Category: Science & Tech

Workers Can’t Stop Industry Change, But They Can Prepare For It

New technology may erode some industries, but as a whole, it improves lives and productivity; Still, we all have to adapt if we want to withstand the initial shocks resulting from this creative destruction.

How the Toothbrush Mirrors Societal Progress: An Oral History

Just as simple technologies have been abandoned for more beneficial advancements, so should we jettison institutions, laws, philosophies, and cultures which no longer incubate human flourishing.

Medicine Alone Can’t Beat Diseases. We Need Stories Too.

In joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, one graduate student discovers the psychological power of proper stories, and how their equally impressive ability to challenge practices, were essential to improving medical outcomes.

Lost Communication in a Completely Connected World

Like never before has technology been able to bring people together, from all over the world; yet, we struggle to resists its use as a way to alienate ourselves from one another.

What the Covered Bridge Reveals About Our Struggle Against Nature

All important technologies must be granted the option of becoming passé. In fact, the goal behind any technology should be for it to serve well and to die young.