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.
Watch the Trailer for Spielberg's VR Blockbuster 'Ready Player One'
In the future of 'Ready Player One,' people actually use VR. That's the problem.
How Amazon's Tech Could Change Whole Foods
How long before drones are delivering us emergency organic cat food?
Dubai Wants to Use Data to Become the 'Happiest City on Earth'
Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, director of Smart Dubai, tells us about the city's efforts to harvest customer data to improve government services. But who defines what happiness is?
A train ride gives way to a hallucinatory and grisly news interview in this excerpt from the upcoming sci-fi sequel 'Archetypal.'
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.
Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom
Echo Look will use machine learning to decide if you look fat in that shirt.
Man Fined $500 for Crime of Writing 'I Am An Engineer' in an Email to the Government
An electronics engineer says he found a flaw in traffic lights. The Oregon engineering board fined him for it.
Straight Croissants Are Harbingers of Our Dystopian Future
If Uber designed a croissant, this is what it would look like.
The Rise and Fall of ‘Boring Dystopia,’ the Anti-Facebook Facebook Group
Started by cultural theorist Mark Fisher as a comment on the state of contemporary Britain, the group became a victim of "capitalist cyberspace."
California Issues the State's First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions
California is digging up lawns and imposing water bans all around the state—its present could be the rest of the country's future.
Our Jobs Are Drifting Further and Further Away
Thanks to the slummification of the suburbs, agonizing commutes, automation, and outsourcing, jobs are drifting further away in every sense.
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