A hapless programmer's little error has escalated to a cardiac arrest across the Web, has cost billions to fix and has potentially been used by a secretive and near-rogue government agency.
The future will be more complicated than we've been led to believe. The years ahead will be much less like 2001 or Star Trek and more like the messy, multilayered world of Bladerunner.
This week the battle of the smartwatches began in earnest. Google announced Google Wear and Motorola took the wraps off the Moto 360, a stylish round smartwatch that tastefully mixes tech and fashion.
When the power is cut to ill-informed notions about technology, we can introduce deeper, nuanced and more open attitudes to deliberation about how technology should be used, rejected or embraced.
Why does the mainstream always seem to steal the media invented and grown by amateurs and claim it as their own?
There is a sad history of media invented and grown by amateurs becoming the domain, at least in the public eye, of the mainstream.
What makes some organizations nimble, agile and open to cultural, technological and paradigm shifts, and others systemically incapable of the first step towards an admitted future?
Accessible bathrooms for all with an easy to use app
The "inciting event" in movie plots has lessons for magazines and other traditional media, whose character development in an online world is doomed to bend toward tragedy.
Just before the Winter Olympics started, NBC ran a piece about how easy it was for hackers to get into and steal data from the cellphones and computers of Sochi-bound tourists.