"For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in. I was Subject 26 in testing a living bacterial skin tonic, developed by AOBiome, a biotech start-up in Cambridge, Mass. The tonic looks, feels and tastes like water, but each spray bottle of AO+ Refreshing Cosmetic Mist contains billions of cultivated Nitrosomonas eutropha, an ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) that is most commonly found in dirt and untreated water. AOBiome scientists hypothesize that it once lived happily on us too — before we started washing it away with soap and shampoo — acting as a built-in cleanser, deodorant, anti-inflammatory and immune booster by feeding on the ammonia in our sweat and converting it into nitrite and nitric oxide."
+ I grew up calling all bacteria germs.
"As the fate of the 'open Internet' remains unresolved, the core tensions from networking history remain stubbornly in the present. A new generation of idealistic coders and engineers now has the opportunity to move beyond the rhetoric of openness, and to build new networking technologies and tools for network management that advance human rights and social justice. Fundamental questions remain in front of the FCC and the American public: will we choose to define and regulate today’s 'open Internet' more tightly? Or will we find another way to ensure that the digital networks of the future serve the public interest?"