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Tom Standage

Tom Standage

is deputy editor of The Economist

@tomstandage

Flights of fancy

New gadgets often seem frivolous. But, as Tom Standage explains, expensive playthings can sometimes give birth to important technologies

Facing realities

Face-recognition technology has suddenly become much more powerful. That, as Tom Standage argues, has troubling implications for privacy

Rocket Men

The rivalry between two billionaires is reducing the cost of space travel. Tom Standage climbs into the cockpit

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