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: The early days of Facebook, charitable donations, and a disconcerting playlist.
Plus: The early days of Y Combinator, a world without electricity, and a frightening new norm.
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.
Plus: Jony Ive’s final Apple project, platforms without algorithms, and a major NFT development.