Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or liked, every YouTube video watched, every Reddit upvote, and all the StumbleUpon rabbit holes that make up your digital persona. With algorithms like Watson coming online, where natural language…

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Brain Activity Map (BAM): Excitement & Skepticism

In his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013, President Obama announced a proposal for the Brain Activity Map (BAM) project. The ambitious initiative is meant to advance neuroscience the way that the Human Genome Project has revolutionized genetics. Following the announcement, I simultaneously felt the thrill of a national endorsement for [easyazon-link…

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