Future Tense: emerging technologies, society, and policy.
What Is Future Tense?
The citizen’s guide to the future.
March 20 2012 12:41 PM

What Is Future Tense?

A partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University on emerging technologies, public policy, and society.

Future Tense is the citizen’s guide to the future.

A partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University, Future Tense explores how emerging technologies will change the way we live. The latest consumer gadgets are intriguing, but we focus on the longer-term transformative power of robotics, information and communication technologies, synthetic biology, augmented reality, space exploration, and other technologies. Future Tense seeks to understand the latest technological and scientific breakthroughs, and what they mean for our environment, how we relate to one another, and what it means to be human. Future Tense also examines whether technology and its development can be governed democratically and ethically. Future Tense asks these questions in daily commentary published on Slate and through public events featuring conversations with leading scientists, technologists, policymakers, and journalists.

To connect with Future Tense, you can follow us on Twitter and read the Future Tense channel on Slate. A full list of events can be found on the New America website.