This week we are sharing stories on gun violence, Silicon Valley in the ’90s, the ability of artificial intelligence, and the community of audiophiles.
“How a small computer chip company, owned by the author’s mother, became the target of a sprawling pan-Asian crime ring that operated throughout Silicon Valley.”
“Inside the movement to take ‘control of human evolution.'”
“If you want to become a homeowner but don’t qualify for a mortgage, Divvy Homes has a solution: Rent a house from them until you’re able to buy it. What could possibly go wrong?”
The story of a controversial blogger, the weaponization of online engagement, and the growing fault lines between tech and traditional journalism.
Is tech disrupting spirituality, or is spirituality finally disrupting tech?
“The idea seems to be that we all live in the great database in the sky, occasionally summoning aliens with our minds.” Emily Harnett explores Silicon Valley’s appropriation of UFO culture.
At Stanford University, a farm system for tech giants, “students are reconsidering whether working at Google or Facebook is landing a dream job or selling out to craven corporate interests.”
Bread: it was so terrible, right? Thank goodness the tech industry finally iterated on it so we can make a decent piece of toast after 6,000 years.
Lucie Greene’s new book “Silicon States” is about the danger of concentrating so much power in so few hands.