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The Future

The Future
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 12

The best computer is one you hate a little

After a decade of MacBook hell, I entered the awkward and unwieldy world of Windows and love every second of it.

The Future Dec 11

The world has no protections for refugees of climate disasters

The 1951 Refugee Convention does not provide for people displaced by the climate changes that results from the selfishness of political leaders.

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 29

Your boss wants you healthy for all the wrong reasons

Corporate “wellness programs” are the hottest trend in passing off surveillance as care.

The Future Nov 27

Facebook: not that diverse, not that inclusive

Facebook, do better.

The Future Nov 27

Our dying planet can’t scream, but people can

Th Extinction Rebellion is climate change in your face.

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 26

Please leave me alone about the Instant Pot

I’m sure you love yours. Well I’m not really, but nonetheless

The Future Nov 25

Facebook ads are great!

(If you’re a conservative scammer.)

The Future Nov 21

This silent, engineless plane could change air travel

An MIT professor has developed an aircraft powered by ionization.

The Future Nov 20

Using refugees to train algorithms is some dystopian shit

Tech companies are interested in profit, not philanthropy.

The Future Nov 20

We need a Green New Deal, and we need it now

Incumbent House Democrats are starting to push for a plan that would help save our planet, curb corporate greed, and create jobs. How can literally anyone be against this?

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 18

The mysterious Oumuamua is farting its way through our solar system

Dude it’s definitely aliens.

The Future Nov 17

Is Amazon violating Europe’s anti-trust laws? Probably!

The internet’s biggest retailer is under investigation.

The Future Nov 16

A Good Place: The podcast that interviews inanimate objects

‘Everything is Alive’ sees us even in our most private, vulnerable moments.