1.. Richard Thaler, a behavioral economist, tells us the counterintuitive things he’s learned by studying our deeply irrational behavior.
2.. Former Air Force pilot Missy Cummings and author Peter Singer discuss the future of war and robotic conflict.
3.. Tom Leung, CEO of Poachable, explains the rise of the anonymous job hunt.
Even if you’re pretty happy with the job you have, you still might want to see if there’s anything better. CEO Tom Leung talks about Poachable, his anonymous online talent marketplace that lets you look for cool new jobs, without your boss finding out — and lets companies find the right match as well.
The basic components of human conflict may never change, but the way we fight certainly will. Peter Singer, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and Missy Cummings, director of Duke's Humans and Autonomy Lab, explain how developing technologies like robots and hacking are radically transforming the way America goes to war.
Ever wondered why you kept throwing good money after bad at the poker table? Or why people buy cars with super-high interest rates? Richard Thaler, a founding father of behavioral economics, takes us through the "logic" behind bad decisions, and the surprising ways our irrationality changes the entire economy.
1. It's Einstein's fault that you need your phone to know where the heck you are. At least, indirectly — GPS would never have been invented without the theory of relativity, explains Hiawatha Bray of the Boston Globe.
2. The quintessential genius of the 20th century had trouble getting a job teaching high school. Before he reached fame and success, Albert Einstein faced a whole lot of failure, according to biographer Walter Isaacson.
3. IQ tests have been used to support the case for eugenics, and to justify thousands of sterilizations. Clinical psychologist Elaine Castles tells the history of how we measure intelligence — and why it's not all it's cracked up to be.
1.. Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains why we shouldn't feel compelled to move somewhere just because people say its full of opportunities.
2.. Author and investor Juan Enriquez argues that from cows to corn to cities, humans have now moved beyond natural selection.
3. Cars, coal…concrete? Daniel Gross takes a look at.