Humans and Technology

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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What’s new and what isn’t about Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface

It’s state of the art, but Neuralink still has a long way to go

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How “stalkerware” apps are letting abusive partners spy on their victims

Many women are unaware that they are being spied on with apps hidden on their phones. App-store owners must do more.

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WeChat is running a natural experiment in human generosity

Altruism is a puzzle for behavioral biologists. Now the largest-ever study of pay-it-forward reciprocity is throwing new light on the phenomenon.

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Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages

Some languages that have never been deciphered could be the next ones to get the machine translation treatment.

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