Ransomware, Cyber-Savviness, and the Public-Private Security Connection

Nitin Natarajan and Joel de la Garza

CISA deputy director Nitin Natarajan and a16z general partner Joel de la Garza discuss ransomware, cyber-savviness, and industry-government partnerships.

Mid-year Recap: Web3 and Science Collide

Nicole Neuman

The first half of 2022 saw momentum gains for a movement at the intersection of web3 and science: decentralized science (DeSci).

Crypto/Web3 So Far in 2022

Future Editorial

Seven pieces that cover some of the big ideas, movements, and research areas in crypto and web3 over the last several months.

Recognizing the Next CRISPR-Level Tech for Biology

Jennifer Doudna and Vijay Pande

A Q&A with Jennifer Doudna. She shares thoughts on recognizing game-changing biology tools, what she's struggling with, and what may never be engineerable.

The Year in AI So Far: Massive Models and How to Use Them

Future Editorial

A recap of artificial intelligence and machine learning coverage in Future so far in 2022, as well as the biggest advances in AI/ML research.

Forget “Open-Source” Algorithms — Focus on Experiments Instead

Thomas Dimson

The author of Instagram's original ranking algorithm lays out a path to meaningful transparency around how social platforms choose content for users.

Unlocking the Metaverse: New Opportunities in Games Infrastructure

James Gwertzman

Building the metaverse will require game creators to reinvent the entire technology stack. Here's how games are changing and where the opportunities lie.

The Two Things We’ll Need for the Next AlphaFold

Daphne Koller and Nicole Neuman

Daphne Koller explains why some fail the academia-to-biotech transition and identifies what we'll need for AlphaFold-level successes across biology and biotech.

A Practical Guide to NFT Memberships for Creators

Peter Yang

Benefits and challenges of NFT memberships as a monetization channel, how creators are using them in practice, and more.

The Complete Guide to Acquihires

Peter Blackwood and Tina Ferguson

Advice from a16z experts on figuring out whether an acquihire makes sense and, if so, how to successfully pull it off — from due diligence to deal close.