Future Tense
Future Tense
Jan. 20 2016 10:53 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: Asking Tomorrow’s Questions Today
Jan. 20 2016 10:00 AMHow Geoengineering Could Affect the Global ClimateAn interactive simulation of one possible scenario.
Jan. 19 2016 6:21 PMThe Internet’s 25 Worst Passwords, and Why They Aren’t as Bad as You Think
Jan. 19 2016 3:14 PMWhy We Should Research Solar Geoengineering NowIt’s not about implementing a scheme to cool the planet tomorrow—it’s about giving future generations the information they need to make a smart choice.
Jan. 19 2016 10:58 AMUgly Robots Deserve Legal Protections, Too
Jan. 15 2016 11:41 AMShould We Outsource Emotional Labor to Robots?Cuddly mechanical bears and seals may seem harmless, but there’s a real risk to depending on machines for comfort. 
Jan. 15 2016 8:53 AMHow an Attempt to Give Users More Control Over Their Data Opened a Door for a New Scam
Jan. 14 2016 6:33 PMWhy Would Anyone Want a Drone to Follow Them Around All the Time?
Jan. 14 2016 2:03 PMObama Loves Self-Driving Cars. Here’s His Plan to Make Them Happen.
Jan. 13 2016 6:02 PMThere’s a Scary Easy Way for Hackers to Remotely Attack Industrial Motors
Jan. 13 2016 2:27 PMWatch a Human-Size Drone Carry a Person
Jan. 13 2016 10:35 AMData From Your Smartwatch Might Let Hackers Figure Out Your PIN Numbers
Jan. 12 2016 1:35 PMDear Hackers, Please Tell Us Our Security Flaws. Sincerely, GM.
Jan. 12 2016 9:52 AM17-Year-Old Aaron Swartz: Thomas Jefferson Would Hate 21st-Century Copyright Laws
Jan. 11 2016 5:17 PMThe New iOS Will Help You Sleep Better by Turning Your Screen Orange at Night
Jan. 20 2016 10:41 AMCan a Curious Computer Improve Student Writing?Most roboreaders grade essays. This one wants to help make them better.
Jan. 19 2016 6:30 PMThese Two Experts Answered Your Burning Geoengineering QuestionsOn Jan. 19, 2016.
Jan. 19 2016 6:03 PMTagging Someone in a Facebook Post Can Violate a Restraining Order
Jan. 19 2016 1:00 PMSee a Visualization of Tor’s Anonymous Data Flowing Around the World
Jan. 18 2016 5:55 AMThe Color of SurveillanceWhat an infamous abuse of power teaches us about the modern spy era.
Jan. 15 2016 10:34 AMThe Knock-Down, Drag-Out Fight Over Cybersecurity LegislationThe end result wasn’t perfect—but the privacy community landed some strong punches.
Jan. 15 2016 7:15 AMGeoengineering’s Moral Hazard ProblemWould treating the symptoms of climate change give people permission to ignore the causes?
Jan. 14 2016 2:59 PMSupercharge Your Netflix Experience With This New Browser Add-On
Jan. 13 2016 6:44 PMThe World’s Largest Model Railroad Is Now on Google Street View, and It Is Just a Delight
Jan. 13 2016 4:28 PMSaved by the DrillObama wants to be remembered as a climate savior. He wasn’t.
Jan. 13 2016 12:05 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Remembering Aaron Swartz
Jan. 13 2016 8:57 AMBefore I Can Fix This Tractor, We Have to Fix Copyright Law
Jan. 12 2016 12:53 PMThis Man Was Banned From Playing a Video Game Because of National Security?
Jan. 12 2016 8:45 AMWhat Experiments to Block Out the Sun Can’t Tell UsUsing technology to fix climate change requires careful research—but that’s easier said than done.
Jan. 11 2016 4:37 PMRemember When David Bowie Launched His Own Internet Service Provider?