Welcome to a special issue of Guardian Weekend
This magazine is devoted to technology and its impact on our lives. Every day brings a new headline about the ways in which the internet is bad for us, so we wanted to ask: how is it good? And since it’s not going away, can we build better, healthier relationships with technology?
We talk to Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai, in a rare interview in Silicon Valley.y. We meet the designers behind the web’s most addictive features – the Facebook like, the news alert – and hear how many are campaigning for a more ethical internet (or one that’s less of a time suck). We round up the most useful apps, talk to people who found their tribe online – and meet the therapists experimenting with virtual reality. Today also sees the launch of the Guardian’s own virtual reality (VR) app, allowing you to watch some of our w world-class journalism in a new and immersive way.wa To celebrate, we are giving away 87,000 cardboardcardb VR headsets with selected copies of today’s p paper, or you can order one at the theguardian.com/vr.
We hope you enjoy.