Lucien Crowder

Articles by Lucien Crowder

21 May 2018
Americas

Cyborg soldiers: What could go wrong?

Lucien Crowder

The US Army wants its soldiers equipped with wearable—or implantable—sensors.

18 May 2018
Americas

Customer sentiment drives businesses toward clean energy

Lucien Crowder

A new Deloitte study proclaims “a virtuous cycle of sustainability.”

15 May 2018
AmericasEurope/Russia

“Biohackers” conduct an unregulated arms race

Lucien Crowder

Gene-editing technologies are extraordinarily powerful. Do they belong in the bedrooms of nerdy teenagers?

2 May 2018
Asia

Get ready for the North Korean scientific revolution

Lucien Crowder

North Korea has contributed little to international science. Is that about to change?

25 April 2018
Americas

Machines and humans team up for cybersecurity

Lucien Crowder

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is open to crazy ideas. Here’s one that sounds entirely sane.

16 April 2018

Coal, destroyer of civilizations

Lucien Crowder

It’s time to ask what killed the industrial societies that we never knew existed.

11 April 2018
Americas

The patriotic path to rooftop solar

Lucien Crowder

A California company lets you go green without political regrets.

11 April 2018

Steven Pinker: Real risks, undeniable progress

Lucien Crowder

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker’s most recent book, Enlightenment Now, makes a detailed, data-driven argument that the world has indeed gotten better and can get better still. But what of the catastrophic risks that nuclear war and climate change pose to human progress? Here, in conversation with Bulletin senior editor Lucien Crowder, Pinker addresses those risks—and also addresses his published, highly pointed criticisms of the Bulletin’s signature Doomsday Clock.

6 April 2018
Asia

To kill killer robots, a brief boycott

Lucien Crowder

If your university partners with a defense contractor to research autonomous weapons, do not expect AI researchers to sit still for it.

2 April 2018
Americas

Unfunny comics: Graphic depictions of cyber threats

Lucien Crowder

An outfit at West Point is distributing publications with scant text and copious illustrations.

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