Category Archives: Technology

What We Know and Don’t Know About Election Hacking – plus What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know.

by Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight When talk of Russian interference in U.S. elections comes up, much of the focus has been on state-sponsored trolls on Facebook and Twitter. Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted a number of these actors, and … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Cyber security, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Hacking, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Robots, Russia, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Trolls, United States

How Much Sugar Would It Take To Get A Rocket To The Moon?

by Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore. That is what inspired our series Science Question From … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Energy, Science, Space travel, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

When Will The World End? Artificial Intelligence Scientists Discuss Doomsday Plans In Arizona Desert

By Juliana Rose Pignataro Scientists have begun actively preparing for the end of the world. A group of experts met in the Arizona desert to discuss potential nightmare scenarios that could take place in the future and how humanity might … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Controversial, Cyber security, Science, Technology

Resource scarcity, Wars and AI

by David Murrin info@davidmurrin.co.uk One of the key principals expounded in Breaking the Code of History (BTCH) was that the majority of geopolitical conflicts are driven by resource competition. This prime driver can easily be considered as a unique human, … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, David Murrin, Robots, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Here’s Proof Some Pollsters Are Putting A Thumb On The Scale

Introduction by Ken Feltman: This is perhaps the most important news about political polls to come out of the 2016 election: Nate Silver and others at FiveThirtyEight have the statistics to establish that some pollsters, intentionally or not, skew their … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Candidates, Cyber security, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Political parties, polls, Republicans, Technology