Microsoft and Gimlet Creative present .future

June 21, 2017

The future isn’t random; it’s the result of the choices we make now. Choices about how we think, work, communicate, and learn. Join Microsoft Story Labs and Gimlet Creative for .future (dot future), a new branded podcast that explores tomorrow’s technology today and how it will affect generations to come. .future, hosted by science and technology reporter Cristina Quinn, premieres Wednesday, June 28th.


In each episode, .future will look at technologies across a variety of sectors. This season we’ll explore:

  • The Cloud — There’s no question that the Cloud is where we work, play, and explore. But how do we keep the Cloud safe and secure from potential harm? In this episode, we’ll dive into what it takes to keep our cloud safe and engage as members of a growing and shifting global community– and explore how a digital Geneva Convention could protect our valued information from bad actors.
  • Minecraft — Poet Victoria Bennett is used to building with words. But when her mother got sick, she turned to another medium: Minecraft. In the game, she brought her mother’s home to life through a poem that both expressed her grief and preserved her mother’s memory. Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time. When it launched in 2009, its creators couldn’t have imagined what people would do with their software, but now it’s an integral part of education, communication, and relationships for millions of people around the world.
  • Health — Is it possible to know more about your health than your own doctor? Chris Dancy thinks he does. So much so that his doctor actually fired him. Dancy is the world’s most connected man — though he prefers the term “mindful cyborg” — and he rebuilt his own health by collecting data about himself. In this episode we’ll look at technologies that are pushing the envelop to help people better understand their own bodies, but which could also be pushing further apart the gap between the digital haves and have-nots.


Don’t miss out on the future – subscribe to .future right now so you’ll get the first episode when it drops on Wednesday, June 28.