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3D printing Shapes a New Economy
NO, I CAN’T LET YOU HAVE THIS • The easy gratification of little viral lies is costing us more than it’s worth.
STREAM COME TRUE • If a famous influencer you wish to be, you must answer these questions three.
THE HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS OF THE METAVERSE • Virtual landowners have found a way to put their investments to work—by porting the class system to the cloud.
THE GREENEST TECH • A Paris startup is genetically modifying houseplants to scrub toxins from the air in homes and businesses, but it may take a jungle’s worth to make a difference.
CHATGPT HAS ENTERED THE CLASSROOM • The AI chatbot has stoked fears of an educational apocalypse. Some teachers see it as a sorely needed reboot.
Cloud Support: Why Can’t I Close My Tabs?
HIGH NOTES • No matter where you are or what you’re doing, music can make it better. Our favorite new audio gear can inject superb sonics into any situation.
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THIS is a PHILOSOPHER on DRUGS • I WAS AT THE LOWEST POINT IN MY LIFE. I NEEDED A MIND-ALTERING JOLT.
DEPTH CHARGE • Companies are gearing up to MINE the SEAFLOOR, targeting rocks rich with metals that are essential to our EV-powered future. THE BIG QUESTION: How much OCEAN are we willing to SACRIFICE?
THE SPACEPORT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD • A TINY VILLAGE IN SCOTLAND IS BETTING ITS FUTURE ON ROCKET LAUNCHES. BUT THE SCHEME MAY THREATEN THE FRAGILE LANDSCAPE—AND THE AMBITIONS OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST POWERFUL LANDOWNER.
THE FENTANYL KING • With no future in Iraq, a former translator for the US military emigrated to Texas to start a new life. He ended up becoming one of the biggest drug dealers on the dark web.
much ado about buy nothing • How an idealistic community for exchanging free stuff tried to break away from Facebook, and ended up breaking apart.
DIRECTIONS SAID TO “JUST ADD WATER.” • THE ASSIGNMENT: IN SIX WORDS, WRITE A STORY ABOUT A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN SIZE.