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Letter From the Editor

Debugger and Future Human serve readers thoughtful stories on the forces shaping our future

Dear Readers,

The OneZero family is expanding. Today, we’re launching two new publications, Debugger and Future Human, to serve readers new perspectives on consumer technology and science.

Debugger explores how we use gadgets, apps, and services. Future Human is all about the science that will shape our survival as a…


Letter From the Editor

Our interactions with technology are much more complex than many critics acknowledge

I’ve been reading a new book called The Twittering Machine. …


Letter From the Editor

A great device can still be a pain to repair

Earlier this month, movers dropped and shattered my television. It was less than a year old and, it turns out, completely unsalvageable.

The original manufacturer, LG, shrugged: Accidental damage understandably isn’t covered under warranty. The company’s customer service agent connected me to a number of local repair shops, none of…


Letter from the Editor

Looking for something to read over the long weekend? Start here.

In August, OneZero published a science-fiction story by Ted Chiang, an entire book on surveillance capitalism, and also — yes — a riveting investigation of cow farts. Below are these and other recent favorites for your reading consideration over the holiday weekend.

Long reads (and longish reads)


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Screens are no longer a novelty — they are life itself

Here’s my routine these days: I wake up at about 7:30 a.m., immediately pick up my phone, open Slack, respond to anything that needs my attention, do the same on Gmail, maybe snooze for another half-hour or so with my phone resting on my chest in case I get “pinged,”…


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Don’t be resigned: look to the future

There’s nothing more frustrating than when something stops working and you can’t do anything about it. …


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A lesson in temperature checks and data deletion

On Sunday, a man at the Apple Store pointed a temperature scanner at my forehead and pressed a button. It made me think of a tired grocer grabbing shrink-wrapped Tyson chicken from the conveyor belt and registering its bar code.

My number came up — 97.5, a bit lower than…

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