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Who Let the Doge Out • These days influence is exerted by those who don’t even (necessarily) invest. In praise of the nuttiest crypto.
The Great Unbundling • We don’t need the next big thing. We need countless next little things.
Every Word You Say • From Zoom meetings to podcasts, we’re producing torrents of video and audio. AI transcription lets you use it in new ways.
READOUT • The world, quantified.
Internet Boom • A trippy visualization charts the evolution of the global network.
Silicon Valley’s Diversity Theater • Tech companies pledge lots of support for promoting equity in the workplace. Too bad they routinely fail the people of color whose job is to make that change a reality.
Tweets for Sale • Works of art and sports memorabilia were just the start. NFT mania is spreading virtually everywhere.
Wrist Watchers • No matter how hard you’re working out, or just walking, monitor your progress with a smart new fitness tracker.
WIRED RECOMMENDS • The latest picks from our reviews team.
DEAR CLOUD SUPPORT: My Car Is Making Me Feel Useless!
OUT OF SIGHT • At Pixar, artists are masters at tweaking light and color to trigger deep emotional responses. Now they’re engineering visual experiences that you will only see inside your brain.
ALWAYS a BRIDE • I CALLED OFF MY WEDDING IN 2019, but to FACEBOOK, PINTEREST & A MILLION OTHER APPS, I am forever getting married. Why the internet never learns-AND WON'T LET US FORGET.
THE ROOMS WHERE IT HAPPENS • At the start of the pandemic, Paul Davison and Rohan Seth launched the audio-only app Clubhouse. It fast became the place for tech insiders to hear and be heard. Now everyone wants in, and the founders face a huge task: hosting a global gabfest, without the toxicity.
A Genetic Curse a Scared Mom and the Quest to Repair Embryos • DANIELLE MESSER carried a mutation that led to a devastating mitochondrial disease in one child. Before even daring another pregnancy, she tracked down a researcher who’s on a controversial mission to engineer EGGS IN HUMANS.
THE SEX TAPE KING • ← Meet Kevin Blatt, the celebrity fixer who’s a master at manipulating Hollywood’s economy of secrets.
A MEET-CUTE WITH DISASTER • Tinder. OkCupid. Hinge. Match. A year ago, Shar Dubey became CEO of a multibillion-dollar dating empire. Then singles everywhere went into lockdown.
IN SIX WORDS, WRITE A STORY ABOUT A TECH-CENTRIC RELIGION: IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE “WWW” …