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The Future Could Be Blissful—If Humans Don’t Go Extinct First

WIRED talked with long-termist philosopher William MacAskill about human extinction, Elon Musk, and his new book, What We Owe the Future.

Di Matt Reynolds – Leggi l’originale

The Unintended Consequences of OTC Hearing Aids

Over-the-counter hearing aids will be available by October. They’ll benefit many but could lead to stigmatization, inadequate testing, and even hearing loss.

Di Jaipreet Virdi – Leggi l’originale

Google’s New Robot Learned to Take Orders by Scraping the Web

The machine learning technique that taught notorious text generator GPT-3 to write can also help robots make sense of spoken commands.

Di Will Knight – Leggi l’originale

Google Search Is Quietly Damaging Democracy

A series of incremental changes over the years has transformed the tool from an explorative search function to one that is ripe for deception.

Di Francesca Tripodi – Leggi l’originale

The Curious Afterlife of a Brain Trauma Survivor

Sophia Papp emerged from an accident with her personality transformed. She tried to continue on as before—until she realized she could reinvent herself.

Di Mike Mariani – Leggi l’originale

Birth Control TikTok Is a Symptom of Medicine’s Bigger Problem

Influencers are encouraging people to ditch hormonal contraception. Fixing feeds will require mending mistrust between doctors and patients.

Di Sarah Sloat – Leggi l’originale

Spyware Scandals Are Ripping Through Europe

The latest crisis that rocked the Greek government shows the bloc’s surveillance problem goes beyond the notorious NSO Group.

Di Morgan Meaker – Leggi l’originale

To Fix Tech, Democracy Needs to Grow Up

Calls to “democratize technology” ring hollow when both systems seem to be failing. The key is realizing that democracy is not yet in its final form.

Di Divya Siddarth – Leggi l’originale

Silicon Valley Conservatives Are Stepping Out of the Shadows

Plus: A simpler time in politics, a tip for WIRED subscribers, and a bad week for the former president.

Di Steven Levy – Leggi l’originale

Tech’s Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive

Companies that once battled to hire employees close to home are now turning to Latin America and other markets for talent.

Di Arielle Pardes, Vittoria Elliott – Leggi l’originale