Amazing Things

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Happy Weekend! Here are 5 amazing things and links from around the internet for your perusal. Enjoy your weekend!

How Long Does it Take You to Respond to Texts?

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How Long Does it Take You to Respond to Texts?

How long does it take you to respond to texts? Since people may tend to assign meaning to the amount of time that passes between their messaging you and your responding, do you feel pressured to respond more quickly? Anuja‘s soon to be sister-in-law, and my new friend, Dr. Roopa Mathur is a psychiatrist and an all-around cool woman who … Read More

Is Sex with Robots a Good Idea?

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Thandie Newton as Maeve in Westworld - Is Sex with Robots a Good Idea?

Did you see this Quartz interview with Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe on sex with robots? Dr. van Wynsberghe is an assistant professor of ethics and technology in the Netherlands, and the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. In the interview, she talks about the practical value of sex robots, some of the ethical gray areas in sex robot design, … Read More

Cultural Appropriation and Aladdin

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Cultural Appropriation and Aladdin

I have a confession to make: I’m really excited about the live action Aladdin. Even though it’s problematic, racist, etc. I’m also exhausted by the weight of conversations around cultural appropriation and the desire to just, like, enjoy a movie sometimes. Read on for some thoughts on cultural appropriation and Aladdin…