the course is over. But here is an interesting article from The New York Times about post-humanism.
and it will soon be time to relax for the holidays. To put you in the spirit, here is an A.I.-written Xmas carol.
“The science of studying: How students can put their brains to best use,” Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News (Dec. 5, 2016): “Exams can be stressful, but scientific research offers tips on how students can improve their marks.”
“The age of the cyborg,” Jonathan Stray, Columbia Journalism Review (Fall/Winter 2016):
Quietly and without the fanfare of their robot cousins, the cyborgs are coming to journalism. And they’re going to win, because they can do things that neither people nor programs can do alone.
We gave Asimov short shrift in class last week as we were running out of time, so I offer you this blog post about an interview he did in the 1980s in which he addresses some of the topics we have touched upon: “Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society.” Decades on, a lot of what he says is still topical.