CBS Interactive and VICE Media have entered into a partnership to produce original tech-focused multiplatform content.
Sponsored by Microsoft Surface globally and Audi of America in the U.S., the series, titled Dear Future, will shine a light on major innovations shaping the world such as space travel, the ethics of genome editing, internet freedom, the future of virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and the future of transportation. The Dear Future series will run on CNET and Motherboard, VICE’s tech outlet. The first collaboration launches today with a look at the future of mind-controlled computers in a piece titled “How We’ll Eventually Control Everything With Our Minds,” the first in a collection of long-form pieces.
“As the world’s number one consumer tech media brand, our global audience looks to us to discover the unique stories that demonstrate how today’s technology will inform our future,” said Mark Larkin, the senior VP and general manager of CNET. “This partnership enables us to combine the editorial expertise of CNET and Motherboard to produce new and unique content that showcases the possible.”
“Motherboard is this internet oracle for an audience that might as well be living 50 years in the future,” said Thobey Campion, the head of publishing at VICE. “It’s gratifying to have found a kindred spirit in CNET, who can help us produce the most groundbreaking tech-focused stories around. The partnership also provides a very unique opportunity to bring this wealth of editorial and video to a greatly expanded global audience, ultimately waking people up to innovations that will impact all of humanity.”