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Charging modern electric cars from station outdoors
Charging modern electric cars from station outdoors

Are Electric Vehicles The Solution to Curbing Automobile Emissions? 

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) have been proposed as at least a partial solution to climate change. However, those who advocate for BEVs often discuss the pros of these types of vehicles while rarely making mention of their cons. Read More ›
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Sunset view of airplane on airport runway under dramatic sky in Hobart,Tasmania, Australia. Aviation technology and world travel concept.
Sunset view of airplane on airport runway under dramatic sky in Hobart,Tasmania, Australia. Aviation technology and world travel concept.

Torquemada Airways: Flying Today’s Unfriendly Skies

A recent newspaper article lamented the end of what it called the “Golden Age of Travel” having ended with the pandemic, airport, and train station chaos, and soaring costs. Read More ›
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Human vs artificial intelligence concept.
Human vs artificial intelligence concept.

AI Will Overtake Humans, If We Let It

We determine our future relationship with artificial intelligence. Either we continue to safeguard human thinking while using AI to enhance human capability, or we buy into the materialist superstition that AI can give us the utopian freedom we deserve and jump into our high-tech armchairs. Read More ›
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closeup of a wireless router and a man using smartphone on living room at home ofiice , Concepts wifi connect .

Big Tech Is Subtly Controlling Our Lives — and We Need to Fight Back

Big Tech’s influence on culture and society was first predicted nearly 70 years ago by French thinker Jacques Ellul. In his 1954 book “The Technological Society,” Ellul argued that tech would have a tyrannical effect on humankind, and he blamed the problem on “technique” — the methods that bring about “absolute efficiency in every field of human activity.” Read More ›
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Close-up photo of male hands with smartphone

Escaping the Truman Show of Our Times

After learning his whole world is an illusion, Truman commits to finding an authentic life, even if he must die trying. If you're going to get back on course, you'll need Truman-like determination, too. Read More ›
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Quantum Computing: What Does it Change?

At COSM 2021, Dr. Julie Love, Director of Quantum Computing Business Development at Microsoft, describes the challenges of quantum computing, exposes some of the myths regarding the technology, and describes the types of applications that quantum computers are best suited to address — including clean combustion, energy, and water, and energy efficiency.