Will the Metaverse Kill Reality?
Tech companies have placed big bets on the metaverse, believing it can profoundly impact the way people communicate and build relationships. But consumers have been slow to adopt. It's too early to say whether the metaverse will be a success, but if it is, it could upend the way we engage with the world.
Slate live podcast taping: "What Next TBD": Big Tech's midlife crisis
Industry-wide layoffs and tumultuous profits are making us wonder, what exactly is going on with the tech industry? The Washington Post's tech industry analyst joins us to consider whether the industry is going through a midlife crisis — and what could happen next.
Artificial Intelligence Is About to Change Everything
Artificial intelligence has exploded into the public eye recently, with major tech companies rushing to launch their versions of the search tools, and industries of all types exploring its use. Many believe AI has the potential to revolutionize nearly all aspects of our lives — the way we work, learn and interact with the world around us. Will anything be left untouched?
A Third Party
Andrew Yang ran for presidency on a platform that included proposals for a universal basic income, ranked-choice voting, and automatic voter registration. After dropping out of the presidential race, Yang founded the Forward Party, which aims to bring together people from across the political spectrum. Yang argues that the two-party system is broken and that we need a new way to do politics.
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