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Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum is a professor at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. 

Twitter: @NidhalGuessoum​

 

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Video game addictions need to be urgently addressed

The Chinese government this month decreed that youngsters under the age of 18 would be allowed to play online video games for only one hour (between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.) on weekdays, instead of 90 minutes previously, and up to three hours on weekends and holidays.

September 17, 2021

Digitization is killing jobs, but creating new ones, too

A few weeks ago, I read the new book by Kevin Roose, “Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation.” The book’s main idea is how to prepare for the worrying trend of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) making many of our jobs disappear.

August 10, 2021

America’s rigorous report the right way to approach ‘UFOs’

The Pentagon on Friday released its eagerly awaited report on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), but with rather bland and unspectacular conclusions. It left UFO enthusiasts unhappy, if not fuming. Still, the report was a very interesting development. Let us review this.

June 29, 2021

What the pandemic has taught us about online learning

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, but in some places (e.g., the UAE, UK and US) “normal” life is gradually coming back in various sectors, from education and the economy to sports. We may perhaps start drawing some lessons from the experience we have had.

June 11, 2021