Tag: answers with joe

The 5 Worst Cults Of All Time

What makes a person join a cult? What makes a person give up their families, their life savings, even take their own lives in the service of a cult? We often think of cult members as weak-minded or sheep, but the fact is, cults work by employing psychological tactics that work on everybody. And that may be the scariest thing about them.

The Quantum Theory That Might Make You Immortal

Quantum physics is dominated by the idea that quantum objects remain in superposition until thy are measured, which causes its wave function to collapse.
But there is another interpretation of quantum mechanics, one with mind-blowing implications about the universe and our lives. It’s the many worlds interpretation, and some believe it imbues us with a kind of immortality.

Solid State Wind Energy

A recent paper has made some waves theorizing a way to generate wind energy with no moving parts. I spoke with the author of the paper and break down how it works, with a bit of a reality check.

Is This The End Of Capitalism?

It’s a term you’ve probably heard a lot. Late Stage Capitalism. People use it to describe the absurdities and wild inequalities of the world today. But what is it exactly, and are we really living in it? And if so, what comes next?

Rise Of The Living Robots

Our traditional view of robots as metal machines with computer brains is pretty hard-wired (pun intended) into the human psyche. But there are reasons to believe that living robots – robots made of soft or living tissue – might be the better option. Here’s why.