WIRED UK June 2016

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United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
6 期号


the wired universe

INSTAGRAM HIGHER STANDARDS As if being a kung fu expert living in the shadow of the world-renowned Shaolin Monastery Buddhist temple in Dengfeng, China, wasn’t impressive enough, these orange-clad residents of a local martial-arts school are practising their moves halfway up the local vertical cliff face. Come on, that’s just showing off… To see more awe-inspiring images from the WIRED world, updated daily, follow @wireduk. DIGITALEDITION DO NOTADJUSTYOUR IPAD If last month’s “Buy this or be hacked” print cover didn’t spook you, then hopefully the iPad version did. Our animation aimed to give the impression that your device was being hacked in front of your eyes; if you didn’t get that sinking feeling when the screen went blank, then we have failed… Download WIRED’s digital issue to read our security special, plus extended…


VINCENT FOURNIER Fournier travels to the US to photograph the start of the robot uprising – albeit a mundane one. “I placed the robots in realistic reconstructions of typical domestic scenes,” he explains. “I wanted to suggest both empathy and detachment toward them.” JULIE HANNA Hanna, executive chair of micro-loanfirmKiva,headsupour profit-and-purposereport,looking at how young people are forcing businesses to change. “Nine out of tenmillennials believe success shouldbemeasuredbymorethan financial performance,” she says. PATRICK DIXON TheauthorofTheFutureofAlmost Everything argues in Ideas Bank that the world isn’t changing as fastaswethink:“Therewillalways be disruptions and economic crises, and we should take them seriously, but history shows that they are often over-played.” PERRY CHEN Chen, the co-founder and chair of Kickstarter,revealshowbecoming a benefit corporation ensures his firm’scommitmenttodoinggood: “Itletsusbeclearthatthepursuit of profit will not override our mission. Profit maximisation is notamantrathatwesubscribeto.” HELEN PEARSON The Life Project’s author highlights…

making wired

NYC CO-LIVING WIRED’s associate editor, Rowland Manthorpe, headed to New York to shack up with the tech superstars of tomorrow in a co-living habitat: “On my first night at Pure House in Brooklyn, I was drafted into a ‘mindful recreational improv’ session. I thought, ‘What have I let myself in for?’” says Manthorpe. “But the residents’ passion for living in a new way convinced me this is a real movement.”NewYork-based photographer, Brian Finke, who shot the feature, agrees. “We were welcomedwithhugsandkisses, the partyhadjust started,”hesays. “Aftershooting inapartment212 we went to check out the other rooms. Walking down the halls, all the doors were open and lots of impromptu gatherings were taking place.” BEHIND THE COVER PhotographerChrisCrismanshotlittleBitsfounder Ayah Bdeir for our cover, high on the Manhattan rooftop of the firm’s HQ: “It was a blast…

from the editor

This edition was born in a New York conference room packed with financially successful startup founders brought together by Founders Forum. After intense panel discussions covering exit strategies, growth-revenue metrics and unicorn valuations, Yancey Strickler, a co-founder of Kickstarter, took to the stage to offer an alternative world view. “We will never sell our company,” Strickler told the assembled A-list of founders, investors and M&A specialists. “Congratulations to those of you that do, but fuck that.” Kickstarterhadjust turneditself intoa publicbenefit corporation, committed to upholding ethical and values-ledgoalswhilepursuingprofit. Themoretime I spent withStrickler, themore Ibegantounderstand thatrisingprofitsatabusinesslikehiswerenotinspite of its mission-driven approach– tosomeextent, they were because of it. Adinner conversation with Julie Hanna, executive chair of micro-loans marketplace Kiva and an investor in success stories such as Lyft and Lending Club, then clarified why purposedriven…

still life of a frozen stem cell

This isn’t an alien’ eyeball, but a 15-micron-wide stem cell taken from human hip bone marrow. Silvia A Ferreira, Cristina Lopo and Eileen Gentleman, a stem biology research team at King’s College London, produced this photograph using cryogenic scanning electron microscopy. “We put the cells in hydrogel and then tried to modulate the properties of this material to mimic the natural environment of the cell,” says Gentleman, 37 The sample contained 500,000 cells packed into a 5mm square cube. It was frozen very quickly at around -150°C – the point at which cryogenics begins – then broken in half, so that cells could be observed on the broken surface. “It’s the only method that allows us to see both the cell and its environment,” says Gentleman. “This one just happened to…

pay peanuts, get peanuts, save lives

THERE’S A FOODSTUFF THAT’S SO nutritious it can bring a starving child back from the brink of death. Made from fortified peanut paste mixed with dried skimmed milk, vitamins and minerals, Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) is “an amazing product”, says Chamutal Eitam, CEO of the 3 Million Club charity. “A child that can hardly walk or stand up eats it, and after between three and 12 weeks they can run and play football. And they look like a child, whereas before they looked like a skeleton.” 3 Million Club enables donors to buy packets of RUTF to send to Haiti, where five per cent of children suýer from acute malnutrition, according to theWorld Food Programme. Using the charity’s website, donors can buy boxes of the foodstuý from local factories and sendthemto…