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Our Main Takeaways From Motherboard’s Poll About the Future

Here are highlights from our poll of 105 experts about the marvels and horrors we may experience over the coming decades and centuries.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
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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 Gives Them Hope About the Future

Welcome to the bright 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
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
future guns

Army Eyes New ‘Ribbon-Gun’ Rifle That Fires Four Rounds at a Time

The L4 is just one of several gun designs the ground-combat branch has considered in recent years as it attempts to replace older weapons.
David Axe
10.11.18
basic income

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work In a Postindustrial Canadian City

In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives—but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.18
Moveable

Will Automated Cities Put Us All On Autopilot?

Autonomous living is closer than we think. We find out what living on the grid will look like when we connect our cities to our vehicles in the second episode of FLUX.
Theo Gibson
2.1.18
Moveable

Will Exoskeletons Give Us Superpowers?

All the strength of a body builder, with none of the body oil. We test out the latest bionic enhancements in the first episode of FLUX.
Theo Gibson
1.18.18
Book excerpts

Chicken Might Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Make It to Your Grocery Store

'Clean Meat' is a new book by Paul Shapiro about the past, present, and future of lab-grown meat.
Paul Shapiro
1.2.18
prognostications

In 'Soonish,' a Scientist/Cartoonist Couple Predict Tomorrow's Technologies

From asteroid mining to brain-computer interfaces, ‘Soonish’ explores ten developing technologies with the power to make the future awesome, awful, or a little of both.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.17
future

Sony Wants to Sell You a Subscription to a Robot Dog

aibo is back but now you need a subscription to use it because 2017.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.17
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