The week of March 8, 2015

The SXSW Issue
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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

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The daring future of YouTube

By Rae Votta

YouTube is finally moving past its growing pains.

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A dinner date with a supercomputer

By Allen Weiner

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

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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.

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

By Simon Owens

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

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The 3D-printed future of medical implants

By Selena Larson

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

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I tried Oculus Rift porn, and it was weird

By Rae Votta

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

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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.

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The history of South By Southwest Interactive

By Chase Hoffberger

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

Opinion

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

By Alex Winter

Director Alex Winter relays his findings from the digital underground.

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The real reason women are leaving Silicon Valley

By Miri Mogilevsky

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

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How social media is helping ISIS recruit more members

By Shawn Carrié

ISIS is winning the war on social media.