Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A space elevator, Banksy's Dismaland and a missing piece of a mathematical puzzle in this week's look at the web

1. Apple’s Autonomous Car Prepares for Testing Many have speculated that Apple has been working on its own autonomous car, dubbed Project Titan, and new information gathered by The Guardian shows that it may hit production sooner than expected. The tech company has recently inquired about usage of GoMentum Station—a military-guarded base that claims to be “the largest secure test facility in the world” for …

Interviews with Atypical People

In a series of 10 interviews, New York Magazine examines what its like to exist on the boundaries of social acceptance. From a woman who is deathly afraid of vomiting to a 58-year-old virgin, a man who craves amputation and a romantic relationship between a daughter and her estranged father, NY Mag helps shine some light on not only the anomalies of the human experience, …

Mind the Future

Contemporary trends delineated in a comical, design-forward compendium

If you’ve ever wondered about how machines become emotional, if you’re curious about the rise of monocultures or if you were unaware that mounting transparency beckons the end of secrecy, Mind the Future is your guide to the 60 most important long-term societal trends. Essentially a collection of color-coded notecards, the information takes you through scenarios from environmental plights to political conundrums with a bit …