how will we respond to the ubiquitous question, “What do you do?” in a society characterised by more temporary, shifting, or perhaps eventually, non-existent work? This issue of FARSIGHT delves into the evolving world of leisure and play and investigates its potential future expressions. What, for instance, might the booming world of gaming look like in a future of immersive simulation, interconnected metaverses, and advanced artificial intelligence? How will the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated sex tech impact human sexuality and intimacy? Will alcohol, long a dominant force in facilitating social bonding rituals, maintain its position as the world’s favoured recreational substance? Dive in to explore these topics and more.