Is the risk of automation to the jobs economy “50-100 more years away,” as per the Treasury Secretary, or might almost 50 percent of jobs be at risk by 2033, as per a 2013 Oxford University study? New findings in the journal of Social Science and Medicine indicate that wherever reality falls between the extremes, […]
Monthly Archives: April 2018
A long piece in The Guardian on how and why Amazon keeps CEOs in possibly dozens of different sectors up at night. With fingers in nine of the top ten US industries by GDP, Amazon has inspired a “Death By Amazon index” from Bespoke Investment Group. Fifty-four retail stocks the firm considers most vulnerable to […]
Conn Garrow, the Girl on the Moon, returns in a new adventure with more advanced tech, more dangerous aliens, and higher stakes than she’s ever faced. An adventure with narrow escapes, impossible rescues, harrowing spacewalks and splashdowns, multimillion dollar deals, marooned astronauts, and even some fistfighting. Girl on Mars is the sequel to Girl on the Moon, which Amazon reviewers […]
In Fight the Future, the book, a character’s precise location at a precise moment in time can be discerned from a social media post. This happens fourteen years in the future, but it doesn’t have to. Lifehacker reports: By uploading a photo to Facebook, you’re sharing where and when you took the photo, what kind […]
A long piece on the coming–or rather, ongoing–“infocalypse,” when anyone can make it “appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did,” where phishing attacks are indistinguishable from email from someone you know, and where anyone can make an utterly convincing video of Kim Jong Un declaring nuclear war. And you don’t […]
The Motley Fool has the disturbing figures: [W]hile you benefit from participating in a credit card rewards program, the perks you’ll get are nowhere near as valuable as the benefits that come from saving for retirement. Despite this undeniable fact, more Americans are enrolled in at least one credit card rewards program than are enrolled […]
More than three thousand Google employees petitioned management to cease development of image recognition tech for the U.S. military to use in drone strikes.