The Best of the a16z Podcast, Now on Future

Sonal Chokshi

Today, we’re releasing transcripts from some of our most popular episodes of the a16z Podcast here on, our new media site exploring the technologies driving the future, as told by the people building it. – What’s Next?

Future Editorial

Welcome to Future, a place to make sense of, well, the future as technology changes the way we work, live, and play.

Beyond the Meme: Ever Given, Supply Chains, and the Physical World

Ryan Petersen

The world watched when the container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal this March. Some people made sites, many people made memes; I made a children’s book. It seemed almost comical: A patch of bad weather drove the 1312-foot lo...

Hybrid Anxiety and Hybrid Optimism: The Near Future of Work

Rajiv Ayyangar

We will inevitably blend distributed work with in-person, but the details are much harder than they appear.

Extinction Isn’t an End: Mining Ancient Innovation for Future Solutions

Betül Kaçar

It's easy to think extinction equals failure, but in fact, past life may encode the solutions to our most pressing future problems.

Technology Saves the World

Marc Andreessen

We are coming out of COVID years early, with much preserved, compared to what we had any right to expect. And overwhelming credit goes to the tech industry.

On Workplace Productivity

Nicole Forsgren

What does it mean to be productive? In a post-pandemic world, we need multidimensional measures to understand worker productivity.

A Marshall Plan to Solve the Global Vaccine Shortfall

Caleb Watney

While COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. are continuing apace, calls are growing for a more ambitious strategy to rapidly vaccinate the entire world, and especially in developing nations. Legal proceedings around this issue were trigger...

In Online Ed, Content Is No Longer King—Cohorts Are

Wes Kao

Consumers pay for what’s scarce. And within the crowded, cheap, content-rich world of online education, what's scarce is community.

Decentralized Finance: What It Is, Why It Matters

Marvin Ammori

DeFi’s two foundational qualities — permissionless-ness and transparency — translate to multiple, powerful use cases.