Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad?

Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad?

Fears of civilization-wide idleness are based too much on the downsides of being unemployed in a society premised on the concept of employment. People have speculated for centuries about a future without work, and today is no different, with academics, writers, and activists once again warning that technology is replacing human workers. Some imagine that the coming work-free world will be defined by inequality: A few wealthy people will own all the capital, and the masses will struggle in an impoverished wasteland.

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The shockingly beeflike veggie burger that’s not aimed at vegetarians

The shockingly beeflike veggie burger that’s not aimed at vegetarians

In Seth Goldman’s vision of the supermarket meat case of the future, he doesn’t see a meat case at all. He sees a protein case. And only some of the proteins in it will come from animals. “I want to see chicken protein, plant protein, beef protein,” he says. “Just like what has happened in the dairy case.” Goldman, who founded Honest Tea, last year became executive chairman of the board of Beyond Meat, the California company whose high-tech approach to plant-based meat substitutes has attracted such investors as Biz Stone and Bill Gates.

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Girls are going through puberty earlier than ever before, with long-term health risks

Girls are going through puberty earlier than ever before, with long-term health risks

For many girls in the developed world, puberty is coming earlier than ever before, with studies showing that, on average, puberty is now starting for girls at around 10 years old – at least five years earlier than a century ago. There are several…

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IKEA recalls 36 million chests, dressers after six deaths

IKEA recalls 36 million chests, dressers after six deaths

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA Group is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the United States and Canada that have been linked to the deaths of six children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The furnishings can topple over if they are not anchored securely to walls, posing a threat to children, the commission said in a statement.

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Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Recently, security researchers at Checkpoint discovered a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to change messages and links sent through Facebook Messenger. Facebook quickly patched the bug … but did you know links sent privately through Messenger can be read by anyone? Moreover, Facebook knows about this and has no plans to fix the issue.

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