The Daily DeX 08/08/2019: How Big Brother Lost, Then Won

"The surveillance offered by Amazon's Ring smartphone security system convinces us that we can take control of our own security, when in fact we’re giving it away to those who claim to protect us but are really harvesting us for our data."

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The Daily DeX 07/10/2019: The Posthuman Argument

"Human engineering is absolutely critical to the future of humanity," the argument will begin. "The problems of the future will be more complex than today's to such an extent that cultivating the brainpower needed to solve them can no longer be left solely to the genetic crapshoot known as procreation." Very much within the realm of techno-optimism, proponents will hype the possibility of editing out certain diseases as one of gene engineering’s great benefits. However, the true scope of gene editing won’t be truly understood until posthumanists (quite rightly) advise us that “we need more Einsteins.”