The profound banality of artificial intelligence tries to conquer the magical realism of the human experience in the form of ChatGPT.
Just as Alexander the Great’s teacher, Aristotle, set metaphysics above physics, today’s technological conquerors need metaphysics and morality (via nanoscopic biophysics) to complete their large-scale physical triumphs.
Fair Observer is launching a regular feature highlighting the hyperreal dimension of the news we consume. Here, two authors examine the media coverage of superstar Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s interview by the CEO of the German publishing giant Axel Springer, Mathias Döpfner.
Electric vehicles have gone from a novelty to a major competitor in the automotive industry. With Tesla championing the EV movement, it's no surprise that the future of these eco-friendly cars looks promising. There is still one major problem to solve.
Some scientific explanations are so simple and universal they seem to defy logic. For example, vibrations explain almost everything about brains and bodies, in particular how “good pain” works. This article previews a talk for the Festival of Consciousness in Barcelona.
ISIS has lost its caliphate but remains a potent force, using mobile guerrilla tactics and a highly sophisticated smuggling and extortion network to finance its ongoing insurgency.
The crypto revolution in Pakistan faces regulatory impediments as the legislators stick to the status quo fearing financial repercussions that may follow.
State control of the electricity sector has caused waste of taxpayer money, theft of power and low per capita power consumption for decades. Over the years, India has brought in incremental reforms. Now, the country needs to go further but interest groups are likely to stall any progress till the 2024 elections, which will decide the future of power sector reforms in India.