To Our Readers

Welcome to a unique issue of TIME: An interactive look at, well, interactivity. The project originated several months ago, after the collapse of the dotcom bubble, as we set out to investigate the various much-hyped technologies that promise to enhance how people interact. We were curious to see which among them had staying power and could truly improve how we live and interrelate. The result is this report: a skeptic's adventure through the new world of interactive innovations.

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