What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future, edited by Torie Bosch and Roy Scranton
Synopsis: The future is here and, frankly, it sucks. Without doubt, our culture is at a crossroads. Political strife and economic crises are byproducts of a larger looming challenge, one in which we will have to ask ourselves what constitutes a meaningful life. We must do the hard work of imagining a different kind of reality for ourselves. It’s work that anticipates the worst but sees hope on the other side of catastrophe, or at least possibility; that presumes disaster and says, now what?
A best-of-the-year anthology, What Future is a collection of long-form journalism and essays published in 2016 that address a wide range of topics crucial to our future, from the environmental and political, to human health and animal rights, to technology and the economy.
What Future includes writing from authors Elizabeth Kolbert, Jeff Vandermeer, Bill McKibben, Kim Stanley Robinson, as well as the scientists, journalists, and philosophers who are proposing the options that lay not just ahead, but beyond, in prestigious magazines and journals such as The Atlantic and The New Yorker.
Published: November 2017 | ISBN: 978-1944700454
Mini-bio: Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a joint collaboration between New America, Slate, and Arizona State University, Torie Bosch covers emerging technologies and their effects on public policy and society. Prior to joining New America, she was an associate editor at Slate, where she edited the medical and religion departments. Torie is a graduate of Penn State University, where she majored in English with minors in business, media studies, and Latin. – Adapted from New America
Torie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekibosch
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