Robots Alone Can’t Solve Amazon’s Labor Woes

Robots Alone Can’t Solve Amazon’s Labor Woes

Today is Prime Day, that time of year when shoppers swarm Amazon’s discounted digital shelves. A few days later all that stuff will show up at your door, as if by capitalistic magic. But it’s not magic—it’s the product of an army of human packers in warehouses. And...
The WIRED Guide to Aliens

The WIRED Guide to Aliens

It’s late on a clear night. You’re driving down a winding county highway—no headlights for miles—and you steer the car over to the shoulder. You get out, wait for the dome light to blink off, and actually look up at that sky for the first time in a while. The stars...