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Google I/O
Google I/O

Google Duplex Puts AI Into a Social Uncanny Valley

Google Assistant can now make phone calls, but the people answering the phones at small businesses can't yet form a relationship with an AI agent.
S.A. Applin
5.9.18
privacy
privacy

There Are No Guardrails on Our Privacy Dystopia

If tech is going to infiltrate, influence, and shape all of society, it is unacceptable for tech and pure market forces to decide the limits of the surveillance state.
David Golumbia
Chris Gilliard
3.9.18
dystopia
dystopia

This Biotech Company Wants You to Give it Selfies and Blood Tests in Exchange for Cryptocurrency

Users will "probably will be able to earn a good universal basic income," the company's founder says.
Caroline Haskins
12.6.17
Daily Dystopia
Daily Dystopia

Dystopia Alert: Floating Cameras for Your House

Companies keep suggesting we should put floating cameras that track us in our homes.
Samantha Cole
10.26.17
GOOD or BAD
GOOD or BAD

Is 'Blade Runner: 2049' GOOD or BAD?

Masterful cyberpunk or boring slog? A debate.
Sarah Emerson
Jason Koebler
10.9.17
Dystopia Now
Dystopia Now

The Claustrophobic Dystopia of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is its Own Unique Horror

Infertility is a common dystopian trope—but 'The Handmaid's Tale' creates a world that bears little resemblance to others in the genre.
Brenden Gallagher
9.18.17
trailers
trailers

The Trailer for 'Black Mirror' Season 4 Is Here and it's Already Messing With My Head

Six more episodes of our favorite dystopian thriller are on the way.
Jason Koebler
8.25.17
Terraform
Terraform

End of the Road

The final installment of our serialized graphic novel, the Highwayman.
Koren Shadmi
6.10.17
Terraform
Terraform

Excuses

A train ride gives way to a hallucinatory and grisly news interview in this excerpt from the upcoming sci-fi sequel 'Archetypal.'
Joseph Mackinnon
5.25.17
Dystopia Now
Dystopia Now

What Keeps ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Creators and Stars Up at Night

Showrunner Bruce Miller, director Reed Morano, and actors Max Minghella and Samira Wiley tell us how much they think our reality resembles Gilead.
Sam Fragoso
5.17.17
Show and Tell
Show and Tell

Amazon Basically Made the Telescreen From '1984'

Alexa, show me the dystopia.
Carl Franzen
5.9.17
One Hell of a Show
One Hell of a Show

The Trump-Schwarzenegger Feud Shows How 'The Running Man' Predicted 2017

The 30-year-old movie saw Schwarzenegger facing off against a reality show host...sound familiar?
Carl Franzen
2.2.17