D&T Issue 128

Games, Brains & War

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Mark Zuckerberg’s tech empire has a long history of using centralized systems to hurt users. Now it’s trying to join Web3.

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A new exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum explores the relationship between video games and violence, uncovering how game designers are offering new perspectives on the history of conflict.

Scientists have created a gamer — out of cells, in a lab.

Gartner forecast reveals that AI software will hit $62 billion in 2022. That’s a 21.3% increase from 2021.

Facebook and Indian news publication The Wire are entangled in a conflict stemming from an Instagram post incorrectly removed from the platform. Here are both sides of the story.

A new study from Juniper Research says that e-commerce companies could lose $48 billion globally to online payment frauds next year with newer alternatives like digital wallets and BNPL apps.

Project Starline is the real deal. It makes a virtual call feel like a one-on-one conversation. But it’s unclear if it’s something most people will ever get to experience.

Recent explorations of unique geometric worlds reveal perplexing patterns, including the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio.

A look at the many shortcomings of modern design: architecture, urban planning, industrial design, and interior design and how they have all been reduced to a featureless sea of same-ness.

The ConsenSys CEO believes augmented and virtual experiences will redefine daily life, despite current technical challenges.

AlphaTensor discovers better algorithms for matrix math, inspiring another improvement from afar.

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