Wired Summaries and Reviews
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How Y Combinator Changed the World
If launching Airbnb, Stripe, and Dropbox weren’t enough, the famous accelerator has had an outsize – and mixed – impact on all of us.
Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty
WIRED has challenged IBM’s Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain quantum computing to 5 different people: a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional.
What Really Happened in Iceland’s Four-Day Week Trial
The success of the trial made global headlines. But the actual results tell a more complex story
The Case for Letting People Work from Home Forever
Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and co-workers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here’s why.
Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It
The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech and democracy. We’ve read this book before.
The World Is Still Producing More Oil Than It Needs. Why?
Today, petroleum producers around the world will start shutting down wells after the Covid-19 pandemic caused demand to plummet. What took them so long?
She Helped Wreck the News Business. Here’s Her Plan to Fix It
Nandini Jammi’s advertiser boycotts scared brands away from journalism and into shady ad tech. Now she wants to teach marketers to think for themselves again.
Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker
Requests are rising from law enforcement for information on devices, which can include internet queries, food orders and overheard conversations.
The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet
At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story.
Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet
People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it’s a beacon of so much that’s right.
Did Science Miss Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine?
For 35 years, researchers have been trying to beat the virus that causes AIDS. For just as long, Burt Dorman has been saying he has a faster way.
Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty – CRISPR
WIRED has challenged biologist Neville Sanjana to explain this concept to 5 different people; a 7 year-old, a 14 year-old, a college student, a grad student and a CRISPR expert.
Forget the Blood of Teens
This Pill Promises to Extend Life For a Nickel A Pop