An improving world, numb sexbots, productivity advice and more People & Society in FTN Daily #75, Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Poto: Siyan Ren

Good News from Steven Pinker

“The world continues to improve in just about every way.” Julia Belluz for Vox.

No Satisfaction

Despite high hopes for sex bots, human interaction matters. David Levy for The Telegraph.

From the gutter to the stars

Humanity ist improving. Just look at these charts. Max Roser for Our World In Data

Uninspiring — but effective — productivity advice

Get mean. Jon Westenberg for The Mission.

“Evaporating People”

How some people in Japan deal with their problems. Maureen Callahan for New York Post

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