The characters in Transcendence are way beyond crushing on their OS: They're having their consciousness uploaded onto the Internet
As the 2010 FIFA World Cup began this weekend in South Africa, one of the big questions was whether the country was up for the challenge of hosting the world's most popular sporting event. Just a few weeks ago, hundreds of thousands of tickets had gone unsold. Construction and infrastructure projects had been beset by delays and obstacles. Violent crime, a seemingly intractable problem, had gone unabated.
As little children, they went to mass each week, and every day in the summertime. "We always had a rosary on our beds; and then, of course, [Mother would] hear our bedtime prayers and do our catechism with us," said Patricia, the sixth of Joseph and Rose Kennedy's nine children, in her mother's memoir, Times to Remember.
Why did some Bush administration officials--including Vice President Dick Cheney--still lend credit to disputed reports of an April 2001 Prague meeting between 9/11 leader Muhammad Atta and an Iraqi spy even after the 9/11 Commission concluded the encounter probably didn't occur?
The government's response to Katrina was a failure of imagination.
On first arriving in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to take command of the Continental Army in midsummer, the forty-three-year-old George Washington moved into one of the largest, most elegant houses in town, a gray clapboard Georgian mansion half a mile from the college on the King's Highway.
Not long ago, the notion of holding such a high-level meeting in the Slovakian capital would have been unthinkable. But since its citizens elected a center-right government in 1998--ousting populist strongman Vladimir Meciar--the central European nation has been one of Washington's staunchest supporters.
I don't know any Boston Red Sox diehards who weren't rooting almost as fervently for the Minnesota Twins against the New York Yankees as they were for their own team against the Anaheim Angels.Yet each confessed to a nagging suspicion that if our cursed championship drought is ever to end--86 years and counting--it might require the fire and brimstone, the cataclysm that a Red Sox-Yankees series brings to town.
Christi Elangwe must have dazzled the human-resources department at Kmart with her brilliant smile and invincible humor--they hired her on the spot, and she started work just before Thanksgiving. "I'm the greeter," the 23-year-old says enthusiastically over popcorn shrimp at a Shoney's restaurant near Washington, D.C. She has opened her first bank account and is finally saving for college.
Some loved our March 20 cover story; others hated it. Altogether more than 700 readers wrote to us and shared their strong views on 'Gay Today.' A forum.Words are not enough to express my gratitude to NEWSWEEK and all the individuals featured in "Gay Today," (Special Report, March 20).
It was, of course, an arrogant thing to say. But this was the bold, booming world of Seattle high tech, and Patrick Naughton was very rich, very powerful--and only 34 years old. "The decisions I make change the world--and I've never made a wrong decision in my life," a colleague recalls Naughton recently boasting at a meeting.He wasn't all wrong.
THE HOPE OF HUMANITY IS IN a good mood. On a bitterly cold Sunday in late April in Moscow, less than a week before embarking for New York City to represent our species in a battle that may one day become the prime landmark in technology's ineluctable march to surpass its makers, Garry Kasparov is padding around his mother's roomy apartment in slippers, a knit vest and khakis.