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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Data mining shows black people waited longer than white people to vote in 2016

The result, obtained from mobile-phone records, raises an obvious question–why?

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The connection between video games and mass shootings isn’t just wrong—it’s racist

When a perpetrator is a young white man, people blame video games. If he’s black, people make up a troublingly racist narrative.

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An important quantum algorithm may actually be a property of nature

Evidence that quantum searches are an ordinary feature of electron behavior may explain the genetic code, one of the greatest puzzles in biology.

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Facebook wants to fight teen suicide. Experts aren’t sure they’re doing it right

Suicide among young people is on the rise, and many point to social media as the cause.

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