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RANTS AND RAVES
Our Most American Miracles • Forget Blue Origin—these small but mighty inventions are the true breakthroughs of human ingenuity.
My Theory of Stuffness • So you’ve acquired a new thing. And now you want accessories. Ask yourself: Will the potential experience be worth the cost to the supply chain?
Red Alert • A saboteur used a drone in a failed attempt to disrupt the US power grid. Someone will try again—and not enough is being done to stop them.
READOUT • The world, quantified.
Where the Auction Is • How the VR-meeting startup Spatial went from hosting corporate presentations to serving up event space for NFT art.
One for All • The race is on to develop a vaccine against every coronavirus—even future threats—but it could be a marathon.
Pleasure Principles • Makers of vibrators, butt plugs, and dildos can’t resist the hardcore new materials and design standards. Too bad the privacy and security rules are a bit flaccid.
Play List • The best desktop gaming PCs, whatever your style and needs.
WIRED RECOMMENDS • The latest picks from our reviews team.
These Notifications Are Killing Me
THE SENTINEL • When a wildfire ignites somewhere in California, residents rely on “Fire Twitter” to help them decide what to do. One of the most invaluable voices tweets from across the planet.
“IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN…”
REVENGE OF THE NERD KAI LENNY. • HE DIDN’T FIT INTO THE COOL-KID SURF CULTURE OF MAUI, BUT HE WENT ON TO MASTER NEARLY EVERY EXTREME WATER SPORT YOU CAN IMAGINE. NO WONDER THE TECH ELITE HAS A CRUSH ON
THE BIG INHALE • ON A BARREN ICELANDIC PLATEAU, THIS PLANT SUCKS CO2 OUT OF THE AIR BEFORE TRAPPING IT IN STONE. BUILD 10,000 MORE AND WE MIGHT STAND A CHANCE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.
VCs ON VESPAS! CBD STARTUPS! A BITCOINMAXIMALIST MAYOR! WHERE ALL YOUR MEMES COME TRUE! • Miami is trying to lure in Silicon Valley types, hyping the promise of sun, sand, and seed rounds. Does it want Silicon Valley’s problems too?
RELAX, WE CAN REMOVE THAT PART.