Open Future
A global conversation on the role of markets, technology and freedom in the 21st century
Interview: Cory Booker
“Making real the ideals of our country”
Cory Booker, a Democratic senator from New Jersey, on racial justice, fixing racial income inequality—and optimism
Interview: Larry Brilliant
How society can overcome covid-19
Countries can test, quarantine and prepare for the post-coronavirus world, says Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist
Guest comment: Eric Topol
Telemedicine is essential amid the covid-19 crisis and after it
Online health care helps patients and medical workers—and will be a legacy of combating the novel coronavirus, says Eric Topol of Scripps Research
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We can harness peer pressure to uphold social values
People are natural followers, so use “behavioural contagion” to improve lives, says Robert Frank of Cornell University
Guest comment: Jacob Mchangama
Even noxious ideas need airing—censorship only makes them stronger
Restricting free speech in the name of liberty fuels illiberalism, says Jacob Mchangama of Justitia, a Danish think-tank
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Society doesn't think ahead but we can trick ourselves into doing better
There are mental techniques to bypass our natural short-termism—and to defend our liberty, says Steven Johnson, author of "Farsighted"
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Digital disinformation is destroying society but we can fight back
New laws can improve the integrity of information on the web, says Samuel Woolley, author of “The Reality Game”
Guest comment: Robin Varghese and Sarah Pray
To neutralise populism, give people more control
Providing individuals with greater agency can improve our politics, say Robin Varghese and Sarah Pray of the Open Society Foundations
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A cry for freedom in the algorithmic age
Humanity must retain the right to reject the network and uphold individuality, says Gaspard Koenig
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The power of liberalism can combat oppression in all its forms
True liberals stand for individual freedom, explains Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, an iconoclastic economist
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Don’t trust AI until we build systems that earn trust
Progress in artificial intelligence belies a lack of transparency that is vital for its adoption, says Gary Marcus, coauthor of “Rebooting AI”
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Surveillance is a fact of life, so make privacy a human right
America needs more and better protections over personal data, says Lawrence Cappello of the University of Alabama

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