“The brain is crowded, damp, ever-shifting, salt-filled, and home to large cells that tend to encase foreign objects in scar tissue; a sensor lodged in the cortex had to be designed like a robot built for a misty jungle planet.” Of late, we’ve been bombarded with stories about the various negative aspects about tech. While these cautionary stories are justified (and more than a little late), it’s worth noting that the tech story — like most other stories of human advancement — isn’t wholly negative or postive. So let’s go contrarian with a reminder of the wonders of technology. From Raffi Khatchadourian in The New Yorker, Degrees of Freedom: A scientist’s work linking minds and machines helps a paralyzed woman escape her body. “They asked me if I had a goal. I sensed they wanted me to say that I wanted to touch my children, or my husband. I said, ‘Yeah, I have a goal. I want to feed myself chocolate’—and I was waiting for them to laugh, but they didn’t laugh. They just looked at each other, and said, ‘Yeah, we should be able to do that.'”