The billionaires’ plot

Remember Mark Zuckerberg’s promise that “legs are coming soon”? He was talking about his concept of the metaverse, an “embodied internet” where users would find new ways to spend time and money. He’s just one of the “Controligarchs” who Seamus Bruner blasts in his recent book about magnates who have too much power.

Addicted to Tech

Poor old Zuck has already shifted his company’s focus to AI. But rest assured he’s still working hard to design features that create addictive experiences. Other tech giants, too, are interested in creating a virtual world that threatens our autonomy as individuals. Elon Musk’s company Neuralink, for example, is about to implant a few more human brains in its risky trials.

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