Articles on Technology

Myke Hurley and CGP Grey discussed their first virtual reality (VR) experience in hushed tones. They joked of sounding like drug users talking about their first high. “I feel my life is fundamentally different now,” said Grey, “I see the... Continue...

The message appears on the big screen: “Please silence your electronic devices.” And amazingly the people obey. Moments before, they were texting, tweeting, and posting pictures on Instagram. But now they’re putting their phones in airplane mode. Ironically, the middle... Continue...

The Monthly “Research Institute Forum” is an initiative of the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Learn more about the Research Institute. Last month, a former Facebook executive made headlines for accusing social media of “ripping apart”... Continue...

“I can’t help you with that right now. But I am always learning” My family has a digital assistant working in our home that is incredibly smart, never takes a break, and never complains about its job. Recently, we purchased... Continue...

In her article titled, “Pioneers of a Forgotten Future,” in the December 2017 edition of The Atlantic, Leslie Jamison describes a woman named Bridgette—a hard-working mother of four children, including two severely autistic twins—who wakes up at 5:30 a.m. so... Continue...

Remember when you needed your parents for so much? We used to ask our parents everything. How to build this volcano for a science project or make a solar system out of coat hangers and styrofoam. I remember my dad helping... Continue...

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the Apple iPhone, a device that has helped shape our culture in many different ways. On January 9, 2007, then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced publically the Apple iPhone at Macworld in San... Continue...

I still remember what it felt like when I gave a local town a state-of-the-art police station. I remember the sense of accomplishment one Christmas when dad and I brought to life an underwater city and the rug by the... Continue...

Rod Dreher notes in his book, The Benedict Option, that “parents who would never leave their kids unattended in a room full of pornographic DVDs think nothing of handing them a smartphone.” Why is this true? Why would parents who... Continue...

As February came to a close, there was a far-reaching event that few noticed. It wasn’t the Oscars, or even the President’s first address to Congress. Amazon S3 web servers went down, which is a much bigger deal than might... Continue...