To Run My Best Marathon at Age 44, I Had to Outrun My Past

“After 20 years of long-distance competition, I ran my fastest. All it took was tech, training, and a new understanding of my life.”

Source: Wired
Published: Apr 20, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,971 words)

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them.

A former Google design ethicist insists that our minds have been hijacked in an arms race for our attention. He also insists that, with the help of a Hippocratic Oath for software designers, we can win.

Source: Wired
Published: Jul 26, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,500 words)

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom Wants to Clean Up the Internet

The photo sharing service has built tools and algorithms to remove offensive comments for its 700 million users with the hope that it will reduce the amount of toxicity they experience online.

Source: Wired
Published: Aug 14, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,363 words)

Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

Source: Wired
Published: Sep 21, 2009
Length: 11 minutes (2,892 words)

And Data for All: Why Obama’s Geeky New CIO Wants to Put All Gov’t Info Online

The Obama administration’s most radical idea may also be its geekiest: Make nearly every hidden government spreadsheet and buried statistic available online, all in one place. For anyone to see. On Vivek Kundra and Data.gov

Source: Wired
Published: Jun 18, 2009
Length: 6 minutes (1,523 words)