We are building a 1-to-1 map of almost unimaginable scope. When it’s complete, our physical reality will merge with the digital universe. Syndication Source
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! Fascism!? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up. Syndication Source
In the video, a preposterously cute grey squirrel monkey named Dalton bonks his head against a computer screen in front of him. Wide-eyed and muttonchopped, Dalton has quite the set up—the screen, wide in squirrel-monkey terms, displays dots of varying sizes and colors. Below that is a monkey-sized basin, like a sink in a dollhouse […]
When Todd’s psychiatrist suggested he start taking psychedelics, he figured it was a joke. It wasn’t. The former corporate executive from Colorado retired in 2006 after an MRI revealed his spine was riddled with a dozen tumors called hemangiomas, which later spread to his brain. Todd was told he would die before the end of […]
Along the way, he contributed to America’s painkiller epidemic and got involved with North Korean methamphetamine manufacturing, Somali pirates, and murder-for-hire. Syndication Source
Dominique McLean has been winning fighting-game tournaments since his early teens—but now SonicFox, as he’s known, has turned a knack into a dynasty. Syndication Source
David Carroll has been locked in a legal war to force the infamous company to turn over its files on him. He’s won a battle, but the struggle continues. Syndication Source
The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before. Syndication Source
Weedmaps doesn’t sell pot itself. It’s just a tech platform that provides visibility for those who do—apparently, whether or not they follow state rules. Syndication Source
A few days before the 2016 election, journalist Andrew Sullivan wrote this about Donald Trump: “He has no concept of a nonzero-sum engagement, in which a deal can be beneficial for both sides. A win-win scenario is intolerable to him, because mastery of others is the only moment when he is psychically at peace.” I’m […]
When Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare disease, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, set out to find a cure. Syndication Source
The glass company can’t just melt silica. The process involves glass soot particles and a grain silo of sorts. Syndication Source
These three iconic historical paintings pulse with intense anxieties about electricity, hematology, and astronomy.
Bob Wells, a 63-year-old YouTube personality, has been living the #vanlife since 1995. He’s managed to make a living—and inspire a generation.