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Your Digital Afterlife
Washington, D.C.

Join Future Tense for a happy hour conversation to explore these new ways of living and dying online.

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The History of the Future
Washington, D.C.

Join Future Tense to explore yesterday's visions of today, and their lessons for tomorrow.

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Why Should We Imagine Solar Flares Taking Down International Space Stations?
Washington, D.C.

Join us to discuss the science behind solar flares and what we can learn about global tech policy through science fiction.

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Does Technology Need The Arts To Build A Better Future?
Washington, D.C.

Join us to discuss the desirability of connecting (quite literally!) the arts and sciences.

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When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?
New York, NY

Intense natural disasters—including the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Maria—make it hard to ignore the rapid changes in our climate.

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As the Waters Come, Will Our Politics Rise to the Challenge?
Washington, D.C.

Will international efforts be able to save us from an impending “water world”?

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My Favorite Movie with Alvaro Bedoya: Sneakers
Washington, D.C.

Join Future Tense and Alvaro Bedoya for a screening and discussion of the 1992 film Sneakers.

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The Hidden History of America’s “Code Girls”
Washington, D.C.

Join us to explore the hidden lives of these American heroes and what their stories can tell us about women in computer science today.

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Is Big Tech An Existential Threat?
Washington, D.C.

Future Tense and the New America Fellows Program host Franklin Foer to discuss the role big tech companies play in our lives.

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Is Big Tech an Existential Threat?
Brooklyn, NY

A new book by Franklin Foer argues there has been a quiet revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information.

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The Future of Mental Health Technology
Washington, D.C.

Join Future Tense to consider how innovations in technology are reimagining the way we treat mental illness.

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My Favorite Movie with Francis Fukuyama: Gattaca
Washington, D.C.

Join New America for a screening of the 1997 science fiction film, Gattaca, which explores the widespread deployment of genetic engineering.

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