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What will the future look like?

The tension between individual and shared experiences is defining our vision of the future

By Jessica Abrahams  

In the future, will technology allow us greater individuality?

I had to politely refuse the honey caterpillar and cucumber sandwich seasoned with crickets. “I’m a vegetarian,” I explained regretfully—and truthfully, though I noticed there was suddenly an unusually high proportion of vegetarians in the room. Sadly my excuse didn’t hold when the shredded turnip fermented in whey was passed around. “Doesn’t it have meat in?” I asked hopefully. The person next to me shook his head. I took a tentative lick. “Mmm,” I…

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