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anthropunk
anthropunk

Tech Billionaires Are Building Their Utopias Without Asking Us

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are charting humanity's future, and there's little the rest of us can do to influence them.
S.A. Applin
a day ago
hyperloop
hyperloop

Elon Musk’s Plans to Build a ‘Very Safe Tunnel’ Under LA Are Nearing Reality

LA Metro greenlights a 2.7-mile test tunnel under Sepulveda Blvd. “Bring your flamethrower,” said Musk.
Tracey Lindeman
5 days ago
Wikipedia
Wikipedia

Inside the Plan to Print All of Wikipedia and Send It to the Moon

Wikipedia will be the second of three ‘libraries’ sent to outer space, but figuring out how to print the sum of human knowledge on a small disk required some serious technical innovation by the Arch Mission Foundation.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.15.18
Futures
Futures

American Capitalism Is Suffocating the Endless Possibilities of Space

In April the US House of Representatives passed an Act that says, “Outer space shall not be considered a global commons.”
Jordan Pearson
5.10.18
Happy Machines
Happy Machines

Explaining Roko's Basilisk, the Thought Experiment That Brought Elon Musk and Grimes Together

Elon Musk turned an old internet thought experiment about killer AI into a pickup line.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.8.18
Moveable
Moveable

Electric Cars Make Excellent Autonomous Vehicles—So Why Are Most AVs Gas-Powered?

These engineering students are making an autonomous electric car.
Tracey Lindeman
5.3.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Do You Trust This Computer’ Is a Documentary That Taught Me Nothing About AI

I trust artificial intelligence more than the companies that make it. But that’s not what this film is about.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
beef alert
beef alert

A Brief History of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Publicly Beefing

Musk deleted SpaceX and Tesla’s Facebook pages on Friday in support of #deletefacebook.
Jordan Pearson
Sarah Emerson
3.23.18
Facebook
Facebook

Elon Musk: 'What's Facebook?'

The entrepreneur also said he would delete the official SpaceX Facebook page.
Jason Koebler
3.23.18
Red Planet
Red Planet

‘Surviving Mars’ Taught Me I Would Not Survive on Mars

The new city-building strategy game lets you colonize Mars with “minimal casualties.”
Becky Ferreira
3.16.18
tesla
tesla

Elon Musk's Bacteria-Covered Space Car May Be a 'Biothreat'

“The load of bacteria on the Tesla could be considered a biothreat—or a backup copy of life on Earth.”
Daniel Oberhaus
2.28.18
renewable energy
renewable energy

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar

It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.27.18