“Party planners at Burning Man are careful to hide their luxury dwellings behind large walls dressed as art projects, but Further Future had no such pretension.” Nellie Bowles takes a trip to the open desert near Vegas to get an inside look at Further Future, Burning Man for the 1% (not to be confused with the original Burning Man, which also includes the 2%). These events are completely misunderstood. Sure, they seem like corporate boondoggles for hubris-heavy execs looking to trade in some family time for an endless series of Molly-fueled, shirtless hugs. But you forget, they’re not just having fun out there. They’re vesting.

+ Are tech companies about to take a downturn? They are if you believe one key economic indicator: Falling sales of Ping Pong tables.