Why Facebook must shut down WhatsApp and fix it

Defects in the design of Facebook’s WhatsApp platform may have led to as many as two dozen people losing...

WIRED: How can we make technology healthier for humans?

IN A WELL-KNOWN parable, a group of blind men encounters an elephant. Each man touches a different part of the...

Trump is the greatest gift that Twitter and other social media could have asked for

In the 1930s, psychologist B.F. Skinner put rats in boxes and taught them to push levers to receive a...

Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering

Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they...

Why India’s investors need to get over their inferiority complex

Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart has created shockwaves in India, with the realization that the vast majority of its $16...

Why I am Silicon Valley’s greatest critic–and fan

When Silicon Valley Forum informed me that I was to be a recipient of its 21st visionary awards, I...

My advice to the world’s entrepreneurs: Copy and steal — the Silicon Valley way

In a videoconference hosted by Indian start-up website Inc42, I gave Indian entrepreneurs some advice that startled them. I said that...

I was wrong. Too much tech is ruining lives

Just four years ago I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy....

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