Future Tense
Future Tense

The Alt-Right’s Favorite Social Network Has a Point About Google

The company probably does have too much power over the information economy. And it keeps showing us why.

Sept. 20 2017 4:15 PMEquifax Repeatedly Tweeted the Wrong URL for Its Website About the Data Breach
Sept. 20 2017 3:02 PMWhy Do the Terms of Service for This Dating App Have a Whole Section on Polo?
Sept. 20 2017 2:06 PMCan Your Smartphone Read Your Mind?New apps promise to diagnose mental health problems. But there are reasons to be cautious.
Sept. 20 2017 7:20 AMThe Futurism Industry’s Blind SpotEven the most far-out visions of tomorrow assume capitalism will survive.
Sept. 18 2017 9:00 AMWhen Is That Breakthrough Technology Coming?It’s always “five to 10 years away.”
Sept. 15 2017 2:52 PMFuture Tense Event: Franklin Foer to Discuss World Without Mind With Jacob Weisberg
Sept. 15 2017 2:14 PMWe Need a Law Requiring Faster Disclosure of Data Breaches—Now
Sept. 15 2017 10:10 AMIf You Want to Run a Group Chat in China, Be Ready to Censor Your Friends
Sept. 14 2017 6:33 PMFacebook Let Advertisers Target “Jew-Haters.” It Doesn’t End There.
Sept. 14 2017 1:56 PMWhy You Should Be Suspicious of That Study Claiming A.I. Can Detect a Person’s Sexual Orientation
Sept. 14 2017 9:01 AMWe Are the FutureThere’s one critical, not-so-easy way to persuade people to fight climate change.
Sept. 13 2017 2:05 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Is Science Fiction Predicting the Future?
Sept. 12 2017 7:27 PMYou’ll Love Unlocking Your iPhone X With Your Face. So Will Police Trying to Access It.
Sept. 12 2017 2:30 PMThe Most Important Thing We Can Do to Prepare for Weather ExtremesPolitics aside, it’s time to get serious about adaptation.
Sept. 12 2017 7:15 AMHow Bad Is the Equifax Hack?It will take us a long time to figure that out.
Sept. 20 2017 3:02 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Predictions Gone Bad
Sept. 20 2017 2:43 PMAmazon Is Suggesting “Frequently Bought Together” Items That Can Make a Bomb
Sept. 20 2017 1:28 PMHow Star Trek’s Transporter Could Really WorkOne of my favorite scenes from the original series was very wrong, but it also anticipated the future.
Sept. 19 2017 7:45 AMBlack Robes and Crystal BallsSupreme Court justices like to predict the future. They aren’t very good at it.
Sept. 18 2017 7:15 AMThe Race to Build a Computer Powerful Enough to Predict the FutureIt will take a machine 1 trillion times faster than your laptop.
Sept. 15 2017 2:27 PMAll Aboard the Bullet Train to the FutureHow the Chinese could stop worrying and learn to love the uncertain tomorrow.
Sept. 15 2017 11:16 AMThe Future of FashionAs seen in a century of movies.
Sept. 15 2017 7:55 AMWhat the Heck Is Threatcasting?To imagine the future, we also need to think about potential dangers.
Sept. 14 2017 2:26 PMJennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry Guide Us Through Windows 95The charming tutorial shows tech companies used to fear us.
Sept. 14 2017 10:48 AMNintendo Unleashes Mario’s Nipples in a New Game, and They Are Super
Sept. 13 2017 2:39 PMThe Trump Administration Is Barely Regulating Self-Driving Cars. What Could Go Wrong?
Sept. 13 2017 5:55 AMISIS’s End-of-the-World ProblemThe terrorist organization’s apocalyptic prophecies aren’t coming true.
Sept. 12 2017 4:45 PMThe New iPhone’s Most Adorable Feature Is Also Its Most Troubling
Sept. 12 2017 12:56 PMApple’s Devices Are Increasingly Trapping Us in Our Own Personal Clouds
Sept. 12 2017 5:55 AMMargaret Atwood, Prophet?An interview with the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam trilogy.