Today Slate is launching the aggregation blog for Future Tense, a joint project of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. Future Tense, which we like to think of as “the citizen’s guide to the future,” explores how emerging technologies are shaping—and will shape—society and public policy. What will nanotech, biotech, robotics, and more mean for you in the next decade? What are the ethical puzzles and policy hurdles we’ll have to grapple with?
On the Future Tense blog, we’ll be collecting the day’s most interesting news, opinion, and video. Instead of just looking at cool consumer technology, recent science press releases, and experiments that may never make it out of the lab, though, we’ll be focusing on the stories that highlight the big questions raised by game-changing innovations.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.