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A news site covering the intersection of tech, economics, and morality using near-term sci-fi and reporting.
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We’re working hard on mapping out our editorial timeline, so that we can deliver all of your rewards on time.

Our team of founders and writers has years of experience creating high-quality media content and building world-class digital products. However, as with any media project, unexpected hurdles or slipped deadlines could result in a delayed launch of Scout’s first issue.

Since we’re building an engaged community of members and because Scout is also an experiment in a new model of journalism, we plan to keep you updated on our progress, struggles and victories through our Medium account.

If funded, we’re excited to work with you to build not just a cool new technology publication, but a community of people who are passionate about using science and technology as forces for good in the world.

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    THE 6-MONTH SCOUT

    + You get a 6-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

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    THE 12-MONTH SCOUT

    + You get a 12-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

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    THE SUPER SCOUT

    + You’ll get a spot on our Editorial Advisory Board, which will help us shape and inform our future coverage.

    ++ You get an advance review copy of our first original eBook.

    +++ You get a 12-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

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    BENEVOLENT FUTURIST

    + You get a 12-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    ++ AND you get to gift one to a friend. We’ll send them a beautifully designed original postcard, signed by Scout’s founders, to let them know.

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    SCOUT INSIDER

    + Listen in on a planning conference call for our first issue and talk with Berit and Brett about your ideas.

    ++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our original eBook.

    ++++ You get a 12-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

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    LADIES WHO LAUNCH

    + Join Scout CEO Berit Anderson and a posse of other Seattle-based female founders and tech industry leaders for a private lunch. Guests will include Janis Machala of Paladin Partners, Martina Welke of Zealyst, Cynthia Figge of EKOS International and CSRHUB, Lindsey Engh of Impact Hub Seattle and Mary Jesse of Photonic Biosystems. (Time and place TBD.)

    ++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a 12-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

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    SCOUT PARTY ANIMAL (Seattle)

    + You get an exclusive invite to Scout's Seattle launch party, time and place TBD, where you can celebrate the launch of our first issue and nerd out with the Scout team, supporters, writers, and advisors about sci-fi and the future of tech. (Travel not included.)

    ++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    SCOUT PARTY ANIMAL (San Francisco)

    + You get an exclusive invite to Scout's San Francisco launch party, time and place TBD, where you can celebrate the launch of our first issue and nerd out with the Scout team, supporters, writers, and advisors about sci-fi and the future of tech. (Travel not included.)

    ++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    CONSCIOUSNESS UPLIFTING with SCI-FI AUTHOR DAVID BRIN

    + During this 20-minute call, David Brin will sponsor the uplifting of your consciousness into a higher level of awareness and star-traveling ability. Or small talk, if you prefer.

    ++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    FUTURISM ON THE WATER

    + Join Glen Hiemstra of Futurist.com and Scout's founders, Berit Anderson and Brett Horvath, for lunch and a futurism consult overlooking Seattle's Alki Beach. Afterwards, hop in a kayak and paddle off into the sunset. (SPF, Croakies and travel costs not included.)

    +++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    ++++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    SEATTLE SCI-FI AUTHORS SOYLENT FEAST

    + Join us for dinner in Seattle with science fiction authors Greg Bear, Brenda Cooper, and Ramez Naam, where we will entertain far-reaching conversation about science fiction and society. We’ll toast the future with Soylent shots. “Real food” will be provided for close-minded luddites. (Travel not included.)

    ++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    VIP SCOUT PARTY ANIMAL (San Francisco)

    + Join the Scout founders for an intimate private dinner.

    ++ Then accompany them to Scout's launch party, time and place TBD, where you can celebrate the launch of our first issue and nerd out with the Scout team, supporters, writers, and advisors about sci-fi and the future of tech. (Travel not included.)

    +++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    ++++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    VIP SCOUT PARTY ANIMAL (Seattle)

    + Join the Scout founders for an intimate private dinner.

    ++ Then accompany them to Scout's launch party, time and place TBD, where you can celebrate the launch of our first issue and nerd out with the Scout team, supporters, writers, and advisors about sci-fi and the future of tech. (Travel not included.)

    +++ You get 24-month Scout memberships for your whole team, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    FORESIGHT INJECTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    + Want your team to be ahead of the curve? Scout founders Berit and Brett will come to your small business for a 2-hour Strategic Foresight session with your small team. (Up to 10 people.) Outside Seattle area, travel costs may apply.

    ++ You get 12-month Scout memberships for your whole team, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

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    CORPORATE SPONSOR LEVEL

    + Be the exclusive sponsor of Scout for a full month and gain visibility with our savvy readership, including representation of your organization on our website or at any Scout events.

    ++ You get 12-month Scout memberships for your team, (up to 25) including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    PRODUCER'S CIRCLE

    + You, or a tribute of your choosing, will be listed on Scout's website as a member of the Producer's Circle.

    ++ You get an exclusive invite to one of Scout's two launch parties, time and place TBD, where you can celebrate the launch of our first issue and nerd out with the Scout team, supporters, writers, and advisors about sci-fi and the future of tech. (Travel not included.)

    +++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    ++++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    ANSWER TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION OF LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING

    + Scout’s founders will hand-deliver a note to you that contains the work of 7.5 million years of computational problem-solving.

    ++ You get 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    +++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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    FUTURE JUSTICE LEAGUE

    + You, or a tribute of your choosing, will be listed on our website as a member of the Future Justice League.

    ++You get an exclusive invite to one of Scout's two launch parties, time and place TBD, where you can celebrate the launch of our first issue and nerd out with the Scout team, supporters, writers, and advisors about sci-fi and the future of tech. (Travel not included.)

    +++ You get a 24-month Scout membership, including investigative journalism, world-class sci-fi and access to exclusive video debates and interviews with Scout experts and authors.

    ++++ You get an advance copy of our first original eBook.

    ++++ You get a beautifully designed and personally signed thank-you note from the founders.

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