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Tomorrow’s Advance Man
An inside look at how Andreessen Horowitz evaluates tech startups.
—Brian Bergstein, executive editor
The Rehab Racket: The Way We Treat Addiction Is a Costly, Dangerous Mess
A sobering analysis of addiction health care in the U.S.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
6 Charts That Show How Wealthy Tech Execs Actually Are
Guess you know you’ve made it when your net “worth” in aggregate amounts to 50 Jay Zs plus 16 Kanyes …
NSA Bulk Surveillance Debate Gets New Heat
Should the NSA domestic surveillance section of the Patriot Act be disbanded with the upcoming Patriot Act renewal?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
Lighting the Brain
Profile of Karl Deisseroth, inventor of optogenetics.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine
Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin
Nathaniel Popper at the New York Times explores one popular theory about the true identity of Bitcoin’s mysterious creator.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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