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Open Dialogue

Evan Selinger in conversation with Kate Darling from MIT Media Lab

The text “Open Dialogue” as a graphic next to a photoshopped image of a standing biped robot holding a cardboard box.
The text “Open Dialogue” as a graphic next to a photoshopped image of a standing biped robot holding a cardboard box.
Photo illustration, source: Agility Robotics


To mark the web’s 32nd birthday, Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet access for all, a fight against abuse and misinformation, and more

Illustration by Rob Dobi for OneZero


Knowledge is power

Photo: Henrique Casinhas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images


A Q&A with the acclaimed science fiction author and inventor of better futures

Image: Maciej Toporowicz, NYC/Getty Images


These 21 books about technology and its impact on society are crucial to understanding our fractious future

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A square graphic with the text “OneZero Best Tech Books 2020” placed over a background image of stacks of books.


If anyone has any ideas about what the hell is going to happen this week, it’s speculative fiction writers

Illustration: Jinhwa Jang


From ‘Parable of the Sower’ to ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ these works of visionary fiction will help you conceptualize and create a more just world

Photo illustration sources (Getty Images): FatCamera; Westend61; Atlantide Phototravel; Linnea Rheborg


Illustrations: Jonathan Djob Nkondo

This peerless short story by visionary fiction writer Octavia Butler examines the legacy — and future — of colonization and human bondage


A strain of science fiction called visionary fiction empowers activists, artists, and organizers to seed a better future

Photo illustration source: Yevhenii Dubinko/Getty Images


Letter From the Editor

Debugger and Future Human serve readers thoughtful stories on the forces shaping our future

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