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HYPE DRIVE • Your all-electric personal aircraft will—finally—be landing soon. Well, that’s what aerospace startups such as Lilium are promising, for real this time! But even if you aren’t completely swallowing the hype, it seems that the eVTOL revolution may slowly breaking out of its holding pattern…
CRYPTO’S LEGACY THINKING • You can’t take your crypto stash with you—but bequeathing it at the right moment can be tricky
ALL OVER THE MAP: CALCULATING THE SIZE OF VIDEO-GAME LANDS
CLARITY OF VISION
NOT-SO-BASIC TRAINING • Defense technology companies have caught metaverse fever
THE GOAL IS ALWAYS GREENER • In 2008, soccer player Mathieu Flamini made a move from Arsenal, where he’d spent four years as a tough but classy midfielder, to AC Milan in Italy’s Serie A. But at the same time, unknown to his colleagues in the San Siro dressing room, he’d quietly embarked on a very different journey.
NOW’S THE TIME TO BUILD AI’S BETTER ANGELS • Credo AI helps companies rid their systems of bias and inequalities before they cause greater harm
THE LAST CELL TOWER IN MARIUPOL • For a few weeks, two engineers enabled thousands in the besieged Ukrainian city to stay connected. But the Russian shell bombardment kept coming.
A CODE OF ETHICS BASED ON INDIGENOUS TECH • Amelia Winger-Bearskin has built a developer’s toolkit inspired by her heritage
INDONESTIA’S VIRAL VIDEO HIT FACTORY • Monetization of videos—aka YouTubenomics—helped an Indonesian vlogger to escape debt and pursue his dream of being a full-time YouTuber, while sharing his skills with other aspiring local creators
LEARNINGS FROM OUR SPEAKERS • The future of healthcare, from vaccines in 100 days or less, to cities built from the ground up to promote health and wellbeing; tackling the stigma and consequences of ignoring period pain; taking the frugal-innovation lessons of wildlife surgery to human healthcare; and detecting neurodegenerative disease via video games, these are some of the big ideas from WIRED Health 2022
Combining neuroscience with gaming to check for Alzheimer’s • Earlier detection of the decline of mental skills such as navigation could help us fight against neurodegenerative diseases
4 MILLION • The number of Sea Hero Quest players around the world. Having such a large, diverse dataset has revealed the influence of factors like culture, gender, and geography.
Fast vaccines could end pandemics • The response to the Covid-19 coronavirus was nothing less than unprecedented—but to tackle future outbreaks of deadly diseases, we must learn to move even more quickly
Ending period pain stigma • For too long, a critical aspect of womens’ health has been ignored or avoided by the medical establishment and society, and the implications are far wider and more damaging than many realize
LET YOURSELF GO
Virtual wards at home • As we discovered during Covid, hospitals aren’t always the right place for patients to receive treatment—and a new scheme is finding that the best medicine can be familiar surroundings
It’s time we reimagined cities as spaces that have health and wellness built into their every element • From tackling air pollution to creating areas for outdoor exercise, urban living needs an overhaul—and the opportunity to make the necessary changes is here
Learning from wildlife medicine’s frugal innovation • When it comes to treating wild animals, creativity breeds low-cost,...