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Jihadi Digital Natives

Winter 2019P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking on how ISIS liked and posted its way to power

Netflix and Nil

Winter 2019James Poulos on why being online turns us into nihilists

How Tech Utopia Fostered Tyranny

Winter 2019Jon Askonas argues that authoritarians’ love for digital technology is no fluke — it’s a product of Silicon Valley’s “smart” paternalism

Why Data Is Never Raw

Summer/Fall 2018Nick Barrowman on the seductive myth of information free of human judgment

Time to Log Off

Summer/Fall 2018Ian Marcus Corbin on being online and recognizing inhumane arrangements for what they are

How Facebook Deforms Us

Summer/Fall 2018L. M. Sacasas on the too-savvy idea that strengthening our social fabric can fix the platform that’s destroying it

Lost on Mars

Summer/Fall 2018Micah Meadowcroft on why space colonization will disappoint you

For the Love of Mars

Spring 2018James Poulos on why settling the Red Planet would lift us from our antihuman malaise

The Tech Backlash We Really Need

Spring 2018L. M. Sacasas on why Silicon Valley will only be strengthened by its present scandals unless we ask deeper questions

Google.gov

Spring 2018Adam J. White on whether growing calls to break up Google distract from a quiet alignment between “smart” government and the universal information engine

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