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There Is Nothing Lonelier Than an Abandoned Space Colony

Dec. 2 2016 8:45 AMWhat Is “Military Artificial Intelligence”?It’s harder to define than you might think—and that has consequences.
Nov. 30 2016 12:59 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: As American As the Internet
Nov. 30 2016 7:53 AMTell Us What You Think About Internet Governance!All month, we’ve published pieces on the topic. Now we want to hear from you.
Nov. 29 2016 1:41 PMHacking: Not Just for the Feds!The next big battles over law enforcement use of technology will involve local police.
Nov. 28 2016 11:41 AMFive Lessons From the Rise of BodycamsHow not to respond to the next police surveillance technology.
Nov. 28 2016 7:00 AMIndia Wants a Cashless Society. But There’s a High Cost.A sudden government change has created chaos—and long ATM lines.
Nov. 22 2016 2:18 PMWhy the Ruling Against Wisconsin’s Gerrymander Could Change Redistricting in America
Nov. 21 2016 12:30 PMPredictive Policing Isn’t About the FutureIt’s about the past.
Nov. 18 2016 5:00 PMNetizen Report: U.K. Passes Blanket Surveillance Law
Nov. 18 2016 8:18 AMHow the Rest of the World Feels About U.S. Dominance of the InternetShort answer: not great.
Nov. 17 2016 2:18 PMTwitter Is Banning Racist “Alt-Right” Leaders. It Should Explain Exactly Why.
Nov. 17 2016 7:00 AMYou Are Helping Shape the InternetSo you should think about what you want it to look like.
Nov. 16 2016 9:04 AMFarm the Oceans to Help Stop Global WarmingIt’s a controversial idea—but it’s already happening anyway.
Nov. 15 2016 4:28 PMTwitter Releases New Features to Fight Harassment—Just in Time
Nov. 15 2016 7:00 AMThe Internet Debates Most Important to the PoorIn most of the world, net neutrality and ICANN are less important than infrastructure and free speech.
Dec. 1 2016 7:00 AMFacebook Should Consider Subsidizing and Promoting Local NewsIt’s one way the social network could make up for the damage it’s done to journalism.
Nov. 30 2016 11:41 AMDo You Know Who Controls the Internet?Take our Futurography quiz!
Nov. 29 2016 2:19 PMThe U.K. Has Passed a New Law Permitting Outrageous Surveillance. The U.S. Could Be Next.
Nov. 28 2016 11:41 AMHow the Internet Works in North Korea“Works.”
Nov. 28 2016 8:23 AMHackers Breached San Francisco’s Transit System and Demanded a Ransom
Nov. 22 2016 8:21 PMNo, Donald Trump Does Not Suddenly Care About Climate Change
Nov. 22 2016 7:00 AMShould Police Bodycams Come With Facial Recognition Software?A technology embraced to protect citizens could have major civil liberties implications.
Nov. 21 2016 7:45 AMGoogle’s 21st-Century EmpireCountries don’t control the internet. Companies do.
Nov. 18 2016 3:59 PMHow Pokémon Go Violates the Original Vision for Pokémon
Nov. 17 2016 2:31 PMFuture Tense Event: What Will Law Enforcement Technology Look Like in 2050?
Nov. 17 2016 12:07 PMNow Is the Time to Replace Our Decrepit Voting MachinesWe can’t wait until something goes wrong in the next election.
Nov. 16 2016 2:10 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: A Moment of Reckoning for Facebook
Nov. 16 2016 7:42 AMGetting Schooled in Social MediaTweets, texts, and new apps help link schools with parents and community
Nov. 15 2016 9:45 AMStanding Rock’s Other Pipe ProblemThe North Dakota pipeline protesters, and other marginalized groups, need access to communications technology.
Nov. 14 2016 2:36 PMDid Facebook Tolerate Fake News to Appease Conservatives?