The Outline

Kevin Litman-Navarro

Kevin Litman-Navarro
The Future Feb 06

The DDOS attack on the American consciousness

The unrelenting, Trump-driven news cycle has overwhelmed our fragile minds

The Future Feb 04

Red states will suffer the most from climate change

Conservative voters have good reason to push for climate change mitigation; too bad time is running out for them to acknowledge it.

The Future Jan 29

Location tracking is here to help real estate developers get even richer

Sidewalk Labs wants to use data to make cities “better,” a process that will drive gentrification without oversight.

The Future Jan 23

Google will conquer the world one charitable donation at a time

For many corporations, philanthropy is a means of investment.

The Future Jan 15

If we want to stave off climate change we’re going to need nuclear reactors

Our nuclear reactors are set to expire and solar farms are trying to adjust to ecosystems they might be disrupting.

The Future Jan 14

Interactive sports broadcasts will be like having a slot machine at home

At least one broadcaster is playing with a format that will eventually allow viewers to place incremental prop bets on every aspect of a game.

The Future Jan 09

Why AIs aren’t as smart as you think

It’s easy for humans to identify objects, but AIs are still thrown by something as simple as a paint job.

The Future Dec 20

We need a happy cry emoji

The fact that we don’t have one is sad, really.

The Future Dec 17

On Instagram, Russian propaganda hides in plain sight

A new report shows rampant political manipulation on the platform.

The Future Dec 12

“Graveyard shift” is even more ominous than it sounds

New research shows that disrupted sleep patterns can increase the risk for diabetes.

The Future Dec 10

Giving your location to an app is almost always a bad idea

A new investigation shows how companies hide data collection.

The Future Dec 06

My Nintendo DSi is a time capsule I didn’t know I made

When I powered up my old device, I was unexpectedly confronted with who I used to be.

The Future Dec 04

Genetically altered babies are causing chaos in the scientific community. Are they even real?

We don't know much about CRISPR, but what we do know isn't totally inspiring.

The Future Dec 03

The median medical GoFundMe fundraising goal is $50,000

For many people dealing with medical emergencies, crowdfunding is the only way to pay the bills

The Future Nov 27

Facebook: not that diverse, not that inclusive

Facebook, do better.

The Future Nov 26

What did we expect from Sheryl Sandberg?

Facebook’s COO has all the blind spots of a powerful businessperson.

The Future Nov 20

Using refugees to train algorithms is some dystopian shit

Tech companies are interested in profit, not philanthropy.

The Future Nov 19

Now even in nature there are cameras watching

Unplugging by going to the woods? Mind the surveillance cameras.

The Future Nov 14

Portrait of the artist as a microbial growth

The body contains more microbes than human cells — bioartist Ani Liu wants us to think about that.

The Future Nov 12

Netflix might start charging less to stream original movies you’ve never heard of

Netflix contemplates a cheaper streaming tier as Disney+ gets primed to launch.

The Future Nov 07

23andme wants to toss a live grenade into your family holiday

Bringing a dna test to the dinner table probably won’t go well.

The Future Nov 06

Here are the worst ways tech could mess up the election

A rundown of everything that can, and already is, going wrong.