The Paradox of RadiationIn the late 1800s and early 1900s, a Chicago physician discovered that X-rays could heal. He was right—for the wrong reasons.
In This Beautifully Shot Sci-Fi Short, a Mind Swap Has Terrifying Consequences
Mass Surveillance Chills Online Speech Even When People Have “Nothing to Hide”
For the First Time, Federal Judge Says Suspect Must Use Fingerprint to Unlock Smartphone
Do Drones Have to Be Creepy?Your 101 guide to why we find unmanned aircraft so unnerving. And what we can do about it.
In Praise of Email Debt Forgiveness Day
Singapore Wants to Use Satellites to Collect Drivers’ Tolls. Will the U.S. Follow?
Tell Us What You Think About Artificial IntelligenceAll month, we’ve run pieces on the risks and rewards of A.I. Now we want to hear from you.
Websites Ending In “.AS” Have Been Vulnerable to Takeovers Since the ’90s
Why Does It Still Take Five Hours to Fly Cross-Country?!
House Unanimously Passes Bill to Safeguard Email Privacy
Hundreds of Active Spotify Credentials Showed Up Online. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.
Future Tense Newsletter: Responsible Robots, Mechanical Doping, and Educational Technology
“Mika Model”A new short story from sci-fi great Paolo Bacigalupi.
Digital GeniesA.I. researcher Stuart Russell discusses the uncertain work of helping artificial intelligence understand human values.
Forget Driverless Cars. Our Real Future Is Driverless Minivans.
Tesla’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” Sounds Like a Gimmick. It’s Actually Ingenious.
Hacking AirplanesCybersecurity is even more important when you’re up in the air.
The Best Place for Driverless Cars Is Not America. It's Dubai.
Your Drone Cheat SheetWho are the key players? What are the big debates? And why do they freak so many people out?
This Website Is a Rube Goldberg Machine Made of HTML Components
Speed KillsWhy planes aren’t getting any faster—and won’t any time soon.
How Much Do You Know About Killer A.I.?Take our Futurography quiz!
Trust but Verify: A Future Tense Event Recap
Killer Robots? Lost Jobs?The threats that artificial intelligence researchers actually worry about.
Encryption Technology Could Help Corporate Fraudsters. We Still Need to Fight for It.
This Bacteria Strain Offers a Curious Mix of Hope and DangerThe Elizabethkingia strain could cure malaria, but it’s also sickened dozens in Wisconsin.
When a Robot Kills, Is It Murder or Product Liability?An expert on robotics law responds to Paolo Bacigalupi’s short story “Mika Model.”
87 Million Mexican Voter Records Discovered in Unprotected Online Database
The FBI Paid More Than $1.3 Million to Unlock the San Bernardino iPhone. Is That a Good Deal?