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Google and the World Brain

That's Edutainment!

George Heymont | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

As someone who was raised in a family of atheists (and whose father taught high school science), I often find myself standing on the sidelines as hordes of true believers abandon all objectivity and embrace a new technology, a cherished sport, or a form of corporate mythology with gusto.

All Your Books Are Belong To Us

George Heymont | Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

There's an old saying that "knowledge is power." However, long before anyone had written up a job description for an "intellectual property" lawyer, people were battling over who should and should not have access to knowledge.

Sundance Review: 'Google and the World Brain'

Turnstyle | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Lucas McNelly There's a killer moment in Ben Lewis' fascinating documentary Google and the World Brain where the filmmakers, after traveling to ...

WATCH: Is Google Books A Bad Idea?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Is Google's scanning of millions of the world's books a good thing or a bad thing? The subject of several lawsuits, it promises to make available i...