covid-19

Coronavirus market crash and financial crisis
Digital stock market falling graph and blurry coronavirus. Concept of stock market crash due to covid 19 coronavirus pandemic. 3d rendering toned image double exposure

COVID-19: When 900 Bytes Shut Down the World

In the podcast “COVID-19: How 900 bytes changed the world,” Walter Bradley Center director Robert J. Marks and Dr. Daniel Andrés Díaz-Pachón explore a dreadful truth: “Human biology is so finely tuned that less than a kilobyte of information can stop the world”, for example when embodied in an easily spread virus like COVID-19. Read More ›
Main street sign, city center downtown, green color, Blur buildings background
Main street sign, city center downtown, green color, Blur highrise buildings background

To Hell with Main Street?

In times of trouble, Americans rally around a common cause. After Pearl Harbor, we liberated much of the world; during the Cold War, we sent a man to the moon. There was a shared sensibility that Americans were unified in pursuit of the highest ideals. But after some shocks, this sense of unity proves short-lived — and shortsighted. Read More ›
Man teleworking from home after coronavirus pandemic
Man working from home and worried about covid-19 coronavirus

Five Possibly Unexpected Ways the Post-COVID Office Will Change

Some managers worry that remote employees will not be productive. They don’t always consider that the remote worker is the person in charge if something affects her work. For example, in an office building, if the water is shut off due to a street repair, a manager would likely co-ordinate. But at home, the worker must decide for herself how best to deal with it, while remaining productive. A level playing field would recognize overall long-term output vs. costs in either case. Read More ›
Coronavirus disease COVID-19 infection 3D medical illustration. Floating China pathogen respiratory influenza covid virus cells. Dangerous asian ncov corona virus, dna, pandemic risk background design
Coronavirus disease COVID-19 infection 3D medical illustration. Floating China pathogen respiratory influenza covid virus cells. Dangerous asian ncov corona virus, dna, pandemic risk background design

COVID-19: How 900 Bytes Changed the World

Human biology is so finely tuned that less than a kilobyte of information can stop the world. Robert J. Marks and Dr. Daniel Andrés Díaz-Pachón discuss COVID-19, DNA, and information. Read More ›
COVID-19 coronavirus in China, renminbi yuan money bill with face mask. COVID global stock market. World economy hit by corona virus outbreak. Financial crisis and coronavirus pandemic concept.
COVID-19 coronavirus in China, renminbi yuan currency money bill with face mask. COVID global stock market affection. World economy hit by corona virus outbreak. Financial crisis and coronavirus pandemic concept.

COVID-19: Getting to the Bottom of What Happened in China

It is widely recognized that medical professionals and journalists in China are being silenced if they publish any information about COVID-19 that contradicts the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s official narrative. But now mainland Chinese scientists must ensure that their research publications also toe the CCP party line. If we sift carefully, however, we can uncover real information. Read More ›
woman-worker-wearing-mask-stockpack-adobe-stock.jpeg
woman worker wearing mask

China, the Virus, and the Imperative to Build for Tomorrow

Marc Andreessen's "It's Time To Build" is a hopeful cri de coeur in this time of pandemic. Americans, and American elite leadership specifically, need what strikes me as essentially a spiritual awakening, and Andreessen speaks to that in his own way by pointing out that an ugly aspect of American life that this virus has revealed is a sort of cultural impotence. Read More ›
gold-colored-bitcoin-coin-on-ground-stockpack-unsplash
Photo by André François McKenzie on Unsplash

And Now… Crypto-COVID!

While the equity markets have garnered a lot of attention in the COVID-19 pandemic, cryptocurrencies have been largely ignored by the media. This is partly because interest in cryptocurrencies in general has waned over the last two years. Read More ›
Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2020. A Chinese man, wearing a face mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 is riding a scooter in Taipei, Taiwan.
A man, wearing a face mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 is riding a scooter in Taipei, Taiwan.
Wearing a face mask for protection from the novel coronavirus and riding a scooter in Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan Learned Who Not to Trust

Why has Taiwan done so well in combating COVID-19 — this pestilence that the press initially was calling the “Chinese coronavirus” or “Wuhan virus”? Simple: Taiwan’s leadership assumed everything it was hearing was a lie. A PBS News Hour feature sheds light on the skeptic posture that America must adopt toward Beijing going forward. Read More ›
Portrait of bored sleepless young man sitting on the couch watching TV at night
Young bored man on couch using TV remote control zapping for another movie or show late at night. Looking disinterested and sleepless. In entertainment People insomnia and Sedentary lifestyle concept.

Sci-fi Culture: There’s Life Here on Planet Covid!

Although there is always something happening here in Genre World, the current pandemic has put quite a damper on new releases and anticipated series. With major releases postponed, we sci-fi fans tirelessly check our email and bookmarked sci-fi news sites for any good news. Read More ›