — the Google company behind AlphaGo, the groundbreaking "Go"-playing bot — is working on a new speech generator called WaveNet, and it sounds really, really good.
article  deeplearning  audio  digg 
8 days ago
What is a safe space? The mind of a student able to think critically.
In the midst of a national debate about safe spaces and trigger warnings, a tutor at St. John's College asks how to make real conversation -- without political agendas -- possible in college classrooms.
article  washingtonpost  editorial  sjc 
15 days ago
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