clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Future Perfect

Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good.

Filed under:

Europe might abandon its animal welfare revolution

Filed under:

Human progress has come at the expense of animals. It doesn’t have to.

Filed under:

Future Perfect, explained

Filed under:

Support Future Perfect

Filed under:

Sign up for the Future Perfect newsletter

40 years ago today, one man saved us from world-ending nuclear war

Filed under:

The $1 billion gamble to ensure AI doesn’t destroy humanity

The bizarre new frontier for cell-cultivated meat: Lion burgers, tiger steaks, and mammoth meatballs

Governments once imagined a future without extreme poverty. What happened?

We cut child poverty to historic lows, then let it rebound faster than ever before

Lead poisoning kills millions annually. One country is showing the way forward.

Stuart Russell wrote the textbook on AI safety. He explains how to keep it from spiraling out of control.

Black-footed ferrets!

Future Perfect podcast

View All

AI that’s smarter than humans? Americans say a firm “no thank you.”

The US hired a leading economist to fix how it allocates foreign aid. Here’s his plan.

The terrible paradox of air pollution and climate change

Lots of Americans are in the global 1%. A tenth of their income could transform the world.

Lead poisoning could be killing more people than HIV, malaria, and car accidents combined

The dangers of virus hunting

Is the future of energy ... pouring water on hot rocks in the ground?

A pig looks at the camera through a metal-barred cage, with other pigs filing past her in a line.

The Future of Meat

View All

How cars ruin wild animals’ lives

“Climate-friendly” beef could land in a meat aisle near you. Don’t fall for it.

Why so many people are paying to get their paychecks

Rethinking the war on invasive species

Filed under:

What if AI treats humans the way we treat animals?

Filed under:

Can AI learn to love — and can we learn to love it? 

Filed under:

Silicon Valley’s vision for AI? It’s religion, repackaged.

The criminal justice system is broken. Restorative justice can help fill the gap.

We’re finally figuring out if foreign aid is any better than handing out cash

A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

What America can learn from baseball (yes, baseball)

The myths we tell ourselves about American farming

Governments have put $1 billion toward making better meat alternatives. A lot more is needed.

America has the world’s safest air travel but sucks so bad at car safety

AI-discovered drugs will be for sale sooner than you think

A disgraced Harvard professor sued them for millions. Their recourse: GoFundMe.

Meditation is more than either stress relief or enlightenment

What normal Americans — not AI companies — want for AI

How the radical history of plant-based eating illuminates our future

We’re bad at predicting the future and there’s no way around it

Americans can’t afford their pets. It’s pushing animal shelters to the brink.

The risks of sex-based drug dosing recommendations

A new investigation exposes the stomach-churning practice that goes into making your bacon

What’s going on with your lightbulbs?

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Vox Recommends

Get curated picks of the best Vox journalism to read, watch, and listen to every week, from our editors.