Do you feel that too? This malaise that extends to us his soul-sucking tentacles in our news and televisions (are we still watching this?) And even slip into our Insta comments. (Duck! A trolling tweet nearly knocked you over.) The climate, good sir. The heads of state with dictatorial inclinations and scary technology in their hands. Face detection errors. The shit posting. Does anyone who is no longer a venture capitalist or communications professional have anything good to say about technology?
At WIRED, this stuff makes us nervous and not good. Because our natural state, the stuff of the WIRED evolutionary tendencies, is to get to a better place through the brilliance of science and technology, in the minds of people who know how to align and say it to the future we can do better . People can build great things. In fact, fantastic stuff is being created right there.
That's why from 7 to 1
Take Dawn song. Your startup, Oasis, uses Blockchain to make our online interactions safer and safer. Or Jack Conte, the CEO of Patreon, who enables artists and musicians to make money online – a place where information should be free, but artists need to have it at least a little expensive. And the wonderful NK Jemisin, the only science-fiction author who has won Hugo prizes three times in a row and who, let's face it, captivates with her global character is joined by WIRED reporters and editors, including  Three of the young plaintiffs who sued the US government for climate change: Levi Draheim (12), Vic Barrett (20) and Kelsey Juliana (23)
It will be inspiring and enlightening. But the weekend will be fun too. On Saturday and Sunday music and film shows as well as robot and paper planes will be shown. Actor Chris Evans will screen his new film Knives Out with writer and director Rian Johnson and talk about his new project to strengthen our democracy.
Come to us (you can buy tickets) here) and be revived by the damn smart people who are focused on solving the world's problems. To hell with the haters. We going to make that.