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What Happens Next

A global investigation of the changes coming to a future near you.

What Happens Next is a video exploration of the future from Quartz and Retro Report. What Happens Next is a series of deeply reported short documentaries that examine radical transformations coming to central aspects of life in the near future, through the experience of people already living them.

The ways that we eat and work and read and pay for things are changing faster today than at any point in history. What’s it all leading to?

Through the series, we’ll meet technologists building a new means of global exchange; workers taking up revolutionary tools; and farmers preparing for a changing climate.

Future of Gaming
As gaming becomes the dominant form of entertainment this century, game developers increasingly track player behavior to tailor experiences that will keep people playing longer and spending more money.

Future of Cities
A visit to Medellín, Colombia reveals a city that has reinvented itself over the past few decades, turning its violent past into a sustainable future by transforming its slums.

Future of Money
What ancient stones on a tiny Pacific island can teach us about Bitcoin, blockchains and the future of money.

Future of Work
A remote Oregon mountainside offers a window into the workplace of the future.

Future of Fact
Virtual reality journalists aim to transform the news, and put feelings to work communicating the facts.

Future of Home
Guatemalan homesteaders and a Michigan contractor are riding a wave that could change how our lives are wired.

Future of Food
A small South Dakota farm holds lessons for feeding a crowded and less predictable world.

by Maria Villaseñor and Erik German.