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Flash Forward

Rose Eveleth

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Flash Forward

Flash Forward

Rose Eveleth

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Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might really be like. The future is going to be weird, so let's get ready for it together.

Latest Episodes

Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Hi again! I’m back with one more of these update episodes. Today we cover the growing “flight shame” movement, some interesting developments in the genetic genealogy space, and what’s going on with the 2020 Census. New official, legit, Flash Forward episodes begin again on April 14th! Sources: Susanna Elfors: founder, Tagsemester Peter Aldhous: reporter, BuzzFeed News Hansi Lo Wang: reporter, NPR Covid-19 Resources World Health Organization Paywall free articles from The Atlantic Flattening the coronavirus curve The Covid Tracking Project Take the 2020 Census HERE → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music for this episode is by Hussalonia. Get in touch:Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MIN2 w ago
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Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

Today is a very special ~~surprise~~ episode! I’ve been thinking about how to revisit old episodes, and give you folks updates on things that have happened since we covered certain futures. Sometimes things warrant more than a social media post, but not quite a whole new episode. So here’s a little experiment! On this episode, we revisit three futures and you get some juicy, fresh updates. We talk about a mosquito experiment gone wrong, a UBI experiment gone right, and what the heck is going on with coronavirus. If you like this, let me know? There are a few other episodes I think are worth an update (The census is this year! A DNA testing company we covered was bought out by a lab that works with law enforcement! People in Sweden are flying way less!) and if you like this I’ll definitely do another. Sources: Dr. Cameron Webb — mosquito expert, University of Sydney Dr. Amy Castro Baker — assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania Dr. Stacia Martin-West — assistant professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville Alexandra Phelan — Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro & outtro music for this episode are by Hussalonia. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MINFEB 12
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Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

Today we travel to a future where a coalition of concerned mothers convinces the United States to shut off the Internet. Guests: Philip Elmer‑DeWitt, journalist Chipo Dendere, assistant orofessor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College Tim Maughan, author of Infinite Detail Actors: Billy’s mother -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Content Notes [2:20-6:00] [21:00-23:00] Suicide, onling bullying & mass shooting [11:20-17:00] Pornography [23:00-25:00] Drunk driving fatality Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Huge huge huge thanks to Tamara Krinsky who played Billy’s mom on this episode, and also (did you notice?) played a time traveler dipping in and out of all the futures this season. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes /...

52 MIN2019 DEC 10
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POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

POWER: The Sleeping Lion

Today’s episode is about a future in which China supplants the US as the dominant world superpower.Is it imminent? What does a China-led world look like? And why are so many people worried about it? Guests: Meredith Oyen, professor of history and director of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Gina Tam, professor of history at Trinity University Linda Yueh, economist and author of The Great Economists Lina Getachew Ayenew, author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation Actors: Employee welcomer -- Ewan Chung New employee -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Yutong Yuang who provided the translation into Mandarin and to Tony Chow for introducing me to Yutong...

45 MIN2019 DEC 4
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POWER: The Sleeping Lion

POWER: Weird Flux But OK

Today’s episode is about nuclear fusion, a technology that might save us all or might be a complete waste of time and money. Guests: Charles Seife, professor at NYU and author of Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking Sabina Griffith, communications officer at ITER Nicholas Evans, professor of ethics at UMass Lowell Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation Actors: Radio Host -- Brett Humphries (a Patron!) Moses Blackman -- Eden Rohatensky Dr. Amelia Brand -- Soleil Ho Lawrence O’Donnell -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...

50 MIN2019 NOV 26
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POWER: Weird Flux But OK

POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

It’s the 100th episode!!!!!! To mix things up, today we’re traveling to the 1919 to see how three different events shaped the last 100 years, and will continue to shape the future. New merch!!! Guests: Cathleen D. Cahill, professor of history at Penn State University Adam Green, professor of history at the University of Chicago Virginia Scharff, professor of history at the University of New Mexico → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Actors: Monica Byrne (motor convoy) Tamara Krinsky (suffrage) James T. Green (prohibition) Michael Resweber (Chicago riot) Content Notes: [27:00 - 38:53]: Discussion of racism and hate crimes Music Notes: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- Tuskegee Institute Singers Baby Won't You Please Come Home -- Ted Lewis Daughters of Freedom -- Edwin Christie Every Day Will Be Sunday When the Town Goes Dry -- Edward Meeker Steal Away -- Tuskegee Institute Singers Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asu...

56 MIN2019 NOV 19
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POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

POWER: Time After Time

Today we travel to a future where we can travel through time. Is it possible? Would you kill Hitler? Would it matter? Guests: Annalee Newitz, science journalist and author of The Future of Another Timeline BryanMéndez, astronomer at UC Berkeley Donna Rose Addis, psychologist at the University of Toronto Actors: Tamara Krinsky as Dr. Catherine Moore (watch her show Tomorrow's World Today!) Molly Woodstock as Dr. Brownlow (listen to Molly's podcast Gender Reveal!) Jim Westrich as Dr. West → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2019 NOV 12
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POWER: Time After Time

CRIME: Moon Court

On today’s episode we take everything we’ve learned so far about the future of crime, and take it to space. Guests:Loren Grush — senior space reporter at The VergeMichelle Hanlon — associate director of the National Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi and co-founder of For All Moonkind.Erika Nesvold — astrophysicist and developer for Universe SandboxLucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and co-founder of The JustSpace Alliance.Bianca I Laureano — educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist Actors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonDavid Romero as DavidAsh Greenberg as AshSantos Flores as SantosCharlie Chalmers as CharlieGrace Nelligan as GraceAva Ausman as AvaSidney Perry-Thistle as SidneyArthur Benjamin as Arthur → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubcha...

46 MIN2019 SEP 10
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CRIME: Moon Court

CRIME: CSI++

Today’s episode is about the future of forensics: what happens when just a few skin cells can make you suspect number one? Guests:Raychelle Burks — professor of chemistry at St. Edward’s UniversityKelley Kulick — deputy public defender at the Santa Clara Public Defender’s OfficeMitra Sharafi — professor of law at University of Wisconsin-Madison Law SchoolMary Graw Leary — professor of law at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Actors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonBrent Rose as Dr. KarpouHelen Rosner as Dr. Duncan DougalTamara Krinsky as Dr. Susan Simmons→ → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson who played Mr....

62 MIN2019 SEP 4
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CRIME: CSI++

CRIME: Can You Sue An Algorithm?

Today we travel to a future where algorithms can be put on trial. Guests:Rumman Chowdhury -- Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied IntelligenceKevin De Liban -- attorney at Legal Aid or ArkansasNicholson Price -- assistant professor of law at University of MichiganShobita Parthasarathy -- professor of public policy and women’s studies at University of MichiganActors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonDavid Romero as DavidAsh Greenberg as AshSantos Flores as SantosCharlie Chalmers as CharlieGrace Nelligan as GraceAva Ausman as AvaSidney Perry-Thistle as SidneyArthur Benjamin as Arthur → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson wh...

57 MIN2019 AUG 27
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CRIME: Can You Sue An Algorithm?

Latest Episodes

Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Hi again! I’m back with one more of these update episodes. Today we cover the growing “flight shame” movement, some interesting developments in the genetic genealogy space, and what’s going on with the 2020 Census. New official, legit, Flash Forward episodes begin again on April 14th! Sources: Susanna Elfors: founder, Tagsemester Peter Aldhous: reporter, BuzzFeed News Hansi Lo Wang: reporter, NPR Covid-19 Resources World Health Organization Paywall free articles from The Atlantic Flattening the coronavirus curve The Covid Tracking Project Take the 2020 Census HERE → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music for this episode is by Hussalonia. Get in touch:Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MIN2 w ago
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Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

Today is a very special ~~surprise~~ episode! I’ve been thinking about how to revisit old episodes, and give you folks updates on things that have happened since we covered certain futures. Sometimes things warrant more than a social media post, but not quite a whole new episode. So here’s a little experiment! On this episode, we revisit three futures and you get some juicy, fresh updates. We talk about a mosquito experiment gone wrong, a UBI experiment gone right, and what the heck is going on with coronavirus. If you like this, let me know? There are a few other episodes I think are worth an update (The census is this year! A DNA testing company we covered was bought out by a lab that works with law enforcement! People in Sweden are flying way less!) and if you like this I’ll definitely do another. Sources: Dr. Cameron Webb — mosquito expert, University of Sydney Dr. Amy Castro Baker — assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania Dr. Stacia Martin-West — assistant professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville Alexandra Phelan — Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro & outtro music for this episode are by Hussalonia. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MINFEB 12
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Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

Today we travel to a future where a coalition of concerned mothers convinces the United States to shut off the Internet. Guests: Philip Elmer‑DeWitt, journalist Chipo Dendere, assistant orofessor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College Tim Maughan, author of Infinite Detail Actors: Billy’s mother -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Content Notes [2:20-6:00] [21:00-23:00] Suicide, onling bullying & mass shooting [11:20-17:00] Pornography [23:00-25:00] Drunk driving fatality Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Huge huge huge thanks to Tamara Krinsky who played Billy’s mom on this episode, and also (did you notice?) played a time traveler dipping in and out of all the futures this season. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes /...

52 MIN2019 DEC 10
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POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

POWER: The Sleeping Lion

Today’s episode is about a future in which China supplants the US as the dominant world superpower.Is it imminent? What does a China-led world look like? And why are so many people worried about it? Guests: Meredith Oyen, professor of history and director of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Gina Tam, professor of history at Trinity University Linda Yueh, economist and author of The Great Economists Lina Getachew Ayenew, author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation Actors: Employee welcomer -- Ewan Chung New employee -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Yutong Yuang who provided the translation into Mandarin and to Tony Chow for introducing me to Yutong...

45 MIN2019 DEC 4
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POWER: The Sleeping Lion

POWER: Weird Flux But OK

Today’s episode is about nuclear fusion, a technology that might save us all or might be a complete waste of time and money. Guests: Charles Seife, professor at NYU and author of Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking Sabina Griffith, communications officer at ITER Nicholas Evans, professor of ethics at UMass Lowell Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation Actors: Radio Host -- Brett Humphries (a Patron!) Moses Blackman -- Eden Rohatensky Dr. Amelia Brand -- Soleil Ho Lawrence O’Donnell -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...

50 MIN2019 NOV 26
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POWER: Weird Flux But OK

POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

It’s the 100th episode!!!!!! To mix things up, today we’re traveling to the 1919 to see how three different events shaped the last 100 years, and will continue to shape the future. New merch!!! Guests: Cathleen D. Cahill, professor of history at Penn State University Adam Green, professor of history at the University of Chicago Virginia Scharff, professor of history at the University of New Mexico → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Actors: Monica Byrne (motor convoy) Tamara Krinsky (suffrage) James T. Green (prohibition) Michael Resweber (Chicago riot) Content Notes: [27:00 - 38:53]: Discussion of racism and hate crimes Music Notes: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- Tuskegee Institute Singers Baby Won't You Please Come Home -- Ted Lewis Daughters of Freedom -- Edwin Christie Every Day Will Be Sunday When the Town Goes Dry -- Edward Meeker Steal Away -- Tuskegee Institute Singers Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asu...

56 MIN2019 NOV 19
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POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

POWER: Time After Time

Today we travel to a future where we can travel through time. Is it possible? Would you kill Hitler? Would it matter? Guests: Annalee Newitz, science journalist and author of The Future of Another Timeline BryanMéndez, astronomer at UC Berkeley Donna Rose Addis, psychologist at the University of Toronto Actors: Tamara Krinsky as Dr. Catherine Moore (watch her show Tomorrow's World Today!) Molly Woodstock as Dr. Brownlow (listen to Molly's podcast Gender Reveal!) Jim Westrich as Dr. West → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2019 NOV 12
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POWER: Time After Time

CRIME: Moon Court

On today’s episode we take everything we’ve learned so far about the future of crime, and take it to space. Guests:Loren Grush — senior space reporter at The VergeMichelle Hanlon — associate director of the National Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi and co-founder of For All Moonkind.Erika Nesvold — astrophysicist and developer for Universe SandboxLucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and co-founder of The JustSpace Alliance.Bianca I Laureano — educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist Actors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonDavid Romero as DavidAsh Greenberg as AshSantos Flores as SantosCharlie Chalmers as CharlieGrace Nelligan as GraceAva Ausman as AvaSidney Perry-Thistle as SidneyArthur Benjamin as Arthur → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubcha...

46 MIN2019 SEP 10
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CRIME: Moon Court

CRIME: CSI++

Today’s episode is about the future of forensics: what happens when just a few skin cells can make you suspect number one? Guests:Raychelle Burks — professor of chemistry at St. Edward’s UniversityKelley Kulick — deputy public defender at the Santa Clara Public Defender’s OfficeMitra Sharafi — professor of law at University of Wisconsin-Madison Law SchoolMary Graw Leary — professor of law at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Actors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonBrent Rose as Dr. KarpouHelen Rosner as Dr. Duncan DougalTamara Krinsky as Dr. Susan Simmons→ → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson who played Mr....

62 MIN2019 SEP 4
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CRIME: CSI++

CRIME: Can You Sue An Algorithm?

Today we travel to a future where algorithms can be put on trial. Guests:Rumman Chowdhury -- Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied IntelligenceKevin De Liban -- attorney at Legal Aid or ArkansasNicholson Price -- assistant professor of law at University of MichiganShobita Parthasarathy -- professor of public policy and women’s studies at University of MichiganActors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonDavid Romero as DavidAsh Greenberg as AshSantos Flores as SantosCharlie Chalmers as CharlieGrace Nelligan as GraceAva Ausman as AvaSidney Perry-Thistle as SidneyArthur Benjamin as Arthur → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson wh...

57 MIN2019 AUG 27
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CRIME: Can You Sue An Algorithm?
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