THE FUTURE

Weed Week

The Weed Industry Is Burning Millions on DC Lobbyists and Getting Nowhere

Cannabis companies are learning that deep pockets aren't enough to influence Congress.
Chris Roberts
4.24.19
Weed Week

Hip-Hop Pioneer Fab 5 Freddy Delves into the Cannabis Industry in New Netflix Doc

'Grass Is Greener' looks at the history of weed in music and how communities of color are impacted by racist drug policies.
Adryan Corcione
4.24.19
Weed Week

The 'Wild West' of Weed Is Dying Out. Here's What's Replacing It

Working in cannabis used to be a crime, but now it's looking like a real career, complete with benefits.
Danielle Simone Brand
4.22.19
Weed Week

For Some Legal Weed Businesses, Cryptocurrency Actually Makes Sense

Despite being recreationally legal in 10 states, cannabis businesses have to come up with creative ways to accept payment other than cash.
Jordan Pearson
4.19.19
Comics!

'Antique,' Today's Comic by Weronika Banasińska

An old woman looks for a very specific antique in this pretty construction paper collage comic.
Weronika Banasińska
2.13.19
Technology

Meet the BreadBot, the Most Tasty-Smelling Robot Overlord of the Future

Butchers and candlestick makers: The robots are coming for you next.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.8.19
AI

'A Robot Killed a Man': A New Doc Looks at the Terrifying Future of Automation

HBO's 'The Truth About Killer Robots' examines the legal, economic, psychological, and moral implications of our inevitable, AI-run dystopia.
Seth Ferranti
11.28.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Kids Don’t Know How CDs Work – Is That a Bad Thing?

"Maybe its just the generation Z in me but how did people burn CDs?" asks a 17-year-old. "Like how did you just get a blank CD and put songs on it?"
Ryan Bassil
10.25.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

A Brief Guide to Making a Better Tomorrow

Practical tools to keep yourself moving toward a brighter future, even when things are terrifying.
adrienne maree brown
10.24.18
THE FUTURE

The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing

A new report thinks dispassionate killer robots will carry out the conflicts of tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?
Tom Whyman
10.18.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's October Issue

Here's how the constant documentation of a young person’s life and the tediousness of filling out tests informed this issue's cover design.
Elizabeth Renstrom
Kitron Neuschatz
10.16.18
Technology

This Lettuce-Peeling Robot Is Another Step Toward Human-Free Agriculture

It won't happen overnight, but mechanization is a growing threat to the agricultural labor force.
Lauren Rothman
10.2.18
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