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5 new technologies that could turn our world into ‘Peripheral’
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5 new technologies that could turn our world into ‘Peripheral’

Hit Amazon Prime TV series “The Peripheral,” based on William Gibson’s novel of the same name, depicts a grim planet Earth in the year 2099, when a much-reduced human population relies on artificially intelligent robot servants and virtual-reality headsets allow people to travel back in time. (There are also invisible cars).  Some of the technologies the series depicts exist in embryonic form today — such as Amazon’s AI bot Alexa or Meta’s Virtual Reality headsets. But, if you think the show’s Armageddon prophecy is just science fiction, think again. There are many real-life advancements currently in development that could upend our world as we know it. Here are five big ones . . . President Biden sizes up a quantum computer at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY.AFP via Getty I...
Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility award from Jeff Bezos: “I try to put my money where my heart is”
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Dolly Parton receives $100 million Courage and Civility award from Jeff Bezos: “I try to put my money where my heart is”

Legendary country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton has been awarded a $100 million Courage and Civility award by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his partner, Lauren Sanchez. The money is to be directed toward charities that the recipient sees fit, Sanchez said Friday when announcing the award."When people are in a position to help, you should help. And I know that I've always said, 'I try to put my money where my heart is,' and I think you do the same thing," Parton said to Bezos when accepting to grant. We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient — @DollyParton, who leads with her heart, and will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people. She joins prior awardees, @VanJones68 and @Chefjoseandres. Congrats, Dolly! pic.twitter.com/d...