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My mom let me watch two rated “R” movies well before people in the 1980s and 90s would have deemed my age appropriate. The first was Rambo, but that was because I was already watching the Saturday morning Rambo cartoon and playing the Nintendo video game. …

South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-Dol (R) prepares for his match against Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Google DeepMind Challenge Match on March 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Google via Getty Images)

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” — Isaac Asimov

Historian and technologist David Nye has argued that “the meaning of a tool is inseparable from the stories that surround it.” …

Dude Perfect: “Driving Stereotypes ft. Dale Jr.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzv40VWL5ho

This week, Forbes released its 2022 “Highest Paid YouTube Stars” list and it’s far from surprising. Leading the list is my friend MrBeast, who earned over $50 million last year. The rest of the list mostly consists of white dudes and children who do toy reviews. …

Source Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s F8 Conference, 2014 (photo by Maurizio Pesce)

This was a very bad week for Meta/Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, though you probably wouldn’t know it from the way the company has been covered in the news. (And yes, it’s been another week of distracting news on all kinds of other fronts.) The headlines on DC federal…

Yes, that’s the guy who created the Oculus. And yes, I wore shoes while I wrote this.

As a 50-year-old man, I am rooting for the transition to the metaverse, where my hair will always be thick, my Cialis prescription unfilled, and my history cleared.

I wrote a 2015 Time magazine cover story on virtual reality titled “The Surprising Joy of Virtual Reality — And Why It’s…

“The future of health is on your wrist,” Apple tweeted in December alongside a 15-second ad for its Apple Watch Series 7, which features LTE connectivity. In the clip (longer versions of which were released on January 1st), the artificially intelligent voice of Siri states, “The owner of this Apple…

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