Future Tense Newsletter: Drone Parenting Is the New Helicopter Parenting

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Greetings Slate-liens,

In the new television series Minority Report—as in the film of the same name—a police force employs “precogs” to prevent crimes before they happen. This week in Future Tense, Patric M. Verrone points out that the show’s own predictions about tomorrow are unlikely to be quite so successful. Sure, some science fiction stories are scarily accurate. But, as I argued in another article, if you really want to know what the future holds, you’d be better off looking at what science-fiction fans are up to.

Here are some of the other stories that had us booting up our 3-D printers this week:

Broadcasting from the year 3000,

Jacob Brogan

for Future Tense