Lauren Smiley

Lauren Smiley

Boots-on-the-ground tech reporter.

Writing about humans in the tech age. Stories at WIRED, Backchannel, San Francisco Mag, Cal Sunday, New York Mag. Staff alum of Matter.com at Medium, San Francisco Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.

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Medium

The Shut-In Economy

The cultural shift of an on-demand world: getting used to getting served.

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Medium

Canary in the Code Mine

With a crashing coal industry, Appalachian miners turn to code.

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Medium

What Strippers Can Teach Uber

The On-Demand Economy is using the same labor model as strip clubs.

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Medium

Silicon Valley’s Basic Income Bromance

Taxonomy of a nascent economic movement.