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Is Lab-Grown Meat Really Meat?

A labeling war is brewing.


Mpendulo: The Answer

By Nosipho Dumisa
A new short story about genetic engineering and what it means to be human.


How Streaming is Changing Music

January 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Eighteenth Street Lounge | 1212 18th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Many have hailed online streaming as the music industry’s savior. But it's also bringing changes that may not be good for the industry, musicians, or listeners. Join Future Tense for a conversation about how artists and record labels are adapting to the streaming era, and whether streaming can truly save the music industry.

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Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy and society.

Future Tense is the citizen’s guide to the future.

The partnership provides insightful, timely, and unexpected analysis at the intersection of technology and society through written commentary and live events in Washington, D.C. and beyond.

Future Tense Fiction

A series of original science fiction stories crafted by leading authors, exploring how science and technology will change our lives in the future. Each story is paired with a response essay by an expert in a related field.