Published Aug 13, 2013
For ages, money has meant little metal disks and rectangular slips of paper. Yet the usefulness of physical money—to say nothing of its value—is coming under fire as never before. Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money…and how it will affect your wallet.
Published Apr 29, 2014
It's time for a nonfiction feast. Peer into the lives and minds of genteel doomsayers, autistic activists, currency rebels and audacious climate engineers. Follow spelling reformers, misunderstood criminals, Egyptian revolutionaries, pro-GMO environmentalists, neuroscientists, and, of course, the Illinois man whose left hand was sewn onto his right wrist. This collection is comprised of fifteen stories from Wired, Nature, The Atavist, the author’s books and more. Go ahead, dig in. (230 pages. ~ 5.5h reading.)