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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.


Zero in Babel

By E. Lily Yu
A new short story about DIY genetic editing and high school trends.


How Will We Govern Ourselves in Space?

July 10, 2019 | 2:00 pm

New America | 740 15th Street NW #900, Washington, D.C. 20005
How we will govern ourselves beyond the bonds of Earth? Join Future Tense and the JustSpace Alliance to consider how we might ensure that our “next frontier” is one that reflects our most humane and democratic values.

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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.

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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.