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Tech (page 3)

June 16, 2022 5:30 am

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Fantasy Ignores the Laws of Science—And Politics

It's impracticable, impractical, too expensive, and no one wants it.
Daniel McGraw
May 25, 2022 5:30 am

Rent-a-Robot and Our Tight Labor Market

Scaling automation, and its costs, for small- and mid-sized firms.
Brent Orrell and Jake Easter
May 17, 2022 5:30 am

“Free Speech” Ought to Mean More than Mocking Trans People

Elon Musk, social media content moderation, and a culture of free speech.
Nicholas Grossman
May 16, 2022 5:30 am

Elon Musk Is Not the Enemy

. . . but his Twitter reform plan is unlikely to succeed.
Cathy Young
May 2, 2022 5:30 am

How AI Is Being Transformed by ‘Foundation Models’

And the need for ethical self-governance among AI researchers.
Brent Orrell
April 25, 2022 3:02 pm

Musk Twitter Could Be a Disaster For MAGA Grifters and Republican Ostriches

With the news that the sale is final, it’s time to embrace the schadenfreude.
Tim Miller
April 19, 2022 5:30 am

Musk Twitter: Same Toilet, Different Plunger

Using Twitter all the time is like drinking a daily cocktail of Liquid Plumber and battery acid. Would that cocktail…
Jonathan V. Last
March 31, 2022 5:30 am

The Booming—and Not Entirely Trustworthy—Business of Prenatal Genetic Testing

Congress might soon pass legislation that would allow the FDA to rein in the industry’s excesses.
Paul Alexander
January 29, 2022 9:44 am


Thinking about the crypto meltdown.
Jonathan V. Last
December 13, 2021 5:14 am

Time for a Break

Is the Biden Administration serious about breaking up monopolies in publishing, defense, and Big Tech?
Paul Alexander