George Jetson sends daughter Judy into space from a car he doesn't have to worry about driving. Why can't I?
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George Jetson sends daughter Judy into space from a car he doesn't have to worry about driving. Why can't I?

Where’s my self-driving car?

Why autonomous vehicles require so much WAITING. Deliberate stillness. Shadowy condo ownership. And a trek from Gulf to shining sea.

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Melanie Mitchell, Artificial Intelligence

If the Jetsons were to be believed, we would have had autonomous (flying!) cars by now. Why is it taking so long? Machine learning researcher Melanie Mitchell is author of the new book Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans.

Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

Ryan Holiday’s new book is about a conscious lack of motion. It’s called Stillness is the Key.

Murky luxury condo ownership

Who lives in those shiny new luxury condos on the waterfront? Hard to tell, says a new report. Its lead author is Chuck Collins, director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Paul Theroux, On the Plain of Snakes

Paul Theroux’s latest project brought him the length of the US-Mexico border. The book is called On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey.