Harvard historian Jill Lepore explores the Simulmatics Corporation's efforts to predict human behavior in the 1950s and '60s and the imprint it left on today's world.
MIT's Sinan Aral describes how we can achieve the promise and avoid the perils of social media through money, code, norms, and laws.
If we turn away from a focus on the heroic figure and, rather, look at communities as the real authors of developments in technology and science then the concordance with historical realities becomes smooth.
How can the first moonshot in 1969, and all we’ve learned since, help us apply what works and avoid what doesn’t to foster innovations that create a better future?
Gen Z first-time voters share their thoughts and concerns about elections in today's digital world.
Technology has been intertwined with US presidential elections from the start. CHM turned to three experts to explore how advances in AI and voter targeting over the last four years could change the 2020 election, and beyond.
Take a right off the main highway, down a rutted dirt road and drive eight miles to the two-bedroom trailer where Myra Nez grew up. Nez is the Navajo woman who as a 13-year-old won an Apple iMac in 2000. But her home didn't have internet service... or running water.
Today election news, from candidate tweets to campaign trail happenings, is widespread across various media, delivered personally to us via the internet on our device of choice. But in 1996, getting election news other than through traditional media, like television, radio, and newspapers, was a novel idea.
Andrea Goldsmith's work has enabled billions of people around the world to enjoy fast, reliable cell phone and WiFi networks. But she has an even greater ambition: she wants to make engineering more inclusive and diverse.
Technology—and particularly innovative advances of the last decade—are the only way schools will “reopen” for the coming school year. But while technology might be the solution, it is not the answer.