Rob Reid, Ars Technica

Rob Reid

Ars Technica

New York, NY, United States

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Past:
  • Ars Technica
  • Ars Technica UK
  • Medium

Past articles by Rob:

Ars on your lunch break: There’s hope, and we’ll all be fine… probably

We cap off a week of existential dread with some positivity and good news. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: engineering superbugs, accidentally or otherwise

Synthetic biology and hacking viruses sounds great until you wipe out humanity. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: the fate we might be making for ourselves

Because it's not a talk about the future if we don't mention Skynet at least once. → Read More

In the not-so-distant future, “synbio” could lead to global catastrophe—maybe

Come listen to a TED talk and then discuss the darker side of synthetic biology. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Let’s talk about the extinction of humanity

Synthetic biology sounds great, but the ways in which it could go wrong are legion. → Read More

Nailing down the nature of ‘Oumuamua—it’s probably a comet, but…

We spoke at length with Harvard astronomy chair Avi Loeb, and there's a lot to unpack. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: transforming citizens into scientists with satellites

Sarah Parcak's GlobalXplorer lets you be Lara Croft from your living room. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Finding Pharaoh and spotting looters from orbit

Astroarchaeologist Sarah Parcak on how to spot the tell-tale signs of tomb robbing. → Read More

Ars Lunch Break: Spying out ancient ruins on Earth from space

Astroarchaeologist Sarah Parcak on using futuristic tools to peer into the past. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: How to survive competing with China

Our talk with Chris Anderson wraps with a nuanced look at China as a competitive force. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: What happens when China curb-stomps your startup

3D Robotics co-founder Chris Anderson on open source hardware and the price of competition. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: losing my drone religion

This week's subject is former Wired editor and 3D Robotics founder Chris Anderson. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Theaterwide biotoxic and chemical warfare

The interview with Sam Harris wraps up with plenty of existential doom. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Let’s talk about religion, politics, guns, and privacy

Part three of a discussion with Sam Harris on what makes for a healthy society. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Getting high and breaking faith

Part two of a chat with Sam Harris takes us on an MDMA-fueled journey to enlightenment. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Thinking in public and brawling with Batman

Neuroscientist Sam Harris discusses intellectualism, politics, and Ben Affleck. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness

UCSF neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on the mind—and also, how to write a sci-fi book. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: This is your brain on video games

Part two of our interview with UCSF neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on neuroplasticity. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: Repairing your brain with video games

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on using games to deliver precise and targeted therapy. → Read More

Ars on your lunch break: The oddly divisible nature of consciousness

Our talk with Don Hoffman concludes with panpsychism and brain-splitting surgery. → Read More