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A Social Ranking System Straight Out of Black Mirror

In “Nosedive,” the first episode of Black Mirror’s third season, people rate each interaction they have. A lovely conversation would net both participants a 5, while a fight would result in 1s. A person’s societal status, as well as related … Continue reading

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These Are Not the Droids You Want

Who hasn’t tried to play a Jedi mind trick? After all, if whiny, sniveling Luke can control minds, there’s no reason the rest of us can’t learn. Could This Happen has explored the possibility of neural prosthetics, brain implants, and … Continue reading

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