This Company Waited More Than a Decade for People to Get Serious About Virtual Reality
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How Technology Is Helping the Blind Navigate the Physical WorldSimply navigating her campus used to be exhausting for this visually impaired professor. She’s trying to change that.
Oregon Trail’s Co-Creator Didn’t Make Much Money. He Should Have Chosen to Be a Banker.
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This Is Not the Fourth Industrial Revolution The meaningless phrase got tossed around a lot at this year’s World Economic Forum.
How Much Do You Know About Geoengineering?Take our Futurography quiz!
GOP Debates Use Magical Internet Tools to Discover What Matters to Voters
A Computer Has Beaten a Human Champion at Go. What Next?
Ben Carson’s Cybersecurity Plan Is Terrible. But At Least He Has One.
Netizen Report: Change Is on the Horizon for Iran. But Let’s Not Forget Human Rights.
Future Tense Newsletter: Medical Grade Cybersecurity
Birders With Binoculars Beat SupercomputersIf you want to know which species are going extinct, don’t use an algorithm. Count ducks at Christmas.
Congress Has a Thing or Two to Learn From These State Privacy Laws
Now Streaming on Netflix: A Fantastic Political Thriller on Climate Change
Your Algorithms Cheat Sheet Who are the leading thinkers in algorithms? What are the big ethical debates? And what’s procedural generation?
It’s the Beginning of the End for CFL Bulbs
Deploying Technology to Rescue the Past: A Future Tense Event Recap
Why Proposed State Bans on Phone Encryption Are Moronic
How a Celebrity’s Silly Belief in Flat Earth Can Be Useful
Tell Us What You Think About GeoengineeringAll month, we’ve run pieces on tinkering with the climate to stop climate change. Now we want to hear from you.
It’s Totally Possible That Your Router Is Broadcasting Public Wi-Fi Right Now
Do Silicon Valley and Ancient Greece Share a Secret Recipe for Innovation?
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If You Eat at Wendy’s, Your Credit Card Number May Be Compromised
To Stop Global Warming, Geoengineers Want to Dump Iron in the Ocean, Unleash Space Mirrors
Now Historians Can Digitally Preserve What Extremist Groups Would Like to Destroy
This Twitter Bot Uncovers the Secret to Trump’s Appeal
Sherlock Pikachu Is Almost a Dream Come True From Nintendo