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Margaret Atwood on what really separates people from machines

Margaret Atwood on what really separates people from machines | cognition | Scoop.it
Photo: Miguel Riopa/Getty Last week, Margaret Atwood was the opening keynote speaker at the CHI conference on Human Computer
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The ability to imagine what the future looks like--for better or worse--is what makes us human, Atwood said. "A human being is somebody who imagines those things."

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A Question for the Holiday Season: Who among Us Identifies with All of Humanity?: Scientific American

A Question for the Holiday Season: Who among Us Identifies with All of Humanity?: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
Psychologists discover a new element of religious—and political—impulses
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Quote: Ascale developed by psychologists Sam McFarland, Matthew Webb, and Derek Brown at Western Kentucky University measures the degree to which people identify with all humans, not just their kin, local communities, or other assorted in-groups.

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