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Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana

Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in Newsweek in February, 1995. While it’s easy to laugh at how far off many of the predictions were, he did foresee how the internet can never fully replace human-to-human contact. After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s

Another adult stem cell breakthrough

Another adult stem cell breakthrough

Scientists have discovered yet another life-giving treatment for disease using adult stem cells, while the number of substantial medical breakthroughs from life-taking embryonic stem cell research remains essentially zero. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), also known as Devic’s disease, causes the immune system to react against the

The Sino-American tech race

The Sino-American tech race

The contours of the history of the twenty-first century will be largely decided by the tussle between the USA and China. The familiar situation of an established global hegemon being challenged by a rising power is being played out before our eyes. Whether or not