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In the event of a disaster, how do we keep vital objects and technologies working? In the case of medical equipment, how do we ensure that life-saving devices can be repaired in times of acute need? "In the Land of Broken Things," a story by Josh Bales, explores these questions by situating them in a future world devastated by a massive ejection of plasma from the Sun.
Read "In the Land of Broken Things"
Response by Damon Beres, a journalist who covers the right to repair
"In the Land of Broken Things" is part of Future Tense Fiction, a series from the Center for Science and the Imagination and Future Tense about how technology and science will change our lives. Look for a new story every month!

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