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This Week, Remember That Literally Any Future Is Possible

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

Illustration: Jinhwa Jang

Seemingly infinite branching futures lay before us, most of them bad-shaped. Will the pandemic and wildfires leave us in withered, blasted ruins? Will the new Supreme Court finally transform…




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Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant

Senior editor, OneZero, books, futures, fiction. Author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, founder of Terraform @ Motherboard @ VICE.

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