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Re-Exposure

This Tiny Terminal Was France’s Version of AOL

A French telecom scheme to replace the phone book with a dumb terminal soon became the world’s first mainstream online network. Problem is, Minitel never really evolved past that point.
Ernie Smith
2.10.17
columns

To Save Sex Education Under Trump, Amaze.org Is Turning to New Media

The organization has taken a digital-first approach to providing America's youth with sex education that's not available in schools.
Lux Alptraum
1.23.17
columns

Could Technology Remove the Politicians From Politics?

What if your city council member was essentially a robot whose every decision you and your fellow citizens voted for by phone?
Sue Brideshead
1.2.17
Sex

DIY Abortions and 3D-Printed Specula Can't Replace Lost Reproductive Rights

Despite the GOP's war on women, there’s no safe, effective DIY substitute for an experienced and knowledgeable physician.
Lux Alptraum
12.20.16
Opinion

What Will the Trump Administration Do to Porn?

Despite Trump's personal past, his administration's stance on porn is an open question.
Lux Alptraum
11.21.16
politics

Revolutionary Politics Are Necessary for Transhumanism to Succeed

Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan explains his thoughts on how to move forward.
Zoltan Istvan
11.3.16
columns

The Story of Shareware, the Original In-App Purchase

It wasn’t just about games. In the 80s and 90s, shareware democratized the way computer software was sold. Unfortunately, adware sort of dimmed its charm.
Ernie Smith
11.1.16
columns

​What I Learned by Running for President

I’ve been honored to watch transhumanism grow a lot under my candidacy.
Zoltan Istvan
10.28.16
Sex

Apple's Health App Now Tracks Sexual Activity, and That's a Big Opportunity

Apple's update to the Health app is actually a great step forward for sexual health tracking—and, hopefully, for the tech world’s attitude towards sex.
Lux Alptraum
10.23.16
columns

The Story of AllMusic, the Internet’s Largest, Most Influential Music Database

When AllMusic launched 25 years ago, it wasn't an obvious big data play. But it became one. Hidden in its millions of entries is music's collective history.
Ernie Smith
9.24.16
columns

The Story of WebTV, the Smart TV of the 90s

WebTV's dream of couchsurfing the internet on your TV with a remote never really took off... but it never really died, either.
Ernie Smith
9.16.16
columns

The Problem with Sexual Consent Apps

Not only are they far from sexy, which can hamper use, they miss the mark on discussing what consent actually is.
Lux Alptraum
9.16.16
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