Reality: and Now the Bad News

Phil and Stephen look at possibilities that arise — some fun, some dangerous — when the lines between reality and illusion are blurred.

Reddit User Outperforms Disney With AI-generated Princess Leia

I Made My Shed the Number One Restaurant on TripAdvisor

British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears

A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America’s most powerful spy chiefs .

Magic Mushrooms May Alter How You Feel About Nature (and Politics)

Months after receiving psilocybin treatments for depression, patients report feeling more connected with nature and experience a shift away from authoritarian political views, researchers report.

 

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New Dan Brown novel  “Origin” has AI character Winston


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