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Supreme Futurology


In yesterday’s New York Times Magazine, Jeffrey Rosen published a terrific piece on John G. Robert’s confirmation hearings, suggesting that the Senate should ask the questions that will matter in 2015. The scenarios outlined by Rosen include: Brain fingerprinting and the future of privacy rights; genetic screening and the future of personal autonomy; DNA and the future of affirmative action, and–in our context particularly interesting–“property, free expression and the right to tinker”, quoting Larry Lessig and Ed Felten, among others.

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