Bionic Eyes, Space Junk, and a Super Mario Speedrun: Lux Recommends #247
Welcome to Lux Recommends #247, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Doctors Are Preparing to Implant the World’s First Human Bionic Eye: “The same implants could potentially treat paralysis as well.” — Adam K
A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? “We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace” — Deena
Scientists Advance on One of Technology’s Holy Grails: “Designer proteins could help us build new materials, clean up the environment, and even fight COVID-19.” — Deena
How Climate Migration Will Reshape America: “Millions will be displaced. Where will they go?” — Friend of Lux Jeff Cooper
On This Island, Everyone Knows Your Name (if You Have Covid-19): “When someone tests positive in a small, close-knit community on a Greek island, privacy is the first thing to go.” — Lux friend Nicky Sid
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff: “The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.”— Sam
Away: “Away follows the first crewed expedition to Mars, the Mars Joint Initiative.” — friend of Lux Jeff Cooper
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