Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

DAN CRETU / GETTY / KATIE MARTIN / THE ATLANTIC “I lose sleep at night on this.” by SIGAL SAMUEL Imagine you’re the president of a European country. You’re slated to take in 50,000 refugees from the Middle East this year. Most of them are very religious, while most of your population is very secular. You want to integrate the newcomers seamlessly, minimizing the risk of economic malaise or violence, but you have limited resources. One of your advisers tells you to invest in the refugees’ education; another says providing jobs is the key; yet another insists the most important … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

Virtual Reality Has Reached A “Tipping Point.” It’s Officially Here to Stay.

Image Credit: TheDigitalArtist  TheDigitalArtist by Dan Robitzski Thanks to virtual reality, you can swim with the dolphins, play some tennis, or spend some alone time, all from the comfort of your own living room. But it’s not yet perfect — a horrible wave of nausea can hit anytime, right in the middle of these activities. This problem — motion sickness caused by laggy, choppyvirtual reality experiences — has been around since the technology first emerged. Yes, virtual reality isn’t perfect. But there’s reason to believe that virtual reality technology has finally proved that it’s here to stay. “VR isn’t where I want it to be, … Continue reading Virtual Reality Has Reached A “Tipping Point.” It’s Officially Here to Stay.

This 1,000-Year-Old Tapestry Proves a Dick Is Never Just a Dick

What can we make of the 93 penises in this priceless work of medieval art? by Miles Klee The Bayeux Tapestry, which actually a 230-foot long cloth embroidery, dates to the 11th century and narrates, in a sequence of images, the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. But have you ever looked at all the dicks on it? Take a gander at this detail — paying specific attention to the little guy on the bottom. Check out that dick right there. via Wikimedia Commons Wow. He’s just letting it all hang out. No shame. “But,” I can already hear you saying, “why should … Continue reading This 1,000-Year-Old Tapestry Proves a Dick Is Never Just a Dick