Alger Hiss

Glenn explores the rise and fall of Alger Hiss. Once a darling of the left and Franklin Roosevelt’s diplomatic aide at the end of WWII, Hiss’ carefully crafted image began to crumble when he was forced to answer charges from Whittaker Chambers that Hiss was a communist spy. Untangling the truth would involve Richard Nixon, a typewriter and even a pumpkin.


The Singularity? Elon Musk unveils plans to merge human brains with AI

Yesterday, while the rest of America obsessed over President Trump's tweets, Elon Musk announced plans to merge humans with computers using thread-like polymer electrodes implanted directly into the human brain. Musk said that Neuralink, his brain-AI interface startup, will allow humans to "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence" as early as next year. Watch this clip to get more details.