Let us all now lament automation

I’m working on a piece about “robot journalism” this week. As I was driving along California highways, listening to the country station, yesterday, I heard Miranda Lambert’s nostalgia gem, “Automatic” on the radio. So, a quick triptych on the subject: 1. Miranda Lambert, “Automatic” My favorite part is its bizarre use of the Polaroid as a […]

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On the Black Box of the Brain

In looking at old science, I’m often amused or amazed by the crazy things we believed about the world, and specifically by our lack of insight into connections, relationships, and systems. Then, I read about modern brain science, and I have a lot more sympathy for former us.

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