Looks like a glorious day is on tap. Grab your tablet and a cup of coffee, and settle in to enjoy these longer form weekend reads:
• Genome Surgery: Genome Editing Tools Boost Medical Research and Gene Therapy’s Reach (MIT Technology Review)
• Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem (NYT Mag)
• The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth (FT)
• Why we love repetition in music (Aeon)
• The Dismal Art: Economic forecasting has become much more sophisticated in the decades since its invention. So why are we still so bad at it? (Democracy Journal)
• Is Amazon Bad for Books? (New Yorker)
• The man who destroyed America’s ego: How a rebel psychologist challenged one of the 20th century’s biggest—and most dangerous—ideas (Medium)
• How We Built the Ghettos (Daily Beast)
• Facebook’s Plan to Conquer the World — With Crappy Phones and Bad Networks (Wired) see also The War Nerd: Google’s Big New Dog (Pando Daily)
• A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry (BetaBoston)
Whats up for the weekend?
Mutual funds that aim to copy hedge-fund strategies are proliferating.