A New Focus for Wired

I was very heartened to read this letter from the new editor of Wired describing their change in focus.


I think he is correct to point out that:

The lesson of the last 30-odd years is not that we were wrong to think tech could make the world a better place. Rather, it’s that we were wrong to think tech itself was the solution—and that we’d now be equally wrong to treat tech as the problem. It’s not only possible, but normal, for a technology to do both good and harm at the same time.

Then, to re-establish the role of Wired as follows:

WIRED has always been about a question: What would it take to build a better future? We exist to inspire people who want to build that future.

We live in interesting times.