Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

What Would It Mean to Live in the Clouds?

If one can dream up a better future for humanity or for whatever species humans evolve into, why replicate the past?

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Joelle Renstrom is a science and tech freelance writer who focuses primarily on robots, AI, and space exploration. She's been published in the Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, Slate, New Scientist, and NASA's Astrobiology site. Her collection of essays, Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature was published in 2016. She teaches writing at Boston University.