Future Tense is the citizen’s guide to the future. A partnership among Arizona State University, Slate and the New America Foundation, Future Tense explores emerging technologies and their transformative effects on society and public policy.
On Wednesday, March 8, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will host an event in Washington called “Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.
When young Charles Darwin stepped onto the Beagle, he wasn’t planning to gather data for science, eventually changing the way humans view life. He had been a mediocre student in school and simply was hired on to be the gentleman companion of the captain. The main purpose of the Beagle’s voyage was to survey and produce better maps for trade.