This week’s Interesting Things // March, Week 5

Ever wondered what AI and VR will mean for HS (homo sapiens)? Suggested reading: Yuval Harari’s take on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years.

If you’re not afraid of spiders, you will be after you read that they could eat us — ALL OF US — in one short year.

Gorgeous photography, courtesy of the Sony World Photography Awards.

In today’s double-edged sword news (that is, if you work for an ad agency and are also a citizen of our fine country): people are starting to trust advertising more than they trust the news.

You’re about to feel like a big jerk for giving Comic Sans such a hard time.

A directory of ways to participate in space exploration — that don’t involve an advanced mathematics degree or zero gravity training.

Just in time for the big home opener, the A’s debut a stunning, participatory mural in downtown Oakland.