A Popular Online Learning Platform Was Actually Created by an Underground Religious ‘Cult’

OneZero investigates remote learning platform Acellus and its cult leader, Roger Billings, who has been accused of violence and abuse.

Source: OneZero
Published: Oct 10, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,885 words)

The Privileged Have Entered Their Escape Pods

“There’s no Dropbox plan that will let us upload body and soul to the cloud. We are still here on the ground, with the same people and on the same planet we are being encouraged to leave behind.” Author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff asks: how much are we allowed to use technology and our wealth to isolate ourselves from the pandemic and the troubles of our world?

Source: OneZero
Published: Sep 1, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,401 words)

Death of a Smart City

“Alphabet bet big in Toronto. Toronto didn’t play along.”

Source: OneZero
Published: Aug 12, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,038 words)

This Woman Inspired One of the First Hit Video Games by Mapping the World’s Longest Cave

“Patricia Crowther’s ex-husband coded her cave maps into one of the first hit adventure games in the 1970s, and she had no idea.”

Source: OneZero
Published: Jul 15, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,278 words)

Beyond the Pain Matrix

“The DayLife Army always seemed like a troll. Then it became a nightmare. Inside the social media cult that convinces young people to give up everything.”

Source: OneZero
Published: Jun 24, 2020
Length: 41 minutes (10,419 words)

A Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illness Is Brewing in the Northeast

“EEE kills almost half of its victims, and cases are on the rise.”

Source: OneZero
Published: Jun 10, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,700 words)