Can Being Reminded of My Death Improve My Life?

Can Being Reminded of My Death Improve My Life?

Lately I’ve been feeling like life is passing me by, so I downloaded an app that reminds me five times a day that I’m going to die. I thought it would help me accept my mortality and focus on what really matters, but it just makes me anxious. Is there something wrong...
The Code That Built the Web Is Now a $5 Million NFT

The Code That Built the Web Is Now a $5 Million NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee famously gave the source code to the World Wide Web away for free. But now he has raised over $5.4 million by auctioning off an autographed copy as a non-fungible token, or NFT, in a sale through Sotheby’s. Berners-Lee’s NFT joins eclectic company,...
Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You

THIS MONTH’S PROMPT In six words, write a story about a casual encounter with aliens. Disclaimer: All #WiredSixWord submissions become the property of WIRED. Submissions will not be acknowledged or returned. Submissions and any other materials, including your name or...