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That is no country for old men. Silicon Valley is notorious for turning don’t trust anyone over thirty from a counterculture slogan into a business strategy, which can get awkward as its most famous boy geniuses start to go grey.
This issue examines the relationship between youth and technology. Relationships, plural, we should say. Because, as the cliché goes, it’s complicated. One of the first myths to dispel is that only one kind of connection is at stake. Kids can hard to see clearly; childhood is made to mean so much.
We promise we’ll do better next time.
Youth of Today: Jasmine Sun, Jasmine Wang, Alan Luo on Coming of Age in Silicon Valley
A conversation about learning to speak the languages of Big Tech.
How do you do, fellow kids?
An inquiry into intergenerational wealth in Silicon Valley.
Big Data Stream
Who controls the algorithms that control the Colorado River?
Zoomers Versus the National Security State
Finding the Guantánamo that lives online.
When Bulgaria tried to save communism with the kids.
Draw What You Think Alexa Looks Like
Disembodied AI assistants get physical forms.
Gay in a TikTok Way
When identity gets optimized.
The Immune Sequence
On the dangers of chasing childhood purity.
A fight over the meaning of “disruptive technologies” in schools.