Future Tense
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2017 4:45 PMThe New iPhone’s Most Adorable Feature Is Also Its Most Troubling
Sept. 12 2017 12:56 PMApple’s Devices Are Increasingly Trapping Us in Our Own Personal Clouds
Sept. 12 2017 5:55 AMMargaret Atwood, Prophet?An interview with the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam trilogy.
Sept. 10 2017 8:03 PMTesla Gave Drivers Extra Range to Flee Irma. Not Everyone’s Grateful.
Sept. 8 2017 4:34 PMWhat Is the Future of Mental Health Technology?
Sept. 8 2017 10:38 AMEquifax’s Data Breach PR Statement, a Close Reading
Sept. 7 2017 3:04 PMTogo Government Shuts Down Internet, Texting as Protests Escalate
Sept. 7 2017 9:00 AMHow Predictions Can Change the FutureAutocomplete and other technological nudges can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Sept. 6 2017 4:14 PMCome to a Free Screening of Gattaca Hosted by Francis Fukuyama
Sept. 6 2017 3:56 PMIBM’s Watson Supercomputer Was Supposed to Revolutionize Oncology. Things Aren’t Going Great.
Sept. 6 2017 7:15 AMThe Next WarWhat the military doesn’t know it doesn’t know about future threats.
Sept. 5 2017 9:30 AMWant to Help Shape the Future?Get involved with citizen science—no Ph.D. required.
Sept. 4 2017 10:01 AMMemes Are the New Jump-Rope SongsThe Library of Congress has long cataloged American folklore. Now it’s turning to the internet for a new generation of shared culture.
Sept. 1 2017 9:08 AMCan You Match the Prediction to the Year It Was Made?Warning: There are some very good old predictions—and some very bad new ones.
Sept. 1 2017 5:55 AMOur Virtual FutureWhat philosophers say about the inevitability of VR.
Sept. 12 2017 2:30 PMThe Most Important Thing We Can Do to Prepare for Weather ExtremesPolitics aside, it’s time to get serious about adaptation.
Sept. 12 2017 7:15 AMHow Bad Is the Equifax Hack?It will take us a long time to figure that out.
Sept. 11 2017 9:00 AMWhy Science-Fiction Writers Couldn’t Imagine the InternetGame-changing real-world discoveries defy prediction.
Sept. 8 2017 6:33 PMThe Equifax Hack ConundrumWill merely checking to see whether you were a victim of the breach waive your right to sue?
Sept. 8 2017 1:58 PMBreitbart Told the FBI It Was the Victim of a Cyberattack. But Apparently Its Own Advertising Was to Blame.
Sept. 8 2017 7:41 AMTime in a BottleWhat time capsules for the future say about how we see ourselves today.
Sept. 7 2017 1:28 PMHow Movies Imagined the Future of TransportationThe Running Man’s 2017 doesn’t quite ring true.
Sept. 6 2017 9:55 PMWhy Russian Operatives Buying American Political Ads on Facebook Is Such a Big Deal
Sept. 6 2017 4:02 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Welcome to the Future of the Future
Sept. 6 2017 2:47 PMFacebook Told Advertisers It Can Reach More Young Adults in America Than Actually Exist
Sept. 5 2017 8:08 PMThe Boston Red Sox Finally Found a Good Use for the Apple Watch
Sept. 5 2017 7:15 AMWe Need to Move Beyond Election-Focused PollingPolling didn’t fail us in 2016, but what happened made polling’s flaws more apparent. Here’s how to fix that.
Sept. 4 2017 9:00 AMYesterlandHow did Walt Disney’s vision of a futuristic metropolis become a quaint symbol of a bygone era?
Sept. 1 2017 7:51 AMHeads, I Win. Tails, You Forget We Had a Bet.Journalists and the public alike tend to remember the hits, not the misses.
Sept. 1 2017 5:45 AMHow Much Is the Future Worth?The arcane, fascinating academic debate over how to value our grandchildren’s well-being.