In some ways, the pandemic fast-forwarded the future, at least in regards to the acceptance of remote work. David Kushner explores how some entrepreneurs took advantage of this to try and create a utopian work-from-home world.
With the money flowing and the sun shining, the inhabitants of the “crypto–hotel,” as the Savoy was nicknamed, went on yacht trips and taxi rides, and had lavish dinners of fresh sea bream and Madeira wine. One night, Danchuk says, the Savoy CEO strolled through the lobby while nomads played “Wonderwall” on guitar. They held ecstatic dance parties, shimmying in complete darkness in rooms cleared of furniture, and saw the sunrise during parties on the beach.
“Sebastian realized he’d found an artificial leg and started laughing. How does someone lose that?”
“Explorer stories—from Columbus to Shackleton to Neil Armstrong—are predominantly about white men seeking the edges of the known world. Where did she fit in?”
“Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life.”
How a happy accident has gone on to make men happy the world over.
Dating and hookup sites are filled with bots that convince real people into handing over their money.
How Mark Karpeles forged an empire out of digital currency before becoming a suspect in a half-billion dollar heist.
How a white man from Boston rose through the ranks of Asian organized crime.
James McGibney—a former marine and founder of website BullyVille—aims to stop the worst of the worst on the internet, but critics say he’s the real bully.