Behind the curtain
We are more concerned than ever with fakes, maybe because it’s easier than ever to manufacture them. From fake diamonds to fake journals, we inhabit a space created by technology, complexity, and a fracturing of authority, and spend plenty of time making stuff up.
- Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics, by Caleb Scharf
- To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome: This mental disorder gives us a unique insight into the digital age, by Robert Sapolsky
- Why Are US Presidential Elections So Close? Even this one, by Oliver Roeder
- This issue also includes contributions from: Anil Ananthaswamy, Philip Ball, David Biello, Leonard Hayflick, Jonah Kanner, Linda Marsa, Kat McGowan, Ivan Oransky, Julia Rosen, David Steinsaltz, Zach St. George, Eliza Strickland, Tom Vanderbilt, Bruce Watson, and Alan Weinstein.