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The Peculiar Blindness of Experts BY DAVID EPSTEIN Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible. Autocorrect BY JONATHAN RAUCH How advances in real-time fact-checking might improve our politics. How I Hacked Facebook BY JOE PINSKER Algorithms have made the social network predictable and dreary. My quest to make it random and fun.
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