The Origin of the Future

Over the course of the year, Science has published a series of essays in honor of Charles Darwin. I’ve had the pleasure of writing several of them (on the origin of life, the origin of eukaryotes, and the origin of sex). And now I’ve had the pleasure of writing the final one in the series, on the origin of the future–in other words, where evolution goes from here. Check it out. (Plus, if you’re interested, you can listen to a conversation I had about the future of life on Science’s podcast.)