The idea of a synthetic experience uploaded to the mind has been a sci-fi fantasy forever. New brain-computer interfaces are making it nonfiction—very slowly.
Two antivirals could help beat Covid-19 in countries that don’t have vaccines yet. They just need to work as promised.
The trick is to use data from the brain to synthesize speech in real time so users can practice and the machine can learn. New BCI systems are getting there.
The renowned author says his genre should inspire solutions. In his new novel, he tackles our most existential crisis.
The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy best practices.
For his new book, Douglas Wolk read more than 27,000 comic books. What he found was one single coherent saga: the Uncanny American Novel.
Researchers are struggling to figure out why people don’t get their Covid shots, and what language might persuade them. Saying “You gotta” seems to work.
Studies have been small and often not great. The best info so far says don’t use it, get vaccinated, and hang in there for the more promising meds being tested.
Requiring people to get their shots can stop Covid-19, but those rules have to be doable and equitable.