This Habit Could Destroy Us

Life is full of habits.
We habitually wake up in the morning, get out of bed, eat, breathe, sleep. We habitually do what we do, whether that be school or work or cross-stitching or mahjong.

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Kaila Colbin
The One Resolution That Matters

This post is a slightly updated version of one I first published in 2009:

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday -- whatever you choose to celebrate -- and a terrific New Year´s celebration.

I myself have returned to the place where my mother spent her formative years: Mar del Plata, Argentina. It was my mom's 50th high school reunion, so the whole family joined her for a rare group holiday.

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Kaila Colbin
Maybe Unicorns Aren't So Great After All

Once again, Uber has been knocked back.
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling that the rideshare giant was in fact a “transport service” (as is readily apparent to anyone who has eyes and a brain) and not a mere “technology platform.”

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Kaila Colbin
Embracing The Totality Of Thanksgiving

You’ve ingested the turkey and the tryptophan. You’ve carefully avoided talking about politics. You’ve given thanks for all your abundant blessings. And you’re probably not even reading this column because you’re out shopping. Happy Black Friday!

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Kaila Colbin
Yep, We Should Be Scared Of AI

They had invited me to talk about the technological singularity: the moment when computer intelligence surpasses human intelligence.
"Is it true?" they asked, brows furrowed. "Are the robots going to kill us all?"

"Very possibly," I replied. "But that's not why we should be scared."

Let me explain.

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Kaila Colbin