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Technology is finally getting political.
A few months ago, we noticed a notable trend in our web-traffic data: stories with a political aspect were extremely popular with readers. Perhaps this isn't surprising; today's news cycle ­- from the chaos of Brexit to the shambles in the White House, the tragedy of Grenfell to an iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg breaking away from the Antarctic ice shelf - is relentlessly political and possesses an existential urgency.
At one point, it seemed that liberal democracy was cruising towards comfortable middle age. The world order had been established and we were edging in the direction of greater freedoms and equality, some of it driven by increased access to technology. Sometimes progress was dramatic but, more often, it was simply the direction of travel, pulled inexorably in one direction by the tide of history.

Today, whether we are addressing issues of security or the environment, employment law or corporate takeovers of global organisations with vast amounts of data, the WIRED perspective of the world - one that is centred on how technology and science are shaping every aspect of society - is the norm, not an outlier.
As we were putting this issue together, two stories centred in the tech industry emerged that shared thematic similarities. Firstly, after conducting an investigation spurred by allegations of impropriety, Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of Uber. Secondly, The New York Times published an investigation into harassment of women in the tech industry, which detailed accounts of how female entrepreneurs had been propositioned by VCs and CEOs were subject to sexist comments.
Someone who claims to have witnessed this culture is our cover subject, Whitney Wolfe, who in 2014 quit her job as co-founder at Tinder after allegedly being sexually harassed by colleagues. She says she was sent abusive messages and called derogatory names. Wolfe's lawsuit against the company was settled without admission of wrongdoing. Her response has been to found Bumble, a dating app that empowers women by ensuring only they can initiate contact. This month, the startup is launching Bumble Bizz, a network akin to LinkedIn.

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Hi there,
I believe this technology is just a gift from Aliens. Aliens are here so that's why we are gaining lots of knowledge today.

We start flying in the 1900s and right now we can fly more than the speed of sound. this growth is way too fast.
I mean that here growth is very fast. Human never developed much faster than a later century.

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