automation

The Future of Robots Won’t Be Like ‘The Terminator’ — It’ll Probably Be Worse

Maxim Pozdorovkin, the director of The Truth About Killer Robots, is tricking us with the title of his new documentary. While the film, which aired…

I Ate a Burger Made by Flippy, the Burger-Flipping Robot Who’s Here to Take Your Minimum-Wage Job

A fast-food restaurant seems like a fitting venue for the robot apocalypse. I’m sitting in black leather chair at CaliBurger, a mostly unremarkable burger chain,…

The Urban-Rural Divide Will Get Worse

A cursory glance at this year’s election map would seem to reveal crimson flyover country flanked on either side by blue-hued coasts. But a county-level…