Hello friends! We’re writing to let you know that we will be taking a short hiatus from the newsletter for the next few months. In addition to all the…
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April 2022

This week, we explore many aspects of machine intelligence: What does it mean, philosophically, for computers to create original texts and imagery? How…
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This week, we look at the increasingly blurred space between our virtual and physical experiences. From code that enforces laws (whether contracts or…
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March 2022

From the philosophy of games to the memes of war, this week’s signals examine the limits of our imaginations when it comes to the future. So much of…
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February 2022

This week’s signals speak to ideas of togetherness — from recommendation systems that can forge connections rather than division, to apps that aim to…
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We discuss how we might want robots to care for us, when it’s appropriate to offload ethics to machines, and how it feels when everything is an avatar…
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January 2022

When we imagine a future, we often bring all our beliefs, prejudices, hopes, and histories along with us, leading to limiting ideas of what’s truly…
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Why web3 will probably become web2 redux, interactions with information beyond the infinite list, and the latest gadgets that may someday adorn your…
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December 2021

We can have video games and we can have electric cars, but you probably shouldn’t put them together. This week, we look at how to tell the bad ideas…
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November 2021

This issue brings news of major initiatives to pull back from the brink and rethink policies and systems in more humane ways. Read on to learn how to…
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Buckle in, friends, because today we try super hard to get excited about Web3. (We manage to find begrudging acceptance, but stop well short of…
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A re-imagining of books, a slower social network, and some tips on making better predictions.
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