Imagine a time before smartphones. Before iBooks. Before Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and even the mighty Google. A world without web browsers, when the Internet belonged to universities and going online meant logging onto an electronic bulletin board. Now imagine being able to smell it all coming—not the details but the impact of a networked world on culture, business, politics, daily life. These were the preconditions that spawned Wired.
To mark our 20th anniversary, we’re taking you back to the beginning!
Our August issue hit the news stand this week!
- Steve Jobs, an inspiration for some, a cautionary tale for others.
- We get rabid with a history of the world’s most diabolical virus.
- Adam Savage invites us into his workshop with a new column in our TEST section.
- We prime you for the upcoming fourth Bourne film.
- How ParaNorman utilized 3-D printing to create the new stop-motion film.
- Former president and COO of McDonald’s prepares to bring you healthy fast food.
[via Wired Magazine]:
“OK, it may be considered a firearm in your state, but it’s worth taking a few gun-safety classes to be able to reduce G.I. Joe figurines to plastic confetti.”
BLOW ‘EM UP!
Are you a bad driver? Good news! In the future, robots will shuttle you to and from your daily errands via your fancy future-car.
Intrigued? Then check out this month’s Wired cover feature on autonomous cars!
(Photo: Spencer Higgins/Wired)