In 2007, professional writer Kim Fernandez received a holiday mix CD from a friend. The mix included a piano-and-voice recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," sung by an unknown artist. It's time to test the power of the internet—can we identify the artist?
A September 2010 survey by mtvU and the Associated Press shows that technology and social media are pervasive in the lives of 18-24 year olds. It also says they're happier today than they were two years ago—which may suggest that social media is making us all happier.
In the same manner that companies like Halliburton and Blackwater are (functionally) replacing the military, Google is one of several companies poised to govern us—or eliminate the need for a government at all.
Scientists at the University of Washington spent years letting supercomputers try to solve the mysterious puzzle of protein folding, a important key to curing the world's worst neurological diseases. When the supercomputers fell short, they tried something revolutionary: They gave the puzzle to video gamers.
Forget the medical marijuana dispensaries popping up on every street corner in California and Colorado and the disturbing accessibilty of real drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. Let's all worry about the new "digital drug" in town: Idozer.
Does our adoration of iPhones and other machines even count as love? Is it emotional, physical, an evolutionary necessity, a psychosexual substitute? And can this material love really compare to maternal love?