dystopia

future

We Asked 105 Experts What Worries Them Most About the Future

Welcome to the dark side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
Twitter

Twitter Is a Hellscape, So this Plugin Sends Tweets to Your Inbox

For those of us whose jobs require at least some use of the social network, there are now ways to take a bit of a break.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Announces ‘The Testaments,’ a Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The new book is set to release in September 2019.
Samantha Cole
11.28.18
Google

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
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

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

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

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

Is 'Blade Runner: 2049' GOOD or BAD?

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

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
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