Humans and Technology

A look at how technologies from AR/VR, brain-computer interfaces, and chip implants to health trackers, biometrics and social media are changing the most basic aspects of human life—work, friendship, love, aging, sickness, parenting, learning, and building community.

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Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences.

Facebook prototype thought helmet
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Alexa is powering new games where you control the action with your voice

Games played with voice commands are catching on, and now Amazon is betting on the nascent industry.

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The VR illusion that makes you think you have a spider’s body

Psychologists have long toyed with an illusion that lets you feel “ownership” of a different a body—even one that is not human. It could revolutionize gaming.

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