Purist biohackers set themselves apart from the average person intent on self-improvement. Theirs is a hyper-technical approach that seeks to understand and “fix” the body with all manner of technologies: if we can hack the world’s most sophisticated computer systems, the thinking goes, why not ourselves?
Those people with the highest belief superiority tend to have the largest gap between their perceived and actual knowledge.
Far from being a drain on an economy, immigrants are actually an engine that helps drive innovation and growth—and could even become more vital to global competitiveness in the future.
Big wireless has borrowed the very same strategy and tactics big tobacco and big oil pioneered to deceive the public about the risks of smoking and climate change. War-gaming science involves playing offence as well as defence – funding studies friendly to the industry while attacking studies that raise questions; placing industry-friendly experts on advisory bodies such as the World Health Organisation and seeking to discredit scientists whose views differ from the industry’s.
Forty states are using computer technology that is a decade old or more and often they are not receiving software updates or security patches. These vulnerabilities are only made worse by a rancid political environment in which the president himself subscribes to conspiracy theories of mass voter fraud.
Despite businesses spending $171,233 every minute on cybersecurity, $1,138,888 is lost to cybercrime.
With the current web, all the user data concentrated in the hands of a few creates risk that our data will be hacked. It also makes it easier for governments to conduct surveillance and impose censorship. And if any of these centralised entities shuts down, your data and connections are lost. Then there are privacy concerns stemming from the business models of many of the companies, which use the private information we provide freely to target us with ads.
Many people in the U.S. still struggle to pay bills — even for something as basic as food.
Private firms using third party code on their websites and apps must continually vet such products, to ensure weak points in security don't emerge.
One in five American teachers now works a second job on top of full-time teaching.
Today’s generation doesn’t have the luxury of being able to argue that it was never warned or did not understand the consequences of where lies will take you.
The trend, labelled ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’, suggests some people are experiencing a worrying blur between reality and social media. over half of plastic surgeons also report patients saying that they are seeking procedures so they can look better in selfies.
Many of these companies have profited from war and fuelled atrocities around the world. Schools are vital to our society and should never be used as commercial vehicles for arms companies.
Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with microwave weapons are the cause of the mysterious ailments that have stricken more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China.
Cases show how stakeholders in “advanced” western and central European healthcare systems incline to corrupt practices as well.
Institutions such as universities, medical journals and doctors collude wittingly or unwittingly with the medical industry for financial gain.
Individuals with a higher amygdala volume may be more anxious about the negative consequences of an action -- they tend to hesitate and put off things.
The computer industry may have moved to more frequent software security updates – but the rest of the world still takes a month or longer to patch their networks.
It’s critical that security and risk management leaders supply board-relevant and business-aligned content that is not hampered by overly technical references.
PhD graduates have many transferable skills that make them attractive to employers: self-motivation, creative thinking, problem-solving ability, time-management skills and teamwork.