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Future Tense—a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—covers emerging technologies and their implications for society and policy.
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Open Tech Institute 22h
Millions of U.S. students are now trying to learn from home without adequate broadband access. 's writes in : the should use the Universal Service Fund & E-Rate to help bridge the homework gap during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Future Tense 22h
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After you read Villoro's story, take a look inside the complex, lucrative business of the international garbage trade.
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In a new Future Tense Fiction story by Juan Villoro, Mexico becomes the site of a global struggle over trash and profit.
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Future Tense Mar 30
Don’t miss our conversation tomorrow at 4 p.m. with ’s and ’s on if self-quarantines have shown us the future of work.
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Jack Stilgoe Mar 26
“COVID-19 is a hard problem, but not a complex one... Experts, in expressing their deep concerns, are also talking candidly about the great uncertainties and exercising humility. Politicians are nonetheless listening to experts and taking action.”
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Future Tense Mar 30
"The visitors used to give shape and focus to our otherwise formless days. Yesterday, I had to check the dateline on my New York Times to remind myself of the day of the week." What it's like to live in a retirement home right now:
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Angela Chen Mar 28
Before January, I tended to identify as just Chinese instead of Wuhanese. That's changed. For , I wrote about the experience of living through the outbreak twice. Thank you to , , for speaking with me.
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Future Tense Mar 28
People from Wuhan who are now in the U.S. have lived through the outbreak twice: first watching it affect families overseas, now seeing it reach their own lives directly, writes
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Adam Minter Mar 28
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And, when you are done reading Villoro, please take a moment to read my accompanying response essay, in which I contemplate the sustainability themes brought up in 'Paciente Cero,' also at .
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Adam Minter Mar 28
Juan Villoro, the wonderful columnist and author, has a fantastic new short story up this morning. Worth your time.
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Future Tense Mar 28
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After you read "Paciente Cero," read a response essay by , who looks at the role China plays in the global recycling trade
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Future Tense Mar 28
Industrialized recycling, mind control, and the resilience of indigenous cultures are all protagonists in Juan Villoro's "Paciente Cero," a new story from Future Tense Fiction story
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andres martinez Mar 27
I enjoyed Slacking with three smart book authors who've explored how government has mobilized private sector in past crises. + Jamie Holmes (spoiler alert: we end up paging to be our coronaczar)
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Future Tense Mar 27
"Though the pandemic has not yet peaked, the impact on the fate of local news may be irrevocable," write 's and
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Cronkite School Mar 26
If you couldn't watch this discussion in real time, you can catch up now online. Dean Callahan discussed running a university during a with editor . Watch now:
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B.R. Cohen Mar 26
Good commentary on science and politics from Dan Sarewitz. "Science’s place in politics is determined not by the logic of facts, but by the fundamental influence of human values." 1/4
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Future Tense Mar 26
Now is not the time to stroll into the ER because you stupidly cut yourself slicing a bagel, writes
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Future Tense Mar 26
HAPPENING NOW: Join ’s and ’s for a discussion about screen time in quarantine and how we can (or if we even should) continue to ration it at home:
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Future Tense Mar 25
The pandemic is making scientific research even harder: "I had to cancel a mouse pregnancy experiment that was supposed to start next week because I need them at a specific pregnancy stage," told
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Future Tense Mar 25
The pandemic has increased demand for the delivery robot--but that doesn't mean the industry is ready, writes
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