IDEAS | KELLY AND ZACH WEINERSMITH
For a quick demo of augmented reality, download the free app at soonishbook.com/app.
Tilt your screen flat (or grab a copy of the Sunday print edition and go to page K3), fire up the app, point it at this comic, and see a “Space Elevator” come out of your screen.
For centuries, streets lined with retail stores defined urban landscapes. But that was before same-day delivery. How will cities change when life’s necessities go right to your home?Continue reading »
With that in mind, researchers have developed a prosthetic arm capable of picking up signals from an amputee’s stump and performing a variety of manuevers.Continue reading »
Psychologists have spent the last 100 years trying to standardize the diagnosis of mental illness. But what if we all experience it differently?Continue reading »
The company of the moment picked a name with a very pungent history.Continue reading »
Before the 1920s, immigrants who came to the United States without permission weren’t treated as criminals. A surge of nativist sentiment brought the law down on these migrants.Continue reading »
James Truslow Adams was careful to separate the dream from mere prosperity.Continue reading »
What World War II looked like when it was your village being overrun.Continue reading »
The FBI’s astonishing new identification system is the product of 175 years of innovation — and paranoia.Continue reading »
A bold new proposal: send American newcomers where they’re needed.Continue reading »