Steven Johnson

17 Stories by Steven Johnson

Babbage and the Dancer

An eight-year-old boy's encounter with a robotic toy doll ends up changing the course of technological history.
10 min read


A podcast about the past and future of play and innovation.
0 3 min read

Why Aren’t We Teaching Math for the Real World?

Math is still important, but we have the priorities wrong in the current framework.
0 9 min read

Maximum Wage

Is technological progress dependent on extreme inequality?
0 9 min read

Steven Johnson: In Conversation With Brian Eno

"Cheating is actually all I ever do."
0 9 min read

Harvesting Cities: Farms of the Future?

Turning cafes into farms could herald a greener, more sustainable food culture.
0 1 min read

Superintelligence Now!

Can we humans evolve fast enough to defend ourselves against the threat of AI?
0 10 min read