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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
From Orwell to Snowden: How Surveillance Became Normalized
George Orwell’s 1984 described a surveillance state that monitors its citizens so constantly, so completely, that people assume they are always being watched. As online and physical surveillance increase in modern times, whether it’s the NSA, email providers scanning our messages to serve up ads, or being caught on a security camera as we walk down the street, surveillance is no longer relegated to the pages of 1984. It’s a part of our everyday lives.
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What home means to astronaut Peggy Whitson01:50
This camera could boost the search for alien life01:05
Facebook wants you to buy into VR02:30
Is the octopus an alien?02:05
What the Mt. Kilauea eruptions mean for climate change03:03