Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death

Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death

Illustration by Luis Rendon Silicon Valley titans have hacked phones, computers, even cars. Now, they are taking to their own bodies, reprogramming themselves for longevity, intelligence and youthfulness. A microbiologist there uses needles and electricity to retool his DNA. “Smart drugs” are…

Inside the Woodstock of tech

Inside the Woodstock of tech

San Jose is a funny place. “It’s like one giant mall,” my breakfast partner and fellow journalist at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference muses. He’s not wrong: It’s a city designed with that strip mall urban sprawl in mind. The streets…