The Most Dangerous People on the Internet This Decade

In the meantime, Facebook has been used again and again to spread mass disinformation, from hate speech that fueled the massacre of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar to WhatsApp propaganda that helped elected far-right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, to troll armies tasked with attacking the enemies of Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump. In almost…

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PS Plus January 2020 PS4 Games Announced

Crap, crap, crap? by Robert Ramsey 4 hours agoJanuary’s PlayStation Plus games have been confirmed earlier than expected. PlayStation’s official Germany, Austria, and Switzerland YouTube channel has outed the first lineup of 2020, which, as usual, includes two PlayStation 4 titles. January’s offerings are Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator. We assume that…

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The Dazzling Designs of Alpine Ice Formations

Most people standing at the shore of Lake Constance in southern Germany look up to admire the snow-blanketed Swiss Alps across the water. But while skating along its frozen northwest edge three Januaries ago, photographer Tom Hegen discovered an equally awesome sight looking down.“The structures in the ice fascinated me and the patterns changed all…

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Enhanced Intelligence, VR Sex, and Our Cyborg Future

If you could press a button to merge your mind with an artificial intelligence computer—expanding your brain power, your memory, and your creative capacity—would you take the leap?“I would press it in a microsecond,” says Sebastian Thrun, who previously led Stanford University’s AI Lab.Turning yourself into a cyborg might sound like pure sci-fi, but recent…

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