“Certainly in a few years, we could imagine a scenario where there’s a camera that knows you…

“Certainly in a few years, we could imagine a scenario where there’s a camera that knows you walked into a store and somehow that’s married to your Facebook activity. … They know your emotion or what you just posted. They know you’re having a good day because you shared something happy about your family, and then they’ll be able to market to you perhaps based on that emotion.”

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“Information wars in emerging markets may not represent as big a threat to Facebook’s business as…

“Information wars in emerging markets may not represent as big a threat to Facebook’s business as angry lawmakers in Washington. But people are dying, and communities are tearing themselves apart with the tools Facebook has built. That should qualify as an even greater emergency in Menlo Park.”

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“Consent is a function of power. You have to have a modicum of power to give it. In many cases women…

“Consent is a function of power. You have to have a modicum of power to give it. In many cases women do not have that power because their livelihood is in jeopardy and because they are the gender that is oppressed by a daily, invisible war waged against all that is feminine—women and humans who behave or dress or think or feel or look feminine.”

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“Because our species’ time on Earth is very likely to be finite, we should be doing everything…

“Because our species’ time on Earth is very likely to be finite, we should be doing everything we can to colonize nearby worlds — particularly Mars — to increase our odds of survival. Putting a permanent colony of humans on Mars would be an insurance policy against a civilization-ending catastrophe here at home, like an errant comet or an accidental outbreak of thermonuclear war.”

We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct

“The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the…”

“The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. These changes have affected young people in every corner of the nation and in every type of household. The trends appear among teens poor and rich; of every ethnic background; in cities, suburbs, and small towns. Where there are cell towers, there are teens living their lives on their smartphone.”

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