ethics

The Murky Future of Deepfaked Everything

Hao Li didn’t anticipate that his curiosity about facial animation and AI algorithms would portend a Black Mirror future.  A decade ago, he was a…

When Is It Okay to Just Punch Someone Right in His Stupid Face?

There’s an undeniable appeal to the idea of biffing someone in the mush — just flawlessly cleaning someone’s clock, like George McFly at the end…

That ‘Sweatshop-Free’ Label in Your Clothes Is Mostly Still Just a Bunch of Bullshit

As we enter that magical time of year when your underwear glues itself to your butt with the determination of an affectionate barnacle, we’re taking…

These British South Asian Men Got Screwed by a Trump-Endorsed ‘Pyramid Scheme’

On Westminster Bridge in Central London, Hanif Mohammed takes a long drag of a cigarette and looks out over the city’s skyline. He’s of average…