Does Alexa Have Free Speech Rights?On the First Amendment and artificial intelligence.
The Corrupt Personalization of NetflixThe company embodies one of the most seductive myths of the algorithmic age.
Are You Upset About Russia Interfering With Elections?If so, you should also worry about Russia’s domestic surveillance, and internet governance policy, and more.
A Martian State of MindDid the CIA really astrally project to Mars in 1984? We asked a psychic spy.
Why India Is Investing in SpaceIt isn’t just about the country’s rising nationalism.
What Biosecurity and Cybersecurity Research Have in CommonThey have similar dangers—and similar potential benefits.
The Russian Officials Charged in the Yahoo Hack Will Never Be Arrested. Maybe That’s OK.
Can We Really Travel Back in Time to Change History?Theoretical physicist Paul Davies responds to Emily St. John Mandel’s short story “Mr. Thursday.”
We Need to Stop Talking About Space as a “Frontier”The language we use matters, especially when it’s deployed in the service of envisioning possible futures.
Coding Outside the LinesCoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose.
Can a Machine Predict Your Death?It’s easier than ever—but what does that mean for you and your doctor?
Can Technology Make Sports Safer? A Future Tense Event.
Future Tense Newsletter: Space Exploration Isn’t Just About Scientific Discovery
Move Fast and Break TrustGoogle’s alternative facts and Uber’s self-driving accidents are symptoms of a deeper problem that is only going to get worse.
WikiLeaks Has Released a Trove of Documents Detailing the CIA’s Hacking Capabilities
Jeff Bezos Takes the Ride of His Life in a Mechanized Robot Suit
Russia’s Space Program Is Struggling MightilyIt’s the only country that regularly sends humans to orbit. But its long-term prospects don’t look great.
Are You Creeped Out by the Idea of a “Moral Enhancement” Pill?If so, you aren’t alone.
The Gender Gap in Cybersecurity Jobs Isn’t Getting BetterThat’s bad for all of us.
Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond? A Future Tense Event Recap.
Future Tense Event: Is Technology Enriching Language? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Netizen Report: Azerbaijani Bloggers Targeted With Legal Threats, Spearphishing
“Mr. Thursday”A new short story from Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel.
Future Tense Newsletter: What Algorithms Can Learn From a Single Photograph
Join Future Tense to Discuss What Algorithms Want at a Happy-Hour Event in Washington
The Surprising Things Algorithms Can Glean About You From PhotosA picture is worth 1 billion data points.
Expect More Incidents Like WikiLeaks’ Dump of CIA Hacking ToolsThis is the second example of this happening—but it won’t be the last.
WikiLeaks Says the CIA Can “Bypass” Secure Messaging Apps Like Signal. What Does That Mean?
No One Should Give In to Cyber Extortion Unless It’s a Life or Death Situation
Space Exploration Isn’t Just About ScienceIf India or China beats the U.S. to Mars, it will feel like a military defeat.