Wired UK

Issue 3.01 - January 1997

"To predict the future, we need logic; but we also need faith and imagination, which can sometimes defy logic itself."
-Arthur C. Clarke


Welcome to the future of...

The UK

Happy New Year, Britain! In 1997, our politics grows up, or film industry's alive with hot new talent and cyberspace citizenship is set to explode. By the Editors


Yutaaka Sone's Artifical Lawn Performance shows that in the '90s, even artists can go to the Moon. By Hari Kunzru

Man and Machine

In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the thinking, talking, scheming HAL 9000 computer became operational in January 1997. Has anyone seen HAL? By Simson Garkfinkel

Science Fiction

Arthur C. Clarke talks to Jeff Greenwald about 3001, computers that can take a joke and the things he thinks will get us back on our space odyssey. Plus - a thought-provoking story by Brian Aldiss.


The reality of modern space stations is a million miles from Stanley Kubrick's visions in 2001. By the Editors


Stanley Kubrick's latest vision of thinking machines may require new breakthroughs in special effects. By Paula Parisi


Richard Kitney is building the networking infrastructure for a new era of information-based healthcare. By Simon Ings


The trillion-dollar car industry is rebuilding its future around a digital dream - a car designed and sold in cyberspace. By Paul Eisenstein

The Future

You've heard the hype about technology in the future; now get the real timetable. Wired asked the experts about delivery dates for the male pill, immortality and much more. Excerpted from Reality Check, by David Pescovitz and Brad Wieners


Rants & Raves

Reader feedback


Sci-fi authors visualise cyberspace,
scientists look for naked people and more

In Vitro


Landing on the Moog


Reclaim the Deadzone

Follow the Money

Idées Fortes

The Free Market Ain't Free

Overlay the Day

Think Tank Fantastic



Space Hopper

What matters on the Web

In Real Life

Love it or loathe it

Floating Point

Meetings worth making

Geek Page



The revolution as it happens

Nicholas Negroponte

Surfaces and Displays