Bitcoin, Beanie Babies, and the Cult of Technology

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Two Beanie Babies in a cherry tree in Ueno Park, Japan

Computer scientist Kentaro Toyama attempts to rescue social change from the cult of technology. Zac Bissonette delves into the dark side of cute, or, the Beanie Baby craze. Charles Kaiser with the story of 3 children from a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance. Nathaniel Popper on the dramatic rise of Bitcoin.