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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.
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.
Who controls the algorithms that control the Colorado River?
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.
When identity gets optimized.
On the dangers of chasing childhood purity.
A fight over the meaning of “disruptive technologies” in schools.