Every issue has one section dedicated to a particular question. Collecting responses from a range of perspectives, these symposia prompt us to think about the values and ideas that shape our most urgent cultural and personal decisions.
This fall, we decided to embark on a collaborative writing experiment loosely inspired by the practice of pair programming.
The Virtual Condition
Maybe we really are in the Matrix? Maybe this is a test. At the edge of what can be emotionally or mentally accommodated, the simulation…
Working in Tech
What is it like to work in tech every day? This winter we surveyed people who work in tech about their jobs, common misconceptions about…
There’s no need for good judgment, responsible governance, self-sacrifice or mutual care if there’s an easy technological fix to ostensibly solve the problem.
Silicon or Carbon?
For now, The Network State is an exemplary salvo in a debate playing out in tech today over which type of world we want to…
What would it be to approach the question “Can machines think?” in a different way?