Plus: The early days of e-commerce, the question of sentience, and frightening temperatures.
In an interview with WIRED, the engineer and priest elaborated on his belief that the program is a person—and not Google’s property.
Plus: The end of Internet Explorer, a free-speech platform, and a lake in need of a new name.
Plus: Time travel on the blockchain, an update on apocalyptic horsemen, and ’90s-era squabbles over internet regulation.
Plus: The early days of Facebook, charitable donations, and a disconcerting playlist.
Meta’s famous COO is leaving after 14 years at the company—and so goes a partnership that shaped our world.
Plus: A visit to Stratolaunch, the music of the future, and prices America can’t run on.
Plus: An interview with Steve Jobs, keeping up with early MIT hackers, and a relatable collapse.
The acerbic optimist thinks anxious people (like me) need to move on from Covid and start planning for the next vicious pathogen.