Future Tense
Future Tense
Sept. 1 2017 5:55 AMOur Virtual FutureWhat philosophers say about the inevitability of VR.
Aug. 30 2017 3:30 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: How Social Media and Flying Robots are Changing Disaster Relief
Aug. 29 2017 3:11 PMInsurance Companies Are Preparing Fleets of Drones to Assess the Damage of Harvey
Aug. 28 2017 7:31 PMViral Tweets Are Helping Some People Find Help in Houston. Social Media Can Do Much Better.
Aug. 25 2017 3:42 PMGoogle’s Self-Driving Car Company Built a Fake City in California
Aug. 24 2017 2:16 PM“Flying Cars in the Future” Is the Perfect Meme for This Dumb Year
Aug. 23 2017 6:33 PMThe Justice Department Has Backed Off From Its Request for Data About Trump Protesters—but Not Completely
Aug. 21 2017 1:01 PMHow Bad Is It to Look at the Eclipse, Really? What About a Quick Peek?
Aug. 18 2017 2:06 PMThe Next iOS Update Has a Feature to Prevent Cops From Searching Your iPhone
Aug. 17 2017 6:21 PMThis Little-Known Tech Company Is Appalled at Its Own Power Over the Internet
Aug. 17 2017 8:47 AMThe Damage Caused by the 93-Day Internet Blackout in Cameroon
Aug. 16 2017 4:17 PMListening for the Public VoiceDiscussions about genetic engineering in humans need input from nonexperts.
Aug. 16 2017 7:45 AMThe U.S. Military Shouldn’t Use Commercial DronesFor now, at least.
Aug. 15 2017 12:11 PMA Proposed Anti-Doxxing Law in the U.K. Could Make Personal Data Less Secure
Aug. 15 2017 8:57 AMNew Fabric Interfaces Weave Together Textiles and Computers in Unexpected Ways
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.
Aug. 29 2017 6:38 PMFCC’s Net Neutrality Comment Window Ends Wednesday—the Next Step Toward Its Extinction
Aug. 29 2017 7:15 AMBehold the Amazing Poetry-Generating Machine!For nearly 200 years, humans have been creating automatons that mimic our verse. But will they ever really pass as poets?
Aug. 27 2017 5:28 PMStormfront Has Been Kicked Offline. Can White Supremacists Still Organize Without the Internet?
Aug. 24 2017 4:42 PMRussian Bots Are Trying to Sow Discord on Twitter After Charlottesville
Aug. 24 2017 7:45 AMWind Energy Isn’t a BreezeFarmers near wind turbines face (sometimes literal) headaches.
Aug. 23 2017 4:00 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Who Gets to Police the Internet?
Aug. 21 2017 7:15 AMA Year Without the InternetPeople in Pakistan’s already-isolated tribal area can’t get online, thanks to a government shutdown.
Aug. 17 2017 7:29 PMFacebook's Bar for Banning Speech Seems to Get a Lot Lower When Its Users Insult Mark Zuckerberg
Aug. 17 2017 9:00 AMThe Science PoliceIn highly controversial fields, researchers have to balance science and advocacy.
Aug. 16 2017 4:36 PMMeet Mappy, a Software System That Automatically Maps Old-School Nintendo Games
Aug. 16 2017 12:51 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: How Doxxing, Data, and DNA Are Disrupting Our Future
Aug. 15 2017 12:44 PMThe Department of Justice Demands Records on Every Visit to Anti-Trump Protest Site DisruptJ20
Aug. 15 2017 9:28 AMCost Shouldn’t Keep Students From Taking AP ExamsOne possible solution? Online textbooks.
Aug. 14 2017 3:01 PMWannaCry Hero Pleads Not Guilty to Malware Charges