Check out this Verge article about using algorithms to predict revolutions using Big Data. The forecast comes from WardLab. Check out the sources it references. Yes, they all may have their flaws and shortcomings, but the only way to get better
“You’re just saying that because you’re a ___” How many arguments have we heard poorly refuted with an ad hominem attack? The more touchy the subject, the more likely someone stoops to the ad hominem retort. And it seems like people are
As a fan and a writer in the sci-fi genre, I find it useful to evaluate alien species – which ones work, which ones are memorable, and how do you create a useful an alien species (in case you want to
I finished the first season of House of Cards on Netflix. I didn’t like it. The characters were cold and lifeless, the writing pedestrian, the plots predictable and the politics largely absent and thinly constructed. Too often I found myself doubting the
Cop shows up for roll call before patrolling the beat. On her department-issued tablet is a map showing where on her beat crime will likely occur. The map is annotated by notes from veteran cops. She spends a little more
I am by no means a Star Trek fanboy, but this i09 article saying that Star Trek is out of date has bit so far into the man bites dog narrative that dog hair is sticking out of its teeth.
There is a lot to be said about the value of cross-disciplinary research. Fresh perspectives and beginner’s luck and not being trapped by a field’s entrenched paradigms can be game-changers and spawn innovative breakthroughs. But sometimes, ignorance just rears its