Would You Pay $6,000 For Vision-Quality VR?

Would You Pay $6,000 For Vision-Quality VR?

Parked in a Berlin platz at night, the concept car gleams, city lights dancing off its sinuous lines. I crouch down next to its hood to admire its shape, and as the paint twinkles, a word etched faintly on the tire catches my eye. SPEEDGRIPP. Each letter pristine,...
Will Identity Politics Force the Stubborn Mind to Adapt?

Will Identity Politics Force the Stubborn Mind to Adapt?

I have a new friend, Melissa, who goes by “they.” Singular “they” has existed since Chaucer’s day, but for the past five years it’s been pressed into service as an epicene, addling reactionaries. I know others who use “they,” but with Melissa, rather than merely play...
Space Photos of the Week: The Trail of Opportunity and More

Space Photos of the Week: The Trail of Opportunity and More

The long and Martian road: In August 2010, the Opportunity rover looked back and took a photo of its tracks in the Red Planet’s sand. This image features the lovely ripples of small dunes created by the wind, similar to the ones we have here on Earth. Opportunity took...