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Dear Elon: Ask Apple or Google to Acquire Tesla

Dear Elon: Ask Apple or Google to Acquire Tesla

Steve Jobs wanted to build an electric car as far back as 2008. In 2014, current Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly funded the project. To date, though, Apple  has had little to show for it, and the rumors are that its electric vehicle will launch as late as 2025 — long...
Hooked to Your Phone? The Dangers of Digital Addiction

Hooked to Your Phone? The Dangers of Digital Addiction

In JRR Tolkien’s famed trilogy, The Lord of Rings, Gollum, the hobbit, is so obsessed by the ring – his “precious” as he calls it – that he speaks to it as to a living person, and when it is lost, he chases after it with all the pathos of someone searching for a dear...
The New Age Mother

The New Age Mother

When Shashi Kapoor said, “mere paas maa hai” in the Hindi movie Deewar released in 1979, the teary eyed mothers felt vindicated for their sacrifices and sons like Shashi Kapoor were eulogized.   When Rajanikanth carried his ailing mother and sang a paean for her, the...
Facebook and WhatsApp aren’t just flawed — they’re downright dangerous

Facebook and WhatsApp aren’t just flawed — they’re downright dangerous

Facebook’s woes are spreading globally, first from the U.S., then to Europe and now in Asia. A landmark study by researchers at the University of Warwick in the U.K. has conclusively established that Facebook has been fanning the flames of hatred in Germany....
The Problems of Tech Addiction

The Problems of Tech Addiction

Till late 2014, an Android phone eluded me. While the world was catching up on that paraphernalia, I settled almost doggedly for my humble Symbian, which came in the form of a Nokia E72. It had completed over four years with me, and I found it hard to give up on the...
Technology is as Addictive as a Casino

Technology is as Addictive as a Casino

Many of us are addicted to social media. Whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter, the technologies’ creators have found ways to keep us coming back for more. Google design ethicist Tristan Harris has called the smartphone a “slot machine in our...