Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Death by text
A teenager sent her depressed boyfriend hundreds of messages encouraging him to commit suicide. Does that make her his killer?
2. Why you’re going to hate living forever
“Congratulations! Your transhumanist dreams have been realized and you have now downloaded your entire consciousness into a black box where your ‘self’ will live on for eternity. You have cheated death. You are a god.” Of course, it’s not going to be so simple. Here is a story about the rather hum-drum idea that living forever is probably going to suck.
3. Super Tuesday
First, read Politico’s rundown of exactly what Super Tuesday is, and why it’s such an important part of the American political system. Then read Slate’s primer on what you should watch for tonight as returns come in. Buzzfeed, the New York Times, and the Washington Post have all been running spectacular live coverage today.
+1: How Hilary Clinton plans to defeat Trump.
4. There will be Netflix on Mars
How NASA and a team of private contractors are overcoming the challenge of sending the internet to Mars.
5. “The future of the internet is cable TV”
Why recent changes to Facebook’s News Feed are positioning the company as a next generation TV station.
+1: From the Awl, why everything online is starting to feel like cable TV.