Magazine October 1, 2018, Issue

Surveillance State

A D-Wave 2X quantum computer at the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., December 8, 2015 (Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Your email reads your email, and now can write it too

Great, thanks! Thank you for your help! Nope, I’m good. Thanks, you too! You too! Same to you! Great, thanks for letting me know! Looks great! Not sure yet. No, it’s not. Awesome, thanks! Looking forward to it! Will do.

My AI just doesn’t get me.

The Google email service has an artificial-intelligence feature that apparently has been around for a year or so but, for whatever reason, has only recently inserted itself, uninvited, into my life, like that U2 album that’s on your iPhone for no reason. You probably are familiar with this email feature already: It suggests colorless responses

In This Issue


In Defense of the Constitutional Order

Books, Arts & Manners




Kevin D. Williamson responds to a reader's thoughts on his article, “More Important than Motorcycles.”
The Week

The Week

This just in: Cory Booker says he took an extra packet of sugar at the diner this morning -- and he’d do it again!


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Going Bust

Going Bust

The significant decline in American births should be a matter of intense public concern.