This week’s best writing on technology and more.

Lessons from 19 Years of Virtual Worlds
Charlie Worzel, The Atlantic

The metaverse is not really a new concept. In his Galaxy Brain newsletter, Warzel chats with journalist and author Wagner James Au, who had the opportunity to become a correspondent rooted in Second Life. He speaks optimistically and critically about the history and future of the digital community.

Video games are getting longer. It’s about time and money.

Teddy Amenabal, The Washington Post

The golden age of video games is not just about finding time to play all the games. It’s also about finding the time to achieve them. If you spend more time in universe, you may be willing to spend more money there.

How California Created the Nation’s First Privacy Police

David McCabe, The New York Times

California’s new online privacy watchdog is the first of its kind in the United States. The Times spoke to its leader, Ashkan Soltani, about how it created “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but probably the most influential thing in my opinion”.

 

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