It’s difficult to talk about the future.
So many of the technological and scientific breakthroughs that appear to be on the horizon may never come to fruition or will be markedly different than we imagined. (Hoverboards, anyone?) Meanwhile, some truly game-changing technologies seem to emerge from nowhere.
That’s why Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—has created Futurography, a hybrid of journalism and digital learning. Each month, we choose a new technology and break it down. What is the state of the science? Who are the researchers leading its development? What are the primary ethical and policy debates?
We’ll host an event, either in-person or online, so you can interact with others interested in the topic. And at the end of the unit, we’ll give you a quiz to test your knowledge—or, as we like to think of it, your preparedness for the future. If you’re interested in staying up to date with Futurography, sign up for our newsletter below.
This online course is made possible by Slate, New America, and ASU.
A guided tour of technology writ small.
How what you buy, and what you can do with it, is changing.
The people, organizations, and companies who connect us with the world.
How the 1818 novel has changed the way we think about science.
How to protect yourself online.
How the new age of space exploration will change international relations.
How scientists are creating life in the lab.