The Hive


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We like to make the hive personal. While we undermine the hive in stories, we build ever-better versions of it in reality. As our neighborhoods grow denser, public conversations move to social media, and blockchain decentralizes authority, we move closer to discovering whether the personal hive is really a contradiction in term.

  • Is Tribalism a Natural Malfunction? What computers teach us about getting along, by Simon DeDeo
  • How We Cope with the End of Nature: As our environment crumbles, we seek solace in animatronic moose, by Stephen Marche
  • Modern Media Is a DoS Attack on Your Free Will: How the attention economy is subverting our decision-making and our democracy, by Brian Gallagher
  • This issue also includes contributions by: Pope Brock, Philip Fernbach, Steven Gubser, John Knight, Mario Livio, Jonathan Losos, David MacNeal, Frans Pretorius, William Skaggs, Steven Sloman, Tom Vanderbilt, Yongdong Wang, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, and Andreas Weber.