Coding Outside the LinesCoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose.
Can a Machine Predict Your Death?It’s easier than ever—but what does that mean for you and your doctor?
Can Technology Make Sports Safer? A Future Tense Event.
Future Tense Newsletter: Space Exploration Isn’t Just About Scientific Discovery
Move Fast and Break TrustGoogle’s alternative facts and Uber’s self-driving accidents are symptoms of a deeper problem that is only going to get worse.
WikiLeaks Has Released a Trove of Documents Detailing the CIA’s Hacking Capabilities
When We Explore Space, We Go TogetherLeaving Earth requires international collaboration.
What Slate Readers Think About Personal Cybersecurity
After Mike Pence’s AOL Account Was Hacked in 2016, He Started Another One
Netizen Report: Man in Myanmar Sentenced to Prison for Defaming Aung San Suu Kyi on Facebook
Norwegian Website Quizzes Trolls Before Allowing Them to Comment
In Defense of “Sent From My iPhone”
Cloud Computing Makes the Internet More Reliable and Secure, Except When It Doesn’t
I Paid $20 to Ask Marc Andreessen Why He Blocks Me on Twitter
Why Are India, Luxembourg, and Other Countries Getting Into the Space Race?An introduction to our Futurography series on the new geopolitics of space.
Join Future Tense to Discuss What Algorithms Want at a Happy-Hour Event in Washington
The Surprising Things Algorithms Can Glean About You From PhotosA picture is worth 1 billion data points.
Expect More Incidents Like WikiLeaks’ Dump of CIA Hacking ToolsThis is the second example of this happening—but it won’t be the last.
WikiLeaks Says the CIA Can “Bypass” Secure Messaging Apps Like Signal. What Does That Mean?
No One Should Give In to Cyber Extortion Unless It’s a Life or Death Situation
Space Exploration Isn’t Just About ScienceIf India or China beats the U.S. to Mars, it will feel like a military defeat.
Futurography Newsletter: Cybersecurity and the New Space Race
The Wikipedia Battle Over Really Short ArticlesIt may sound like a small matter, but it could have significant ramifications for the internet encyclopedia.
What Kind of Baby Do You Want?Prenatal testing has offered up a lot more information—but that information comes with serious ethical questions.
Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond? A Future Tense Event.
The DOJ’s Director of Public Affairs Used Gmail to Send a Work Email. Is That Legal?
Henrietta Lacks Wasn’t the Only Woman Who Unknowingly Contributed to Medical HistoryThe untold story of the aborted fetus that helped create the rubella vaccine.
Future Tense Newsletter: Fortifying Your Personal Cybersecurity Defenses
Your Cheat-Sheet Guide to the New Space RaceWho’s who in space exploration, the lingo you need to know, and more.
Why the Internet Is Being Weird on the East Coast