Profile of Gwynne Dyer

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  • Killer Robots are coming

    “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So, the international conference that opened ...

  • Economic forecast has a few surprises

    But you still can’t resist wondering when the Chinese economy will be bigger than the U.S. economy — or the Brazilian bigger than the British, or ...

  • Shouting out to the cosmos

    It implicitly assumes that somehow, if your science is really advanced, then interstellar travel is possible. I like it because I hate the ...

  • Yemen: unintended consequences

    Most other countries find that hard to believe, but even if the Sunni countries are right, wars often have unintended consequences. This military ...

  • Oil price predictions

    It has fallen by more than half in the past nine months — West Texas Intermediate is $48 per barrel today — and further falls are predicted for ...

  • European Jews’ fears being stoked

    He had hidden with others in a basement cold room as the Islamist gunman roamed overhead and killed four of the hostages. So, said Dumas, he was ...

  • Malaysia’s opposition left in tatters

    He says he doesn’t care: “Whether it’s five years or 10, it doesn’t matter to me anymore. They can give me 20 years. I don’t give a damn.” But of ...

  • Everything has its limit

    Let’s start small. We depend on bees to pollinate plants that account for about one-third of the world’s food supply, but since 2006 bee colonies ...

  • When it comes to faith, women have more

    But she’s a pretty rare bird. According to a large survey carried out in the United Kingdom by Prof. David Voas of the University of Essex, more ...

  • A punch from the Pope

    So he should be ready for some retaliation, and saying that in Latin might deter the victim from hitting the Supreme Pontiff back. In real life, ...