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How We Get to Next

Originally featured in the Scout Report on 9-23-2016, How We Get to Next has since launched two new article series, A Visual History of the Future and One Last Thing, a "collection of weekly mini-essays."

How We Get to Next, created by popular author Steven Johnson with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lemelson Foundation, is dedicated to sharing "inspiring stories about the people and places that are building our future." PBS viewers may be familiar with Steven Johnson's 2014 multi-part documentary How We Got to Now, which explored the stories behind a number of key inventions and breakthroughs in our daily life - including refrigeration, glass, and modern sanitation. How We Get to Next focuses its lens on contemporary innovations, providing stories about developments in fashion, space, and health, among other areas. On the site's homepage, visitors can check out recently featured articles. One highlight of the website is its reading list, where visitors can check out links to articles, books, and videos related to a single theme. Podcast fans will also want to check out the Wonderland Podcast, which explores the role of play in creativity and innovation.
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