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We’re All “Player One”: Identity in an Avatar-Friendly World

The dawn of superintelligence will also mean the dawn of new opportunities for humans to invent and reinvent themselves online. Vast computing power will enable—and encourage—people to create and deploy multiple versions of themselves into the virtual world. What does this new form of diversity foretell for meaningful human connection and sense of community?
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Political ads are a $6 billion industry. Here's how they're targeting you

President Donald Trump and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg both ran $11 million worth of political ads during Super Bowl LIV. It's the first time in history that any candidates have done so. In total, the 2020 political cycle is expected to rack up $6 billion in ad spending, which begs the question: are political ads worth the money? [Photos: Drew Angerer/Getty (Trump at rally); Michael Ciaglo/Getty (Bloomberg at event); Drew Angerer/Getty (Bloomberg at press conference]

Political ads are a $6 billion industry. Here's how they're targeting you
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