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The future isn’t random. It’s the result of the choices that we make now. We’ll be talking about technologies and industries that will define the next decade and beyond. Join our host Cristina Quinn, a science and technology reporter, as she dives into everything from Minecraft to cyber warfare. You can wait for the future to happen to you or engage with it right now and ahead of the curve on .future— a branded podcast from Microsoft, produced in partnership with Gimlet Creative.

The future isn’t random. It’s the result of the choices that we make now. We’ll be talking about technologies and industries that will define the next decade and beyond. Join our host Cristina Quinn, a science and technology reporter, as she dives into everything from Minecraft to cyber warfare. You can wait for the future to happen to you or engage with it right now and ahead of the curve on .future— a branded podcast from Microsoft, produced in partnership with Gimlet Creative.
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United States

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Gimlet Media

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The future isn’t random. It’s the result of the choices that we make now. We’ll be talking about technologies and industries that will define the next decade and beyond. Join our host Cristina Quinn, a science and technology reporter, as she dives into everything from Minecraft to cyber warfare. You can wait for the future to happen to you or engage with it right now and ahead of the curve on .future— a branded podcast from Microsoft, produced in partnership with Gimlet Creative.

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English


Episodes

Work in the .future

8/9/2017
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In the final episode of this season of .future, we hear how our jobs continue to evolve in the modern workplace. Many of us still spend 40 plus hours in a physical office, but the internet and new digital communication tools are changing how we collaborate and communicate. This story brings you voices that explore work philosophies of the past, job practices of the present, and the digital office spaces of the future. Show Notes: You can check out Ram Devineni’s filmography at his IMDB...

Duration:00:20:59

Design For All

8/2/2017
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Inclusive design is a widely-used concept in the design world. The idea is that when you create products, you actively choose to design that product for everyone. This is particularly important for technology companies like Microsoft. As more and more of our lives become digital, we rely on tech for our livelihoods, our social lives, keeping in touch with our families… everything. But unlike in the physical world, where buildings with stairs instead of elevators might pre-date our...

Duration:00:19:12

Minecraft: Beyond Just Building

7/26/2017
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With over 122 million copies sold, Minecraft is one of the most popular computer games of all time. Minecraft’s game play is designed to be completely open-ended. Now, people are using the game itself as a tool to change the world around them. This episode brings you stories of how people around the world have used Minecraft to reinvent themselves, help others heal, say goodbye to a loved one, and empower their communities. Show Notes Learn more about the Block by Block Foundation at...

Duration:00:28:28

Gaming the System

7/19/2017
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Last year, the gaming industry made roughly $90 billion in sales worldwide. That’s more than double what movies made at the box office last year. And here’s why that comparison to Hollywood is relevant. Because, like with films, the most popular video games are HUGE. They have great graphics, popular characters, and the franchises keep getting repeated over and over again. Unfortunately, blockbuster games and movies can be as thin on diversity as they are on plot. In this episode, we’re...

Duration:00:24:03

My Data, My Health, My Self

7/5/2017
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We’re constantly collecting data about our health with brand new tools and methods. But how does this new data affect us individually and globally? From a mindful cyborg to the creator of a smart tampon, we meet those who are collecting and analyzing health data with brand new technology. This episode explores how data may be the key in solving health problems all around the world. This episode features: Chris Dancy — the World’s Most Connected Man/Mindful Cyborg Gary Wolf — journalist...

Duration:00:23:53

Securing a Digital Battlefield

6/28/2017
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In this episode, we examine a new battlefield: the cloud. The information we store in the cloud makes it especially vulnerable to attack. So, what it takes to create a safeguard against bad actors? We explore how a digital Geneva Convention could be the solution. You can wait for the future to happen to you or engage with it right now and ahead of the curve on .future — a branded podcast from Microsoft, produced in partnership with Gimlet Creative. This episode features: Steven Petrow —...

Duration:00:23:46

Trailer

6/20/2017
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A new series from Microsoft and Gimlet Creative. Cristina Quinn hosts as we explore what we can learn about ourselves from the choices we make about the stories we tell and the games we play— and how that all shapes the future we’ll be living in. You can wait for the future to happen to you or engage with it right now and ahead of the curve on .future— a branded podcast from Microsoft, produced in partnership with Gimlet Creative.

Duration:00:01:50