The week of March 8, 2015

The SXSW Issue

One millennial’s quest to save Washington, one race at a time

By Aaron Sankin

Will you run for America?

Quote of the week

There is a growing faction that sees the Internet as a tool for unity and liberation.

—Alex Winter

Features

The daring future of YouTube

By Rae Votta

YouTube is finally moving past its growing pains.

A dinner date with a supercomputer

By Allen Weiner

If you can stand the heat, let Chef Watson into your kitchen.

These Google X ‘moonshots’ will radically change the world

By Taylor Hatmaker

Google’s mad science division has a lot of crazy ideas—and they’re crazy enough to work.

Will the FTC ever drop the hammer on paid Wikipedia edits?

By Simon Owens

PR companies have infiltrated Wikipedia. Can anyone really stop them?

The 3D-printed future of medical implants

By Selena Larson

Inside the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research’s bold frontier.

I tried Oculus Rift porn, and it was weird

By Rae Votta

The future of sex is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

The looming question after the Silk Road trial

By Patrick Howell O'Neill

A new documentary grapples with the aftermath of Ross Ulbricht’s trial.

The history of South By Southwest Interactive

By Chase Hoffberger

A detailed look at the highs and lows of the annual tech conference.

Opinion

What I learned from a year in the ‘Deep Web’

By Alex Winter

Director Alex Winter relays his findings from the digital underground.

The real reason women are leaving Silicon Valley

By Miri Mogilevsky

It’s the more subtle things that push women out.

How social media is helping ISIS recruit more members

By Shawn Carrié

ISIS is winning the war on social media.