About Dear Future

My name is Jak Koke. I create stories - novels and scripts and keynote speeches. Find more information about my best-selling novels and other writings on my website.

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Dear Future is two things:

  1. A newsletter of my research and ideas in real-time as I post them.

  2. An accumulating knowledge base for my future self, and yours.

If you’re curious about science, technology, culture, literature, relationships, sex, or economics, you’ll find something here.

The form of Dear Future is inspired by Cory Doctorow. I’ve been doing research and keeping notes for myself for years; the Memex method helps me share them online.

The major issues that concern me right now are climate change and sustainability; economic, gender, and racial inequality; and how to change insidious and exploitative cultural narratives. These are long-term struggles; I suspect they’re still relevant for you in the future—whenever you’re reading this.

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Be kind. I welcome your comments, annotations, and insights. Remember to stay civil and provide references when making claims.

To pay or not to pay. It’s not the question. I have activated the paid tier to increase discoverability, but be aware that there is no extra-special, pay-walled content. Free subscribers get access to everything, and I’ve set the price at lowest that Substack allows.

Still, you are welcome to support Dear Future; it does take time and energy. Financial support allows me to reduce the time I spend working for giant corporations whose goals and agendas are unlikely to be aligned with my own - or anyone’s really.

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A newsletter of my writing, research, and ideas. Notes to my future self and others. A knowledge base to foster hope of a better tomorrow, covering fiction, science, technology, culture, literature, relationships, sex, economics, and more.


I create stories (real and fictional) in various forms--novels, keynotes, and scripts. My interests range from science to culture to economics and more. I strive to foment hope, spark empathy, and drive sustainability.