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The Year Ahead: Our Guide To 2024

Our annual look at what’s coming your way this year
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This realtor created a Tinder for property co-ownership

“You shouldn’t meet someone online once and jump into a purchase, any more than you would go on one Tinder date and agree to get married”
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My students are using ChatGPT to write papers and exams—and I support it

“It made no sense to ban ChatGPT within the university. It was already being used by 100 million people.”
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The Year Ahead: Our Guide To 2023

The people, places, events and ideas that will define the year ahead
The first NFT Mosquera minted, “Patterns Unfolding,” fetched over $8,000.

When will the NFT bubble burst?

NFTs are great for artists, but is blockchain really the future of art?
Woman with virtual reality headset sitting by wall at home (Westend61/Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images)

The makers of the metaverse want you to give up on reality

Silicon Valley is promising a digital world within our world. But logging in to the metaverse won’t solve our issues.
From left: The author at around age 10; as a baby; with her boyfriend last summer at a booth in NYC; with her mother in August 1997 (Courtesy of Tatum Dooley)

As photo booths disappear, the pictures they gave us are ever more precious

Photo booths had a unique ability to capture some of our silliest and most intimate moments, leaving us with a precious record of time
Far-fetched tales of woe are falling victim to new technologies, as insurers learn how to better fight insurance fraud (Mikkel William/Getty Images; Photo illustration by Drew Maynard)

Trying to lie to your insurance company? Your car will betray you.

Car tech is exposing the nose-stretchers told by drivers trying to scam their insurers
At a Formula E race in Berlin, Germany, a technician loads dry ice into an electric car to cool its batteries during a pit stop (Felix Clay/eyevine/Redux)

Formula E—the all-electric circuit race—is back and quiet as ever

The first Vancouver E-Prix will take place in False Creek over Canada Day weekend 2022