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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dirt

By Jane C. Hu
Washington set to be the first state to allow the composting of human bodies.


The Truth Is All There Is

By Emily Parker
A new short story about a world where everyone is happily chained to the blockchain.


Kickstarting the Digital Heartland

February 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm

New America | 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, DC 20005
Join Future Tense and Issues in Science and Technology to consider what we can do to ensure that all Americans, regardless of geography, can participate in the ongoing digital revolution.

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