Monthly Archives: February, 2016

The temptation of easy vs. dangerous complexity

To anyone (like me) who remembers what daily life was like in pre-Internet/pre-mobile phone days, the technological innovations of the past 20 years or so appear — no, are — mind-blowingly wonderful. And new developments just on the horizon — artificial intelligence in particular — sound almost magical in their potential capabilities. Indeed, to the …

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To be human is to migrate

To be human is to migrate. More than any other species, we are a uniquely migratory creature. Since homo sapiens first appeared on the ancient savannas of Africa, we have wandered, spreading in fits, starts and great migratory waves across and into every continent on the planet. Even Antarctica is today stamped indelibly with the …

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