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I had to continually remind myself that this was a fictional story in order to sleep. • Readers shared their inspiration, consternation, and exhaustion a year into the pandemic.
@jack Is Everywhere and Nowhere • The deus ex Twitter works in mysterious ways.
Reenter the Office Zone, a Journey Through Time and Space • A workplace has its own informal cardinal directions: elevatorward, kitchenward, bathroomward. Tiny shared human geographies.
With a Little Help From the Feds • If the Covid vaccine push has proven anything, it’s that big government works. Time to engage warp speed for climate change.
READOUT • The world, quantified.
The Cases Against Google: A Guide • GOOD THINGS, it is said, come in threes. Not so these days for Google. Just before the 2020 holiday season, the company found itself facing a trio of antitrust cases brought by state and federal enforcers. We sorted through the lawsuits to figure out what it all means.
The Chatty Future of Social Media • From Clubhouse to Discord to Twitter, apps are giving people a voice online. Literally.
The Right Way to Hook Up Your Laptop to a TV • It’s much more than just a plug-and-go operation.
WIRED RECOMMENDS • The latest picks from our reviews team.
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DEAR CLOUD SUPPORT: Am I Obligated to Join TikTok?
THE BET • In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a wager: In 25 years, will tech have destroyed society? Their judge just weighed in.
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“This is what we trained for.” • At facilities across the country, gun owners are learning tactical skills, honing their reflexes against a world of pervasive threats. By preparing for battle at home, are they calling it into being?
THE MYSTERY OF "MOSTLY HARMLESS" • The hiker’s emaciated body was discovered in a tent, just a few miles from a major Florida highway, his identity unknown. The internet started searching for clues, but the answers were not what anyone expected—or wanted to hear.
THE LION, THE POLYGAMIST, AND THE BIODIESEL SCAM • How a member of a breakaway Mormon sect teamed up with a Bugatti-driving, hard-partying tycoon to bilk the government for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Your BODY His INSTAGRAM • SOCIAL MEDIA GAVE THE REAL DR. 6IX AS TAGE ON WHICH TO SHOW OFF HI S SKILLS. BUT WHEN COSMETIC SURGERY BECOMES ENTERTAINMENT, WHO OWNS THE STORY?
THE RESISTANCE • Two decades ago, researchers started identifying people who naturally produce superpowered antibodies to fend off HIV. The goal was to create drugs against that disease. Now, their efforts are helping to fight Covid-19.
AN ALIEN. WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. • Maayan Brodsky, via Facebook
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