Inverse is profiling 50 people who will shape the coming decade for a series we're calling the Future 50. We're meeting with ascendant, future-focused thinkers and doers in the fields of technology, science, entertainment, and the culture.

There’s more uncertainty than ever about what the future holds. The Future 50 honorees, who are forces for the positive change we’ll need in the 2020s, might just bring us the clarity we need. Watch this space all year for more additions to the Future 50 club. —The editors

Earth's hungriest heroes
2.14.2020 8:09 PM
Introducing the Babish Culinary Universe — Earth's hungriest heroes
Jake Kleinman and Andrew "Binging with Babish" Rea
The most exciting cinematic universe isn’t the one with Captain America, Iron Man, and the big purple guy with all the jewelry. It’s the one happening on food-focused YouTube channels across the internet.
Future 50
2.14.2020 8:09 PM
How Andrew Rea became the YouTube chef fans can't stop binging
Jake Kleinman
'Binging with Babish' has over 6 million subscribers and his biggest videos get more than twice as many views, but the Babish empire is just getting started.
Future 50
2.5.2020 7:02 PM
Streamer Lara de Wit pushes, pulls, and drags Twitch beyond just "yes, gamer girl"
Danny Paez
"This is just who I am."
Future 50
2.5.2020 6:53 PM
Lara de Wit is the virtuoso Twitch didn't know it needed
Danny Paez
Pianist lara6683 will take almost any request.
Science
12.13.2019 5:03 PM
With flowers and songs, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez tells an urgent climate story
Sarah Sloat
He was a child climate activist. On the cusp of adulthood, his job is bigger than ever.
Science
12.13.2019 5:03 PM
The climate movement is gaining energy because of a new kind of activist
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
"It’s the youngest that are stepping up and saying, 'I want to do my part and fix this.'"
Gaming
12.5.2019 7:44 PM
'Tekken' esports pro Anakin on how he dominates with a Jedi-like focus
Corey Plante
Pro gamer Hoa “Anakin” Luu credits mental focus as the source of his 'Tekken 7' prowess.
Entertainment
12.5.2019 7:44 PM
“The Chosen One”: Why 'Tekken 7' is surging in popularity
Hoa "Anakin" Luu
And how you can get into this totally swole fighting game.
Culture
11.27.2019 4:02 PM
Hack your Thanksgiving with French mashed potatoes from French Guy Cooking
Alex Ainouz
Alex Ainouz: "Achieving the perfect mashed potatoes is more doable than achieving the perfect roast turkey."
Innovation
11.27.2019 4:01 PM
French Guy Cooking: Alex Ainouz wants to inspire you to cook — by failing
Jake Kleinman
Ainouz's love for technology and food come together every week.
Mind and Body
11.21.2019 4:45 PM
Paige Alms is solving the most expensive problem in pro surfing
Ali Pattillo
"I was always kind of the person that felt totally ok with speaking up for what was right.”
Science
11.21.2019 4:43 PM
Surfer Paige Alms is using a controversial social media activity for good
Ali Pattillo
We need more than scare tactics to protect the world’s oceans.
Science
11.15.2019 6:51 PM
Sasha Sagan wants you to celebrate even the small moments
Sasha Sagan
"Life's even better when you choose to spend your time celebrating it."
Science
11.15.2019 6:50 PM
Sasha Sagan: It's time for secular people to stop settling for pseudoscienc
Sarah Sloat
"Science isn't thought of as romantic, but it should be."
Entertainment
11.6.2019 9:17 PM
Director Erica Hayes: How to make an episode of 'Rick and Morty'
Erica Hayes
It’s almost as complex as making a plumbus!
Entertainment
11.6.2019 9:17 PM
'Rick and Morty' director Erica Hayes wants you in the workplace revolution
Corey Plante
"I would like to see a future where there are no more non-union animated series."
Science
10.31.2019 2:24 PM
Shaughnessy Naughton doesn't want to hear you say "I'm not a scientist"
Yasmin Tayag
Let's say "I am."
Science
10.31.2019 2:24 PM
Shaughnessy Naughton: We need more scientists in Congress now
Shaughnessy Naughton
Adhering to the facts is a potent antidote.
Culture
10.24.2019 8:06 PM
Why the National Women's Soccer League is hopefully, finally, here to stay
Yale Averbuch
"We kept playing. That’s the story of our lives."
Innovation
10.24.2019 8:06 PM
As the NWSL ends another season, veteran Yael Averbuch predicts its future
Emma Betuel
The national team made history -- but the future lies in the NWSL.