Human Flourishing

Explainer: Elections in Belarus, an internet blackout, and human rights

In August, the country of Belarus held a national election where President Alexander Lukashenko won in a landslide victory, claiming an implausible 80% of the vote. Over the next few days, the nation experienced mass protests over the controversial election, and the opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, fled to neighboring Lithuania for safety.

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What a Google commercial teaches us about the purpose of technology

Search bars are a technological marvel. Through them, we can search the limits of the world. We can see the seven wonders or learn of breaking news as it is happening.

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AI and War

Increasingly in new drone and surveillance systems, human knowledge and actions are augmented and soon might be sidelined altogether.

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Should you be concerned about facial recognition technology?

Imagine a society where a criminal could be tracked down almost immediately by police and taken into custody, all by using his face as identification.

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What is augmented reality?

Imagine a world where you see the price of any item hovering above it or even someone’s personal information in a menu beside their head as you meet for lunch.

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