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Authors of The Second Machine Age Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson ponder America's economic future: "We can't foresee if it's going to be more like Star Trek, where no one worries about a paycheck and people are freed up to explore new worlds, or more like Elysium, where a small elite works hard to separate itself from the miserable masses."
Republicans are already getting ready to quietly put down immigration reform. How can we tell? Sahil Kapur reports that Speaker Boehner is preemptively blaming Obama: "Listen, there's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws."
Nichole Perkins writes about the much-discussed Spike Jonez movie "Her" and how it's really an updated "My Fair Lady": "When the woman, or rather the operating system, who only metaphorically 'comes to life' this time continues to develop, it’s clear that her advancement is unwelcome."