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A look at how technologies from AR/VR, brain-computer interfaces, and chip implants to health trackers, biometrics and social media are changing the most basic aspects of human life—work, friendship, love, aging, sickness, parenting, learning, and building community.

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Google’s big plan to fight tech addiction: A piece of paper

Paper Phone is not a joke—it’s part of the company’s “digital well-being experiments.” Digital detox experts aren’t having it.

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Reddit’s automoderator is the future of the internet, and deeply imperfect

The good: AutoMod saves time and prevents potential mental health issues. The bad: Humans still have to clean up after it.

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The secret to better beer could lie in cell signaling networks

Reusing yeast is an old brewer’s trick that saves time and money, but it eventually backfires. Cell biologists are trying to find out why—and the answers could conceivably combat aging as well.

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A futuristic fiction story about war, people, and robots

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