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‘The peoples yogi’: how Adriene Mishler became a YouTube phenomenon

With 4 million subscribers and hundreds of thousands more watching free weekly videos, Yoga with Adriene is a social media sensation. What makes her fans so devoted? There are more than 2,400 people in the main hall of Alexandra Palace in north London, breathing in unison. Take the deepest breath youve taken all day, says Read more »

Why Instagrams outfit of the day hashtag is bad for fashion and bad for the soul

There are already 2m of these posts, which showcase new outfits. The snap and send back culture is risky, warns activist Caryn Franklin Almost one in 10 Britons say they buy clothes online just to post an image on social media, before sending them back immediately for a refund; among those aged 35 to 44, Read more »

Magical thinking about machine learning wont bring the reality of AI any closer | John Naughton

Unchecked flaws in algorithms, and even the technology itself, should put a brake on the escalating use of big data Any sufficiently advanced technology, wrote the sci-fi eminence grise Arthur C Clarke, is indistinguishable from magic. This quotation, endlessly recycled by tech boosters, is possibly the most pernicious utterance Clarke ever made because it encourages Read more »

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

The long read: After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar I first read Ray Kurzweils book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, in 2006, a few years after I Read more »

We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem

Get-girls-to-code initiatives aim to fix techs gender imbalance but they may help reinforce it Technology has a gender problem, as everyone knows. The underrepresentation of women in technical fields has spawned legions of TED talks, panels, and women-friendly coding boot camps. Ive participated in some of these get-women-to-code workshops myself, and I sometimes encourage my Read more »

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

The long read: After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar I first read Ray Kurzweils book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, in 2006, a few years after I Read more »

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

The long read: After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar I first read Ray Kurzweils book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, in 2006, a few years after I Read more »

We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem

Get-girls-to-code initiatives aim to fix techs gender imbalance but they may help reinforce it Technology has a gender problem, as everyone knows. The underrepresentation of women in technical fields has spawned legions of TED talks, panels, and women-friendly coding boot camps. Ive participated in some of these get-women-to-code workshops myself, and I sometimes encourage my Read more »

From Man to Machine

From Man To Machine: A Look At The Social Impact Of Technology On Humanity When discussing the Law of Attraction, most people generally think of their interactions in real life – not the interactions that they have that involve a technical side of things. While it’s true that you can generally see the biggest effects Read more »