WIRED Magazine - October 2023
WIRED Magazine - October 2023
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In this issue
Join the Robot Uprising
by Katherine Alejandra Cross
Meet a Video Game Noise Maker
by Will Bedingfield
A. I. Goes to War
Ships without crews. Autonomous drone swarms. A small U.S. Navy task force is using off-the-shelf robotics and Artificial Intelligence to prepare for the next great conflict at sea
The Fractal Immortality of Grimes
I thought my interview with Grimes-the mysterious techno artist, fan of all nerddom, and the deepest of insiders in Elon Musk's world-would be one-on-one. Instead it wound up as a roundtable discussion. Turns out there are multiple personas embedded in the surprisingly haimish human who sat under a tree with me and spent the waning hours of an afternoon in conversation. There was Claire Boucher, the given name of a Vancouver kid obsessed with video games and devoted to provoking adults with misbehavior and the embrace of taboo subjects. There was Grimes, the self-invented, scrappy DIY musician and provocateur who weaves sci-fi into her work and released what Pitchfork judged to be the second-best song of the 2010s. And there was her preferred nomenclature, "c," invoking the speed of light
A.I. Is a Fiction
Stop freaking out when chatbots say they're in love or make disturbing threats. Just treat them like Pinocchio.
With her blog Web3 Is Going Just Great, software engineer Molly White rains on the crypto parade. She doesn't feel great about it
Fears that artificial intelligence might wipe us out have fueled the rise of protest groups like Pause Al. Their warnings are far-fetched, but not that far-fetched
THE GREAT DIVIDE
There are two ways to compute, and two ways to see the world. It's batch vs. loopand we really need them to reconcile
BRING THE NOISE
A vast array of gadgets make it easy to blot out sonic intrusions-maybe a little too easy
Doug Rushkoff was one of tech's founding optimists. Now he's renouncing the digital revolution. He says it's the only human option.
THE REVOLUTIONARY ABSURDITY OF BOOTS RILEY
THE SCENE IS STRAIGHT out of Boots Riley's madcap moviemaking handbook
MIND WIDE OPEN
Kids soak up new skills, adults not so much. But neuroscientist Gül Dölen might have found a way to help grownups learn like littles and heal from stroke and trauma. Step one: Take psychedelics.
Watch This Space
French satellite giant Eutelsat is taking on Elon Musk's Starlink-while navigating Russia's war in Ukraine, Brexit politics, and Iranian jamming attacks
Christopher Bouzy – "Building a Platform Like Twitter is Not Difficult"
When Elon Musk's reign of toxic chaos began, Christopher Bouzy didn't just go looking for a rival place to post. He joined the crowded race to create one. (It got difficult.)
With hundreds of thousands of podcasts competing for listeners, hosts are using IRL events and other strategies to make their shows more of an \"experience.\" Fans dig it
Startups are buying properties and wooing first-time real estate investors to purchase shares. The scheme could spell trouble for both renters and aspiring homeowners
THE THREE MOUNDS AT RED CLOUD
How much truth and healing can forensic technology really bring? On the sites of Native American boarding schools, Marsha Small has made it her life's mission to find out
THE CASE FOR SOFTWARE CRITICISM
Software may be the defining cultural artifact of our age. It's time to build a culture of critical analysis around it
THE GENERATIVE HUSTLE OF SATYA NADELLA
Microsoft's leader is betting everything on a future drenched in Al-even if it's the last thing invented by humankind
THE WITCHY AMBITION OF SIMA SISTANI
WeightWatchers' CEO was tasked with helping her company catch up in the digital age. Now she's scrambling to keep it relevant in the Ozempic age
THE UNPARALLELED SQUARENESS OF PETE BUTTIGIEG
Sure, the US secretary of transportation has thoughts on building bridges. But infrastructure occupies just a sliver of his voluminous mind
THE APOCALYPTIC OPTIMISM OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
The director says his new biopic, Oppenheimer, might just terrify you. At the very least, it'll force you to ask questions about history, fear, technology-all of it
Reality TV Saved Me
One thing I was never told about reality TV-and I'm willing to bet you weren't either-is that it can heal. Nobody tells you it's a curative medium.
Remote Workers of the World Unite
Zoom did not set us free. But a bit of solidarity can help remote work live up to its promise.
Brandon Sanderson is Your God
He's the biggest fantasy writer in the world. He's also very Mormon. These things are profoundly related.
INSUDE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME
The hackers were in thousands of corporate and government networks. They might still be there now. Behind the scenes of the SolarWinds investigation, unraveling one of the most sophisticated supply-chain attacks ever.
THE ENERGY TO SURVIVE
Jamie Beard is hell-bent on making geothermal power happen-big time-in the heart of oil-happy Texas. Yes, it's complicated. So is her life.
A new breed of self-care companies has a salve for fragile masculinity: lavender and tapioca-scented deodorants and moisturizers for the scrotum.
OpenAl is now allowing its bot to interact with the live internet. This will make it more usefuland more problematic.
Hackers working for the North Korean regime are laundering stolen crypto through mining services to throw tracers off their trail.
SHOOT THE MOON
Andrew McCarthy produces images worthy of the James Webb Telescope from his backyard-with gear that doesn't require a NASA-grade budget.
SAVE THE METAVERSE!
The internet is already ruined, but there's still a chance for the virtual universe to follow a different path.
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