Leonid Grinin and Anton L. Grinin (Volgograd Center): Macroevolution of Technology. Neil M. Richards and Jonathan H. King (WUSTL): Three Paradoxes of Big Data. A T. Kingsmith (York): Virtual Roadblocks: The Securitisation of the Information Superhighway. From The Atlantic Monthly, why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow, and have we hit peak innovation? James Fallows on the 50 greatest breakthroughs since the wheel and what they reveal about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress; and who will tomorrow's historians consider today's greatest inventors? Leading figures in technology, science, medicine, and design offer suggestions. Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life? Neima Jahromi investigates. Surrender your eyeballs: Get ready for the tech industry's war to control your every waking moment. The end of the Internet? The government collects our texts and emails — Karrie Jacobs wonders why we’re so surprised. Evgeny Morozov on the real privacy problem: We need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk. Dan Terzian on rethinking the Fifth Amendment and encryption: A call to consider constitutional values. Jane Chong on the security burden shouldn't rest solely on the software user. Russian software Nginx is taking over the Internet. Timothy B. Lee on how Robert Morris, a grad student trying to build the first botnet, brought the Internet to its knees. Cade Metz on Solomon Hykes, the man who would build a computer the size of the entire Internet.

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