Teenagers get bored about a lot, but boredom is not a given. When it comes to engaging with difficult topics, it’s worth asking: Whose interests does boredom serve? What does it help people avoid?
In her new book, robotics ethicist Kate Darling argues that we should look to our furry companions to understand the promises and pitfalls of our future with robots.
Behavioral scientists love to talk about habits—creating more of the good ones, overcoming the bad. But the context is usually self-improvement, not self-preservation. Here’s a different perspective on habits.