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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Teen video app TikTok is the latest battlefield in the Kashmir conflict

Hindu nationalists are flooding TikTok with videos declaring they plan to go to Kashmir, get married, and ostensibly make the majority-Muslim contested region Hindu.

The map of India; with Kashmir highlighted
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Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences.

Facebook prototype thought helmet
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Alexa is powering new games where you control the action with your voice

Games played with voice commands are catching on, and now Amazon is betting on the nascent industry.

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