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Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society

Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society

Autonomy and electrification will have bigger impacts on the world than you might expect. Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts will the …Continue reading

Google Glass Is Dead; Long Live Smart Glasses

Two and a half years after ­Sergey Brin unveiled Google Glass with a group of skydivers jumping from a zeppelin above San Francisco, the computer you wear on your face is falling to its death. It’s still not a finished consumer product. …Continue reading

Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events

Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at some of the common mistakes we make and …Continue reading

The Perils of Inaction on Climate Change

Extreme and erratic weather conditions, regular floods and lower agricultural outputs call for urgent adaptation reforms to counter the adverse effects of climate change in Pakistan. Currently, Pakistan ranks seventh in the 10 countries that are most affected by climate change globally, …Continue reading

The New Decentralized Web Revolution

A startup co-founded by a graduate from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)  has received $4 million in a new round of funding led by Union Square Ventures and Lux Capital. The decentralized internet and web developer platform, Blockstack, is making …Continue reading

Smart Cities Will Take Many Forms

In cities across the world, mayors, urban planners, citizens, and, increasingly, tech companies are using powerful new devices and programs to create smart cities, where transportation systems, energy grids, and public services can be monitored and manipulated in real time. We should …Continue reading