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Author: Rose Eveleth

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Should I follow my boyfriend to Mars? Can I ask my friend to turn off her Alexa when I come over? Is it okay to have kids while the world is burning? Should I cryopreserve my dog? Your resident futurologist Rose Eveleth tackles the real, the almost-real, and the totally out there questions from today and tomorrow. The future is going to be weirder than we can even imagine, so let’s get ready for it together.

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On today’s trip to and from the future, we’re considering questions of truth, reality, and how to be a good sharer of news. How do you avoid sharing fake information? How do you tell what’s real and what’s not? In this swirling vortex of disinformation, how can you make sure you’re not contributing to the problem?  To help guide us through the swamp of memes and misinformation, Rose talks to Jane Lytvenenko, a professional debunker at BuzzFeed News. Jane walks us through the steps she uses to verify images and claims. And to get an official answer on one particular coronavirus related image, Rose calls Dr. Amy Lee, a molecular biologist at Simon Fraser University who talks about what it’s like to watch so much scientific misinformation be thrown around amidst a pandemic.  → → → IMAGES FOR TODAY'S EPISODE HERE. ← ← ← Advice For And From The Future is written, edited and performed by Rose Eveleth. The theme music is by Also, Also, Also. The logo is by Frank Okay. Additional music this episode provided by Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to Noah Veltman for help setting up the texting service.  To get even more, you can become a Flash Forward Presents Time Traveler for access to behind the scenes exclusive content, early access to new shows, and other surprises & goodies. Episode sponsors: Sun Basket: Stay healthy at home with chef-crafted meals full of organic produce & delicious flavors. Get $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/futureadvice and enter promo code futureadvice at checkout.
Today's advice question: Should you cryopreserve your dog? To answer that conundrum, Rose spoke with Ace Tilton Ratcliff, a writer and the co-founder of Haper's Promise. Ace wrote about their experience with pet cryopreservation here: "Cryonics, Dakota the Dog, and the Hope of Forever." Advice For And From The Future is written, edited and performed by Rose Eveleth. The theme music is by Also, Also, Also. The logo is by Frank Okay. Additional music this episode provided by Blue Dot Sessions.  The voices from the future were played by: Science Dog — Shara Kirby: Twitter Lead Dog — Henry Alexander Kelly: Website, podcast La Lisa: A Latinx Podcast Cryodog 1 — Ashley Kellem: Instagram, Website Cryodog 2 — OJ Carrasco (Flash Forward Patron)  Cryodog 3 — Brian Downs (Flash Forward Patron) Human 1 — Rose Eveleth (surprise!) Human 2 — Brett Tubbs: Twitter, Instagram, Website  To get even more, you can become a Flash Forward Presents Time Traveler for access to behind the scenes exclusive content, early access to new shows, and other surprises & goodies. Episode sponsors: BetterHelp: Affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere. Sign up at betterhelp.com/futureadvice, you get 10% off your first month. Sun Basket: Stay healthy at home with chef-crafted meals full of organic produce & delicious flavors. Get $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/futureadvice and enter promo code futureadvice at checkout.
Should I have a child?

Should I have a child?

2020-06-3032:192

Is it okay to bring a child into the world, if the world is on fire both literally and figuratively? What are the ethics of having babies given climate change? Should I, personally, have a kid? This question has become more and more common, and on today’s episode Rose talks to Meehan Crist, writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University. Meehan recently wrote an essay about these very questions, which you can read here.  And in the crystal ball coda, we consider babies, dinosaurs, fear and secrets. And if you can’t get enough of this question, check out last week’s episode of Flash Forward, about a global one-child policy, and what that might look like.  Advice For And From The Future is written, edited and performed by Rose Eveleth. The theme music is by Also, Also, Also. The logo is by Frank Okay. Additional music this episode provided by Blue Dot Sessions. Thanks to Sara Rivera and Kathy Randall Bryant for your thoughts on having children.  To get even more, you can become a Flash Forward Presents Time Traveler for access to behind the scenes exclusive content, early access to new shows, and other surprises & goodies.
What happens when your partner wants to flee this planet, and you want to stay? Is wanting to go to Mars basically saying you want to break up? Can you have a long, long, long distance relationship? Is a five-year date a terrible idea? To answer this interplanetary conundrum, Rose calls up Andrea Silenzi, host and creator of the dating podcast Why Oh Why. Plus, an original song by the Song Salad team! Advice For And From The Future is written, edited and performed by Rose Eveleth. The theme music is by Also Also Also. The logo is by Frank Okay. Additional music this episode provided by Blue Dot Sessions. To get even more, you can become a Flash Forward Presents Time Traveler for access to behind the scenes exclusive content, early access to new shows, and other surprises & goodies.
Should I follow my boyfriend to Mars? Can I ask my friend to turn off her Alexa when I come over? Is it okay to have kids? You have questions, and on Advice for and from the Future, we have answers. And when we don’t have answers, we have educated guesses. With the help of experts, time travelers, and a handful of inanimate objects, we'll take on your most pressing future questions. Have a question? Send a voice memo with your quandry to advice@ffwdpresents.com or call and leave a voicemail (347) 927-1425! No issue is too small, or too strange. Full episodes start entering the timestream June 2nd. The future is going to be weirder than we can even imagine. Let’s get ready for it together.
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