Firsthand takes readers into the lives and minds of genteel doomsayers, autistic activists, currency rebels, and audacious climate engineers. This collection of David Wolman’s writing contains fifteen stories from Wired, Nature, The Atavist, the author’s books and more. 


David contributes regularly to WiredMatter, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. Here, find recent work from those publications as well as SlateBusinessWeek,, and more. 


David has been featured in media such as FrontlineBBC, CBSSunday MorningRadioLab andthe Wall Street Journal, and delivered lectures to audiences in academia, the private sector, and organizations nationwide.

The End of Money

Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money...and how it will affect your wallet. 

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