In This Issue: Features
The World as Free-Fire Zone
How drones made it easy for Americans to kill a particular person anywhere on the planet.
How Technology Is Destroying Jobs
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
Repairing Bad Memories
A neuroscientist who has anguished over the terrors in her own family’s history says people might erase the trauma from memories by taking a pill — or talking to a therapist at just the right time.
In This Issue: Reviews
The Strangeness of Facebook Home
Facebook’s new interface for smartphones is at odds with how the world uses computers.
The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon
By eschewing grit and realism for creativity and simplicity, Minecraft shows how bedroom programmers can create global hits.
A Chocolate Maker’s Big Innovation
In transforming the way cacao farmers supply manufacturers, a San Francisco startup is creating a superb product.