OpenAI Is Now Everything It Promised Not to Be: Corporate, Closed-Source, and For-Profit
OpenAI is today unrecognizable, with multi-billion-dollar deals and corporate partnerships. Will it seek to own its shiny AI future?
The Absurd Rise of $BONK Shows That Nobody Learned Anything In the Crypto Crash
Thought the days of doge-themed coins pumped on social media were done? Think again.
LGBTQ Youth Are Under Attack. Why Are Democrats Pushing a Bill That Hurts Them Even More?
The Kids Online Safety act won’t make kids safer, but it will give bigots new tools to attack queer and trans kids.
Living Marcos’ Martial Law Through My Parents’ Eyes
In reflecting on my feelings towards the 2022 Presidential Elections, I asked my parents what it was really like to live under Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s dictatorship.
Big Tech Lobbyists Use Trans People to Avoid Antitrust Regulation
Big Tech monopoly abuses harm my community. But their lobbyists love to pretend they’re helping us.
Fuck QR Codes
I just want to hold a menu again.
Facebook Can’t Be Saved
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told senators that Facebook shouldn’t be broken up, but its problems are a direct consequence of its size.
I’m an Adult Performer. Here’s Why I’m Abandoning Amazon Wishlists.
I am sure that most adult performers can agree this is not the type of company we want to support.
The Metaverse Has Always Been a Dystopian Idea
Silicon Valley CEOs keep hailing its imminent arrival as they hawk digital goods, but the metaverse was a dystopian idea from its inception.
Britney Spears Is Finally Able to Speak Out on Instagram—and She’s Not Holding Back
It feels like a small but meaningful victory to see Spears finally able to speak out on her Instagram.
The Billionaire ‘Space Race’ Has Nothing to Do With Space
Billionaires funding suborbital flights aren't building a future for humanity off Earth, so much as seeking capital to build a private space tourism industry that will profit off of Earth.
The COVID-19 Lab Leak Debate Shows How Experts Failed Us
The messy public debate about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 is the endpoint of over a year of failures on the part of science communicators.