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…
Alexis Lloyd
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…
Alexis Lloyd
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. …
Alexis Lloyd
This is a newsletter about the possible futures we encounter. It’s about how we can make choices with the materials in front of us in order to make the…
Alexis Lloyd
Over the last couple of weeks it’s become unavoidably clear that we have lived, and are living, through significant change. Nearly all our assumptions …
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Agency is a critical component in successful innovations, namely: does this give its user or recipient more control over their life? Several of the sig…
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This week, we take a deeper look at perception and reality. The details that we pay attention to are shaped by our experience, and in turn shape our wo…
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This week, we take a look at new paradigms for augmented reality, feminist urban planning, guides to ethical software, and one adaptive hack. A theme t…
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