Future Tense Newsletter: Do Robots Dream of Spaghetti?
All Is Full of Björk BotsHow a 1999 music video continues to shape the way we imagine humanoid machines.
Amazon’s New Checkout-Free Grocery Store Doesn’t Take Food Stamps
Reddit Users Attempted to Imagine a Happy Alternative to Black Mirror
The Internet Is for RobotsGoogle’s hilariously mundane infoboxes suggest that we no longer weave the web.
Want a Terrible Job? Facebook and Google May Be Hiring.
Russian Google Declared Putin the Winner of a March 2018 Presidential Election
Future Tense Newsletter: Read a New Short Story From Charlie Jane Anders
Can We Insulate Ourselves From Food Shortages?A food systems and security researcher responds to Charlie Jane Anders’ short story “The Minnesota Diet.”
You’re a Work of ArtBut not necessarily a beautiful one, according to this Google app.
Why Robots Deserve Free Speech RightsIt’s not about protecting them. It’s about protecting us.
A New “Wikileaks for Religion” Publishes Its First Trove of Documents
Brazilian and French Lawmakers Fearful of “Fake News” Want to Limit Free Speech
Can You Govern Via Skype? The Exiled Leader of Catalonia Wants to Try.
A Befuddled Donald Trump Almost Undermined the GOP’s Surveillance Agenda
Tinder Isn’t the Only Dating App That Leaves Your Information and Swipes Vulnerable to Hackers
Bitcoin’s Success Is Drawing More Attention to the Shadiest Parts of the Cryptocurrency World
Bitcoin Had a Strange Week. Is It a Sign of What’s to Come?
Facebook Crushed Everyone’s “Pivot to Video”—Except Its OwnHow the shift from “passive” consumption to “meaningful interactions” could boost Facebook Live and Facebook Watch.
Speech vs. SpeakersTwitter’s new rules about extremist speech blur the lines between people and words.
The Evolution of the Modern-Day ZombieWhat tales of the undead say about our attitudes toward science.
Eight Rules to Help You Stay Safe in Virtual Reality
BitConnect, a Bitcoin Exchange Long Accused of Being a Ponzi Scheme, Is Shutting Down
The Minnesota DietA new short story from the author of the Nebula Award–winning All the Birds in the Sky.
New Jersey Makes It Illegal to Fly Drones While Drunk
The Air Traffic Control System of Our Low-Altitude FutureSomething will have to stop all the drones, flying cars, and floating warehouses (floating warehouses!) from colliding.
Facebook Announces Major Changes to the Newsfeed to Prioritize Friends and Family Over Professional Content
Report: Uber Used a Tool to Remotely Hide Data From Investigators on Two Dozen Occasions
YouTube Is Punishing Logan Paul for His Video of Japan’s “Suicide Forest”
The North American Bitcoin Conference is No Longer Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Tickets