This week’s signals focus on emotions — how they can be used for foresight, how they might be manipulated for profit, and how they might be misinterpre…
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
This week’s signals speak to the importance of questioning the premise — ways that we can alter the underlying web to make it better, how to see what c…
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
How do we make the spaces we want to live in, both online and off? Do we innovate within the context of public works, or private markets? Once we build…
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
innovation often isn’t about a shiny new object, but about the nuances of how that object works in relationship to everything around it. 
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
This week’s signals explore product evolution, virtual collaborations, the beauty of abundance in digital art, and the most hilarious AI exploit ever.
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
New uses for blockchain, new challenges for Clubhouse, and new exploits to obscure vital information on social platforms. Read on to the end to learn s…
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
Orthogonal, intersectional, and communal futures
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
This week we look deeply at the idea of “scale”, or the size and reach of an idea or service. Being big has its benefits and drawbacks, and while being…
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
The events of this last week reflected many of the themes we’ve touched on here for over a year: the responsibility of platforms for the conversations …
Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie
We here at Ethical Futures Lab really like robots. This issue is chock full of them: some that help their human partners, and some that replace human l…
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Happy Thanksgiving! This week we dive deep into the uncanny valley, trying to find where a person ends and a bot begins, and how the distinction is per…
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It seems impossible that it’s been two weeks since last we wrote, but we can’t decide if it feels more like two days or two months since Election Day. …
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