The New iPhone’s Most Adorable Feature Is Also Its Most Troubling
Apple’s Devices Are Increasingly Trapping Us in Our Own Personal Clouds
Margaret Atwood, Prophet?An interview with the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam trilogy.
Tesla Gave Drivers Extra Range to Flee Irma. Not Everyone’s Grateful.
What Is the Future of Mental Health Technology?
Equifax’s Data Breach PR Statement, a Close Reading
Togo Government Shuts Down Internet, Texting as Protests Escalate
How Predictions Can Change the FutureAutocomplete and other technological nudges can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Come to a Free Screening of Gattaca Hosted by Francis Fukuyama
IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Was Supposed to Revolutionize Oncology. Things Aren’t Going Great.
The Next WarWhat the military doesn’t know it doesn’t know about future threats.
Want to Help Shape the Future?Get involved with citizen science—no Ph.D. required.
Memes 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.
Can You Match the Prediction to the Year It Was Made?Warning: There are some very good old predictions—and some very bad new ones.
Our Virtual FutureWhat philosophers say about the inevitability of VR.
The Most Important Thing We Can Do to Prepare for Weather ExtremesPolitics aside, it’s time to get serious about adaptation.
How Bad Is the Equifax Hack?It will take us a long time to figure that out.
Why Science-Fiction Writers Couldn’t Imagine the InternetGame-changing real-world discoveries defy prediction.
The Equifax Hack ConundrumWill merely checking to see whether you were a victim of the breach waive your right to sue?
Breitbart Told the FBI It Was the Victim of a Cyberattack. But Apparently Its Own Advertising Was to Blame.
Time in a BottleWhat time capsules for the future say about how we see ourselves today.
How Movies Imagined the Future of TransportationThe Running Man’s 2017 doesn’t quite ring true.
Why Russian Operatives Buying American Political Ads on Facebook Is Such a Big Deal
Future Tense Newsletter: Welcome to the Future of the Future
Facebook Told Advertisers It Can Reach More Young Adults in America Than Actually Exist
The Boston Red Sox Finally Found a Good Use for the Apple Watch
We 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.
YesterlandHow did Walt Disney’s vision of a futuristic metropolis become a quaint symbol of a bygone era?
Heads, I Win. Tails, You Forget We Had a Bet.Journalists and the public alike tend to remember the hits, not the misses.
How Much Is the Future Worth?The arcane, fascinating academic debate over how to value our grandchildren’s well-being.