The internet. Smartphones. Social media. Connected devices. Machine learning. Digital technology is changing the world on an enormous scale. That includes the things that make us human: our sense of personal identity, our ideas about privacy, our social relationships, the health of our bodies and brains, the breadth and depth of the information we synthesize in making personal, ethical, and societal decisions.
Building off of feature stories like “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?,” The Atlantic gathered entrepreneurs and experts, technologists and technophobes to explore how humans shape technology, and how technology shapes us.