Why so costly?
Technology makes things better. Not morally, of course: military technology kills and maims people more efficiently, surveillance technology invades privacy more pervasively, and so forth. But improved technology leads to more output from less input for any system. Almost a tautology, right? I mean, that’s the whole point. So why, in our technology-laced world, do certain domains keep… Read More
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Tesla's Elon Musk tweets new photos of latest car, the Model 3
Tesla boss Elon Musk tweets the first pictures of the electric car firm’s latest, the Model 3.
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