Is Technology Making Us Lonelier?

Do digital methods of communication connect us the way interaction in the real world does? If we’re chatting online, are we really together? And what does it mean to be alive in the emerging world of artificial intelligence?

Doctors should ask patients about texting-while-driving

Doctors should talk to patients about the risks of distracted driving, just as they discuss the dangers of smoking and unprotected sex, writes Dr. Amy N. Ship, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in the June 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. As more states pass laws banning talking on a cell phone or …

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