Remember when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women not to ask for raises, but to “have faith” that they’d get one eventually? According to a class action suit against Microsoft, this kind of talk was just par for the course at a company that undervalues women and does little to discourage sexual harassment.
Playing videogame or virtual reality avatars whose race is different from yours could reduce your racial biases, according to a new study. Now, scientists are using this insight to explore how technology could help build empathy and reduce tension between different groups of people.
The human brain is a weird old thing. When confronted with a new, uncertain situation, it virtually always abandons careful analysis, and instead resorts to a host of mental shortcuts—that almost always lead to the wrong answer. Turns out, the smarter you are, the more likely you are to make such mistakes.
For humans to thrive, we often need to come up with unexpected solutions to tricky problems. Yet people are often skeptical and dismissive of creative ideas...and the reason for that is found deep inside our minds.
This exchange, as seen during a segment on Windows 7 on CNBC's Street Signs this afternoon, doesn't feature CNBC's resident Apple knob-polisher Jim Goldman, surprisingly. But it might as well. Cable news, everybody! Consistently worthless.