Gillian Terzis
is a San Francisco-based writer.

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Technology April 11, 2015

pplkpr app adds friends to the quantified self

Emotional analytic apps to let your smartphone choose the company you keep.

Technology March 14, 2015

The Genius of explaining the meaning of any text

The open source website Genius has expanded to take in annotations on any text, from poetry to presidential addresses.

Science February 14, 2015

I, wormbot: the next step in artificial intelligence

If a robot can be made to think like a worm, how will we define living and non-living beings?

Technology September 20, 2014

Brain-changing apps

Can custom apps and video games really help us build up our mental muscle?

Technology August 23, 2014

Social media for appy couples

A new wave of social media apps is aimed at enhancing romantic relationships, like a Facebook for two.

Health July 26, 2014

Are Soylent’s square meals a bit hard to swallow?

A Silicon Valley company claims it can solve world hunger and obesity with just an oily thickshake. 

Technology June 21, 2014

US start-up Eterni.me aims to create virtual immortality

A US company plans to use our social media presence to create a virtual avatar that will live on after we die. But will loved ones want to message us after we’ve departed?

Technology May 24, 2014

Second world problems

As we build new worlds to inhabit online, such as Minecraft and Second Life, can we avoid re-creating the problems of our real lives?

Technology April 05, 2014

Apps that guide living as a quantified self

Can statistical analysis about our habits and moods provide tools for better living? The Quantified Self movement is counting on it.